Sad and numb: 2d loss in six months?

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Sad and numb: 2d loss in six months?

Postby Aelcee » Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:18 am

I'm TTC my first child. Got pregnant back in February, and it initially looked like a textbook pregnancy: perfectly rising HCG, early ultrasounds showed normal uterine gestational and yolk sacs. But although my HCG continued to rise and the sacs continued to grow (and although I had VERY strong pregnancy symptoms), we never saw a fetal pole or heartbeat. By week 8 there were some signs that the sacs were breaking down, and I finally had a D&C in late April at 11 weeks when I didn't miscarry on my own.

Fast forward. I'm now about 6w5d with my second pregnancy. The whole time, I've been sick with worry that my history would repeat itself. My HCG levels this time have been slower to rise, but still within the normal range. Then this morning I had my ultrasound. The one that was supposed to put my mind at ease. This time, the fetal pole is visible but measuring a few days behind. The gestational sac is measuring nearly a week behind. No visible heartbeat.

I know it's very early, but it just feels as though there's no hope for this little bean. I'm still waiting for my doctor's call with today's bloodwork results and his official take on the ultrasound.
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Re: Sad and numb: 2d loss in six months?

Postby Kay » Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:57 pm

So early and still looks normal. Hang in there. Honestly, hCG levels can do all sorts of things and still be normal. Best thing you can do is have an ultrasound a week out from the last if there are no complications. (((hugs)))
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