Posted in Child & Pregnancy Loss, Tough Topics

I just had an early miscarriage.


My husband and I recently found out we were pregnant with baby #2 via home pregnancy test. I told several friends and family. I was scheduled to have my confirmation appointment on Tuesday... but, I went to the ER last night for some spotting and was sent home with a diagnosis of a threatened miscarriage. According to my LMP, I would be 7 weeks tomorrow... but, my HCG levels were extremely low (low 100s) and my ultrasound revealed an empty gestational sac. This morning, the bleeding progressed to a heavy period with cramping and my doctor confirmed I'm miscarrying. My appointment for Tuesday will now be held to "ensure everything has passed." I'm not sure how to feel. On one hand, I take some sort of weird comfort in knowing that I didn't see an embryo in the ultrasound... so, I don't feel as attached as I would have if I would have seen or heard a heartbeat. On the other hand, I'm upset with my body for not doing what it's built to do. I'm also RH negative and am scared of trying again for fear that that is the reason I lost this pregnancy.

  • B
    Jun 24, 2019

    People never talk about this, but something like 50% of women have miscarriages that early. It’s super common and nothing you did.

  • Lily
    Jun 25, 2019

    I had a miscarriage with my second pregnancy. It was something I just didn't think would happen. But don't give up on having another baby. I just had my second and I am so glad I didn't give up.