Did anyone have two blighted ovums then successful pregnancy

20/03/2010 at 05:17
Hope no one minds me posting here but wanted to hear from someone who could give me hope. Just been diagnosed with second blighted ovum in three months. The epau said it's just bad luck but I thought it was rare for it to happen twice. They did say I could ask for a consultant referral if I wanted. I don't have any children yet and am worried that it could be a problem with me or other half. Did anyone here conceive successfully after two BOs? And did you have any investgations that found a problem? I just feel convinced it will happen again as the egg stopped developing at four or five weeks both times. I've gone to pieces and couldn't face this again, just wondered where to go from here and wanted to hear some stories of hope. Many thanks. Skye.
20/03/2010 at 07:16
Skye I'm so sorry for your loss. Unfortunately have no words of wisdom about BO as I had a chemical which ended at 5 weeks then and early MC whcih ended at 6+. But I too felt I'd never have a succesful pregnancy but I'm now 24+3.

I hope that once you've had time to heal your next pregnancy is succesful xxx

AKA Dangermouse!


20/03/2010 at 08:42
Thanks dangermouse. It's nice to hear about people who have been third time lucky. Congratulations on your pregnancy. You must be so relieved to well into the second trimester after your losses. If I'm being nosy ignore me but can I ask if you sought any tests after your miscarriages?
20/03/2010 at 13:16
I've finally started to relax now I've 20 week scan and am feeling regular movements.

I didn't ask for any tests - when I was having 2nd MC I went to EPAU and the midwife said that sadly 2 MC's is quite common but 3 is seen as more unusual so they only start investigations after 3. i think this may vary between NHS areas though so it's worth you looking into. I luckily fell pregnant quite quickly - we waited one cycle to grieve then I fell on the next cycle, I think if it had taken longer I may have pushed for some investigations.

There's quite a few ladies who are 3rd time lucky so hopefully you'll get some more advice, though can take a few days as this forum's a bit quieter than TTC after MC.

AKA Dangermouse!


20/03/2010 at 13:29
Afraid I can't help you on that front Skye, I just wanted to wish you luck on your journey. I think that you should take them up on the offer of a referral - even if they find nothing "wrong", that may help you stop worrying.

20/03/2010 at 14:53
Thanks both. I might repost in TTC - it does seem to be busier in there. Wishing you both all the best with the rest of your pregnancies. Skyex
20/03/2010 at 15:31
Hi Skye,

I'm another 3rd time lucky lady. But I'm afraid I can't help in the case of BOs. My first, was an mmc at 16-weeks while the second was at 10 weeks. I did get tests after my first due to it being so late, but didn't get anything after the second.

Sorry I couldn't help more, but like Dangermouse just wanted to let you know that you do get there eventually. The difficulty is getting through the emotional rollercoaster that inevitably happens when things don't go the way you hoped.

21 weeks today!



20/03/2010 at 21:08
Thanks chocky. I lost my pregnancies at ten weeks and am currently eight weeks and waiting to mc naturally. Can't imagine how awful it must be to lose a baby after the twelve week mark. You're very brave. Lovely to hear you're now doing well. It's really nice to see that there is hope after all the horror. Congrats on your new pregnancy!
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