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how common is it to get sac?

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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

MaryTL Mon 03-Dec-12 11:33:51

Oops, I meant amniotic sac, not placenta.

MaryTL Mon 03-Dec-12 11:22:03

In case anyone was wondering, you can deliver the placenta with baby intact. I miscarried a few days ago and found this forum while researching what happened. I figure that I might as well post in case someone was searching like me.
I had some bleeding at 12.5 weeks, and the ultrasound revealed that the baby had stopped growing at 9 weeks and its heart was no longer beating. My doctor gave me pills to help pass the baby. I took two pills every four hours, four times that night. I had to get up every half hour to use the restroom. It was rather painful with cramping and gas pain. The next morning, I had labor pains and contractions. Suddenly I felt a gush of fluid. The placenta came out intact with clear fluid and the baby inside. The baby was the size of the tip of my pinky finger with a precious spine, arms, legs and black dots for eyes. The translucent placenta was the size of an orange.
I was very glad that I was able to see my baby and say my goodbyes, my thanks for being a part of my life and for letting me love it, if only for a short while, along with a few prayers. All I can do is be thankful and be glad to know that I can conceive, and now I know what labor feels like. I'm that much more prepared when I conceive again.

mumatron Wed 03-Mar-10 16:53:48

elm they would only be able to tell you if they had seen the lo on a scan.

out of 4mc only one of mine has not been confirmed by scan. i think it does make it a bit harder, to not know exactly when things went wrong.

sorry to hear that you have mc.

take caare of yourself.


ElmMum Wed 03-Mar-10 14:52:13

Can I ask - how do you all know that your babies stopped growing at x week or a baby was smaller than it should be at a certain date?

I'm miscarrying now at 10 weeks and no one is able to tell me when the baby stopped growing. Is this because I was only scanned once I'd started bleeding heavily? It would be a comfort to know when this pregnancy stopped progressing as normal.

mumofonesofar Sat 20-Feb-10 21:58:58

I'm so sorry to hear you are going through this. I had an early miscarriae followed by sucessful pregnancy with DD who is now 1. About two weeks ago we miscarried again at about 11 weeks. I'm not sure how helpful my experience is as although the baby had a heartbeat right until the miscarriage it measured really small for 11 weeks.

My bleeding lasted about a week and a half going from light brown to heavy red bleeding with clots and cramps. On the last day of heavy bleeding I had severe pains all afternoon which I would say were like early labour pains and then I passed the sac. I heard it drop into the loo but as with some people above I didn't try and look as I was nervous about what I might see.

Overall although it was a very upsetting experience I think it was a relief in a way as we had gone through weeks of not knowing if everything was going to be ok and then two weeks of knowing the baby would die and having to wait for it to happen. This was definitely the worst bit.

I hope it happens quickly for you. I'm sure there will be nothing that you could identify as a baby xx

lucysnowe Fri 19-Feb-10 10:36:48

sparkly, if it helps, it's about two weeks now after my m/c (had to go to hospital too) and I am feeling a lot better. I think it's easier personally when the pg symptoms go. I hope things get easier for you soon.

sparklyrainbow Wed 17-Feb-10 18:54:17

I passed a complete sac this morning. I was 8+2 but it had stopped growing at about 6 weeks. I didn't look too closely (just flushed, I was on the loo) but it seemed whole. I spent yesterday in lots of pain- contractions I guess- and bleeding heavily (had to call ambulance to get me back to the EPU and have gas and air despite being on stupidly strong prescription painkillers). Wanted to avoid staying in hospital as I never have before and always thought the first time would be birth of first child. Silly really. Anyway, I feel relived now, only very mild pain and bleeding a lot less.

Thank you for this thread and the others- everyone who is willing to share their experiences. I left hospital Monday with little idea what was going to happen and only through mumsnet I felt prepared. Sorry to hear everyone's stories and I hope we can all move forward. I for one just want to feel vaguely normal again.

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 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

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 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 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 Sat 06-Feb-10 13:10:05

Will do, and thanks for the HUG smile

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 Fri 05-Feb-10 15:17:07

Thanks, just1.

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 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

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

sounds like it sparkly

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.

SparklyGothKat Tue 02-Feb-10 18:33:16

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

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.

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

hope it goes ok lucy

hope you get some better luck soon 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 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

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

good luck lucy x

and all the best for the future...

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 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

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