IVF #2: D&C Tomorrow

Ever since the devastating news last Friday, I’ve been terrified of miscarrying naturally. I decided pretty early on, that of the three options presented to me (natural miscarriage, chemically-induced miscarriage, or D&C), I wanted the D&C. I didn’t want to have to wait around for days, weeks, possibly up to a month, for my body to finally figure out that the pregnancy is not viable. I also didn’t want the chemically-induced option, because my doctor warned me that it would be very painful — both physically and emotionally. The D&C seemed like the best option, if there is such a thing in a situation like this. Basically, I will undergo IV sedation, and then the doctor will pass a curette through my cervix and into my uterus to manually remove all of the fetal tissue and uterine lining. Then I will wake up and it will be all over.

I still can’t believe that this is really happening. That our baby is gone. That it was all for nothing.


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