I know how you must feel about all the testing. It seems like a lot of stressful exams and hoping the numbers are okay when all you want to do is relax and be pregnant.
With my son I never for a moment feared a miscarriage. I told everyone at 8 weeks and that was it. My Instagram mom friends I met through baby bump all carried to term too. I thought miscarriage was rare.
So sorry about your 15 week loss! That is very sad....in the second trimester you are supposed to feel more safe. I also hope you get all the much needed support.
Here we can have a regular OB as well as a midwife.
I honestly don't know when I will tell people. I am already feeling bad about telling little lies to friends and family to conceal my pregnancy problems. I miscarried just before my sister's wedding, was in a horrible mood at the wedding and bled a bit.
I had to cancel meet ups with friends because of Nausea, bleeding etc. and they do wonder why I went from 8 cups of coffee a day to none. When I am bloated I look pretty big and my grandma already asked if I am pregnant.
I have told my 2 best girlfriends, and my mom friends. They also knew about the miscarriage and that these things can happen. My son knows too. I just could not keep it from my son he is really intuitive. He said the baby was a girl and now it is a boy. He has seen me bleed and asked of course. I have to explain why I don't want him on my stomach or can pick him up.
My parents don't know yet. They don't want me pregnant. My mother would always tell me to not have children or just one because they are a lot of work. They want me to have a great career, I want to be a mother that stays home with her children or works part time...we just don't have the same picture of a fulfilled life. I also don't think they would sympathize much with an early loss. Their way of making me feel better would be something like "You did not even know your baby yet".
What I wanted to share about my progress: I will be 7 weeks tomorrow. Curiously my diarrhea stopped when I started progesterone. I had diarrhea for the past weeks of this pregnancy. I did a bit of research and found that diarrhea can also be a symptom of low progesterone (not only but it can be). One article also said to not take large amounts of Vitamin C or Magnesium as it will disrupt the production of progesterone and can lead to miscarriage that way. Guess what I did early with this pregnancy when constipation was bothering me? I took a larger dose of Vitamin C powder to be able to go. And have suffered diarrhea ever since. I did the same with MC baby.
I feel like hormones definitely play a role for me also because my Candida problem is affected and bettered by pregnancy hormones. A pituitary tumor like I have (though it shrank) can also supress adequate progesterone production.