Miscarriage

The miscarriage rate is about 20%, which is essentially 1 in 5 pregnancies. It’s a very common occurrence but it just isn’t discussed much. 

I went in for an ultrasound today because of the spotting and the midwife couldn’t find the baby in the screen. I thought, that’s not good. When the doctor came in, he asked, how far along are you now? Nine weeks. When was the last ultrasound? Six weeks. And there was a heartbeat? Yes. I’m sorry but there isn’t one now. It looks like it stopped growing around seven weeks. 

Silence. 

What happens next?

You have two options. Either let your body naturally expel the tissue or get a D&C (dilation and curettage) where it’s surgically removed. 
I chose D &C rather than waiting and wondering when it’d be over. It was an…uncomfortable procedure (to put it mildly), even though you’re under anesthesia. 

 I’m still in shock that I’m no longer pregnant. 

Looks like it’ll be just a family of four for now…

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