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Empty sack at 12 weeks - what next?

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thethirteenthcoming Wed 24-Oct-12 19:49:03

Just had my first scan today, only for them to discover an empty placenta sack. They want me back next week and there is some bleeding, but not heavy.

I have no idea what to expect. Any helpful advice?

Ruthchan Wed 24-Oct-12 20:52:20

It is likely that the bleeding you have will become heavier and that a natural miscarriage will occur very soon. It will be much like a heavy, but normal period.
If not, the doctors will help this process along.
I'm sorry that your pregnancy has ended this way.

Millymollymo Wed 24-Oct-12 21:09:50

For me once I had started to bleed it gradually got heavier and took about 3 days to miscarriage naturally.I was really scared of it happening but both times it was the middle of the night and I had got up to go to the toilet. Stay at home or near to a bathroom. Have a hot water bottle as it is like mild contractions/strong period pains.For me everything came out in one loss of fluid and I flushed it away.I didn't have a scan afterwards on advice of NHS direct Dr.I did after my 1st one and found it really upsetting so was glad not to.Sorry...hope you are O.K.I had bleeding for about 3 weeks -at first with clots-afterwards then normal periods a month or so after that finished.

thethirteenthcoming Wed 24-Oct-12 22:10:53

Thank you for the info. The dreaded wait begins sad

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