We had our daughter in July 2004. For the past 3 1/2 years we had been trying for another. We had 1 miscarriage due to blighted ovum and we then went through infertility treatment. We were told that it would next to impossible for us to conceive on our own or to develop a sustainable pregnancy based on the sperm and egg quality. We then went through 2 failed rounds of IVF ICSI. Our option at that point was to consider donors.
We decided to move on and be thankful for the 1 beautiful child we do have. Much to our surprise, I had not been feeling well and on 2/19/10 (4 months after our final failed IVF) I took a pregnancy test that was positive! We were shocked!! We were also concerned about another potential blighted ovum given our issues and history. 6 days later I went to my OBGYN and had an ultrasound and was told that is was indeed another blighted ovum. I was told I could have a natural miscarriarge or a D&C. 2 days later my husband and I went back and decided a D&C would be easier for us. Our D&C was scheduled for 4 days later.
Interestingly, my HCG levels continued to climb, my pregnancy symptoms continue to worsen and I had no signs of miscarriage. I decided to get a second opinion and went back to my fertility doctor to make sure the diagnosis was correct. Imagine my surprise when the technician immediately found the heartbeat which was strong at 152 bpm and confirmed I was 7 weeks, 4 days pregnant!!!!!
The next day I went back to my OBGYN and they made lots of excuses but did confirm that I have a healthy pregnancy with the normal 5% chance of miscarriage.
My message is to trust your intuition. My husband was concerned that I wanted to get a second opinion because of false hope - which was not the case - something inside of me just thought something was off. The doctor's office made a mistake - they should have never told me it was a blighted ovum and to just get a D&C. They should have checked again, before making that determination. The good news is I trusted my gut and did not make a huge mistake by having the D&C. Sometimes doctors offices make mistakes - just be 100% sure yourself before you do anything.
Good luck to all!!! We are looking forward to our second little miracle!!