how common is it to get sac?

(32 Posts)
lucysnowe Sun 31-Jan-10 19:47:06

Hi all

Apologise in advance if this subject is upsetting.

I had a scan on Fri and found that baby had got to 9 weeks before heart stopped. I'm now waiting for my d&c but I think I may miscarry before then because am starting to bleed.

what I want to ask is - at 9 weeks, how likely is it that the foetus and sac will come out intact? is it quite rare? I just want to know in order to be prepared really...

Many thanks

NinthWave Sun 31-Jan-10 20:15:59

Hello - I'm so sorry for your loss, it's such a hard thing to have to cope with.

I've had 3 miscarriages, all at around 11/12 weeks, and all ended in ERPC after a few days of bleeding. I don't want to alarm you but I found each time that I bled very heavily and passed a lot of very large clots. To be honest, I wouldn't have been able to tell if any of it was the sac/embryo as these was just too much blood.

Sorry for being graphic, but as you mentioned wanting to be prepared I thought I would tell you. I know I wish someone had warned me the first time!

If your bleeding gets very heavy (you are soaking through a pad in less than an hour) and you feel dizzy/faint, please take yourself to A&E.

Best wishes XXX

cazzybabs Sun 31-Jan-10 20:20:04

I had a similar experience to Nonthwave - lots of blood, I could feel things passing (I didn't look) lots of bits but there was nothing I could idenitfy as a baby.

Take care it really is horrible and so I hope it is over very quickly for you.

cazzybabs Sun 31-Jan-10 20:22:01

BTw I don't know if you want to know thie but each time before I passed soemthing there was an increase in blood and mild ocntractions.

sorry if this is too much

just1moreplease Sun 31-Jan-10 20:29:22

lucy i would agree with everything that has already been said, alot of cramps and bleeding that eased off when worst of the clots passed.

i have mc three times at 9 weeks and two off those have been at home while waiting for erpc.

just be prepared for what you might see. i had a slightly morbid compulsion to look with my last mc. but if i hadnt wanted to see, nothing would have been obvious.

take care

x

lucysnowe Sun 31-Jan-10 22:14:54

Hi all

Thank you so much for your replies. At the moment the bleeding is minimal but I have almost two weeks to wait (!) so thanks, it is really good to know more about what to expect.

just1, yes, one reason I ask is that I am feeling a bit morbidly curious as well... but I'm aware at the same time it probably isn't a very good idea to look.

bosch Sun 31-Jan-10 22:21:52

lucy - if you're still there - I had mc after having 2 ds. Had had early scan to confirm viable pg because of odd cycle. After bleeding and second scan confirmed mmc, I did pick out of the toilet something that defo wasn't a blood clot sad. I heard it fall and thought it was quite important to take it to hospital so they could investigate etc. Subsequently I was told that there would have been no investigations as such, just a check that it was or wasn't the sac. And I didn't even find that out. It was one of the saddest things about the aftermath of the mc.

Sorry you are going through this, I got my hopes up about possibility of investigation and they were dashed. I was pg again within 2 months and he's 3 years old now. Good luck.

AnyFucker Sun 31-Jan-10 22:28:34

so sorry for your loss

I had a mc at 9 weeks

I was aware when I passed the sac, it was mixed in with a lot of blood and clots but was definitely of a different texture, like a piece of very tough deflated balloon ?

no recognisable baby, though, too early really (and the pg stopped developing 2 wks before)

I hope that wasn't TMI, but nobody prepared me for it and it was very shocking and frightening to see

all the best x

lucysnowe Mon 01-Feb-10 13:29:15

Thank you, bosch and AF, this is all really really useful, and I really appreciate your sharing this with me. smile

I feel a lot better about it now, knowing that I can probably control what I see to some extent, or at least be prepared! It's my first m/c (I may have had a really early one before but not sure) so the doctors won't be interested...

