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Has anyone had a DNC? :(

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pandamanda0719 --- 6 years ago -

What can I expect? The dr said cramping and some bleeding. But if you had one, how did you feel? :( we found out today the baby died and I'm just so upset. 

happyloner --- 6 years ago -

Never had one. But I'm so sorry for your loss. :( 

shizzlemydizzle --- 6 years ago -

It's a D & C.

They remove any remaining tissue and you will have cramping and bleeding like a period, but the bleeding usually can last up to 3-4 weeks, but will taper off during that time. 

Giggle Butt --- 6 years ago -

Is D & C your only option? Consider the pills that open the cervix for you to pass more naturally. D & C's can bring infection and scarring. My neighbor was hospitalized after having one at NHCP.

I'm so very sorry for your loss. I chose the pills. 

pandamanda0719 --- 6 years ago -

I can't go thru that.. D&C is the only option that's right for me.. I can't see the blood on a pad or in the toilet.. Bc I know that blood is my baby. 

YouReallyThinkSo --- 6 years ago -

A friend of ours had a D&C at the Naval hospital in 29 and she got a infection also. She literally almost died. It was something she had to deal for a couple months and had to be taken to the ER 3 different times and the last time they finally took her off base. Her story is scary and I feel so bad for her. She cant have any more kids cause of the damage. I would go out in town if all you can do is a D&C. 

pandamanda0719 --- 6 years ago -

I had a tonsillectomy at NHCP and everything went great. Stuff happens, and stuff can happen at a civilian hospital as well.
Sorry about your friend. 

LaLa --- 6 years ago -

A friend of ours had a D&C at the Naval hospital in 29 and she got a infection also. She literally almost died.

I have heard this before about people suffering severe infections.
Sorry for your loss OP.
when I had a miscarriage I was only 10 weeks and didnt need a D&C i just bled a ton through my clothes and all when it first started went to the doc and they told me my body would clean itself out. So i bled for a couple weeks.

I hope it goes as well as can be for the situation. 

YouReallyThinkSo --- 6 years ago -

Yes it can but after what happened to her we heard a ton of horror stories from others who had D&Cs at the same hospital. I hope you dont have any complication but I just wanted to let you know what happened to her after her D&C. 

accountnickname --- 6 years ago -

I'm sorry for your loss :(

D&Cs can also cause scarring which can lead to future infertility. Good luck with your decision. When I had a miscarriage I passed it naturally. The blood you will see is mostly from the uterine lining and other things that are not the baby. 

Allison --- 6 years ago -

Gigglebutt. I took the pill and bled so much I had to go back to the er. And bled for 10 weeks after non stop. I would do anything but the pills. 

SinCitygrl1 --- 6 years ago -

I had a D&C.... the pain was minimal, bleeding was similar to a period and then tapered off. I'm sorry for your loss. 

DocsWife --- 6 years ago -

I had one at the NHCP. My experience, medically speaking, was a good one. There was no cramping or bleeding after for me. I thought I'd bleed but I didn't. I was able to go to a dog park straight from the hospital. Of course, emotionally speaking, it was very difficult. It was my second miscarriage and was only detected because I had an ultrasound at 12 weeks with no heartbeat. A D&C was my only option because the baby had stopped developing weeks before and there had been no cramping or bleeding whatsoever. 

pandamanda0719 --- 6 years ago -

Thank y'all for your condolences. I didn't have any cramping but last night I had a little gush of blood and went to the e.r this morning and the baby died at 8 wks 1 day.. I was supposed to be 9 wks today. This is my first miscarriage.. I'm a train wreck. 

Jayne Wayne --- 6 years ago -

I only know 2 people who have had surgery at the NHCP and both ended up with staph infections.

I'm so sorry for your loss panda :( 

gurlplz --- 6 years ago -

I had a D&C at the NHCP and everything went fine. I felt like passing out after using the restroom for the first time (lots of blood). i went on to have bleeding like a very heavy period but light cramping. I think what bothered me the most was having to tell multiple people (staff) why i was there when asked. Couldn't they just look it up somewhere? Maybe me being a lot emotional that day. Good luck OP, wish you well. 

*Pinklala* --- 6 years ago -

So very sorry for your loss!

I had one and I had minimal cramping and only bled for a couple days. I never got an infection and ended up getting pregnant a month later and had a healthy baby. There's always risks involved but I didn't want to wait to pass naturally either! Emotionally it didn't really hit me until a couple days later! Good luck and take care! 

Giggle Butt --- 6 years ago -

Panda- make sure to get a second opinion. True story.... My friend was bleeding, went to ER, they said no heart beat on the ultra sound. Amedeo later, she went in... The heartbeat was strong. I'm not teying to get your hopes up. Just make extra sure. Sometimes they can be wrong.

Loss is hard and I'm sorry. :( I still become a reck every once in a while. I didn't have much time to greive, I was preggo again 3 weeks later. My beautiful daughter is now 3. :) light at the end of the tunnel. 

