Tuesday, December 18, 2007
It's official: I miscarried. I'm sad but not devastated like I have been in the past. I started to bleed somewhat heavily on Monday and never went to the doctor - just to a nurse to get a Rhogam shot (Rh negative blood). My body seems perfectly capable of dealing with this without medical intervention. The funny thing is the nurse kept stressing that if I didn't want to get pregnant, I should seriously consider going on birth control. She lectured me like I was a teenager ...
Monday, December 17, 2007
Whoa! You'll never guess what...even after writing a book on getting pregnant over 40 and writing/researching my blogs on fertility, pregnancy and miscarriage, I was completely and totally taken by surprise when I had a positive pregnancy test last Friday.
My site: www.getpregnantover40.com
Unfortunately, I don't think this pregnancy will make it because I had a light "period" two weeks ago which makes me think I may have miscarried (the pregnancy hormone (hCG) stays in your system for a while after a miscarriage which could be why I had a positive pregnancy test). Aside from sore breasts (which I attributed to the chest presses I did in my weight lifting class) and some light spotting now, I don't have any other symptoms. The only reason I did a pregnancy test is because I had the spotting at an odd time in my cycle (which I've had with all my pregnancies - including my successful one).
I'm going to try to get into my doctor's office Monday to see if we can do an ultrasound or at the very least check if my hCG levels are going up or down (I have a history of two ectopic pregnancies). I debated whether or not to share this news because I don't really know my diagnosis, but I thought maybe this would provide some encouragement to some of you over-40 women who think getting pregnant is unattainable. If you've visited my website or blogs in the past, you know I tried desperately to get pregnant for many years and my fertility treatments either didn't work or ended in miscarriage.
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