I was 18 weeks and 2 days pregnant with my first baby. I woke up one morning and my stomach was killing me. I was scared and went to the ER afriad that I was going into labor ( it was actually just my stomach muscles streching)...they looked and looked for my baby's heartbeat but Couldn't find it...4 dr's came in and gave it a whirl, but nothing..they tried different positions to try to get a beeter view, still nothing. The told me that my baby had died and I needed to come back in the morning for "fetal demise management"...I think they were going to induce me...I was beyond upset...I cried all night. The next morning I showed up, I was treated horribly by dr's I had never met, seperated from my husband. Because we were not married at the time, he was not allowed to be with me until they were done with thier tests, My dr. finally showed up and checked with a doppler, still no heartbeat....they sent me down for one last ultrasound because I told my dr. I wanted some pictures of my baby since my last picture was at 12 weeks...she agreed ( more out of sympathy ) they wouldn't let me watch the US, after a few minutes of crying the US tech finally turned the screen and told me my baby was fine...they could never come up with an explaination of why they couldn't find a heart beat, the best I ever got out of them was maybe she was in a weird position...although what warrents a "wierd position" I don't know...I was just so grateful that she was ok....she is now a healthy 5 year old.
Crystal, Mommy to
Layla Yasmin 9/27/01 - misdiagnosed miscarriage
Kaylee Marie 9/9/03 35 weeker - born at home
Caleb Xavier ^i^ 12/30/04 - miscarriage - natural - at home
Isaiah Gabriel 11/21/05 - newest addition - born safely at home
Caleb's montage - http://www.onetruemedia.com/otm_site/vi ... gory_id=26