Posts Tagged ‘miscarriage’

IVF #2: Results

I choose to have the tissue from my D&C tested for genetic abnormalities.  The results came in this morning — our baby had a chromosomal abnormality, Trisomy 14, that was likely the cause of the miscarriage. It is somewhat comforting to know that something was wrong, that there was a reason, that it was not […]

IVF #2: The Cytotec

About four days after the D&C, I started to feel worse, much worse.  I started to experience cramping, lower back pain, increased bleeding and overwhelming fatigue.  I gave it a day.  No better.  Then I called my nurse.  She advised me to come in for an assessment.  After waiting over an hour, I was escorted […]

IVF #2: The Feelings

The D&C was three days ago.  I don’t really know what to say — I went into the surgical suite technically pregnant, and I left empty.  I wasn’t really prepared for all the feelings, both physical and emotional, that would follow.  It’s been a difficult three days.  It’s felt more like three years.  I was […]

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 […]

IVF #2: Goodbye

This is the only picture we will ever have of our sweet baby. The baby we conceived during our second and final IVF attempt. The baby we loved and wanted so very much. The baby we lost today, at 8 weeks, for reasons unknown. The ultrasound was so very still — no movement, no heartbeat, […]

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