I'm scared… what's next?

posted 2 months ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I am pregnant after a miscarriage. I lost my first baby in January at 8 weeks, it was awful and I have to say the BFN’s hurt more in the cycles after my loss. 

BUT…I am now 20 weeks with my son and it was all so worth it. When I see him wiggling on my scans or feel him moving around in there I realise I wouldn’t have him in things went right in my first pregnancy and this is the baby I was meant to have. 

I hope things get better for you and that your next pregnancy is a healthy and happy one. Good luck 😘

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

If it were me, I wouldn’t do the HSG. I think it’s overkill. I had an ectopic pregnancy at the age of 16 and went on to have 3 healthy pregnancies. Ectopics are often like miscarriages- they just happen. I’m sorry you’re going through the stress and anxiety of it all 🙁 

Post # 4
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513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

If it isn’t “medically neccessary” your insurance might not cover it.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i had an HSG done as part of infertility testing.  while my insurance does not cover treatment, testing is covered.  the cost of an HSG is miniscule in the scheme of things so for peace of mind and to make sure everything is ok,  i would get it done. 

money is always stressful, i understand, we had to figure out how to pay for multiple rounds of IUI and IVF out of pocket to get pregnant.  but try not to let this little test stress you out about money.  it will all work out and maybe end up being 100% covered.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m so sorry that you’re going through all this stress and turmoil- the time following any miscarriage is such a difficult time, and when you add in the extra layer of fear for your own life after an ectopic pregnancy, it can feel terrifying. 

I’ll try to be concise with my story- I’ve had two HSGs, the first in 2014 after nearly a year of TTC with zero hints of a BFP. For some reason, it was partially covered by my insurance, but I still ended up having to pay about $700 afterwards as the individual bills from the hospital, dI got, etc. came in. They found that my tubes were blocked, but the HSG actually completely cleared out my right tube and partially cleared out my left by the end of the test. The next cycle, I ovulated on the right side (was being monitored to check for ovulation, as we had just started with the RE), and I got pregnant with my daughter (no other interventions were used, just the HSG seemed to work some magic). The test was VERY painful (probably because I did have blockages on both sides), but it was very quick and 100% worth it (obviously- I have a lovely daughter!). 

On our first cycle trying for a sibling last fall, I ended up with an ectopic pregnancy (most likely in the partially blocked left tube- they couldn’t find it by ultrasound). After taking two rounds of methotrexate, I was INSISTENT that I have another HSG after the 3 month waiting period, because I didn’t feel safe TTC again since I knew from my first HSG that I had at least one partially blocked tube (so I know my situation differs from yours, as you’re not sure if it was a fluke or something going on in your tubes). However, I would really recommend getting the HSG done for your peace of mind. I had HSG #2 at the end of December, and that HSG was able to clear out the remaining blockage in my left tube and it showed that right tube was still open (and it wasn’t painful at all- just felt like some pressure!). I felt much better moving forward knowing that there was no scar tissue from the ectopic hanging around in my tubes, and I was 100% ready to continue our TTC journey. The second cycle after, I became pregnant with my son, and I’m currently 26 weeks along and doing well so far. Also, I should mention that for the second HSG, I went to an RE’s office instead of the hospital to have to done, and paid out of pocket.  It was much cheaper ($400) and the experience was much smoother overall.

I’m so sorry about my long novel, but I wanted to give you some background about how the HSGs have helped me both physically and emotionally. I know my story may not apply to everyone and that I’m incredibly lucky that this has worked out so far, but I did want to encourage you to at least consider having an HSG so you can get a better idea of what you’re working with regarding your tubes. I wish you the best of luck!!! 

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