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It’s been a while, but I just wanted to share my joy with you all. This is me and my daughter Kayla. She was born June 24, 2012!!!
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September 26, 2012 at 4:07 pm (UTC -8)
Congrats Joy! Your daughter looks so lovely. I’m so happy for you. I was just diagnosed with blighted ovum at week 9 and to my sadness, it’s my second blighted ovum as well. Thanks for sharing your story and best wishes to your newborn.
October 26, 2012 at 10:51 pm (UTC -8)
After 2 blighted ovums
What did you do to be able to conceive? Did you do anything different? I heard about progesterone shots.
We just wanted to know what you did that you had a healthy baby, this time.
We just recently went through almost exact experience
Excuse my spelling and grammer
October 27, 2012 at 10:32 pm (UTC -8)
JT we went and got genetic testing to rule out any issues between myself and my husband. I did NOT do progesterone shots or inserts. I was tempted to but I was told by my doctor that you only want to use them if there is a definite need. To be honest with you we stopped trying and it happened.
November 17, 2012 at 10:05 pm (UTC -8)
Joy congrats! reading your first blog frightened me i just came from the hosp yesterday being diagnosed with a blighted ovum, i thought that there will be no hope of me conceiving a baby, but seeing this update that you had post there’s hope again thanks for the info. yesterday was the first time i was diagnosed with blighted ovum i hope that will be the first and last… congrats for the pretty and healthy baby!
December 18, 2012 at 6:33 pm (UTC -8)
Congratulations!! She is precious!!
March 18, 2013 at 10:13 am (UTC -8)
Thank u,i had lost faith in my lord,its only been two weeks hey
March 30, 2013 at 8:53 am (UTC -8)
I know this is an old post, but I just came across your blog when researching blighted ovums. I just had a D&C yesterday for that exact reason. After four fertility treatments, this was my first pregnancy, so naturally I am devastated that it ended this way. I just wanted to thank you for sharing your story…reading it, I feel like I could have written it myself. I know exactly how you must have felt during those difficult times. Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby It gives me hope.
April 3, 2013 at 11:14 pm (UTC -8)
Congrats on your precious angel. She is beautiful. I just wanted to say, I am an ER nurse who takes care of miscarriages frequently. I have gone through this myself and I understand the devastation. I was fortunate enough to have an OB that explained to me later, though, about a blighted ovum. I am thankful that I can help others by letting them know that first and foremost, they did nothing wrong to cause this. Blighted ovums are the cause of over 50% of miscarriages. I explain it so they understand it is simply an empty sac, your body has shot a “blank”. Somehow it is less traumatic when they realize they did not lose a “baby”. Their body was just fooled and once it realized it, that is why they started bleeding. Even though the bleeding and cramping can be worse, it is essentially the same thing our body does every month when we have a period. Obviously, it can happen more than once, but does not negatively affect a future pregnancy. Simply, God had other plans for you at that time and wasn’t it worth the wait!! Look at your precious daughter!! Congratulations:)
July 17, 2013 at 9:58 am (UTC -8)
Thank you so much for your explanation! I have had 2 blighted ovums and 40. So close to giving up hope of ever having children of my own.
Thank you Joy for sharing your story, very inspiring!
Congratulations on your beautiful precious baby!
September 17, 2013 at 11:31 pm (UTC -8)
Thank you for sharing this explanation. I was diagnosed with a blighted ovum and have felt like I did something wrong and am not able to have children with him. I try not to, but end up comparing with the mother of my partner’s child. Knowing she is younger, already has a baby of her own and his and that was able to carry the pregnancy successfully makes me feel terrible, like if he deserves her and not me.
I try to think and say to myself, this was not the time God wanted me to have a child!
Joy, you are inspiring and bring hope to all of us. I am so glad I came across this blog!
April 17, 2013 at 2:41 pm (UTC -8)
April 17, 2013 at 2:43 pm (UTC -8)
I was told I had a blighted ovum today. I am devastated. This is my second pregnancy, the doctor didn’t mention me miscarrying the empty sac. Am I going to pass the sac at some point? Can somebody explain what happens next please?
May 10, 2013 at 8:11 am (UTC -8)
Congrasts! I’m super happy for you! i’m trying for my second, but it hasn’t happened yet. I’ve also had 2 blighted ovums.
your child is beautiful
May 10, 2013 at 6:16 pm (UTC -8)
oooh, shes precious! what a wonderful update.
May 14, 2013 at 10:48 am (UTC -8)
i was so touched by your story,i am falling apart here, i have also been diagnosed twice
June 14, 2013 at 7:20 am (UTC -8)
When I was 41, with a 9 year old child and a husband that didn’t want any more kids, I got pregnant. I was shocked to be pregnant, because we hadn’t used any real birth control for a long time. At the doctor’s office, they did an ultrasound right away, just because I was so incredulous. From the size of the sac, the nurse said i was probably 7 weeks along, but we could not see a baby.
About 4 days later, I started to spot consistently, and about 6 days later, my body naturally discharged everything. I was heartbroken. I had wanted so much to have another baby, and didn’t realize a woman could feel so pregnant without the embryo developing.
My OB-GYN told me that most likely, not more than a few cells developed from the fertilized egg.
I hope this helps someone. I found out that a lot of women have had miscarriages, but it’s not talked about very much. You are not alone. It’s okay to grieve even those few cells, because they were a hope and a dream.
September 17, 2013 at 4:59 pm (UTC -8)
Thanks for sharing this with us. I’m goin through my 2nd blighted ovum experience now. Reading your story has given me hope. Ur daughter is beautiful. All the best. Esther
October 18, 2013 at 4:45 pm (UTC -8)
Hi Joy, thank you for ever thinking about posting your story and congratulations on your beautiful baby girl!
I had never heard of blighted ovum and went in for my first transvaginal US this week, at 8 weeks of pregnancy and it showed I have a sac and yolk but no embryo. I hadn’t told anyone I was having pregnancy symptoms until I had an official confirmation but I was very excited with the thought of having my first baby after seven years of marriage. Reading your story and the comments I see posted above gives me comfort that I may also have a happy ending with a baby in my arms one day. For now I’ll have to wait two weeks for another US to see if the sac’s still there and discuss the next steps to terminate this “pregnancy.” For all the other women who have gone or are going through this, let’s not give up hope. I’ll be praying for us all.
November 14, 2013 at 5:02 pm (UTC -8)
Thank you so much for starting this and for posting a happy ending. I just found out today that I am having a second blighted ovum. I’m devastated and part of me is hoping they are wrong and there will be something there next week. I just can’t believe that it would happen twice. What did you do next? Did you take anything, do any certain procedures, or just try naturally? I haven’t had a problem getting pregnant, but I guess creating the baby is a problem for us. Let me know what steps you took after your second one. Thanks and hope you and the baby are doing well.
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