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Scared about reassurance scan today

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Armadale Thu 24-Oct-13 09:36:38

I've got a scan this afternoon, I am 7+5 today.

It is my 5th PG with no babies to show for it.

It gets so hard to go back in there each time, the memories just pile up and I can't cope with it all.

I'm scared about the scan too.

peeapod Thu 24-Oct-13 09:38:28

hugs. hope it goes well..

TobyLerone Thu 24-Oct-13 09:40:37

Good luck flowers

Writerwannabe83 Thu 24-Oct-13 09:42:12

Good luck today, my fingers are crossed that you see a healthy and happy heartbeat x x

Fakebook Thu 24-Oct-13 09:44:15

Good luck. Hopefully it will all be ok. Have you been tested and treated for any complications?

Armadale Thu 24-Oct-13 09:44:54

thanks for the good wishes

Mama1980 Thu 24-Oct-13 09:46:15

Hope all goes well. Thinking of you x

Armadale Thu 24-Oct-13 09:47:54

Fakebook, it is a bit of a long story, I have had some testing- 2 PG were random genetic probs, one they didn't test and my late loss they really don't know what happened...the PM showed the cause of death but not what caused the cause, if that makes sense, the working hypothesis seems to be some sort of blood clotting problem but it is not one they can test for yet. I'm on heparin and aspirin in case they help.

CarrotCakeMuffins Thu 24-Oct-13 09:55:11

Oh Armadale I really feel for you. Best of luck this afternoon. I understand completely how you are feeling & how terrifying it is.

I had a scan yesterday at 7+2 which went well following 3 mcs. Also I am very blessed to already have a DD 7. We both cried when we got the good news.

Whichever way it goes this afternoon, you may find it useful to join the June 2014 bus for those with RMC issues. There is a lot of great support on there from others in our situation who are having both both good & bad times right now.

FX for this afternoon and thanks

Fakebook Thu 24-Oct-13 09:57:30

Sorry for all your losses, it sounds like you've had a horrendous time of it.

Hopefully the aspirin and heparin are helping and everything will be fine. I was on aspirin for my last pregnancy and this one until about 36 weeks. No diagnosed clotting problem but it apparently helps me for some reason.

Are you having weekly scans or fortnightly ones?

spinningirl10 Thu 24-Oct-13 10:03:18

Wishing you lots of luck for today xx

PumpkinPie2013 Thu 24-Oct-13 10:03:41

Good luck for this afternoon flowers

clare8allthepies Thu 24-Oct-13 10:05:39

Hope everything goes well today thanks

elskovs Thu 24-Oct-13 10:08:23

Wow no wonder you are scared, this morning must really be dragging for you. Good luck Im thinking of you xx

unlucky83 Thu 24-Oct-13 10:23:53

Did they test for Hughes/Anti-phospholipid syndrome (used to be called Lupus Antiphospholipid)?
People do test negative (tests aren't very good) but still have symptoms...
It is a clotting disorder and worth looking into it - and looking at their support forums etc ...there are lots of successful outcomes with treatment with Aspirin and fragmin (LMW heparin) - and advice.
They have a great dept in St Thomas in London - (I used to be a patient there and my local hospital got advice from them on how to treat me when pregnant)
You need lots of growth scans -I had weekly for my first DC.
(I tested positive 20+ years ago - not pregnant -for years have now tested negative with no symptoms (was on warfarin for a couple of year but now just daily aspirin) - but was treated as positive for both pregnancies)
Good Luck with your scan...fingers crossed for you flowers

Armadale Thu 24-Oct-13 10:25:45

thanks everyone for the support.

This is why I love MNet. I was quite affected by the madness of the AF banned/goady idiots not banned last night and did wonder if maybe my time here was up, but MNet has been kind to me on so many occasions like today.

Carrot, I am so pleased that you got a good scan yesterday, that is wonderful news.

I have actually been on that thread you mentioned think I may have started it but had a bit of a freak out a couple of weeks ago and have stuck my head in the sand since pretending not to be PG and have not been near an antenatal thread since. I will try to come back.
(I'm Miss Garth on there-I name change a lot as my family do not know about the 3 MC's only the late loss, and don't want them to inadventently find out, but my namechanges are always Wilkie Collins' female characters, so you can always guess if it is me!).

Elks, yes it is going very slowly, I have just spent five minutes watching the dustmen collect all the wheelie bins out of the window confused

Fakebook, I don't know what scans I'm supposed to be having yet...I'm already slightly in the dog house with the EPU as I pretended it wasn't happening the last couple of weeks and didn't book in with them for a six week one so when I rang them this week they were unimpressed with me. To be fair to them, my last PG was a partial molar, so it is important they scan me early, but to be fair to me, I had a scan with a good heartbeat and all OK at 7+3 last time, and the happiness and relief were amazing, and then I started bleeding late that night and miscarried the next day after I'd got my hopes up, and just felt I didn't want to see the HB as early this time till I'd passed that marker. I think part of it for me is trying to stay sane any way I can.

Armadale Thu 24-Oct-13 10:29:56

Unlucky, I am at Thomas', I requested to go there after the PM results...they think I haven't got Hughes as I test negative for it BUT i test positive for it in pregnancy.

They say that is just one of those things, and I definitely haven't got it.

I know st mary's have a theory now that some clotting disorders can be like diabetes, eg you just present with it as a condition of pregnancy even if you haven't got it when not pregnant, so I have talked them into letting me have the heparin and aspirin just in case. I think the consultant is pretty convinced otherwise, but it at least makes me feel better.

CarrotCakeMuffins Thu 24-Oct-13 12:30:04

If it helps, all the scans on the June RMC issues thread have been successful so far this week....

Armadale Thu 24-Oct-13 16:07:11

OK I'm back.

Wasn't great.

Heartbeat present. Scan size 6+0, I am 7+5 today, and got a BFP at 28 days, so know I must be much further along than 6+0.

Armadale Thu 24-Oct-13 16:07:38

Going to take the dog for a walk and have a bit of a cry in the woods.

dontmixthecolours Thu 24-Oct-13 16:11:29

Oh Armadale, can I give you some (((()))))

Please don't give up hope, babies are so tiny at that stage that it's very difficult to get an accurate measurement. I have everything crossed for you, recurrent miscarriage is awful

Please take care. When are you back at the hospital?

Cybercat Thu 24-Oct-13 16:11:51

I am so so sorry that it wasn't better news. I am going back for a repeat scan tomorrow and am in a similar boat (heartbeat & growth both too slow in my case). Is there any chance that you ovulated later than you thought? Might be the cause of the date discrepancy. Look after yourself.

headoverheels Thu 24-Oct-13 16:11:59

Oh OP. But a heartbeat must be good news? What did they say?

Armadale Thu 24-Oct-13 16:16:41

Hi everyone, thanks for the care. I'm due back 2 weeks today unless anything happens before...they said they don't know what to say, if things have gone up 2 weeks in two weeks time might be ok, but if not, then not OK. Last time I had a scan there I had a HB and the MC started later that night, which is why I put it off until 7+5 this time. I think if I ovulated late it would explain it, but it would mean I couldn't get a BFP on day 28, which I did.
Cybercat, good luck for tomorrow, I really hope it goes well for you, will be thinking of you x

Mama1980 Thu 24-Oct-13 16:46:20

Oh op I'm so sorry it didn't go great. How are you doing? I have everything crossed that your dates have somehow got muddled.
Take care of yourself x

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