Post # 1
I had a miscarriage at Christmas and got pregnant immediately after, before I had a period. I was given the all clear by the doctors, had a scan after the miscarriage and hormones were back to normal.
However, I just started bleeding. It’s too heavy to be anything but a miscarriage. I’m totally heartbroken. I rationalised the first one. Miscarriage is so common. Chances of a successful pregnancy are still really high. Obviously, that’s not as true anymore. I’m not sure how well I’m going to cope with this. I feel lost
I’m just looking for some positive stories of rainbow babies after recurrent miscarriage. Trying to find some hope.
Post # 2
MancBee : of course! I had 3 in a row and am feeding my little 9 week old girl as I type. Most places don’t do any testing until you’ve had 3, there was no reason found for mine so they just put me on precautionary progesterone supplements and a baby aspirin a day until delivery.
Sorry to hear about your loss but know the odds really are in your favor and it’s great that you’re getting pregnant easily . Good luck and baby dust to you!
Post # 3
Thank you so much, your positive story really has brightened my evening. Congratulations on the new baby!
Hopefully, I’ll get my sticky baby soon. I’m just shocked at how much harder this has hit me. I thought it would be easier, or as easy as these things can be, the second time around. lifeisbeeutiful :
Post # 4
MancBee : maybe it just happened too soon after the first. The odds are heavily in your favor.
Post # 5
MancBee : I suffered 2 miscarriages when Darling Husband and I first started trying for a family. When I got pregnant a third time, a blood test revealed a hormone deficiency, and I was put on progesterone for the first trimester. That baby is now a sophomore in college.
I got pregnant again and was immediately put back on progesterone for the first trimester. Baby #2 is now a freshman in college.
Then I had an oops pregnancy. Ironically, my blood test revealed that my hormone levels were within normal range, so no progesterone was needed. That should have been my clue that something was different with this pregnancy; my 20-week sonogram revealed twins! Those twins are now seniors in high school.
So yes, definitely, no matter the heartbreak I’m sure you’re feeling right now, please at least take comfort in knowing that many of us have been in your shoes and gone on to have successful pregnancies.
Post # 6
MancBee : I had two miscarriages before getting pregnant with my rainbow baby. I felt exactly how you felt after the second but my DS is sleeping in my arms now so just keep your chin up and know there will be a rainbow after the storm.
Post # 7
Thank you ladies. I’m also finding it more difficult because my best friend found out she was pregnant a few days after me. It couldn’t have been more perfect and now I’m struggling with the idea of having to watch her go through the pregnancy. Even though I’m obviously happy for her and want her to have a healthy pregnancy. I feel so selfish for even thinking it but it’s going to make it so much harder.
Post # 8
Just wanted to add in here:
I had a miscarriage and got pregnant again shortly after. Woke up one day in a pool of blood. Doctors said I was likely miscarrying again. I was heartbroken. They “couldn’t tell what they were seeing” on an ultrasound and asked me to come back in 2 weeks to double check what was going on. The bleeding stopped. 2 weeks later my baby had a heartbeat. It was a subchorionic hemorrhage and not a miscarriage. Now it is midnight and my 2 year old is jumping on the bed singing Wheels on the Bus instead of sleeping.
So, I guess mine isn’t a story of multiple miscarriages. But it is a story of a rainbow baby and that things aren’t always what they seem. If this is a miscarriage for you, I am so sorry for your loss and I hope you get your sticky baby soon.
Post # 9
I got pregnant with my son after three cycles and had no issues. When trying for the second I conceived each cycle we tried, but had a CP, a MMC at the end of the first trimester, and two more CPs before getting pregnant again. I’m almost 18 weeks and this second boy is looking healthy so far.
Post # 10
MancBee : I know lots of people who had healthy babies after a few miscarriages. Depending on the cause they were treated with various medicines in the early weeks and it helped.
Post # 11
You should still call your doctor if you have not. I’m assuming you know your Rh status?
I’ve had two miscarriages and one healthy pregnancy. One was before my daughter was conceived (she is 3) and the other was just recently. I do have a clotting disorder (factor V leiden) but I was on lovenox at the time, so who knows. It pretty much sucks regardless.
Post # 12
I had three in a row…one at 7 weeks followed by two chemicals. I then got pregnant a fourth time in a row, and that one resulted in my healthy three-month old daughter. Like pp, I was put on progesterone with my healthy pregnancy and also took baby aspirin. No clue if that made the difference but it’s worth asking your doctor about.
I’m really sorry you’re in this position bee – it’s so hard. Don’t beat yourself up over your complex feelings re: your friend’s pregnancy…that is completely understandable and normal.
Post # 13
Thank you for all the messages. So turns out
pearlrose : was right and I’ve just assumed the worst when it’s apparently not the case.
I went to the early pregnancy unit because I wanted it on my records in case it happened again and they did a scan. They found a 6 week foetus with a heartbeat and no sign of the bleeding.
Obviously not in the clear yet and not sure why I had so much bleeding but hoping for a healthy 12 week scan and no more random bleeding.
Post # 14
MancBee : Yayyy! I remember seeing that heartbeat I wasn’t expecting to see. I got to my car and cried more than I had cried about my miscarriage. I remember holding the photo in my hand while calling my husband at work to tell him our baby was alive. Trying to have a child can be one hell of an emotional roller coaster. Praying your little one stays healthy!
Post # 15
MancBee : Wonderful news! While I can’t comment on recurrent miscarriages, I did want to say that with my pregnancy I had spotting on and off through the first and second trimesters. Doctors never could figure out why. My little hell raiser just turned one 🙂