A Missed Miscarriage


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Ultrasound Video showing missed abortion also called missed miscarriage.

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What is a Missed Miscarriage? An honest account.

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Sophie had a missed miscarriage and surgical management.

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In a miscarriage, the baby has stopped developing. The term “missed miscarriage” refers to a situation in which a woman is having a miscarriage but is not yet having clear miscarriage symptoms, such as vaginal bleeding, cramping in the abdomen or lower back, and the passing of tissue through the vagina.  . A missed miscarriage is also called a silent miscarriage because there are usually no symptoms at all.

The pregnancy didn’t develop as it should – perhaps there is only a gestational sac but no embryo, or the embryo might have begun to grow, but stopped somewhere along the way. A missed miscarriage, also known as a missed abortion or a silent miscarriage, occurs when a fetus is no longer alive, but the body does not recognize the pregnancy loss or expel the pregnancy tissue. As a result, the placenta may still continue to release hormones, so. A missed miscarriage (MM) occurs when there is a fetal loss before 20 weeks of gestation, without showing any signs of it. A missed abortion is of two types — embryonic (preclinical) and fetal abortion.

Embryonic miscarriage occurs when the embryo’s crown rump length is more than or equal to 5cm but lacks cardiac activity. A missed miscarriage, sometimes called delayed miscarriage, is when your baby has died in the womb but you haven’t passed the pregnancy tissue yet. This might mean you haven’t bled or experienced any pain usually associated with losing your bab.

A missed miscarriage is when the embryo or fetus has died, but a miscarriage has not yet occurred. It is also referred to as delayed miscarriage, silent miscarriage, or missed abortion. Can you miscarry and still be pregnant?A missed abortion is a miscarriage in which your fetus didn’t form or has died, but the placenta and embryonic tissues are still in your uterus.

It’s known more commonly as a missed miscarriage. A missed miscarriage occurs when the fetus dies and the body doesn’t recognize the loss of pregnancy and/or doesn’t expel the pregnancy tissue. Due to this, the placenta might continue to release hormones, causing women to still experience signs of pregnancy.

Missed miscarriage may occur because of a condition known as a blighted ovum. A blighted ovum is a fertilized egg which implants into the uterus forming a gestational sac but fails to develop. On ultrasound it is detected as an empty gestational sac. Sometimes the implanted embryo will begin to form but then development stops. A missed miscarriage is a miscarriage in which the body does not expel the various elements of a terminated pregnancy, such as the fetus and placenta, for a period of many weeks – despite the fact that the fetus has died.

Because of this, women will often not be aware that a miscarriage has occurred.

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The grief that can come with a miscarriage is real, no matter how early in pregnancy you lost your baby.

“What to Expect When You're Expecting 4th Edition” by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
from What to Expect When You’re Expecting 4th Edition
by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
Simon & Schuster UK, 2010

Early pregnancy losses often show up as “missed” miscarriages: it can take a few weeks for the body’s hormonal signals to register the demise of an embryo and stop sustaining the gestational sac.

“The Myth of the Perfect Pregnancy: A History of Miscarriage in America” by Lara Freidenfelds
from The Myth of the Perfect Pregnancy: A History of Miscarriage in America
by Lara Freidenfelds
Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2020

In a missed miscarriage, the uterus (womb) keeps the failed pregnancy for several weeks.

“Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2016 E-Book: 5 Books in 1” by Fred F. Ferri
from Ferri’s Clinical Advisor 2016 E-Book: 5 Books in 1
by Fred F. Ferri
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015

If you have any vaginal bleeding during pregnancy, your health care provider can help determine if the bleeding is likely to result in miscarriage or if it has another cause that does not threaten the pregnancy.

“Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth” by Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Judy Norsigian
from Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth
by Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, Judy Norsigian
Atria Books, 2008

First-trimester bleeding with falling HCG: don’t assume miscarriage Can Fam Physician 2007;53:831–32.

“Oxford Textbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology” by Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, William Ledger, Stergios Doumouchtsis, Lynette Denny
from Oxford Textbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
by Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, William Ledger, et. al.
Oxford University Press, 2019

Many women experience a miscarriage and go on to have one or more successful pregnancies.