DocsWife --- 6 years ago -

make sure to get a second opinion. True story.... My friend was bleeding, went to ER, they said no heart beat on the ultra sound. Amedeo later, she went in... The heartbeat was strong. I'm not teying to get your hopes up. Just make extra sure. Sometimes they can be wrong.

This is very true. I went somewhere else and got another ultrasound to make sure that there really was none. I had such a difficult time accepting it because the pregnancy was progressing so normally and I had absolutely no pain or bleeding at all to indicate that I miscarried. They were pushing me to do the D&C right then and there at the NH when they first did the ultrasound. So, even though they may have been correct with mine, don't let them pressure you into anything until you're comfortable.

I am truly sorry for your loss, but just know it will get easier with time. 

Trixie2 --- 6 years ago -

Sorry for your loss OP.

I was at 7 weeks and didn't need a D&C, cause I guess I passed everything naturally. :/ We didn't know we were expecting, and I was always irregular with my period, so I thought it was just my usual heavy flow. But I knew something was wrong when I was passing clots the size of golf/baseballs and I nearly passed out on the toilet.

I will tell you, be prepared to come back to the NH every week for a blood draw, to see if your hcg levels are going down. 

pandamanda0719 --- 6 years ago -

Thanks y'all.. But the baby really is gone..
I had 2 ultra sounds and there was no heart beat..
I was supposed to be 9 wks today and they baby measured at 8 wk 1 day... And I know my 9 wk was accurate bc I had an U.S. at 6wk 3 day and saw the baby with a beating heart :(

This is a really hard time for me and my family. We were so excited to be pregnant again and the loss was a total shock. 

MindYaOwnBiz --- 6 years ago -

Firstly.. OP I am very sorry for your loss.

(note.. this wasn't at the NH or even in Cali) but seems like alot of doctors push the D&C. I had a blighted ovum back in '08,(the sack continued growing but the baby was lost at about 6 weeks, this was my first miscarriage) I went in for the 8 week appt. and was devastated when they saw no baby with the vag ultrasound..this doctor had absolutely no compassion though. I was crying on the table and she was just like sorry, happens all the time, lets just go ahead and schedule the D&C now. I didn't even have enough time to deal with the loss and this doctor was in such a hurry to get rid of it. I'm so glad (after a second opinion) I just waited to pass it naturally. I had no bleeding at first and it took a couple of weeks for it all to be passed, it was pretty painfully but I'm happy with my decision to let my body do it on its own. What ever choice you make OP, hope it goes well and as painless as possible, again I am sorry for your loss. 

Calimommy --- 6 years ago -

I had one at the naval hospital. I had it at 14 weeks and I was huge. It was a pretty tough recovery for me, just sore and back hurt. But I could not have just has the miscarriage natural. I had pain meds and it felt better. 

Calimommy --- 6 years ago -

Also they did not push D and C either. They encouraged a natural one. 

sweetcheeks --- 6 years ago -

I'm sorry care at NH is NOT the same as a civ doctor. Not by a long shot. 

pandamanda0719 --- 6 years ago -

I disagree.. I had my first child at a civilian doctor and the birth seriously traumatized me!
My second son was born at NHCP and thr birth was awesome! Relaxing, the listened to me every step of the way.

The NHCP is NOT pushing a d&c on me, they gave me the basic 3 options and I'm choosing to have a d&c. I can't stand the thought of looking at thr blood and knowing its my baby. 

laneys mommy --- 6 years ago -

I disagree.. I had my first child at a civilian doctor and the birth seriously traumatized me!

I'm very sorry for your loss and hope your family can reach some peace and have sucess in the future if you choose.

I also had a bad experience with my first son at a civilian hospital and a good experience at the NH with our last son. They both had the same problem at birth and the NH kept things calm, doing a wonderful job. The civilian hosptial was in a panicked mess with people screaming all over the place including at me.

I hope you have compatient care, helping in your recovery. We've had some wonderful Drs at the NH. 

Mrs Patch --- 6 years ago -

Consider the pills that open the cervix for you to pass more naturally.


I had this done when we lost our baby at 8 weeks, and I would never, ever, reccommend it to anyone. It was the most horrific experience of my life and to be quite frank, I am glad I passed out because I would have much rather been unconscious the entire time. It was PAINFUL. I was in pain and bled for hours before I finally passed this large gray mass and I KNEW and KNOWING was and has been very traumatic for me. The loss itself was a tremendous blow, and having to pass the mass just made it worse. I hope to never have to go through this experience again, but if it's meant to be then it will be by way of D&C. 

pandamanda0719 --- 6 years ago -

Well today is the day :(
I have to be at the NH in less then 2 hours and I'm scared. I'm so upset.. This is the only baby that hubby and I actually tried to have (my 2 boys were both wonderful surprises)
Thanks for yalls help ladies.

Pray for me please! 

shellibeth --- 6 years ago -

Prayers :)

I've had a D&C and it wasn't bad (physically) at all; quite a bit of bleeding but only minor cramping. It was much better than the colposcopy I had in the gyn office. 

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