Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Three Miscarriages
One Molar Pregnancy

In October of 2002 I found out I was pregnant with my 4th child. It was an unplanned pregnancy and completely caught me off guard. But as I had with my older 3 children, I was willing to welcome this baby to our family. 
A month later, I started having some mild bleeding. I went to the ER and they gave me an ultrasound. The doctors said it was still early but they could see a fetal pole and everything matched up date wise. I was sent home to relax. Over the next few weeks I would spot some days and have no bleeding other days. I knew something was wrong. I finally went to my regular OB/GYN. He did another ultrasound. The baby had not developed any since the ultrasound at the ER. I was taken to a back room to receive the news. I knew as soon as the tech started leading to the back of the building I was not going to hear good news. They handed me a phone and I heard the familiar voice of my OB. He told me the baby had stopped growing. He told me to go home and the baby would pass in  a few days. I waited for another week and nothing happened. So I had to have a D & C. I was heart broken. The operation was fast a pretty much painless. I was an emotional wreck for a few more days.
That was my first loss. That loss took away that innocence of feeling like everything will be okay during a pregnancy. If that makes sense. Every time I got pregnant after that loss I figured I was just going to lose that baby as well. I have had a total of 3 miscarriages and 1 molor pregnancy.
I went on the have 2 healthy children and I am very thankful for that.
My loss brought to my attention that some woman cant even get pregnant. I decided to become a surrogate mother. I carried twins for a woman that had her uterus removed because of fibroid tumors. I also had a baby for a woman that had lost 2 sets of twins due to an incomplete cervix.


Sherry said...

You are an amazing woman Lisa, you have given more than any woman I have ever met, and you inspired me to be strong. Thank you for sharing your story.

your camp pendleton neighbor.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful gift to give to someone that is unable to carry a child of their own.

I do know what you mean by the innocence of pregnancy...so sad that we have to have that happen.

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