Hi Alex. I gave birth last July to my baby girl but my pregnancy had a strange start. I was about 5weeks pregnant and had bleeding just the odd spot for a couple of days. A week later I had cramping, bleeding like the first day of a period - quite heavy and in intense pain. I went to see my doctor he said I was having a threatened miscarriage and went to have a scan to have it investigated. The radiographer scan on my belly and couldn't see much and also scaned vaginally. When the results came back the doctor said I had a blighted ovum a sack but no developing baby and would miscarry naturally. I then took two months supply of the pill after the first month I had a bleed but it was only two days. After taking the second pack I didn't have a period so took a pregnancy test, it was positive. I was a little upset and adjusting to the whole baby thing when I went for the first scan expecting to be 13 weeks, I was 23weeks pregnant. The baby dated back to the date I apparently miscarried! Why did this happen to me? I bled so much so believed I miscarried and I belived the doctors and the scan picture apparently showing nothing but a big black blob. Will this happen again? Should I have had a followup scan when they said I miscarried, it was strange and I still felt pregnant a month later? Please answer me this was a really traumatic time in my life.
Bess, NZ baby girl 01 July 2005