Friday, July 29, 2011

Blighted Ovum

Months ago, I was so surprised in finding out I was pregnant. Though it was not planned (again), but we really like to have an addition to the family. Most of my friends knew I really wanted to have a big one.
Last, Last Friday was my scheduled pre-natal check up. I had a transvi ultrasound again and found out that I had a blighted ovum. My baby did not grow nor formed. But the gestational sac grew. We were so sad but we had to accept the fact that I missed a pregnancy again. I knew it from the start. My body and instinct already told me that there’s something wrong with what’s happening inside my body but I hoped and believed it was ok especially when my bleeding stopped after two weeks. After finding my condition, My OB told me to stop my vitamins and medicines. I bleed a little and I still wait to open up my cervix and proceed to D&C procedure . My OB preferred me to stay and wait it at home.
After a week, My bleeding and cramps increased. I went to my doctor and had the D&C at the same day.
I was so sad. We were so sad.  But we had to accept it. I prayed! And everything went fine!

FYI:
 - A blighted ovum, also called an "anembryonic pregnancy", is a fertilized egg which implants in the uterus, and begins to devlop a gestational sac. The fertilized egg, however, fails to form beyond the sixth week and is absorbed back into the uterus.
- D&C, also known as dilation and curettage, is a surgical procedure often performed after a first trimester miscarriage. Dilation means to open up the cervix; curettage means to remove the contents of the uterus. Curettage may be performed by scraping the uterine wall with a curette instrument or by a suction curettage (also called vacuum aspiration), using a vacuum-type instrument.


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