I have been recently had a misdiagnosed miscarriage. I was sent for a scan in October because we didn't have any idea on dates. I was told it was too early and to come back for another scan in a week. When I went for the second scan I was informed that not only had it not grown, it had actually started to break down. My notes state, no evidence of an embryo or yolk sac, sac is irregular in outline, appearances are of a missed miscarriage, right ovary appears normal, left ovary not identified.
At this point I was asked whether I would like surgical, medical or natural management. I chose to come back in two days and start medical management.I was given mifepristone and told to come back in two days.
The day after I bled very heavily and had extreme pain as expected. I went to hospital the next day to continue medical management. After I told the nurse I had bled we decided to see if I could get a scan to see whether I needed to continue or could just go home. It was a saturday so I was told it was unlikely I would get one but by some miracle I got a slot.
Keeping the dramatic details to a minimum, a heartbeat was found and what looked like a healthy baby.
I was told the only thing we could do was wait and that it was likely I would still lose the baby.
They scanned me every week thereafter and thank god everything is looking good. They have told me however that there is little information into the effects of the tablet on the baby but we figure if she (its a girl) has survived this far she is a little fighter and we can just stay hopeful.
I am 21 weeks pregnant now.
An investigation has been started and Im just waiting to hear the outcome.