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Question D&C Questions. - December 11th 2015, 06:35 PM

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I'm not sure if anyone on this site has had to have a D&C done, but I figured I'd ask anyway.

Monday I'm going back in for a 'pre-op' appointment. I'm pretty nervous. My doctor has given me two choices. I can take a type of medication to bring on the miscarriage 'naturally' and just let it pass, or I can have a D&C. I've already looked up a lot of information on both, and I've watched videos on D&C's, but I can't really find any 'testimony' or anything on doing the 'natural' side of things. If any of you have had to go though this (and I'm truly sorry if you have) and you've taken the 'natural' approach, mind giving me some advice?

My mother said the D&C seems more 'proactive' for me since I have Ava, but I'm not too keen on being put under. I always sleep for 2-4 days after, and I feel so groggy and gross. However, I have heard that the medication doesn't work all at once. That it could be days or weeks before it takes effect, and I'd hate to be at a family Christmas dinner and whatever happens, happens, or for that to happen on Christmas.

Sorry for such an awkward and unsettling post. I'm just struggling to find some real advice here, and could really use the help. Thanks.

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Re: D&C Questions. - December 14th 2015, 10:49 PM

Hey Ade,

I'm so sorry for what you are going through. I personally haven't experienced this, but I still wanted to offer you some insight. I know someone who went the "natural" route and took the medication. She experienced bleeding and cramping for a couple of days. The cramping was very painful so she was prescribed pain medication. She pretty much slept all day for two days or so before being able to go back to work. I recommend expressing your concerns with your doctor and seeing what they say.

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Re: D&C Questions. - December 15th 2015, 01:57 AM

I've never had a D&C done either, but I know someone who had one when she lost her baby at 16 weeks. Obviously, the D&C was necessary at that point because the fetus was further along. There are pros and cons for both procedures, so I suggest (if you haven't already) to weigh your options out and determine what's best for you. Is there someone who can come help with Ava?

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Re: D&C Questions. - December 16th 2015, 02:49 PM

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Re: D&C Questions. - December 16th 2015, 03:35 PM

I know I've made an update around the site some where about my doctors visit, and maybe I wasn't very clear as to what the appointment was for. I did not have a D&C done yesterday. That appointment was to have another ultrasound, see where we were, and then to talk to the doctor about what I wanted to do and make a decision.

Well, you can imagine my shock when we had the ultrasound yesterday and heard a heart beat. It was very low, and the fetus is still very small. The chance of miscarriage is still extremely high, but we are going to wait an additional week and go back in for another ultrasound. My HCG levels still aren't rising like they need to be, and all of this is a very emotional and physically draining process, but just keep us in your prayers.

Sorry for any confusion this post may have caused, and than you all for the support.

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