First Baby, Miscarried @ 5.5 weeks, September 2009
Second Baby, Miscarried @ 7 weeks, January 2010
Paislee Ann born still at 24 weeks, September 2nd, 2010
We went to the doctor and she told us to wait one cycle, so that is exactly what we did. We got a BFP in November of ’09. We were pregnant again, but this time tried not to get to excited. I read the odds of reoccurring miscarriages weren’t too high so I was expecting a healthy August ’10 baby. Not so much. At 10 weeks I started spotting brown again and went in to the doctor where they told me the baby died a 7 weeks and 1 day. I was scheduled for a D & C five days later. I woke up the day before by D & C to horrible cramping and sat on the toilet only to pass so much blood I wasn’t sure what to do. I ended up having an emergency D & C due to the heavy blood loss and drop in blood pressure.
Again we sat at the doctor’s office where we were told, wait a cycle and you can try again. We ended up getting our BFP April 2010. I would go to the office very three days to get blood work to make sure my HCG counts were doubling and they were.
2nd loss- October 13th, 2009
3rd loss- December 16th, 2009
Chemical Pregnancy- January 22nd, 2009
I went through all of August with slight cramping on my left side and off and on bleeding. I kept thinking nothing of it until I started passing large clots in the beginning of September, as soon as I saw that I knew something was wrong but at that point still had no idea what. At my appointment with my OBGYN after describing my symptoms and telling him about the slight pain my doctor informed me he felt I was pregnant but in the middle of a miscarriage. That day I got my first set of blood pregnancy tests and went home to cry and wait for the next day to call and find out the results so we could continue with the next step.
Our last day there May 5th, I was sitting at the table and I felt a little crampy (nothing to worry about) I thought. I know cramping a little bit in early pregnancy is normal. I went into the bathroom and noticed a very small spot of blood on my underwear, again I thought (nothing to worry about.) We decide to go swimming so we went down to the pool. We’d been there for about a half an hour when all of the sudden I started getting the worst pain I’ve ever felt. It radiated all the way into my back. The only way I could get any relief was to swim. I couldn’t play with my kids because that required me to sit still. I told my husband that I was in too much pain and had to get out.
I got out of the pool and walked the 2 feet it took me to get to my cover up and flip flops. I was grabbing my things so I could go rinse off and I saw a pool of blood under my feet, I looked at my legs and blood was just running down them. I told my husband and then went to the shower, hoping that the warm water would make the pain go away. It didn’t.
At around 20 weeks the problems started. I had tremendous pain and swelling in my belly. My doctor just assured me it was twins and that all was normal. I did my best to get through each day. On Saturday August 2, I could bear no more and had my husband take me to the emergency room. After a very detailed ultrasound I was diagnosed with polyhydramnios; excess fluid in the gestational sac.
M&M (twins) EDD September 25th, 2010 – Grew wings January 2010
Peanut EDD December 23rd, 2010 – Grew wings April 2010
Desire EDD March 26th, 2011 – Grew wings July 2010
On the December 7th, 2009, I went for my 18 week ultrasound and the technician said that they suspect a problem with the baby’s heart. She couldn’t see the “hockey sticks” but they were not able to say anything else, I would have to wait to hear from my doctor. The next day, my Dr’s office called and asked me to come in for an appointment that day… They said that they believe that the baby’s heart is not developing properly and referred our case urgently to the Fetal Medicine Clinic here in Calgary. I went for another ultrasound and a fetal ECG on December 16th and we were given the news what the little heart is in really bad shape – the left side is seriously under-developed. They said it was a congenital heart defect known as Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and in addition, the baby only had a two vessel umbilical cord which is often an indicator of other issues..