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631676 tn?1333718203

slow heartbeat

hi ladies. so just came from doctor and the heartbeat is too slow at almost 8 weeks. the last baby i miscarried at 14 weeks and they never found a cause. this one is mostly likely chromosomal. but i cannot help wonder if it is stress. it is the only variable in both cases. the first time i found out my house was about to fall down from rotten wood studs. and this time i am getting a new job and had a HUGE fight when i gave my notice. is stress ever a factor? has anyone miscarried twice at such different points in the pregnancy?
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377493 tn?1356502149
I miscarried at 8 weeks and 10 weeks, and two chemical pregnancies.  All within the last year.  In the past year, my husand and I have moved twice from one province to another, he was working in the new province a bit ahead of me, so all the packing and coordinating of the move was left up to me.  It has been chaotic to say the least.  In my case they also have found no concrete reason for m/c. They have done testing on the the tissue, full blood work ups, ultrasouds, etc. and no reason at all so far.  My OB said that while stress is never good for you or the baby, he doesn't believe it leads to miscarriage. He said that it is extremely difficult to miscarry a healthy pregnancy. However,  I have to wonder as we hear how stress can cause so many issues in our overall health. Things are much more settled for us now, and I am trying ot get pregnant again.  I have a feeling this time it will be ok.  I really believe the stress played a major role in my losses.  I am so very sorry for your loss, and that you are going through such a difficult time right now.  I wish you well and hope all works out.
631676 tn?1333718203
"agdal" thanks so much. i am sorry to hear about your disappointments so far. i am 37 and starting to think i waited to long. but my husband is younger and i did not marry until 2007. i do not mind if they tell me it was my stress. they do not have to lie or protect me. then i will stop trying until my house is all fixed and the new job is underway. but no answer ??? thanks again and keep me posted on your progress.
631676 tn?1333718203
brianne is so lovely. thanks so much.

182926 tn?1273012392
I've m/c at 8,10, and 18 weeks, and an ectoptic >  The first one was chromsomal it didn;t develop properly form the get go..  I had a missed m/c at 10 weeks and a stillborn at 18 due to listeria..  I've also lost my right tube but am willing to try again to have another baby with me..  
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