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Readers Respond: Warning Signs of Missed Miscarriage

Responses: 73


Updated May 25, 2009

Missed miscarriage at 9 weeks.

I had two miscarriages, my second one was a missed miscarriage. I had went in for a scan at 8 weeks pregnant, baby measured only 7.1 weeks but he had a strong heartbeat. I went to the hospital two weeks later for spotting and they told me my baby had no heartbeat. I was devastated. I still have not recovered. I am now 9 weeks pregnant and hoping that God gave me my baby back in this pregnancy.
—Guest Sadie

Late missed miscarriage

I found out on 01/03/2010 that my baby's heartbeat stopped at my 16 week appt. I was told baby measured 13 wks. I was so shocked, delivered baby wed night was the most emotionally painful experience ever, I saw my beautiful baby boy, it was just me and my husband. We will never forget that night, we were told it was a little boy, we already have a beautiful daughter aged 2. I felt like dying and going with my baby. I am so distraught as is my husband. I don't know how long it will take us to get over it...I just want my son back. I feel for all mothers who have been through this and you know it makes no difference how many kids you have, you love all of them, and no one can take their place.
—Guest ahsia

Had scan today at 12+4days no heartbeats

This afternoon had first scan at 12 weeks+4 days to find a large normal sized sac with 2 tiny fetal poles measuring only 6 weeks and no heartbeats. My partner and I were tremendously sad of course but strangely I was not shocked. Almost overnight about a week and a half ago I had stopped feeling tired and nauseous and started feeling unexpectedly fantastic. I even joked to someone I'm worried I'm not pregnant anymore. Also during my first successful pregnancy from early on in quiet moments I tuned into my baby was always aware of a presence and an image of a golden light knowing it was my baby and found this very comforting. I tried doing te same tuning in in this pregnancy but never felt this presence. It disturbed me but I reassured myself that every pregnancy and baby is different so of course I will have a different experience. But in retrospect even tho I had all normal symptoms of preg until about 10 days ago I just knew something was different. Trust your intuition is my lesson.
—Guest TT

Missed miscarriage 17 weeks 5 days

I have two healthy boys age 7 and 2. I found out at 17 weeks 5 days that I miscarried. I went in for my 4 week check up and the dr. couldn't find a heartbeat. I didn't think anything because she didn't find it 4 weeks ago either but I had just had an ultrasound and knew it was fine. I was sent to another office to have an ultrasound, with my two boys in tow, never thinking anything, excited to possibly see the sex, we found out there wasn't a heartbeat. I was told it probably happened in week 15 or 16. I have had a lot of stress, anxiety, etc. I spoke to the dr to go over my options, due to my past history decided not to induce (two c sections), opted for a D&E, most horrible experience, would take c-section anyday...I don't know how anyone could ever do that by choice. My body never showed any signs of a miscarriage: no bleeding, etc. I just don't undertand...I don't know if I can try again, too emotional...
—Guest Guest

11 weeks 4 days

I went to the Doc 4 my 2nd visit only to find out that I had misscarried. This is not a good feeling when you have had healthy children before. The doc checked for a heartbeat and found nothing then he did a ultrasound and the baby was just laying there without a heartbeat. I felt so terrible and hurt at the same time. I was supposed to be 11 weeks but the baby measured at only 9 weeks. I'm going to miss our baby but God had other plans.
—Guest Dana

3rd time round

This is my 3rd time. The previous time were between 5 and 6 weeks with classic bleeding. This time was so different. I had a check scan at 7 weeks with heartbeat show strong and regular. Yesterday we repeated the scan showing the heartbeat stopped at 8 weeks. I was 9 weeks 4 days. No warning. I now face nature versus d/c next week, and a battery of testing. My heart is broken.
—Guest guesty

Feeling sad and confused...

I had a miscarriage on January 29th 2010. Weird thing was I was feeling very sad and depressed for a few weeks. Just to find out that my little baby boy passed away at 13 weeks and 6 days. Just a few weeks I saw him on the ultrasound kicking around and moving this way and that way. This would have been my 3rd baby. In 2007 I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and underwent Chemo and Radiation. I had an Ectopic Pregnancy in June 29th 2009 exactly 7 months to the dot. The most painful was delivering the baby. I miss him and am hoping he will come back to me some day. I hope for all the best to all of you.
—Guest Guest Guest....

