This is a place to share your stories of your blighted ovum experience. It is a terrible thing to find out that you have a blighted ovum and that the pregnancy is no longer viable. It is both emotionally and physically draining and devastating and sometimes it is only by hearing other people’s stories and knowing that we are not alone that we can somehow start to move on. I know that for one although I hated the fact that other people had suffered the same thing, I needed to know other people’s experiences of a blighted ovum so that I knew what to expect.
I will share a few stories that people have told me and if you feel like sharing your story then please post it in the comments at the bottom of the page and I will approve it as soon as possible.
Here’s wishing to happy and healthy pregnancies for us all. xx
I was 44 when I got pregnant for the first time. All seemed to be going OK (although I did not have many pregnancy symptoms) until 7 1/2 weeks when I started having some brown spotting and overnight I had some cramps. I went for an ultrasound and a blighted ovum was diagnosed.
The doctor said to come back in a week for another ultrasound to confirm a blighted ovum. When I went back I had started to have a bit of redder spotting shortly before the appointment. The doctor said that this was really the start of the bleed and the miscarriage could happen at any time. I miscarried that night in a few hours of total pain and a lot of sickness. Luckily it only lasted a few hours but it was extremely unpleasant.
The bleeding continued only lightly for about a week and by 9 days after the miscarriage my hcg levels had gone down to zero (I was checking with the cheap internet tests that you can see below) and that meant that I did not have to have a D&C.
A, aged 43, did not realise she was pregnant as she was not actively trying. Went for an early scan at 7.5 weeks and blighted ovum was discovered. Further scan at 9.5 weeks confirmed the diagnosis. Miscarriage occurred approximately 2 weeks later.
T, aged 39, early diagnosis of blighted ovum at 6 weeks, sac reabsorbed, light bleeding followed.
B, aged 29, diagnosed with blighted ovum, natural miscarriage.
D, aged 38, diagnosed with blighted ovum at 8 weeks, D&C required.