Anyone have a 2nd trimester miscarriage?

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Anyone have a 2nd trimester miscarriage?

Postby bhem » Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:12 am

I am new here and finally feel ready to reach out for some support.
After trying to conceive for 4 years (two failed cycles of clomid, two failed IUI's) my husband and I conceived last summer naturally. We lost our baby boy at 17 1/2 weeks. I still feel like I am stuck in a bad dream...or nightmare really.

I went into pre-term labor because I had an infection in the fetal side of the placenta. My body had no choice but to expel the baby (who was perfectly healthy and born alive) and placenta in order to save itself. We didn't know the placenta was infected until afterwards and tests were done. Leading up to the whole event, I really showed no signs of infection, except for a high WBC a couple days before (which the ER overlooked). There was no way to stop the labor.

Anyone experience a 2nd trimester loss or anything similar? I have never heard of anyone having an infected placenta and it is rare to hear about someone losing a baby in the 2nd trimester.
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Re: Anyone have a 2nd trimester miscarriage?

Postby HawkeyeGirl16 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:26 pm

I'm so sorry for both of your losses. My second trimester loss was also due to incompetent cervix. I was pregnant with triplets and started having a lot of pelvic pressure. Later that day, I noticed spotting. By the time I made it into my OB, my cervix had shortened significantly. I was admitted for an emergency cerclage, but they weren't able to put it in and I lost all three babies. My husband and I were devastated. It has almost been two years now, but not a day goes by that I don't think about them.
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Re: Anyone have a 2nd trimester miscarriage?

Postby bhem » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:06 am

Hi Celeste
Thank you for sharing your story. I am holding up ok. It has been two months. I am just thankful for the 4 1/2 months I was pregnant with him - it was the happiest my husband and I have ever been and for that I am grateful. The hardest part is going out and about in public. So many people knew I was pregnant. I showed really early....I just want to hide under a rock.

I changed OB's (just for the sake of a new experience) and have a world renown High Risk Specialist so we feel we are in good hands. The HRS is going to do a battery of tests to make sure I don't have any "Instigator" bacteria that can be treated before we conceive. We are praying to fall pregnant next month.

Have you guys decided to try again?
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Re: Anyone have a 2nd trimester miscarriage?

Postby Rosie-o » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:25 pm

I PM'ed you. xx
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Re: Anyone have a 2nd trimester miscarriage?

Postby jazlynn4/28 » Sat May 25, 2013 6:30 pm

I have recently had a second trimester mc at 18w. until I started checking things out on the web I had never heard of another person having one.. I was devastated and still have a hard time. in 4 days ny baby girl would b a month old. I still have to stop myself from having the phantom symptoms. and remember my baby is no longer in my belly where she should be. I hope you are dealing better with your loss. I will pray for you.

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