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Pregnant after a miscarriage

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Coxxy Sun 28-Dec-14 19:59:38

Hi, i have just found out that I am 4-5 weeks pregnant after having a miscarriage back in September! I'm trying to be excited but it's so hard! I have had some slight cramping and a little back pain, is this normal in early pregnancy or something I should worry about? Xxx

Mummytogoldie Sun 28-Dec-14 20:33:46

I am not sure coxxy but I am the same as you x I had a miscarriage on 1st December , thought I would have had a period so tested yesterday and got positive test. I didn't even know I could get pregnant again that quick. I have got low back and aches in my hips today so stressing about that . Hope you are ok x

leanne963 Sun 28-Dec-14 21:04:15

Hi coxxy so sorry about your previous loss. I too suffered a MC in June. I didn't really have any symptoms and I had a 'feeling' something wasn't right. I had spotting throughout but just assumed that was normal as I have always had irregular periods. One day I got severe cramps and unfortunately MC just before 11 weeks.

I got pregnant again in September and am now 19 weeks pregnant. Oh how different I feel this time. I still get occasional spotting cause of cervical erosion but I felt slightly sicky, got back ache at around 5 weeks, had leg cramps also at 5 weeks and just felt exhausted at 7 weeks. I now have the joy of round ligament pain and get bad cramps every time I move too suddenly.

I was a nervous wreck until my 12 week scan. (I had booked 2 private scans at 6 weeks and 8 weeks as I was so scared something would go wrong again). You CAN have a healthy pregnancy after a MC. It is so scary, but cramps are normal so try not to worry yourself too much.

Congratulations x

squizita Sun 28-Dec-14 21:08:45

I had 3 losses before my DD.

Early in my successful pregnancy I had back pains and even spotting. I freaked out! But it turns out it is quite common in the early weeks- everything moving about in there.

If you're worried, with your history, a sympathetic GP may well refer you for a scan but they can#t see much before week 7 anyway.

Best of luck! The vast majority of pregnancies after loss go just fine. People like me are less than 1% (and of course even in my boat the chances of a healthy baby are fine). I'm not going to say anything as dumb as don't worry.

But aches and pains happen to many women in the first trimester. smile

ToriB34 Sun 28-Dec-14 21:11:05

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squizita Sun 28-Dec-14 21:12:21

PS only not saying "don't worry" because of course you worry, who wouldn't in that situation.
But in terms of cold medical fact stuff... you have no more reason to worry than any other woman. smile

Mummytogoldie Sun 28-Dec-14 21:16:30

Torib34 did you have a period between your mc and successful pregnancy x

ToriB34 Sun 28-Dec-14 21:23:35

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ZebraZeebra Sun 28-Dec-14 21:34:20

I had a miscarriage in June at 5 weeks and then just never had another period - BFP three weeks later.

I also had lots of cramping and was freaking out, but was reassured on here cramping is all normal.

Good luck OP, wishing for a sticky bean for you flowers

Brummiegirl15 Sun 28-Dec-14 21:45:28

I've had 2 mc's this year and I'm currently 8 wks and yes I had some cramping and twinging early on - it's completely normal. But I do know the worry you are feeling. Congrats on your BFP!

sianihedgehog Sun 28-Dec-14 21:48:53

Hi, I had a miscarriage in September as well, and I'm now around 7 weeks. Had lots of cramping and some bleeding at around 6 weeks but have since had 2 NHS scans and seen a growing baby with a good heartbeat at both. It's impossible not to worry after a miscarriage, but I'm actually pretty optimistic now!

Coxxy Sun 28-Dec-14 21:58:30

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments. It has been a huge help hearing other peoples stories! It's just such a worrying time but an amazing experience at the same time! I knew that every little pain and ache I would worry, very hard not too haha! smile Xxx

Mummytogoldie Sun 28-Dec-14 22:17:26

Zebrazeebra that has comforted me a lot I had miscarriage 1st December and a bfp on the 27th December x

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