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Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   09-16-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,345
Posted By NEDCmom
"I'm just as upset about this as you are." - my...

"I'm just as upset about this as you are." - my mother.

This was in the same conversation in which she told me I probably lost the baby because I am too stressed out or because I have cats (even...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   09-05-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 33
Posted By NEDCmom
Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful...

Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful response, Suzie! I'm so sorry for your loss, as well. There is no way around the fact that this is heartbreaking.

I'm going forward with D&C later...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   09-04-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 33
Posted By NEDCmom
I am 12 weeks along, but u/s shows the fetus...

I am 12 weeks along, but u/s shows the fetus stopped developing somewhere around 9 - 10 weeks. We saw a strong heartbeat and it was measuring right on at 8 weeks, so it came as a total shock when I...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   03-01-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 29
Posted By NEDCmom
I had a blighted ovum m/c in November, then...

I had a blighted ovum m/c in November, then ended up having a D&C at the beginning of January to remove retained tissue. Two weeks ago, I had what appeared to be my first regular (though heavy)...
Forum: Trying To Conceive After Loss   02-28-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 24
Posted By NEDCmom
Thanks so much for your response, M. I...

Thanks so much for your response, M.

I haven't been charting, just watching my CM and using an ovulation predictor (CBE fertility monitor). All signs point to ovulation in the next couple of...
Forum: Trying To Conceive After Loss   02-27-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 24
Posted By NEDCmom
I had a blighted ovum m/c in early November, and...

I had a blighted ovum m/c in early November, and ended up having a D&C to remove retained tissue at the beginning of January. I had what seemed to be a period 2 weeks after the D&C and then another...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   12-06-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 388
Posted By NEDCmom
I used it at home with my blighted ovum m/c -- I...

I used it at home with my blighted ovum m/c -- I was 12 weeks, but sac was only measuring about 6 weeks. I was a little surprised by the amount of blood, but didn't find the pain/contractions to be...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   11-26-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 24
Posted By NEDCmom
Of course, that is supposed to be "cervix is...

Of course, that is supposed to be "cervix is CLOsed"
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   11-26-2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 24
Posted By NEDCmom
2 weeks after m/c, my cervix is dosed and hcg...

2 weeks after m/c, my cervix is dosed and hcg levels have dropped to 275 (down from 11,000 just before). The bleeding stopped and was only very light brown spotting, barely even requiring...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   11-17-2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 865
Posted By NEDCmom
Rainey, I've posted separately about my current...

Rainey, I've posted separately about my current blighted ovum m/c, but wanted to reply here because I feel like we're having similar experiences. I too have a DS born 7/09 and was excited to give...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   11-13-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 49
Posted By NEDCmom
Thank you so much, Milk8shake. I'm so very sorry...

Thank you so much, Milk8shake. I'm so very sorry to see that you have a lot of first-hand knowledge. When I had an ultrasound a couple weeks ago, the sac was still very much intact, but it makes...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   11-12-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 49
Posted By NEDCmom
I posted below about options for blighted ovum....

I posted below about options for blighted ovum. I'm onto the next chapter, and am still feeling lost. (warning that this is somewhat graphic -- just not my style to mince words here).

After...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   11-06-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 170
Posted By NEDCmom
Just an update - still waiting. I'm 12 weeks...

Just an update - still waiting. I'm 12 weeks along now. My betas finally started to fall (down from 23,000 to 12,000) and after a week of nothing, I've had more brown spotting the last several days....
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   10-21-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 170
Posted By NEDCmom
Apologies for the ongoing saga, but I'm hoping I...

Apologies for the ongoing saga, but I'm hoping I can get more mothering wisdom. My betas are still going up pretty significantly, and it has my doctor (and now me) concerned. They were 1,500 last...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   10-17-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 170
Posted By NEDCmom
Thank you kitchesqueen and caedenmomma for your...

Thank you kitchesqueen and caedenmomma for your kind words and sharing your experiences.

After some agonizing, I decided to try to wait a couple weeks to see if it would just happen naturally. I...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   10-06-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 170
Posted By NEDCmom
I went in for my first doctor's appointment...

I went in for my first doctor's appointment yesterday at what should be 7 weeks, 2 days. The ultrasound revealed just an empty sac, a blighted ovum. I was totally caught off guard, especially since...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-09-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,037
Posted By NEDCmom
OP here, thanks so much for all the reassuring...

OP here, thanks so much for all the reassuring responses!  That was pretty much my instinct about it.  I just don't have many friends with intact boys and not much experience with it myself, so...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-07-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,037
Posted By NEDCmom
My 18-month-old appears to have more foreskin...

My 18-month-old appears to have more foreskin the average intact little guy.  He hasn't really retracted it much yet, and I don't mess with it, and it doesn't seem to be creating any problems at...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-27-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By NEDCmom
My 17 m.o. son has just started having tantrums,...

My 17 m.o. son has just started having tantrums, which largely seem to take the form of throwing himself on the floor and banging his head.  Usually he just does it once, realizes it hurts and then...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-09-2010, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By NEDCmom
Hi. I'm new to this forum, first-time mom to a...

Hi. I'm new to this forum, first-time mom to a wonderful, very active 11-month old boy. I want to make the switch from disposables to cloth and have absolutely no experience with cloth diapering....
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