Monday, June 16, 2008

What went wrong....?

This was the first question I asked when I had a miscarriage in November of last year. I thought my first pregnancy was perfectly fine because I didn't feel things like vomiting, nausea, or even morning sickness. All I noticed was my boobs and my tummy are getting bigger until the 6th week of my pregnancy that I started having spots. When I noticed some spottings I called my OB GYN for an appoinment to have me check. Luckily, I went to see another OB GYN and that time he was a male OB because my female OB GYN wasn't available and I needed to be checked right away. So, when the OB checked on me, told me that I might get miscarriage if the spottings won't stop and there's nothing to do about it but wait. The ultrasound showed the fetus inside my tummy but there was no heartbeat. So we went home and just waited what will happen next. The spottings still continued. At first it was just dark brown spottings but everyday it got lighter and lighter in color. It became light brown, then light pink until on the 6th day I felt a very sharp pain like cramps in my abdomen. I went to the bathroom and sat on the toilet bowl since I felt that something needed to come out because the cramps seemed to be like a dysmenorrhia which I usually feel when I am having my period. So when I sat down into the toilet bowl I started bleeding, blood clots came out after I urinated. I called hubby since he was at work that time. I told him I had cramps and went potty but then blood came out. So he hurriedly came home to check on me. The scramps was on and off, everytime it hurt I went to the toilet then more blood came out. I was bleeding so hard, hubby called my OB GYN to see if I needed to go to the hospital but the doctor on call told him just to wait and see if I bleed more and more then I have to undergo D & C (Dilation and Curettage). The doctor asked how many weeks pregnant I was and found out that I was only 6th weeks pregnant she said I should be fine and I might not need to have D & C. Hubby and I went to the OB again the following day for my follow up check up when I had the ultrasound the fetus was no longer there. Yup, I had a total miscarriage in a normal way. My OB said there's no need to do D & C since everything was discharged during the bleeding I had. He said that 10-25 % of women experience miscarriage during their during thier first trimester. He added that sometime miscarriage just happen. He told us that hubby and I could try again after a month of my next menstrual period.

It was sad but hubby and I just accepted it with open heart and with a positive mind. Hubby keep telling me that my time to get pregnant will come I should just not get myself too stressed out about itand it will just come. I hope so....

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