Sadness. . .

At the end of October, I found out I was pregnant. I am so happy and so excited. Well, everyone got excited by the time they got to know it. I had my prenatal checkup and my due date is supposed to be the 3rd of July 2010.

Come end of November after my trip to Subic, I had spotting which eventually led to bleeding. I was bed rest for 4 days before the bleeding worsened.

Friday, December 4, I was rushed to the hospital where I was checked, had an ultrasound and all the tests needed to know the reason of the said bleeding. I was supposed to be on my 9th week yet when I had the ultrasound, it was found out that it only measures 4 weeks and there was no fetal pole inside the gestational sac.

After further analysis and tests, my doctor said that it was a blighted ovum. He explained it to me and I also did some research on it after I got out of the hospital

Saturday morning, I was told not to drink or eat anything as advised by my doctor because I will have to go on a Dilation and curettage procedure or also known as D&C, in tagalog it is called "raspa". I really didn't know what it is. All I know at that time is I'm pregnant but no fetus was found. They have to remove the sac so as not to cause any complications on me. I cried for an hour or so until before the procedure. I even refused to go into the operating room and have anesthesia without first seeing my doctor. The procedure lasted for, I guess, only 30 minutes. I was awake the whole time it was done. I stayed at the recovery room for 2 hours before I got transferred back to my hospital room.

When I get back, there were tons of text messages from my friends and family. They have been sending messages the whole day asking me how I am, what I am feeling, sorry for what happened, and all those things. All I can tell them at that time is "I'm sad".

When I got out of the hospital, we (me and my fiancee) have been staying at my parent's house so I can fully rest. A week had already passed, and still I can feel the pain and sadness of losing my first child. I'm trying my best to be strong and to move forward. . . . . . .

"A blighted ovum (also known as “anembryonic pregnancy”) happens when a fertilized egg attaches itself to the uterine wall, but the embryo does not develop. Cells develop to form the pregnancy sac, but not the embryo itself. A blighted ovum usually occurs within the first trimester before a woman knows she is pregnant. A high level of chromosome abnormalities usually causes a woman’s body to naturally miscarry."

What causes a blighted ovum?

A blighted ovum is the cause of about 50% of first trimester miscarriages and is usually the result of chromosomal problems. A woman’s body recognizes abnormal chromosomes in a fetus and naturally does not try to continue the pregnancy because the fetus will not develop into a normal, healthy baby. This can be caused by abnormal cell division, or poor quality sperm or egg.

What is a D&C Procedure?

D&C, also known as dilation and curettage, is a surgical procedure often performed after a first trimester miscarriage

source: american pregnancy


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4 Responses to “Sadness. . .”

  1. I'm sorry to hear that sis... feel better soon...

  2. I'm SOOOOO sorry to hear about this. :-((( I hope the next time you get pregnant, everything goes well until labour. :-)))

  3. I'm sorry to read what happened.

    God has a reason for everything, all we have to do is trust Him and wait for his own time.

    May you recover soon, Liv.

  4. Sad to hear this. Hope you get well and God bless.


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