Most people in my life know at this point that I’ve experienced a miscarriage. Most people don’t know the full story: that I lost 3 babies in a year. The first was probably a fluke, a genetic anomaly, and the subsequent two were probably lost due to the damage done to my body by the […]
The time following a miscarriage can be bewildering and messy. You probably never expected to be in this situation and aren’t sure where to go from here. Below I’ve shared my advice on how to take care of your physical and emotional health during the aftermath of loss.
I had another miscarriage. #3. Both Kellen and I go in this week for bloodwork to check for genetic, immunological, and other issues. I have another hysteroscopy on Thursday to see how my uterus looks since the surgery. We know from the SIS and the pregnancy that obviously my uterus is mostly clear of adhesions, […]
We’ve been busy bees this spring, planting and sprucing up and making ready for summer. We did some major work on the front yard, pulling up 20+ years worth of Asian jasmine–a stubborn ground cover that will take over your whole yard if you’re not careful–and cleaning up our flower beds. In the back, we […]
Earlier this month, I started seeing a reproductive endocrinologist. Our initial appointment was a consultation where we discussed possible reasons why I’ve haven’t been able to get and stay pregnant and various tests we could do to diagnose problems. He told us the first test would be a saline-infused sonogram. When you have a normal […]
If you’d asked me a year ago when my family would be complete, I would have told you without hesitation, “When there are 4 of us.” Since the loss last summer, the months have crept by in 2-week increments. I bleed, I ovulate, I fail a test or two, and then the cycle starts all […]
I planned on announcing my second pregnancy on my 30th birthday. Instead, at our 8 week ultrasound in early July, we found out our baby had stopped developing a couple of weeks before. There was no heart beat. The tiny gray blob on the screen was so small, so still, even my inexpert eyes knew […]