“Human Reproductive Biology” by Richard E. Jones, Kristin H Lopez
from Human Reproductive Biology
by Richard E. Jones, Kristin H Lopez
Elsevier Science, 2013

Any type of vaginal bleeding can be worrisome during pregnancy and should be assessed by your health­care provider, but sometimes the light bleeding or spotting you experience is completely harmless and not a symptom of an impending miscarriage.

“The Mother of All Pregnancy Books: An All-Canadian Guide to Conception, Birth and Everything In Between” by Ann Douglas
from The Mother of All Pregnancy Books: An All-Canadian Guide to Conception, Birth and Everything In Between
by Ann Douglas
Wiley, 2011

If you miscarry later in pregnancy, often after eight to ten weeks, there is a lot of tissue that needs to be passed and the risk of having some of the tissue remain inside the uterus increases.

“Expecting 411 (4th edition): The Insider's Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth” by Ari Brown, Michele Hakakha
from Expecting 411 (4th edition): The Insider’s Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth
by Ari Brown, Michele Hakakha
Windsor Peak Press, 2017

Miscarriage that occurs between weeks 6 and 12 of pregnancy causes moderate discomfort and blood loss.

“Maternity and Women's Health Care E-Book” by Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Shannon E. Perry, Mary Catherine Cashion, Kathryn Rhodes Alden
from Maternity and Women’s Health Care E-Book
by Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Shannon E. Perry, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2014

Missed Miscarriage: A missed miscarriage occurs when the baby dies in utero, but doesn’t pass from the womb.

“The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth” by Genevieve Howland
from The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth
by Genevieve Howland
Gallery Books, 2017

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  • Thank you so much for such an honest and articulate video. I’m so happy I found your channel today! ❤️ from another Bristol girl xx

  • I’m so confused. She said she tried 2 times to get pregnant. So she meant to get pregnant and then decided to abort?? Or did I missunderstand??

  • I have miscarriage in March 31 2020 and after 3 months we try to convince then now I’m 5 weeks pregnant with twins but today I been in hospital to check if it’s ok but the doctor say that there is no baby but I have two sac the baby didn’t develop there is nothing but amniotic fluid �� and I’m going back to hospital this 26 to clean my cervix and remove the two sac.����

  • Wow, I admire you so so much for sharing this and being so honest. I can guarantee this will help so many people. I am so terribly sorry you (and Rhys) had to go through this experience. Much love to the both of you… you’re such a beautiful person. ❤️

  • I haven’t watched one of your videos in ages because life got in the way I’m so so sorry this happened to you. One of my relatives went through something similar but it’s never talked about, so I appreciate your honesty so much because you put it out there so that something positive can come out of something terribile. Sending love xx

  • Just found out I’m having a missed miscarriage today at 12 weeks. Thank you so much for being honest and sharing your experience so openly.

  • 2 days ago my dr confermed about my missed miscarriage. I had my first appointment at 9 wk of pregnancy. Sad part was fetus stopped growing at 6th wk. My HCG level was enough high for good pregnancy. My Dr. schedule me for 2nd visit with some hope. Unfortunately the same remained same, no heart beat, no growth. Yesterday the tiny one left my womb for forever…I do not thing so, there is some thing to feel humilated or embarrassing. It took 3 hr to trigger the unpleasant process and it was totally painless. Dr. Prescribed me high dose of pain killers. I did not take a single one. For me it was like normal period. First 8 hrs heavy bleeding than very low..

  • Just found out I’m going through a missed miscarriage. This makes miscarriage #5. All were natural. No meds. It is especially hard because besides my husband, I have (literally) no one to lean on. Also, those who we have told have been incredibly insensitive about it. It literally tears my heart out.Thank you for speaking up about it. It helps me feel validated in my pain.

  • With the pain portion you where speaking about with the pills do you think a hot bath might of helped? I only mention the bath because i have endometriosis and horrendous period cramps. Like you explained, hunched, sweating, cant focus on anything but the pain, ect. Heat really helps my cramps so i wonder if that would of helped some? Im in a waiting stage to see if my baby grows so preparing for the worste. Thank you for letting us know your experience was! Much love!

