Hello all I'm new on here and wonder if I could have some advice.
I was due to be 12 weeks pregnant on Monday just gone, but the day before I started bleeding heavily with severe cramps. I went to hospital to have a scan on Wednesday (took a long time to get an appt) they did an internal scan and said that the baby only measured 4mm which would equate to 5 weeks pregnant when I should be 12.
I have to go back next week for another scan just to be certain, but they've said unless my dates are wrong this is a miscarriage. I know my dates are 100% right as I've never been late before.
My question is about work, I don't feel I can go in at the moment as I know this is a miscarriage, will the doctor sign me off or say it has to be confirmed before he can do that?
I'm so sorry you are going through this. I had a mmc in October 2011. The doctor will sign you off whilst you await further scans/tests. You can ask that they don't put miscarriage as the reason if you don't want work to know. Take care of yourself and rest plenty.