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5 week miscarriage

Postby BichonFrise » Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:31 pm

MC #1: Oct 15th, 2013 (7 week)

LMP: Nov 17th, 2013
Ovulation date: Dec 10th, 2013
MC#2: Jan 1st, 2014 (22 DPO - 5 week 1 day)

Hi Ladies,

Anyone here has experience with 5 week miscarriage?

I got my beta result yesterday (HCG 17 @5 week) and this morning, my temp dropped below the coverline. My Dr advised that my pregnancy is not viable and I concurred. I started spotting and i knew from my last MC, I would have severe cramp for a few mins.

Rather than balling and being miserable like last time, I decided to grab my running shoes and ran (cried) for 4.7 miles. I felt cramp while I was running but I decided not to stop. After I came home, I found the big tissue (might look like the egg sac, it's about 3 * 3 inches with some grayish, egg white CM, and some black clot). I don't remember passing this in my last MC. On my last one, I just had severe bleeding with some clots for 6 days.

Anyways, I thought I would just have a regular period like last time so I was quite taken aback to find this (so early at 5 week). I just emailed my Dr. I am not sure if I need to schedule U/S to ensure that everything is already expelled from the last 2 MCs. Anyone else have this experience for Chemical/MC at 5 weeks?

Thanks ladies.
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BFP #1: 10/01/2013 MC: 10/15/2013 (7 weeks)
BFP #2: 12/24/2013 MC: 01/01/2014 (5 weeks 1 day)
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Re: 5 week miscarriage

Postby B Michaelson » Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:45 pm

I can't add much since my loss was surgically removed but I just wanted to say I am sorry to see you posting on this board. I know how hard it is to lose a LO that you have been hoping for and I hope neither of us ever ends up back here.

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Re: 5 week miscarriage

Postby mountainbaby » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:55 am

Hi Bichon, I am just so sorry for your loss. I hope the rest of 2014 brings you more joy.

I am sorry I can't help with any answers. I was going to start my own thread but my question is similar to yours really, so I hope you don't mind me joining in on this and maybe we can both get some answers.

I had a chemical pregnancy in October - 4weeks, 4 days. It was only because I was tracking O and knew I was late and was peeing like mad that I tested. Anyway that month I had a pretty ordinary AF, slightly heavier. But my next AF in November was really heavy - I would say twice as heavy as normal, like I was changing Super Plus Tampons every couple of hours for a couple of days. Is this normal, is it possible this was retained stuff from the CP in October? December was normal.

Also is it normal to pass pink bits of tissue, I know it sounds gross but looking for some answers. I have been TTC for over a year. I am pretty sure this was not my first chemical pregnancy.
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Re: 5 week miscarriage

Postby BichonFrise » Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:00 pm

Hi Mountainbaby,

I am sorry for your loss. On my first MC (I was 7 weeks along), my first AF after MC was very heavy, I passed some tissues/clots too and I remembered feeling like I was reliving the MC experience all over again.

I have heard that it's expected (which is why Dr always asks us to wait for one AF before trying again). I was taken aback by the tissue size in this one. I was very early so I thought it would be regular period, a little heavy perhaps. However, I am hopeful that perhaps the pregnancy wasn't viable because I had some clots from the previous MC and now everything should be expelled. It seems that running helps to further expelling the remaining tissues so I plan to run again today to make sure everything comes out as expected (sorry tmi).
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BFP #1: 10/01/2013 MC: 10/15/2013 (7 weeks)
BFP #2: 12/24/2013 MC: 01/01/2014 (5 weeks 1 day)
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Re: 5 week miscarriage

Postby mountainbaby » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:39 am

Hi Bichon, Thanks for the information, It helps me understand that this was normal.

I hope as you say that your uterus is back to normal and that your next BFP will stick. Hope 2014 will bring you your sticky bean.
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Re: 5 week miscarriage

Postby FourOrFive » Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:53 am

Hi bichon,

So sorry to hear about your loss. I think I am close to experiencing the same thing. My beta was 3.4 on Friday but I tested way too early so they told me not to give up hope I probably just implanted the day before the test. My RE considers anything above 1 a positive test and due to previous bloodwork I know I don't normally have hcg in my system even at a low level.

Over the weekend I did hpt and still said negative so it's likely not rising and I will miscarry this week :cry: . I have a repeat beta Thursday to make sure. But for now I feel like I am just waiting to miscarry and it's so upsetting. I can't think about anything else except this dead "baby" inside of me waiting to come out. I've been crying for days now and just wish it would happen already so I don't lose the whole month.

