Mar 28, 2010
I had an ultrasound on March 24th and it revealed that although I was supposed to be 11 1/2 wks my baby had stopped growing at 9wks and no heartbeat was detected. I have 2 other children and both of their pregnancies were normal and this one seemed very similar. I was tired, sick and so emotional. I felt that this pregnancy was going fine and I was absolutely shocked to hear that the baby was no longer alive. I couldn't imagine having to carry the baby any longer when it wasn't alive. Having carried it for 2 1/2 weeks when it wasn't alive without any bleeding or any symptoms has me completely confused. I am so upset but I knew I needed to have a D&C because I couldn't wait for it to possibly happen naturally without knowing when or for how long I'd be waiting. I had a D&C on Thursday night and I am feeling physically and emotionally exhausted. Many of my friends have had miscarriages but this "missed miscarriage" has devastated me. I had no idea how hard this would be and I can't believe that the baby is gone. I want to get pregnant again as soon as possible. If there was one positive thing that came from this it has made me realize how excited I was to have another baby. I am taking comfort in being with the children I do have but I know that the expected due date is going to be a very difficult time for me. Reading these posts has helped me by just knowing that there are more people out there that really understand how hard this all is. Take care.