I wanted to share my story with all of you to maybe give those of you in limbo some hope, it's long ... but here you go.
I am 23 and have had my share of health problems so my husband and I expected that when it came time to have kids we would probably have to seek fertility treatment. I have had endometriosis for a few years and had an appointment scheduled to see an obgyn on Nov. 28th. I had not had my period since Sept ( they have always been irregular ) so I decided to get a blood test to make sure I wasn't pregnant so i could tell the doctor when I saw him... see.... I'm not pregnant... so what is wrong with me??? Well..... to my surprise... I was pregnant! My husband and I were so happy and excited... and it was nice to know my body worked! So I switched my appt. on the 28th to an ultrasound instead to make sure it was not eptopic due to my history of endometriosis. At that appt. my HCG was 1,300 and the doc could not see anything other than what he called a pregnant looking uterus and scheduled me to come back in ten days where he said he thought he would be able to see the gestational sac, yolk sac, fetus and maybe a heartbeat. Well, I went back on the 8th of Dec. and he did an ultrasound (vaginal) and all he saw was a gestational sac. It was nice and round and big... but there was NOTHING in it. I looked too... and he probed from all directions, there was nothing to see. My hormone level was 38,000 and he told me it was a blighted ovum because he should have been able to see something with hormone levels that high. He told me I had the option of a D & C or to take to pills that cause a miscarriage, but I told him if it was meant to be that it would happen on it's own and I didn't want to do anything. He scheduled me for another vaginal ultrasound 5 days later.... in hopes that when he showed me that there still was nothing there I would consider a D & C. I went home and was devastated but sceptical and found this sight which helped a lot to be able to see other stories like mine with happy endings. My husband and I had a pretty bad 5 days waiting to be told again that there was no baby and I would miscarry. So, on the 13th we went in, and my doctor told me to expect the same, but when he did the ultrasound he started shaking his head... after about 5 minutes of looking... he said ... do you see that? Sure enough, there was the gestational sac, yolk sac, fetus and heartbeat!!
I was in shock... and so was my doctor. He appoligised and said he was sorry he caused so much emotional stress in the past week.... and had no idea what happened. I guess the little one was just hiding!! They told me I am measuring about 7 weeks. So I guess sometimes waiting it out.... even though it seems unbearable... is the best thing to do. I am feeling truly blessed!!