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pregnancy after miscarriage

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purlease Fri 25-Jul-08 13:57:47

In April, I had a miscarriage. Last month I had a chemical pregnancy BFP one week - AF and BFN a week later.

I have read on a number of threads where people have asked for early scans. What is the benefit of this?

The way I feel at the moment, the next time (fingers crossed) I get pregnant I will just hold out on GP appointment until 12 weeks when if I still feel pregnant or have not had AF, I can feel pretty confident of seeing something on the scan.

Is there anything health professionals can do to help in these early stages?

WorzselMummage Fri 25-Jul-08 15:20:12

No there isnt anything anyone can do.

I have had 3 mc and have just discovered i'm expecting again and i am not even planning on going to the drs this time till 8 or 9 weeks, there seems to be very little point.

I will ask for an early scan when i do go primarily because my most recent miscarriage was a mmc and the baby died at 9 weeks but we didnt find out till almost 13 weeks, I cannot go though that again because i dont think i'd get over it again.

A scan will only show what is going on on that day and i have experience of a scan being fine one week and then they baby dying the next.

I am truly sorry for your losses x

purlease Fri 25-Jul-08 15:24:04

That's exactly what I thought.

Fingers crossed for you this time around.

minster Fri 25-Jul-08 15:56:49

There's nothing they can do BUT there's lots of evidence that having highly supportive care ('TLC') on its own (i.e. no other medical treatment) - weekly or 2 weekly scans & appointments improves pregnancy outcome significantly in women with recurrent miscarriage.

Also when you're taking steroids/aspirin/clexane etc you don't want to take in longer than necessary - stopping them after a crappy 7 week scan is preferable than carrying on pointlessly until 12 weeks or whenever your body gets around to miscarrying.

I like to have a scan at 8 weeks because most chromosomal losses will have occurred by then & if it's okay at 8 weeks I can decide I am pregnant (at least temporarily).

purlease Fri 25-Jul-08 16:15:12

I suppose it takes the worry out of it all.

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