I do now!!
Hi! My story goes like this in a nutshell.......went in last Mon (my birthday nonetheless) for 1st appt, according to my LMP I would have been 6w2d at the time. The first part was largely uneventful, just your run of the mill prenatal appointment. There happened to be no U/S patients that morning and she was free so they went ahead and did vaginal u/s. On the U/S there was a gestational sac but nothing in it and it wasn't even measuring 4 weeks. I was either 2 weeks off or there was a blighted ovum.
They proceeded to do bloodwork that day to check levels and I went in again on Wed to check again since that would be 48 hours. When the bloodwork came back my levels were rising but only slightly, they weren't doubling and they didn't like my progesterone levels either. So after all of that the conclusion was blighted ovum and they scheduled d&c for tomorrow.
I was devastated but by yesterday I had made peace with it and was just ready to get the d&c overwith so we could try again. I was at work and about 10am I was paged to the phone and it was the hospital to go over some questions and pre-registration for the d&c procedure. At the same time there was another phone call holding for me and it was my doctor, he needed to speak with me right away. I put the hospital on hold and spoke with my doc.
He was looking at my bloodwork again that morning and saw something (didn't specify what) that he wanted re-checked ......he wanted more bloodwork IMMEDIATELY. So I left my office and drove up town to give yet more of my blood, not expecting anything good of course, just expecting to give more blood and come back to work as I had a busy day ahead and had already come to terms in my head with all of this. I was back at my office that afternoon working and at about 2pm the doctor called again....my levels were still not quite doubling per se but he ordered an immediate ultrasound to check things out ONE LAST TIME.
I went begrudgingly thinking "how could they put me through more" and feeling like "they aren't getting my hopes up!!) So the U/S tech and I were chit chatting and stuff and she started the U/S and all of a sudden she said "you aren't going to believe this" and I'm thinking OH NO, are my ovaries messed up, a cyst, what could it be??? But the next moment she turned the screen to me and said "There's your baby and there's the heartbeat! and lo and behold there was my little baby and heartbeat just as clear as day. I made her check again and again and the heartbeat was 130bpm, I saw it and heard it and I'm 6w2d due October 28th!! THERE IS NO MEDICAL REASON THERE SHOULD BE A BABY THERE. No one can believe it. I do have a tilted uterus, but according to ALL bloodwork and last u/s of less than 4 weeks, there is no reason for my miracle, but I am not complaining!!!!
My advice is FORCE them to do the vaginal u/s one more time if you are scheduled for d&c because that is the ONLY thing that saved my baby and me. 3 sets of bloodwork and 2 ultrasounds that said NO BABY. Well, I'm living proof that the bloodwork doesn't mean everything. You have to get that U/S.
That is it, that is my story. I've gone from blissfully pregnant to maybe not pregnant to definately not pregnant to blissfully pregnant again in a weeks time and THANK GOD my doctor decided to check one last time. It saved us.
DO hold on to hope, I didn't, I had no hope and I had made peace. But there it was and I cannot tell you the feeling I have. I am still shocked and amazed and it is truly a Miracle.
I believe in Miracles, do you?