So I am very tentatively joining. I had a miscarriage on March 11th at exactly 6 weeks. I was supposed to be due Nov 5th. It was a very traumatic experience emotionally but physically fairly easy. It seems like I conceived just 2 weeks later because I got a positive HPT the day after my period would have come if my cycle resumed normally. BUT, the day my period was supposed to start there was the tiniest bit of spotting (not actually spotting, I had to reach in to find a little blood on my cervix) - but I assumed my period would that day or the next. When it didn't, I took an HPT and it was positive. Since that, there's been no blood but I'm still super-nervous b/c the m/c also started with just a tiny amount of blood on my cervix - although developed into full bleeding within 24 hours.
So, if I am really pregnant (which it seems I am), then I will be 5 weeks on Tuesday and due December 16th. I would be thrilled to be pregnant again so quickly and am excited about a xmas baby. But I'm sooo nervous about this pregnancy and terrified of a miscarriage and trying not to get too excited. I"m not sure when I'll be able to really feel like I'm pregnant. Every day there's not blood I feel a little better. I think morning sickness would make me feel better. I know getting past 6 weeks (when I last m/c) would be a big hurdle and that's only 9 days away. If/when I can hear a heartbeat (8 weeks?) would probably really help.
Anyone else dealing with pregnancy after a m/c?
I'm 36 years old (just turned 36), have a wonderful about to be 9 year old daughter who would love to be a big sister and an amazing partner who is also a stepdad to my daughter - this would be his first biological child, but he's been raising my daughter with me since she was 4. If this pregnancy sticks, we will be doing a homebirth. Unfortunately, the amazing midwife we wanted is not available for my new due date - but she's recommended her good friend who I will be calling tomorrow to meet.
Thanks for listening - and I hope to be able to stick with you all through December.