No signs

I had no sign that I was going to be told I had had a missed miscarriage. The first time was in July 09 when I went for my 12 week scan to be told there was a fetal pole size of about 5 weeks. That time I went home and miscarried naturally, and 2 weeks later ended up in hospital. The second time I went for a scan at 8 weeks and they said it was a missed miscarriage and there was no fetus. Both times I had all the pregnancy signs.
—Guest Emma


So I went to the ob dc yesterday cuz found out I was pg on dec 31. It was my 1st visit. I should be about 8 weeks now. My last period was dec.1 and when the doc did the u/s and measured the baby it only measured 5 weeks 6 days. It don't add up and I know my dates are right. Now I have to wait till fri cuz I had blood work yesterday and I go again Thursday to see if my pregnancy hormones are rising. I have no symptoms...just little sharp pains every now and then down there. This would be my 2nd pregnancy...it sounds like I'm having a missed miscarriage...my heart and prayers goes out to all you ladies.

Lost baby at 10 weeks

I just went this morning for what was supposed to be a routine OB visit. I had some spotting yesterday, so the doctor did a sonogram to check the baby. When he got the baby's image on the screen, I knew something wasn't right. There was no movement and no heartbeat. They measured the baby and said that it measured 8 weeks 2 days, it should have been 10 weeks 5 days. I have three healthy children, and experience one full-term stillbirth. I don't really think I have processed this loss yet. I go tomorrow for a D&C as my doctor feels that my body is not likely to start the process on its own. I'm sorry to everyone here who has lost a baby, my heart goes out to you.
—Guest Jacky

Missed miscarriage at 8 weeks

My first experience with losing a child was at 28 weeks when I found out my daughter had gotten tangled up in her umbilical cord and passed away. That was horrible and nothing I ever wanted to go through again. Nov 09 found out I was preg, by the time I would have been 6wks preg I had my first ob appt. My labs showed my hcg level was too low and I miscarried 2 wks later. Here I am again today, I found out dec 09 I was preg, my first ob appt went great I was 7wks and 5 days. The doc called and said my labs looked good scheduled me an appt for my first u/s the next week. I would have been 8wks, the u/s only showed a fetal pole with no heart beat measuring 6wks. I have low back pain, some spotting every now and then but no symptoms that something was ever wrong. I though I knew for sure what to look for but I find myself losing another pregnancy. Will wait another week to see if I spontaneously abort, if not then I will opt for a d&c.

1st pregnancy ended with miscarriage

I have found out a couple of days ago I have had a missed miscarriage. By my dates I should have been 10 weeks and when I went for my first scan they said the pregnancy had stopped at 7 weeks. I had no sickness or pain throughout the pregnancy and there has been no other signs. I am young and healthy and know this can happen to anyone but I am too terrified to try again as I dont want to go through the pain of miscarriage again. I yet have to go back to hospital in 9 days to see how the pregnancy sac will be removed, and I dont know how they are going to do this yet either. When I got pregnant I had never heard of a missed miscarriage and the midwife had never mentioned it. I know if it had have been mentioned it would have been worrying but the shock of going to the first scan and knowing your baby is no longer is much greater and I never even thought that she could have said this.
—Guest Babyjude

No Symptoms

I found out last week that my baby did not have a heartbeat anymore. Had an ultrasound at 12 weeks and everything looked fine- nice strong heartbeat. Went back to the doctor for my normal 16 week appointment. Doctor could not find heartbeat using fetal doppler. Went into the regular ultrasound room and they said they could not find any heartbeat and the baby was measuring 15 weeks. The next day went into the hospital to be induced. I delivered my baby at 3 AM. I had absolutely no signs of a miscarraige- I thought that everything was OK. I am scared to death to try again. Have a beautiful 4 year old little girl, and don't think that I can handle something like this happening again.
—Guest Guest

Missed miscarriage at 9 weeks

This is my fourth pregnancy and it was totally different from the rest. The other 3 were boys so I thought maybe this was my girl. I had almost no symptoms and I think in my subconscious I knew something was wrong. I started lightly spotting at 9 weeks and went in for an u/s. They told me that the pregnancy had stopped. It is the most heartbreaking experience and I can't imagine going through it more than once. My heart goes out to all women who have gone through this pain. I opted to let it pass naturally and am still waiting. Hopefully all will go ok.
—Guest Julie

Signs were there in hindsight only...

I had a missed miscarriage diagnosed by ultrasound at 12 weeks. The baby had died at 9 weeks. Lots of things changed at 9 weeks but I took them as signs I was getting 'more pregnant.' My skin had been really clear and it suddenly broke out, I felt a lot sicker, I had an odd twangy feeling sometimes when I stood up, my breasts grew rapidly between 9-12 wks, vaginal discharge increased, I had headaches, shivers, fevers and diarrhoea that would come and go and a heavy feeling in my lower abdomen like I was about to get a period. I'd had that at the beginning of the pregnancy too before I knew I was pregnant. I thought I had a urinary infection and was planning on asking the midwife to test my urine. I didn't know what was normal and what wasn't, having never been pregnant before.
—Guest Guest L

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