Hello, my name is Steph and I am 7 weeks pregnant. I have a son who turns 3 this week and my last pregnancy in the spring ended in a miscarriage and a D&C at barely 6 weeks.
When I found out I was pregnant a month ago I was super excited and a little nervous. My doctor wanted me to come in at 5 weeks for an ultrasound. I was 5 weeks 3 days at my first ultrasound and all they saw was a gestational sac. My HcG was 12000 I came back 3 days later and my HcG was 45000. At 6 weeks 3 days I had my second ultrasound all that could be seen was a gestational sac again.
My doctor told me that I had a blighted ovum and he wanted me to have a D&C right away to prevent infection or possible complications. At this point my husband was out of the country so I said that I would not have a D&C until my husband was home and I wanted one more ultrasound for my peace of mind. He then said to my mother and I that if I were his daughter he would do it today but if I needed to wait for my peace of mind then he could allow me one week but he was confident it was a blighted ovum. He said at 6 weeks you should see a heartbeat let alone a baby especially with my HcG levels as high as they were. I still said I wanted to wait a week. And then I thought I could talk to my husband and figure out where to go from there when the time came.
So last week was one of the hardest of my life. I felt like I was just waiting to miscarry and it was so depressing. I missed a week of work and skipped a retreat I had really been looking forward to. Because I was too depressesd and the doctor had scared me so much about miscarrying naturaly that I wanted to be near the hospital. Not to mention my poor son had to put up with a very emotional and cranky Mommy for a week. I also got another call from the doctor again urging me to reconsider and come in for the D&C because the following week the hospital was too booked to schedule me in. I said no I want one more ultrasound. By then I had found this web-site and was feeling more hopeful or at least that I needed to be sure.
Well yesterday we went in for my 3rd ultrasound and the ultrasound tech said, "Congratulations there is a baby with a heartbeat measuring 6 weeks 6 days!!" My husband and I are so happy. I'm so glad I waited. I have not had a chance to talk to my doctor since the ultrasound. I go in next week and I'm not even sure what to say to them or ask them. I'm so mad that they put me through this and that they valued the life in side of me so little that they couldn't even suggest we wait it out.
But for now I'm just celebrating that I'm still pregnant! And I will deal with the rest later!