How long did your doctor say you have to wait until TTC again? How are you coping? Just thought it be helpful to know I'm here for you and your posts have helped me.
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Letrozole 2.5 mg, cd 3-7 because I don't ovulate on my own, has helped me ovulate cd 13-15. No other issues- Dr. says we are both A+ for everything else...

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Re: 5 week miscarriage

Postby BichonFrise » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:12 am

Hi FourofFive,

I am sorry. Did you get a strong positive in HTP before the beta test? Maybe you are just super early. The difference for me was that I got a strong line in my HPT test (which means that my HCG should be over 50) and then when I did beta test a few days later, I only had 17 (which means that it will be negative in HPT).

In your case, if you started at 3.5 and it doubles every 48 hour, it will take a while to be positive in HPT. Don't get stressed yet, until it's best to wait for the 2nd beta. I know you are preparing for the worst but it's not over for you yet. Be positive and relax...and if the worst happens, you will survive it. It's an overwhelming grief for me, esp the first time, but time does heal and you will be ready to try again.

My Dr told me to wait "a couple" of cycle, esp not to try right away. So I waited for one AF then try again. For this one, I'm not quite sure since I'm early. If you are early, I believe there is no harm in trying again but check with your Dr. I believe when your body is ready for it, you will get pregnant again. If not, you might have anuvolutary cycle for a while until you ovulate again. Best of luck!
Me (39) DH (41)

TTC #1 since June 2013. Married for 10 years.

BFP #1: 10/01/2013 MC: 10/15/2013 (7 weeks)
BFP #2: 12/24/2013 MC: 01/01/2014 (5 weeks 1 day)
BFP #3: 02/08/2014 Ethan was born 6 lbs 9 Oz on Oct 17th, 2014.

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Re: 5 week miscarriage

Postby FourOrFive » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:05 pm

Bichon- I didn't do hpt at all until after beta was 3.4 so yes still the slightest chance it's just rising slowly. I think a slow riser is still not a good sign though.

I take letrozole to ovulate so hoping I can continue that and still ovulate the next cycle.

I can't believe how hard all of this is. These boards and women really help. 4 of my best friends are having healthy pregnancies right now after trying for 1 month and 1 not even trying so I feel bad even talking to them about my situation because I don't want to bring them down.

Best of luck to you. I will update Thursday with repeat beta numbers
Me:29.5, Boyfriend:32.5
TTC #1, cycle #4
Letrozole 2.5 mg, cd 3-7 because I don't ovulate on my own, has helped me ovulate cd 13-15. No other issues- Dr. says we are both A+ for everything else...

BFP 1/3/14, chemical pregnancy 1/10/14.


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Re: 5 week miscarriage

Postby BichonFrise » Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:22 pm

FourorFive, how did the 2nd testing go? Hope all is well..
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BFP #1: 10/01/2013 MC: 10/15/2013 (7 weeks)
BFP #2: 12/24/2013 MC: 01/01/2014 (5 weeks 1 day)
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Re: 5 week miscarriage

Postby FourOrFive » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:33 am

Hi Bichon hope this finds you well. Repeat beta was the same exact number! Did ultrasound and everything looked fine just need my numbers to drop back to 0...which finally today they did. So I got the go ahead to try again instead of waiting a cycle. Today is cd4 and I just started my letrozole. I normally take it day 3-7 but will be doing 4-8 now so hoping I still ovulate like I have been. They are monitoring me more this cycle so will get ultrasounds on day 12 and day 14 to check everything out. I spent the weekend crying and thinking...fun, huh? I came up with something that may or may not help you but thought I'd share anyway :)

I accept that I feel completely helpless. It's ok to feel helpless because really I am...I can't help myself get pregnant any more than I already have been for the last 3 months. I accept that this isn't in my control and that I can't think about anything else. I vowed to stop trying to distract myself because it is of no use...I will continue to think about this and that is not in my control. The ONE thing I can control is HOPE. I can hope all I want. No amount of pain or disappointment can ruin my hope. I can decide that the fear of what may never be will not crush my hope of what may be. I can hope.

Here's to hoping...
Me:29.5, Boyfriend:32.5
TTC #1, cycle #4
Letrozole 2.5 mg, cd 3-7 because I don't ovulate on my own, has helped me ovulate cd 13-15. No other issues- Dr. says we are both A+ for everything else...

