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I was 6w1d when I started miscarrying on March 26th. Never went to a dr...only had blood tests (hcg was staying the same). And I'm seeing an accupuncturist. I've had period like bleeding off/on for almost 4 weeks. During that time I passed what I believe to be a sac. And once the bleeding would get down to brown spotting...BOOM...I would get really really intense cramping (worse than 8 cm ctx). Then the bleeding would start up again...but no tissue or clots. That happended twice. Then I had 1 week no bleeding or cramping this past week. I thought it was over. Then today I had the same really intense cramping (on my left side which is where I think the embryo implanted)....but so far no bleeding. I have been making teas from my accupuncturist (one ingredient I know is Angelica) so I think that may be why I've started cramping again. I've been temping during this whole miscarriage and my temps are still the same (up and down). I also did a pregnancy test the other day and it's still positive (although I know it can stay positive for awhile).<br><br>
I don't think I've passed everything. For some reason my body is not getting rid of the entire pregnancy. My uterus has really been trying, thus all the intense cramping I'm feeling. I really really don't want a D & C. I'm thinking I may break down and get an u/s. My question I guess right now is: Is it normal to have cramping with no bleeding? What herbs could I try? Any advice?
 

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Sounds like you might not have passed the placenta or pieces of it... Or have a twin that hasnt passed...<br><br>
I used<br>
Lobelia tincture (60 drops in hot water, cold water, or tea every 30 minutes... this can make you nauseated be prepared.. it didnt make me sick)<br>
False Unicorn Root tincture (10-20 drops with the lobelia)<br>
Blue Cohosh tincture (when I was bleeding, 10 drops)<br>
Black Cohosh tincture (while I was bleeding, 10 drops)<br><br>
Hope that works, if it doesn't I would unfortunately go in for the U/S <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Sounds like you might not have passed the placenta or pieces of it... Or have a twin that hasnt passed...<br><br>
I used<br>
Lobelia tincture (60 drops in hot water, cold water, or tea every 30 minutes... this can make you nauseated be prepared.. it didnt make me sick)<br>
False Unicorn Root tincture (10-20 drops with the lobelia)<br>
Blue Cohosh tincture (when I was bleeding, 10 drops)<br>
Black Cohosh tincture (while I was bleeding, 10 drops)<br><br>
Hope that works, if it doesn't I would unfortunately go in for the U/S <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"></div>
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Thanks for the info Organicavocado <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Herbs were my thinking too.<br><br>
Anyone else been sucessful with herbs?
 

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I had a little of what you're describing with pregnancy #3, but I had retained part of the placenta (my body has issues with placentas). Once I had passed it, the bleeding and cramping stopped.<br><br>
Good luck and I'm sorry for your loss. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">s
 

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I miscarried a blighted ovum a month ago and after a week of bleeding I took 6000mg of Vitamin C in 24 hours and it cleared the rest out and I stopped bleeding the next day. Vitamin C is the most gentle way, I decided to try that before herbs..Hope that helps and that it's over for you soon mama!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Thanks so much mamas<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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This will sound strange but...<br><br>
I had a miscarriage at 6 weeks the first week of Nov 05. Blood tests confirmed dropping hcg. I declined a D&C, and they didn't even suggest an ultrasound....<br><br>
In Dec. I had a pos. urine pregnancy test. Jan the same. (I just had a "feeling" that something was off, but I knew they could stay high for a while, so I discounted the Dec. one) I had my period in Dec. and Jan. I went to my Ob/gyn and they gave me a urine and blood test, both positive. At the beginning of February, instead of being 6-10 weeks along (since I was so unsure of dates), we found out I was 20 weeks, and the theory is I miscarried one of twins.<br><br>
My best friend has a friend this also happened too. I don't want to give you false hope, but PLEASE make sure this hasn't happened to you.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">This will sound strange but...<br><br>
I had a miscarriage at 6 weeks the first week of Nov 05. Blood tests confirmed dropping hcg. I declined a D&C, and they didn't even suggest an ultrasound....<br><br>
In Dec. I had a pos. urine pregnancy test. Jan the same. (I just had a "feeling" that something was off, but I knew they could stay high for a while, so I discounted the Dec. one) I had my period in Dec. and Jan. I went to my Ob/gyn and they gave me a urine and blood test, both positive. At the beginning of February, instead of being 6-10 weeks along (since I was so unsure of dates), we found out I was 20 weeks, and the theory is I miscarried one of twins.<br><br>
My best friend has a friend this also happened too. I don't want to give you false hope, but PLEASE make sure this hasn't happened to you.</div>
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All I can say first is <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dropjaw"><br><br>
I had NO IDEA this scenario could happen. You know...I googled the other day trying to see if I could find out what your hcg would look like if you lost a twin. I assumed it would still double. Thank you so much for telling me about this. Not sure if this is what could be in my case...but I think I'll have my hcg checked again for sure. Now I'm really curious. Good to know it can happen.<br><br>
So you had 2 periods during this time...did you have any pregnancy symptoms? I'm really intrigued by this. Thank you so much for sharing.
 

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Yah...it was a shock to us...<br><br>
I NEVER had any symptoms. Seriously. No morning sickness, no breast tenderness/increasing size, I'd only gained three pounds by the time I was 20 weeks pregnant and I didn't go into maternity clothes until about six months along. No fatigue, no headaches, etc. My grandmother, apparently, had no symptoms either when pregnant and got her period all nine months.<br><br>
It had never occurred to me that you could miscarry one of twins, and the OB (a diff. one than had dealt with the "miscarriage"), the nurse, and I were all sitting in the exam room with our mouths open...the OB even said, "I don't know what to think...I'm not even sure what's going on." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Downside: I'm always paranoid that I'm pregnant again because, well, if it went the same as the first pregnancy, would I even have any symptoms (I just took a test this morning because I'm about three weeks late, but I have screwy periods)? EPT is probably doubling their stock value because of me.
 

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Thanks again for the info. BTW- if you have a Dollar Tree near you they have $1 pregnancy tests<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yah...it was a shock to us...<br><br>
I NEVER had any symptoms. Seriously. No morning sickness, no breast tenderness/increasing size, I'd only gained three pounds by the time I was 20 weeks pregnant and I didn't go into maternity clothes until about six months along. No fatigue, no headaches, etc. My grandmother, apparently, had no symptoms either when pregnant and got her period all nine months.<br><br>
It had never occurred to me that you could miscarry one of twins, and the OB (a diff. one than had dealt with the "miscarriage"), the nurse, and I were all sitting in the exam room with our mouths open...the OB even said, "I don't know what to think...I'm not even sure what's going on." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Downside: I'm always paranoid that I'm pregnant again because, well, if it went the same as the first pregnancy, would I even have any symptoms (I just took a test this morning because I'm about three weeks late, but I have screwy periods)? EPT is probably doubling their stock value because of me.</div>
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