  • Leila thank you so much for your strength and honesty while talking about thiswe have to be more open in discussing losing babies!
    So brave to talk so openly but so essential x

  • I am so so so sorry you went through this. I couldn’t stop crying throughout. Women who go through this are so brave. My heart goes out to you Leila.

  • Hey Leila, I just wanted
    to say thank you for sharing this. I’ve had this unfortunate situation happened to me last week and I was looking for a video that would put things in perspective for me. This video really helped. You are a brave woman and also very kind for opening about it so strongly. Thank you

  • Thank you for sharing, there are so few people who don’t share this! I went though this also and you are so right on! Thank you for making me feel a bit more normal. Of that’s the right word. I feel that I’m not alone cause I didn’t know what to expect also!!! I have felt lost for a long time, 4 days after, 9 weeks preg

  • Thank you so much, I found out a week ago I was pregnant and 4 days ago the doctor told me after blood tests that I am likely having a miscarriage as I have been bleeding since 25th May for a month now (25th June) so i dont know what is going to happen when i went for the scan nothing shows up but my tests for blood and urine is still positive I’m just confused really and wish I can do better for myself

  • OMG! Such a brave woman, thanks for sharing this with us!! I love you so much!! You’re one of the strongest women I know!! Wishing you the best!!! �������� I just don’t have words to express how much I admire you!!

  • I had a very similar experience. Two months ago during the first ultrasound at 10 weeks, they told me the baby had stopped developing at 7 weeks. I have had no bleeding or indications that the pregnancy had gone south, so it was completely unexpected. The gynaecologist suggested to try medication as an operation could lead to scarring or infections. The first try with the pills started the bleeding. At this point, as they told me at the hospital that I could compare it to a heavy period, I thought my miscarriage was starting. However, nothing happened for a week. Again, I received pills to try and I took the painkillers. Two hours after the insertion, the lower back pain and heavy cramps kicked in. I did not expect this kind of pain and can still not describe the feeling. Apparently it is the same feeling as going into labour. For 8 hours, I sat almost constantly on the toilet, weeping, losing chunks of blood and large pieces I could not identify. Same as you, I could not do anything to distract myself, I could not sit properly or lie down or walk. I kept throwing up, so could not keep any pain medication in. After 8 hours of pain, we decided to go to the hospital so I could get proper pain killing. Once there, I lost a very large piece in the toilet and thought I finally lost the baby. Got some painkilling and could finally rest a bit as my cramps started to disappear. A few hours later, the ultrasound showed that the baby was still there. I was devastated because I thought I already lost it. The same day I had the operation. If our next attempt will lead to a missed miscarriage, I would choose an operation immediately. Like you, I was carrying a dead baby for a few weeks. The waiting and the pain is something I would not like to experience again.

  • God bless you, and all brave women who go through this pain. Please, pray for me sisters. Im 7 weeks pregnant and my first checkup is in 2 days.

  • Thank you for posting. Processing my grief right now and I found your experience and your insights very helpful and relatable while I’m working through the after effects.

  • Just wanted to thank you for such an honest, open and detailed account of your missed miscarriage. I’ve been looking & researching this topic in preparation for my own and your video has been by far the most useful. I can’t thank you enough, also I’m so sorry for your loss x

  • Thank you for sharing your story. I also think it is so important to talk about miscarriage. This is my story; we found out we were pregnant with our first baby just before christmas. At a private 8 week scan there was a pregnancy sac but no baby. They referred me to the nhs early pregnancy unit who confirmed the same but said I had to wait two weeks to make sure in case I had my dates wrong. It was the worst 2 weeks of my life and I also start bleeding. It was heavy and painful and when I phoned the hospital I was told to take paracetamol and ‘ride it out’. When my final scan confirmed miscarriage I felt relieved. I had had 2 weeks to process it and just wanted closure.
    I was booked in for a D&C the next day under general anaesthetic which I am glad I did. None tells you that you can bleed for 3 weeks after and that your emotions are crazy due to grieving and hormone changes, I think they just presume you know this. I knew miscarriage was common but didn’t realise it would be like this. It is a life event that is traumatic. Thanks again for sharing xx

  • I am really shocked by the fact that the hospital did not prepare you for the amount of pain you went through! This is unbelievable to let women go through this traumatic process with so little information. You are so brave and strong Leila, thank you for this video. xx