I Hope This Gives Someone Some Hope

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I Hope This Gives Someone Some Hope

Postby Kathleen » Sun Jan 22, 2006 3:32 pm

I had to write my story because all of yours gave me hope when I needed it.

I went to a brand new OB since we had switched insurance carriers. I had been seeing an Infertility Specialist and guess I was spoiled at the wonderful treatment they provide. When I saw the new OB all I wanted was a referral back to my RE and that was really it. My RE had said that they wanted to do the first ultrasound and that is what I felt most comfortable with. I got pregnant from taking Follistim injections and then having two IUI's. At the appt. with the new OB I did not like him from the start. He made me feel uncomfortable. He would not give me my referral and wanted to do an ultrasound. When he did the US he went on and on about these cysts in my ovaries and how the meds had caused it. He made me feel guilty for having used any meds at all. He then said all he could see was an empty sac and further argued with me as to how far along I was. I knew it had been six weeks to that day since I had my last period and four weeks to that day since I ovulated and had the second IUI. When you have 14 follicles you can feel ovulation without a doubt. Not to mention I took an HCG shot to force ovulation. So, when he told me I was five weeks I thought he was an idiot. I told him I knew when it all happened in that it was all cotrolled and forced. It was not as if I was unsure as to when we had intercourse or when I ovulated. It was all documented by my RE. So, I left feeling horrible. I knew it was over and that the baby never formed. He called the next day and my HCG levels were a good 8500. That was right on track in terms of my first two blood tests at my RE. However, I was still sure I had a blighted ovum.

I made an appt with my RE for an ultrasound two days after this experience. I was so nervous I thought I would faint. I waited for what seemed like forever in the waiting room. Finally the ultrasound technician called me in and we started. I immediately told her of my experience two days before. Well, she turned the screen to me and showed me the heartbeat! I almost passed out, I was so relieved. So, in two days time I went from having a 6mm sac with nothing in it to having a 1.5cm sac with a yolk sac, fetal pole and a heartbeat. She measured me to be six weeks. So, conception actually occured a couple of days late for me. I think the other doc had to have had some outdated equipment or was just no good at reading the results. You can not have a sac go from 6mm to 1.5cm in two days. Something was not right with the whole OB visit.

I just wanted for everyone to realize that there are so many factors involved with the whole process. I hope this helps someone to have hope and to feel better. Always get a second opinion. ALWAYS.
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Postby Kay » Sun Jan 22, 2006 4:55 pm

Congratulations.

Many women do measure up to two weeks behind during the first trimester and this is normal despite what they say. Any little tilt of the uterus will make your dates appear behind. Believe me, we know. Go with your dates...not that it makes a difference because that baby will come when he or she comes but you know when you conceived.

Congrats again and stay away from that doctor...yikes!
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Postby kidpsych2be » Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:31 pm

:)8 WOOOOHOOOO I just a good ol' success story. It's stories like these that give women like me hope. Even if its all for nothing, it keeps us grounded during the waiting period. Thank you for your beautiful story and I wish you a completely boring and uneventful pregnancy!!!

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Postby Kathleen » Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:57 pm

Thank you both! I hope I have an easy pregnancy too. I also hope all goes well. This is a wonderful site and it is so encouraging and positive. We all need that considering there are so many upsetting stories out there. I wish everyone the very best and healthy babies.
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Postby 4evamyangel » Mon Jan 23, 2006 8:52 pm

Congrats Kathleen! So very :P :)O happy for you! :)O :P Thanks for sharing!
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