I too have had 2 miscarriages, I lost my first in 1998 at 7 weeks, then fell pregnant with my now five year old daughter Chloe.
I was a little worried through the pregnancy then i fell very ill, I developed gall stones (11 in total) and they left my gallbladder and blocked my liver and pancreas, causing both to get infected, they finally admitted me to hospital at 31 weeks and hooked me up to drips and lots of drugs, told me i had to stay there till my baby was born.
One week later my sweet baby was born 8 weeks early weighing 4lbs (1.8kg). Both my daughter and i spent 3 months in hospital, 5 operations and 3 1/2 years later i was finally healthy enough for dr's to give us the go ahead to try for baby no 2. Yeah!!!
Well 6 months later still no pregnancy, then after trying for 8 months we finally pregnant only to lose our baby at 7 weeks again, this miscarriage was hell, i lost too much blood and was very weak for more than a month, This was very hard to take as my 4 year old daughter had to be looked after and i couldn't stand looking at her, i was very upset and she was asking us daily for a new brother or sister.(gotta love people telling her what to say)
Anyway i was so sure we couldn't have another baby i freaked out. I'm very lucky my fiance is fantastic, We are now 19 weeks preganant and i'm due 23 august 04, I'm scared out of my wits, that this baby will miscarry or come early.
Now because of my history the hospital is treating me as high risk so i have to see dr's every two weeks, but that hasn't helped me stop worrying.
I'm due to have my 18-20 week scan tomorrow and i cant wait, just to be sure the baby is fine.
It's great to see so many other mum's go through the pain of miscarriage and have a healthy baby afterwards.
Thanks heaps to you all for sharing your stories, and all the best to all of you!!!
2 cuties 7/5/99 & 8/9/04