Medical management of a miscarriage
This is my experience of medical management of a miscarriage
i went for an emergency scan 2 days before my 12 weeks scan as I was spotting a little. Only then to be told my baby had stopped growing at 8.5 week. I then went for further scans such as an internal one which didn't hurt at all. They wanted to have a close look. I could then decide on how to handle my miscarriage. I decided to choose the natural way, I had 2/3 days of heavy bleeding and then nothing. So decided to go for the medical management treatment as I didn't want to be put to sleep. I then had to have more scans by this time I should of been 15weeks but the sac had stopped at 11 weeks size and the baby had disintegrated so was just an empty sac the hospital told me. I went in hospital on Tuesday so,
1st dose of tablets X4 taken at 10am orally
2nd dose of tablets X3 taken 3 hrs later no pain no bleeding at this point
3rd dose of tablets X2 taken 3hrs later still no pain or bleeding
4th dose of tablets taken orally X1 3hrs later still nothing happening the nurse said I couldn't have anymore tablets as can only give 4 doses. By this time it was 7pm so didn't want to send me home just in case anything happened.
But around 10pm I started to get bad period pains by the time it got to 11:30 pm I was in agony the nurse gave me paracetamol and codine but this did nothing I was having contraction pains and had to pee in a bed pan on the toilet so the doctor could inspect it to see if I had passed the sac. I had contraction pains till 2am the following morning lost 3 bed pans of blood and the blood just wouldn't stop! but the pain suddenly stopped at 2am so I thought that was it as the pan was full of clots and the pain had stopped but the doctor had some bad news I didn't pass the sac it was just blood by this time I was exhausted scared an lost too much blood they told me. I then felt as if I was going to faint so the doctor examined me using a clamp as if you were having a smear he then told me the sac was stuck in my cervix he pulled it out and instantly after that I feel fine. My dizziness had gone and i felt relieved I new it was all over. The following morning I had lots of blood test my temperature and blood pressure taken all the time and made sure my bleeding had stopped and went home the following night.
if i new it was going to be like this I wish I could of turned back time and be put to sleep for the procedure, so this is why I wanted to share my experience.
Think about it before you choose