Baby stopped growing. What now?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

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apophyllite :  Im so sorry you are going through this. I just went through this for the second time in a row and it’s heartbreaking. I know D&C is the most common choice, but I have chooses to take the pill (misoprostol) both times. I’m not going to lie it is quite painful and there’s is a lot of blood. I just did it again last night, however I am 100% sure it was the right choice for me. There is a slight risk with surgery of scarring (although the pills have their own risks too). Definetly make the choice that makes the most sense for you after talking to your doctor. I’m so so sorry again. IF you have anymore questions about the pill or want any tips on how to make the process easier, feel free to message me.

Post # 17
2177 posts
Buzzing bee

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apophyllite :  I actually disagree with the others — measuring at 6 weeks doesn’t mean growth stopped at 6 weeks. I had a MMC diagnosed at 9 weeks with a baby measuring at 6+2. At my 8 week ultrasound, we had a faint heartbeat and he measured at 6 weeks even – so there was still growth happening despite measuring much smaller than gestational age.

I ended up taking misoprostol to induce the MC, which didn’t work, and ended up MC naturally a week later. PM if you want more details or to talk through it. Hopefully, you can talk to a doctor soon and discuss your options.

Post # 18
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I’m so sorry for your loss. I am surprised your doctor did not go through your options with you. As a previous person posted, you will usually be given three options, 1) naturally, 2) a pill or 3) D&C. I went through this myself and i initially chose for it to pass naturally, however, after two weeks with nothing, it got frustrating so I scheduled a D&C. They will either give you the twilight option or local anesthesia. Unfortunately, on the day of the D&C, the intake nurse asked me to take the pills to help move things along before the procedure, when I got to the hospital, they were running behind and I ended up passiing it on my own while waiting. It was painful but not unabareable. And once it passed, the pain subsided pretty quickly – just needed a tylenol. Your doctor will also likely schedule an appointment 4 weeks after to make sure everything has passed and there was nothing left behind. I also had a blood test done to confirm. 

Again, I’m really sorry you have to go through this. Take care of yourself and be kind to yourself during this time.

Post # 20
1463 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’m sorry for your loss, miscarriage is such a shitty thing to go through!

I had a missed miscarriage last year, there was no heartbeat at approx 6-7 weeks, a collapsing sack at 7-8 weeks and I naturally miscarried at 9-10 weeks (so three weeks between the first scan and the miscarriage completing). Going through it naturally was almost as bad as going through labour and I had three bad episodes of bleeding over three days (I spent a couple of hours in the bathroom with each episode) but it was the right choice for me because I was still nursing my second child.

Look after yourself and don’t be afraid to make the choice that works for your family.

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