AnyFucker Mon 01-Feb-10 14:15:28

good luck lucy x

and all the best for the future...

just1moreplease Mon 01-Feb-10 14:39:42

lucy hope your doing ok.

for me, it wasnt a bad thing to see it. i have been quite matter of fact about all aspects of my mc's. and as my mum also suffered recurrent mc, i think i am quite hardened to it all. i expected to mc all my pregancies. even the 2 health ones.

all the best x

lucysnowe Tue 02-Feb-10 08:57:36

Thanks all. Am doing okay, am quite happy to be bleeding now and hope it is all over soon.

just1moreplease Tue 02-Feb-10 15:44:25

hope it goes ok lucy

hope you get some better luck soon x

kissmummy Tue 02-Feb-10 18:11:13

hi there lucy
i've had two spontaneous miscarriages at this stage, and didn't have huge amounts of bleeding with either of them, so it might not be as bad as you think. I think it may slightly depend if you're prone to heavy and painful periods anyway. (i'm not.)
I didn't notice the sac at all with the first one; the second one i was aware of a sort of 'blob' passing when i went to the loo at one point; but i only really figured that it could have been the sac afterwards. in any case it was down the toilet by then sad so i wasn't going to fish it out and look at it. it really isn't physically speaking that big a deal, if you're lucky - i didn't have any pain on either occasion. i know others do though.

I had a missed miscarriage at 8 weeks and had a scan in the morning which showed the sac with no heartbeat, later that day I felt something come away when on the toliet and looked and it was like a large clot, I knew then I had lost the baby. Scan the next day comfirmed it.
Second MC I passed a strange chicken skin-like sac, wasn't sure if it was the sac, but on reading on here since I am sure it was the sac

belgo Tue 02-Feb-10 18:37:30

At just over seven weeks I lost the embryo, I was surprised it was so identifiable but then at a scan at seven weeks you would usually see the heartbeat. I had a few contraction like pains before.

Please look after yourself, the bleeding can get quite heavy. Make sure you have pain killers in.

AnyFucker Tue 02-Feb-10 19:12:44

sounds like it sparkly

lucysnowe Fri 05-Feb-10 09:42:31

Thanks again for your comments.

Well in the end it all kicked off yesterday morning with nasty craps and a lot of bleeding, and I noticed I was getting through loads of pads (thanks NinthWave smile) and was looking a tad pale so off to A&E and was booked in for an emergency ERPC. So that solved that problem. I am glad really that it's all over now. Am feeling a lot better now. Really helped starting this thread. smile

just1moreplease Fri 05-Feb-10 14:33:08

glad your over the worst physically at least.

all the best lucy

lucysnowe Fri 05-Feb-10 15:17:07

Thanks, just1.

NinthWave Fri 05-Feb-10 15:24:58

Hi Lucy

Glad you are physically OK, take care of yourself <un-mumsnetty HUG for you>

lucysnowe Sat 06-Feb-10 13:10:05

Will do, and thanks for the HUG smile

whirleywoo72 Wed 10-Feb-10 18:26:38

i am 37, and 8 wks pregnant, i have 3 children already, all teenagers, and after my youngest who is 14, i had 4 consecutive misscariages, and really not enjoying this bit of the pregnancy, im not sleeping, and when i go the loo i expect to see blood, i dont do any heavy lifting anymore cos of my job, and rest with my feet up as much as pos.I had 2 of my children in warrington, 1 in the old unit and 1 in the new unit, i found them happy, and always go for a normal delivery and what you want.am i being stupid, or just enjoy it, if it happens it happens. [confused

on one of them i gavr birth to the sack,the nurses said no more about it, and ushred me to bed. i think more should be done, when i did finally get to see a specialist, i was told to come back when i was pregant, and on one accasion i was waiting in A @ E for 12 hours, and then put on a ward where there was pregnant woman and those in labour, i was devastated, there should be more care, i am pregnant agin, and only got a midwife appointment for nxt week and a scan at the end of march, i have not been offred earley scans or care, i am going to bring it up with the midwife cos im classed as high risk.

lucysnowe Wed 10-Feb-10 19:25:08

Sorry to hear of your experiences, ww. Fingers crossed for your current pg (and congrats smile )

whirleywoo72 Wed 10-Feb-10 20:12:09

i am 37, and 8 wks pregnant, i have 3 children already, all teenagers, and after my youngest who is 14, i had 4 consecutive misscariages, and really not enjoying this bit of the pregnancy, im not sleeping, and when i go the loo i expect to see blood, i dont do any heavy lifting anymore cos of my job, and rest with my feet up as much as pos.I had 2 of my children in warrington, 1 in the old unit and 1 in the new unit, i found them happy, and always go for a normal delivery and what you want.am i being stupid, or just enjoy it, if it happens it happens. [confused

i gave birth to a sack, it came away luckily in hospital, it was taken away, i was uhsred to bed, and that was the last i heard of it, it was never mentioned again. i had questions to ask but no one was answering them

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