Post # 1
Hi ladies –
It breaks my heart to have to write this, but I think I can safely confirm I’m suffering my first miscarriage. I’ve been bleeding for 2 days, with no big clots or cramps, and at 5 weeks todaymy HCG levels were a grand total of 12.
What do I do next? Maybe that is a completely open ended question but I am such a loss. Will I start ovulating again soon? Is it safe to TTC soon?
Post # 2
No advice but just wanted to say I’m so sorry, bee.
Post # 3
With such an early loss and with your HCG at 12 already, your next cycle will likely have “normal” timing. I had 2 at 8.5 and 5.5 weeks. The first one, my RE said that once HCG got under 100, it would likely not interfere with the next cycle naturally starting. I honestly can’t remember what my cycle was like after that one, or if I just went on BC. And after my second, looked for HCG to be under 10 to start stims for IVF, which I did so I can’t speak to a natural cycle there either. But I don’t see any reason not to continue to TTC immediately the next cycle.
Post # 4
I’m so sorry, ceamoste. I think it looks different for everyone, and obviously check with your doctor, but given your HCG levels you may have a “normal” cycle and you can start trying again if you feel ready. Or take a break! Whatever feels best.
Post # 5
I’m so sorry for your loss!
Post # 6
I am so so sorry for your loss.
Post # 7
I don’t have any advice, but wanted to say I’m sorry you’re going through this.
Post # 8
I am so sorry for your loss. I suffered a miscarrage a month ago. My hcg levels were very high so I am still dealing with it but with your levels being so low and the fact that you were 5 weeks I believe af should come next month around it’s normal time. As far as when you ovulate I am not sure. My doctor recommended my levels drop to 0 and I have at least 1 period before trying again. But different doctors say different things. I know it is so heartbreaking. Just know you are not alone. There is a miscarrage thread on here if you wanna check it out. Hang in there hun . I know it’s an awful thing to have to go through.
Post # 9
I am so sorry. I’ve been there a few times and nothing anyone says makes the pain go away but know everything in time will be ok. As for trying right away according to how far along you were and your HCG level I would think you’re OK but confirm with your dr.
Post # 10
I’m really sorry. I had a mc last May so knowhow painful it is. It gets better in time though.
Post # 11
Thank you guys. It’s been such a weird few days. You are devastated, but mentally trying to wrap your head around you can be so heartbroken over something you only knew about for a week is so strange. Not looking forward to this weekend, since it’s Canadian Thanksgiving. We were going to tell our families, and instead we get to endure all of the “I’m so sorry” conversations that I’m already done with.
I will see my doctor likely next week. I have another blood draw tomorrow to make sure my levels are still dropping, but I don’t think she expected them to already be so low.
Post # 12
I’m so sorry, Bee!!! My heart goes out to you during this very difficult time! I encourage you to move forward with seeking the support of family and friends… it kept me going during that dark time! We lost our first at 3.5 months in April. My ob/gyn told me we could try again immediately and my body was ready to conceive again right away with no extra waiting time, but we decided on our own to take a 6 month break. I think it’s really different for everyone. I was just so emotional for a few months that I personally didn’t feel like I was in a good place to conceive again.
Listen to your heart and your body and you will know when the time is right for your family! Lots of love to you!!! It’s so hard losing a baby.
Post # 13
I’m so sorry for your lost. Iwas diagnosed with BO and naturally MC at 6w. My Doctor said my uterus was clean and my lining lokos good, so I could start trying right away. I was afraid and wait for 1 period to come, which came after 53 days later. The next month I got a BFP and now I’m 3 months pregnant (and praying everyday, amen).
Give time for yourself to heal, cry it out loud if you need to, ask your Darling Husband to be there for you. When the time is right you will know. Hug!!!!
Post # 14
ceamoste : Hi bee…I remember you from the POS and June 2018 mama threads. Just wanted to let you know you and I are on the same journey and I know how you feel. You’re not alone. Found out today I’m likely going to miscarry at 5 weeks, 5 days.My heart has never been more broken and I’ve never felt so alone and lost (even though I know I’m not). While my HCG is where it should be, my progesterone is under 3. Sending us both tons of hugs and love. I know we can get through this.
Post # 15
I’m very sorry for your loss.
I had a mc before my son was born, and I had a second mc in August. With the first, my hcg levels were never very high (and my doctor at the time was crap), so there was no follow up to it. Basically “you’re going to miscarry, bye”. It took a few months to get a period afterwards.
With the second mc, my levels were over 2,000 so my doctor monitored my levels back down (I stopped going when it reached 5) It’s been just over a month now and still no cycle since then. My doctor told me ideally she’d like us to wait a full cycle before trying again for the simple reason of dating purposes if I were to get pregnant again.