Miscarriage at 9 Weeks in May 2008

Miscarriage at 9 Weeks in September 2010

Phoenix, Arizona

I was blessed to marry my high school sweetheart and best friend in 2005. During this time I had gone to the OBGYN frequently with abdominal pains, irregular periods, and weight gain. I was diagnosed with PCOS, Stage 1 Endometriosis, and was told my chances of conceiving were going to be tough. [Read more…]


Miscarriage at 6 weeks on November 24th, 2009
Miscarriage at 9 weeks on February 12th, 2010
Miscarriage at 9 weeks on June 23rd, 2010
San Angelo, Texas


Mom to Gracie Lynn 
July 2008
and Zechariah Jacob
October 2010
Stowe, Vermont

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Mom to Stella Grace
Stillborn at 37w 4d gestation on October 28th, 2010
Rochester, Wisconsin
Thursday Oct 28th, 2010.

I was 37weeks 4 days pregnant with our 3rd and what we were calling, our last, addition to the family. Everything was in place, planned, prepped and ready for her arrival. I had been preparing for my first natural homebirth for the last 9 months and was extremely excited for labor to begin. The entire pg was excellent, healthy and the most active baby I have ever carried. I thought for sure she was going to be a huge child and very active (that or there were 2 in there).

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Mom to Elin Louise
June 7th, 2005
Monday, June 6, 2005 was just an ordinary day for us. I was 35 weeks along and looking forward to the birth of our first child. I got up and went to work at 6 a.m. Later that day I realized I hadn’t felt the baby move much, if any. 
I went home from work at 6 and told my husband. He wasn’t concerned so I tried to calm myself down. Finally, I couldn’t do it and he called our friend and local P.A. He told me to lay down and drink some water and see if I felt anything. I couldn’t relax. The P.A. called me back and decided to make a house call. He came with the portable heart rate thing and checked. He couldn’t find anything but told us he was sure everything was fine and after changing the battery in the monitor and still nothing he played it off as him being over in Iraq for 18 months and not doing any of this stuff. I was completely freaked out and knew something wasn’t right. They never had trouble finding my baby’s heartbeat from week 12 or so. He called the hospital and had us go in to be monitored. It was the longest 30 mile drive. 

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Mom to Kensley Angel
Born Sleeping May 28th, 2010 at 20 weeks
Fort Worth, Texas
My husband and I found out we were expecting on January 24, 2010.  Scheduled our first doctor appointment for February 5, 2010 where we found out I was six weeks along with an expected due date of October 6, 2010.  We were very excited as our oldest was 5 and ready for him to have a sibling.  I was very sick this pregnancy, and completely drained of any energy I had early on.  I started leaning towards a girl because I had all the “textbook” signs of a girl.  In mid April, we went in for our routine 16 week checkup and opted to do the QUAD screen.  It all started going down hill from here. 

My results came back high risk for down syndrome (1:207) and open neural tube defect (1:297), and referred to a high risk doctor.  Although I couldn’t help but panic when I received these results, there was still a very low probability that our baby had either one.  We had our appointment with the specialist and level II sonogram scheduled for the first week in May.  We were so excited to get to see our baby again, and hopefully find out what we were having.  The level II sonogram showed a very healthy baby girl!!  The doctor did not see any other markers for down syndrome and ruled out any possible open neural tube defect…what a relief!  However, she did notice the baby was measuring 10 days smaller than normal for her gestational period of 18 weeks.  My doctor did not seem concerned about it yet, and just said we would monitor the baby and hold off on changing the due date.  When I got home later that day, I really started to become concerned.  I was exact with all my dates as far as my last menstrual period and when I took my home pregnancy so there was no way we could push out my due date.  I had come to the realization that she was indeed measuring smaller.  I had comfort in knowing that my regular 20 week anatomy scan ultrasound was coming up in two weeks and hopefully she would grow some more.  Heading into my 19th week, I started noticing I hadn’t felt her move in a couple days.  I still wasn’t feeling her move consistently yet (just the flutters and butterfly’s) so I wasn’t too alarmed.  I decided to get out my doppler to check her heartbeat and then everything would be fine… or so I thought.  I couldn’t find it right away, or ever again for that matter.  As I headed into my 20 week appointment I was still hoping for the best, but had this feeling that something was not right.  Then on May 24, 2010 as I lay on the table, I hear the doctor utter the most painful-earth stopped moving-dagger in my heart words I have ever heard,  “There is no heartbeat.”

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Mother to Katherine Rose Mooney Thelin
Born March 18th, 2008
Died March 16th or 17th, 2008
Fairfax, Virginia

I found out I was pregnant with my first child, Katie, on July 14, 2007.  It was the first time I had ever been pregnant and I was so excited.  I remember going out to buy “What to Expect When you are Expecting” on the very first day!  My husband and I had just celebrated our 2 year wedding annversary and we were both thrilled to be expecting a little one. 

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Mom to Ella Marie
Born Still on September 3rd, 2010 at 39 weeks
have always wanted to be a mommy. My husband and I decided that once I was done with nursing school we would start trying. We were thrilled to find out that we were expecting on 12/31/09, just two weeks after finishing nursing school, our first month trying.

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