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Re: 5 week miscarriage

Postby BichonFrise » Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:38 pm

I am so sorry fouroffive. My 2 MCs were very traumatizing as well. My husbad said that it's straight from the movie (not quite sure what he meant by that...horror movie? a movie with miscarriage? :)) I was in a fog for a couple of weeks and took me 2 months to finally feel like a normal person again.

The 2nd time, I rebounded much faster. I cried myself to sleep when I found out and then I started to get really mad, like feeling defiant. So definitely, I still hope, I still track my cycle, I time my BD to perfection but I tell myself that "hey, my life is great, with or without TTC". I focus on spending quality time with DH & fur babies. Having a date night (and think to myself better enjoy this before the kids come). I also do some breathing/yoga to relax me every time I feel really tense up.

You are right, this is beyond our control. However, we can definitely control on how we react to it. either we become sad/bitter or we can choose to be defiant and happy, continue to live our life. I believe that I will conceive, only it takes longer that I have expected.

It's good that you are clear to try again. I hope we both have good news this month.
Me (39) DH (41)

TTC #1 since June 2013. Married for 10 years.

BFP #1: 10/01/2013 MC: 10/15/2013 (7 weeks)
BFP #2: 12/24/2013 MC: 01/01/2014 (5 weeks 1 day)
BFP #3: 02/08/2014 Ethan was born 6 lbs 9 Oz on Oct 17th, 2014.

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Re: 5 week miscarriage

Postby txgal1208 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:46 pm

hi ladies... this is my first time coming back to this site since late dec. I too had a miscarriage at 6 weeks though.. but geeeez i took it hard! depression hit me a little. not the point where i wanna stab everyone or myself. hehe.. but the point where i simply cried and wanted to see no one! i didnt even want to go out. if i did go out, i only went to the store real quick and then come back. my miscarriage started 12/21.. right before christmas,,, seriously?!?! so needless to say my christmas was a lil blue.

i have a 20 month old and believe me i am thrillllled with him and i love him to pieces. i guess just the thought of TTC #2 since Jun for me and then finally i get my bfp Nov.. i was so hopeful. but nope.. my world came tumbling down. God had another plan for me. my blood levels weren't doubling so i knew before they even told me of my mc that it was happening. :cry:

anywho.. so here it is.. jan 21 and im still waiting for AF to make her appearnace. my dr wants me to have a full cycle and then try it again. i had an IUI so thats the route i will be taking again. my heart hurts me and im inpatient at times.

Bichon: 2 mc's?!?!? shiiiiiit... how?!!? whyyyy?!?! ugh life is so unfair!! :( its just so hard to explain or to understand.

well, thats it for now. I shall continue to wait for AF and then the following month try again. moments liek there when i think of it all, i want to cry. i have FB also (evil..plain evil site) and you can only imagine ALLLL the xmas pregnancy announcements i encountered!! it was tortureeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!
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IUI#1: June '11 BFN
IUI#2 July '11 BFN
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IUI#1 (this cycle): 100 mg clomid, done on 8/29/13... BFN =(
IUI#2 10/26/13... eeeekkk (as of 10/24/13, i have a folli on the right side 11 and 2 on the left size 19,18) BFN =(
IUI#3 Nov '13 (3rd time the charm?? ).. BFP!!
Dec '13... MC @ 6 weeks. :( soooo bummed...

AF showed up 1/27/14... Dr wants me to have one regular cycle before going on with IUI# 4 for baby #2.

IUI#4 March 13, 2014... rainbow baby in the making.. BFP!!
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Re: 5 week miscarriage

Postby BichonFrise » Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:18 am

Hi TXgirl,

It seemed that you got your AF. I'm so sorry for your losses. Yes, life can be unfair but I'm blessed in other way. This humbles me, it goes to show that things can not always go your way. We need our perseverance and positive outlook. I hope you feel better. My Dr told me to wait too but I'm not preventing. If it happens, it happens.
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BFP #1: 10/01/2013 MC: 10/15/2013 (7 weeks)
BFP #2: 12/24/2013 MC: 01/01/2014 (5 weeks 1 day)
BFP #3: 02/08/2014 Ethan was born 6 lbs 9 Oz on Oct 17th, 2014.

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Re: 5 week miscarriage

Postby whitepolish22 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:21 pm

when I miscarried my missed miscarriage at 6 weeks, finally at what would have been 11weeks, I had an actual sac still in tact that came out. then tissue and placenta type stuff. but yeah sac came out still in perfect shape.
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