Blighted Ovum

This site was set up by someone who suffered a blighted ovum in her first pregnancy. Being someone who does a lot of reading up and investigating about things like this, I decided to set up my own website to bring together all of the information that I had learned about ‘blighted ovum’ and the issues surrounding it.

If you have any worries or questions about your own situation then this website is by no means any substitute for medical advice and you should seek help from your doctor. It is purely here to help you to understand from someone who has experienced it, what you might go through.

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A blighted ovum is essentially a condition of pregnancy which will inevitably lead to a miscarriage. It occurs in the first trimester but may not be discovered for some time. You can find out some of the following specific information about a blighted ovum on this website:

I think it is also useful for other people to see stories of those who have had a blighted ovum. If you have also suffered in this way please feel free to leave details of your experience on the website. In this way we can all share our knowledge. I know that when I first discovered that I had a blighted ovum there were questions that I wanted to ask that could really only be answered by those who had been through the experience.

When you first get the diagnosis of a blighted ovum you wonder if there are other people who have suffered from the same thing – well, although you obviously wouldn’t wish it on anyone else, it can be good to know that there are a lot of people who have experienced this and you are not alone. People’s experiences differ in terms of when they find out and how the pregnancy ends but we are all sharing the same devastating realisation that our dreams have been shattered.


  • Reply Bingi Lydia July 11, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    i was wondering what a blighted ovum is thanks for creating such a site i have been from such an experience at 2months pregnant when suddenly i started having small amounts of stains of blood when i went for a scan i was told i had a blighted ovum after two days i experienced a miscarriage.

    • Reply admin July 12, 2013 at 3:33 pm

      Hi Lydia, I’m so sorry you had to go through this too, it is so heartbreaking. I hope that in future you have a successful pregnancy.

  • Reply Shallon May 27, 2013 at 11:42 am

    I found out I was pregnant at 4 weeks, 2 weeks later I started bleeding, freaked out as I hadn’t had any bleeding with my 1st pregnancy I went to the doctors in a panic to be told it can happen but I could bring my 8 week ultrasound forward for peace of mind, I scheduled it and went in to be told they couldn’t find a fetus. Straight back to thr doctors to be told I had blighted ovum, another blood test, then another one the next day, back to the doctors and my HCG levels were rising, referred to a gyno, another round of blood Tests, and another US tomorrow then back to the gyno to discuss surgery for the D&C I’m so deflated, 7 weeks pregnant to an empty sac.
    Wondering how long the process took for other women to get booked in for surgery. It feels like they r dragging their feet I’m over it, I haven’t been working and it’s killing me. Mind you this is all happening and I turned 30 2 days ago….

    • Reply admin May 27, 2013 at 1:36 pm

      Hi shallon, so sorry about this, I think doctors generally like to wait a week between ultrasounds to make double sure. Also as you have had some bleeding it is possible that you may miscarry naturally so perhaps they are waiting to see if this will happen as it is better to do this than go through surgery in most cases. Unfortunately rising hcg levels still occur with a blighted ovum so this is not a good guide. I hope you get some closure soon and sorry that this has obviously spoilt what should have been a birthday celebration.

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