13 Weeks w/ BO and Waiting for MC... Sept 27, 2011 9:03:30 GMT -5
Post by lavenderlady on Sept 27, 2011 9:03:30 GMT -5
Where to start…I’m frustrated because I don’t want to tell anyone what’s going on, but I’m also the kind of person who likes to get knowledgeable input. I’ve researched as much as possible and I feel informed, I’ve spoken with my doctor and nurse many times. But here I am, almost 13 weeks with a BO and no sign of a miscarriage. I was diagnosed at my 9 week appointment, which was on a Thursday. My doctor told me she expected me to miscarry that weekend from what they saw on the ultrasound. I did spot a little bit and thought things were about to get started, but that cleared up within a few days (spotting was mainly at night, when I wiped, not even enough to use a pad). By the follow up ultrasound a week later (10 weeks), there was no more spotting but the sac had blood around it, and was detaching. Once again my doctor expected me to miscarry within days. A week later, still nothing. I went in for another ultrasound (11 weeks) and the sac had moved lower. Once again, they expected me to miscarry within days. I have been on the phone with my doctor or nurse for updates once, if not more times a week. They have been incredibly supportive and helpful. They have monitored my HCG levels since week 10, and they have been going down (week 10 was 901, week 11 was 646, week 12 was 496). So this is where I’m at: I feel strongly that I would rather miscarry naturally versus have a D&C…I feel that having a D&C would be out of convenience rather than necessity. My husband has been super supportive and feels the same way I do and supports me with my decision – even when I start doubting myself and weigh out the possibility of having a D&C. However, I keep coming around to the same place, to miscarry naturally. So I wait. But I am open to any insight or input you may have as I feel like I’m going with limited support due to keeping things under wraps. Also, what is the longest you’ve waited (or known someone else to) before things happen naturally?