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PolarBear74 Thu 20-Aug-09 08:11:50

Went for a scan yesterday, 3 weeks after my MC. Thought (hoped) that all would be ok and I could move on but no. It turns out that I have got to have an ERPC as the womb lining is still too thick and I have stopped bleeding.

Midwife I saw was lovely but the Doctor was so blunt about everything he said, it made it hard to deal with. They don't seem to think about the terms that they use sometimes.

Anyway so back into hospital on Monday for the ERPC that I should have had 3 weeks ago that they cancelled as they thought I didn't need it.

And to top it all they found a UTI too.

The worst part of it all is they only seem to have one scan room in our hospital so the memories of going in there to be told the baby has no heartbeat were quite raw.

EldonAve Thu 20-Aug-09 14:32:56

So sorry to hear this

Den26 Thu 20-Aug-09 16:08:00

So sorry to hear this. I had an ERPC last month due to a MMC. like you i found the medical staff very blunt - i'm sure they do this nearly everyday of their life but i sure as hell dont! The ward staff were excellent though. I also had to return to where they scanned me when i found out. I hope the ERPC goes ok, the procedure itself doesn't take long its just all the waiting around thats stressful. Take an ipod or something in with you to help you relax.
Its now been 6 weeks and i'm beginning to feel like my old self again. Theres always daily reminders of what could have been but it des get easier with time and i didn't ever think i would say that!
Best wishes and most of all take care of yourself

irisblue Thu 20-Aug-09 17:37:28

Hi Polarbear,

I'm so sorry you have to go through this. I think I'm going to be in the same boat! I had a miscarriage 4 1/2 weeks ago but when I went for my last scan last week there was still some tissue left. They've given me two weeks, but I've basically stopped bleeding so I think I'll have to have the ERPC.

I actually had one in January after my first mmc and as Den says it's not as bad as you imagine. I was dreading it, but actually it was alright - physically, absolutely fine - just the waiting around and the nervousness before - take an ipod/book/magazines.

I hope it goes well for you. Sorry the doctor was such an arse. I hope that the dr you see on monday is better.

Good luck xx

Jules80 Sun 23-Aug-09 01:02:41

Polar bear
sorry to hear what you had to go through.

Like others- i was in the same scan room where i foundo out my baby had no heart beat, it was not nice.

Staff should be more carfull/sensitive when dealing with ladies like us!

I Must say tho, the midwives were nice where i went.

Do ask about the pills tho as they have been using them since 1991 and dont understand why they not available to some ple in different areas?

It may have prevented you going in for the procedre?

Guys anyone who has a complaint in the way in which you were dealt with- you can make a a difference- by making a complaint- - I used to work for the health care commisson and the frist step is to write to the hosp, then if nothing done go to the HHC. Im only saying this coz we are human at the end of the day and drs/nurses/mdiwife need to be sensitive.

My baby was refered to as "produc" which pissed me off! it was my baby and a baby it was!

Polar bear i hope monday goes well as can be.

Be strong. I diddnt have to have the ERPC ( what does it stand for) so dont know what is involved but good luck. ( they offered to put me to sleep and scrape my insides out- which i declined of course!

Catch you all tomm

night x x

MiddleClassBitch Sun 23-Aug-09 01:05:54

I have been through this and I hope that you get through it as best you can.

My thoughts are with you. It is a horrible time, be strong.


MiddleClassBitch Sun 23-Aug-09 01:07:28

Sorry I forgot to say, having to go into the same scan room must have been heart breaking. I didn't go through this and can only imagine how heart wrenching tis must have been.


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