Post # 1
I am currently 25 years old, my husband and I plan on TTC next year (May +) when we first started dating (I was 19) we got pregnant unplanned, we were only using the pull out method. Unfortunately (although it may have been a second chance since I was a teenager) during my first gyno visit I was told I had a blighted ovum and had to have a DNC a few days later. I was torn, I was ready to take on the responsibility.. however at the same time I knew it happened for a reason.. I was young, we had just started dating & I was a college student. Now I am a little scared as to how hard it will be TC. I stress out about it. We have been using the pull out method for about a year … and it makes me wonder if I will possibly have a hard time when TTC especially since we have been successful with the pull out method. Also will I be more prone to having an unhealthy baby?
Does anyone have any experience, know someone?!
What is a blighted ovum?
happens when a fertilized egg attaches itself to the uterine wall, but the embryo does not develop. Cells develop to form the pregnancy sac, but not the embryo itself. A blighted ovum usually occurs within the first trimester before a woman knows she is pregnant. A high level of chromosome abnormalities usually causes a womanâ€™s body to naturally miscarry.
Post # 3
A lot of first time mothers miscarry and a good portion of pregnancies miscarry before the end of the first trimester. As far as your fertility, I wouldn’t worry about the DNC affecting your ability to get pregnant and if you’re concerned about getting pregnant right away, there are methods to identify the window of opportunity. Check out Taking Charge of Your Fertility. It has a lot of good information!
Post # 4
Thank you, I am actually going to order that book RIGHT NOW!
Post # 5
It’s a great book. It really helped me identify some disconcerting symptoms that I have. It’s such a valuable resource, I think all women should read it because it educates and informs.
Post # 6
Definitely read up on it; i think you have nothing to be concerned about yet. A D&C has no affect on your ability to get pregnant down the road whatsoever. Many women have miscarriages and carry healthy babies to term.
Post # 7
Miscarriages are incredibly common. Anywhere from 10-25% of clinically recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage (meaning that the women who miscarry before they realize they are pregnant are not counted – which is also fairly common). I know it is something you will worry about, but please remember that your pregnancy is only one data point – you don’t have anything else to go from when you are worrying about whether it will happen again. So, you don’t actually know what your body is capable of. It could have been a really freak thing, and your body obviously knew what was best – that particular pregnancy wasn’t viable, so it miscarried.
For example, my mother had one healthy baby, then 2 miscarriages, then me (healthy!). It happens to most women. I’m sure it’ll all be fine!
Post # 8
Thank you ladies
& ejs4y8 D&C & NOT DNC! thank you for teaching me something 🙂