Miraculous natural conception after infertility: Possible Blighted Ovum ***UPDATE baby seen***

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Miraculous natural conception after infertility: Possible Blighted Ovum ***UPDATE baby seen***

Postby Stickybean » Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:28 pm

Hi everyone!

Let me start off by saying how amazing this board is and how much hope it has given me during this tough one week wait. I have a 15 month old who was conceived by a host of fertility treatments after suffering from endometriosis related infertility for years. My period didn't return until January 2015 as I am still breastfeeding. You can imagine what a huge surprise and bonus blessing it felt like to see those two pink lines on the HPT on March 10th. My first contact was with my fertility specialist and I asked her to send me a lab test script so we can get HCG tested. Sure enough, it came back at 1245 on 'March 13th. She might have calculated me to be 3 weeks into gestation as she called me on March 20th for an ultrasound. Out appointment then got rescheduled to this Tuesday, March 24th due to snow. Finally the much anticipated moment came and I could immediatly see that the sac she was looking at was empty. She told me the measurements of the sac but I couldn't retain that information as I was kind of bummed to not see my miracle baby on there. She mentioned a blighted ovum, then played around with the probe a bit more and said maybe there is a small mass in the corner but definitely no diamond ring (their term for yolk sac and fetal pole) as she would have expected at this stage going by the HCG numbers.
She said she will not give any verdict on the pregnancy yet and I should come back in a weeks time and we repeated HCG test.
I did something horrible that day, I gave up the hope of this baby still being in there and I resigned myself to the blighted ovum diagnosis. We were practicing pelvic rest since we found out about this pregnancy but that night we even had intercourse. Yesterday Dr emailed me that HCG is still high and it came at 8788 (I calculated doubling time as 3.9 days) and that we will repeat US next Tuesday as previously discussed.
I came across all the misdiagnosed information at that point and realized what a fool I was to give up hope. I had on and off dull cramping throughout yesterday and I am not sure if it was because of sex or if it's really a BO but today I woke up fine. I am so tempted to ask her to repeat the HCG today but I realise its inconclusive at this stage and I should just wait it out. I also read about tilted uterus and I have been told a couple of times before that I do have a retroverted uterus but this Dr never mentioned it. However, physical exams are always painful, they cannot see my cervix easily, sex is painful too and I have had endo, so a good candidate for tilted uterus I think. I tried some sleuthing last night and I realized I could have ovulated between March 1-3, so it really is early to see the baby on March 24th right? Also, it wasn't totally empty, even I could see a mass like a bump in the corner.
Hanging in there and sending positive thoughts your way....let all our BO diagnoses turn out to be beautiful babies.
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Re: Miraculous natural conception after infertility: Posisible Blighted Ovum

Postby MamaBee » Sat Mar 28, 2015 4:12 pm

Yes, that is super early to see anything at all. And WAY too soon to even say " blighted ovum."

I fully understand the need to know and see every little detail. But if you can somehow get past that you may be able to enjoy your pregnancy more. It seems like ultrasounds raise more questions and worries than they assuage. And they can not do anything to make the baby healthier. Hugs! It is such a long nine months, isn't it?
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Re: Miraculous natural conception after infertility: Posisible Blighted Ovum

Postby Stickybean » Sat Mar 28, 2015 4:48 pm

Very well said, mamabee! Ultrasounds before the standard 12 weeks raise a lot more doubts than it addresses questions.Thanks for your assurance. I later learned that the sac size was 1.35 cm at the time of US, another hope that it was still too early.
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Re: Miraculous natural conception after infertility: Possible Blighted Ovum ***UPDATE baby seen***

Postby Stickybean » Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:09 pm

We had the repeat scan today and the baby was right there with a strong hb thank God! Dr said it was just 6 wks 3 days today. I asked her to skip the next scan and do the last one in 2 weeks from now after which she will be transferring me to an OB.
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Re: Miraculous natural conception after infertility: Possible Blighted Ovum ***UPDATE baby seen***

Postby MamaBee » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:59 am

Oh, happy day!!! That is so good to hear!
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Re: Miraculous natural conception after infertility: Possible Blighted Ovum ***UPDATE baby seen***

Postby frankie1 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:23 pm

Great news - So happy to hear this!
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Re: Miraculous natural conception after infertility: Possible Blighted Ovum ***UPDATE baby seen***

Postby Kay » Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:09 am

Wonderful news! This is why I really think a blighted ovum should NOT be suggested until about nine weeks or when the gestational sac (if growing) reaches 25mm. They could have saved you so much heartache if they'd simply said, "It's still too early. Come back in a week or two."

You are officially a misdiagnosed miscarriage. I know you weren't officially misdiagnosed but when doctors and midwives scare women this way, in our minds, we're diagnosed.

Thank you so much for sharing your story with us. I hope you keep us updated on you!
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To read my own Misdiagnosed Miscarriage stories:
my blighted ovum scare
Told I was miscarrying at 12 weeks

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If you are being diagnosed with a blighted ovum after IVF, please take a look at this article I put together: Misdiagnosed Miscarriage After IVF
and why I just believe a blighted ovum should NOT be diagnosed before nine weeks at the earliest and the UK's new guidelines support this


This post is for informational purposes only. This information is not intended to replace information given by your physician but rather intended to supplement that information.
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