Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Story of My Pregnancy and Miscarriage: continued...

After the Ultrasound scan, I was told by my OB to be back on the 3rd week of March for another scan. She explained that there could be a delay in the development so there was no reason to fret.


On our way home, I was feeling numb and trying my best to hold back my tears. For a moment I was speechless, the thought of a miscarriage was the last thing in my mind. Lic held my hand and assured me that everything will be all right. He wanted to skip the scheduled ultrasound and just let the baby grow a few days older.

Days passed, I was not feeling pregnant anymore. No morning sickness, no nausea, no metallic taste on my mouth, no nothing. I prayed hard. I cried hard.

April 2006, first Saturday. I saw tiny blood spots in my undie. I didn’t pay attention. I was busy for a friend’s wedding.

The next day the spotting became thicker so I decided that I would see my OB the next day.

My OB asked me as soon as seeing my face if I had the ultrasound scan. She did check me and told me to go to the lab right away. I did and it was devastating when the doctor cum sonologist announced that it was indeed a blighted ovum.


I tried hard to hold back my tears but I just couldn’t hide the pain. Indescribable feeling hit me. I decided to back home first and do my drama at home so that when I talk to my OB, I would be ready by then.

I was walking on my way home, people were staring at me but I didn’t care. When I was finally in my room, I cried like a baby.



Blighted Ovum-is a common cause of early pregnancy loss. It occurs when a fertilized egg develops a placenta and membrane but no embryo. A blighted ovum usually occurs in the first few weeks of pregnancy — often before a woman even knows she's pregnant. An ultrasound will show an empty gestational sac. Blighted ovum is often due to chromosomal abnormalities in the fertilized egg. Locally, it is termed as "bugok na itlog".

4 comments:

Milky_Way said...

sis, i can emphatize how you felt at that time. ako from the clinic diretso na sa hospital for d&c. iyak kami ni hubby sa car pa lang on our way to the hospital.

KikayC said...

looking at your u/s is so deja vu to me. I had the same scan last April of 2005. It was really devastating. IT's just so the same....

Ivy said...

@milky_way, grabe ang feeling di ba. parang binagsakan ka ng malaking something sa chest mo.
wait for my upcoming story of the second miscarriage. mas ma drama.

@kikay_c you had a blighted ovum too? other people said that "okay lang yan di pa naman nabuo eh". I find that very rude kasi they will never know the feeling unless they have been in the same situation.

Milky_Way said...

hay sinabi mo pa...parnag minsan iisipin mo na lang na sana hindi ka na lang pina asa. anyway, i'm sure dadating din sa atin in time :)

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