#misCOURAGE story, 16/05/2017, by Wing Yan Cheung
I had my beautiful daughter back in November 2014. The pregnancy was smooth sailing - no morning sickness, no complications and labour was only about 6 hours start to finish and she was more or less on time and she weighed 6lb 6.5oz.
March 2016 I started cramping and bleeding a day before my period was due so didn't think anything of it.
This continued for a month and one Saturday the cramp pain got worst with more bleeding. Called 111 and they advised to go to Out of Hrs that evening. They did ask if I could be pregnant and I said no as we were not actively trying.
Dr confirmed I was pregnant and said all pregnancies are different. Went to GP for a blood test and all it showed was positive and nothing else.
Fast forward 5 days I had more pain so took myself to A&E and both the urine and blood tests showed the HCG levels have dropped so I was miscarrying.
Tried a couple of months later and fell straight away. Got excited this time. Went to the 12 weeks scan and no heatbeat was found and foetus measured around 9 weeks. Opted for the Medical Management which I found very traumatic.
I was bleeding lightly on and off for 5 weeks then on a day out with husband, daughter and my parents I started haemorrhaging. Got taken to the local hospital where we were at that day by ambulance.
I had retained tissues. Had to have emergency ERPC. Before the surgery the scan showed a clot measuring 86cmx65cmx78 sitting on my cervix. Then I became unconscious after losing so much blood. My husband thought he'd lost me for good.
Left it 6 months and tried again. Fell the first week of trying and when I saw the positive test I couldn't get excited as I didn't want to get my hopes up although my symptoms were stronger than previous pregnancies.
Pushed for an early scan as I was suffering with anxiety and thyroid levels were high showing borderline overactive thyroid. 10 weeks scan showed no heartbeat and foetus measured just after 8 weeks and opted straight for a ERPC again.
This time they can send the tissue off to be examined to try to find a cause. Having two missed miscarriages is rare.
I have now had 3 miscarriages in a row and now waiting to be seen by the Recurrent Miscarriage Clinic for tests. I am hoping I will get some answers but some never got any answers and purely bad luck.
However, my desire for a brother or sister for my girl is pushing me to stay strong and not give up. I will not be defeated! I will try again! I will have a rainbow baby!
Please note that the opinions expressed by users in Tommy’s Book of #misCOURAGE are solely those of the user, who is unlikely to have had medical training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of Tommy’s and are not advice from Tommy's. Reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment from a qualified health care provider. We strongly advise readers not to take drugs that are not prescribed by your qualified healthcare provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor, midwife or hospital immediately. Read full disclaimer