normal pregnancy at 6 weeks
empty uterus at 6 weeks
After a blighted ovum, your body will continue to heal. Some women feel they need to have a D&C after the loss and others feel that their body is able to pass the tissue on its own. You and your doctor can make a decision that is right for your situation. If you want to have the tissue examined to determine a cause, a D&C is necessary.
Normally, a blighted ovum can not be prevented and it is nothing that the mother or father has done. Blighted ovums usually occur one time and most women will not experience another one. If a couple suffers from continuous miscarriages, genetic testing can be done to help prevent the occurence again. It is recommended that couples wait 1-3 menstrual cycles before trying to conceive after any type of pregnancy loss.
Unfortunately in most cases, a blighted ovum can not be prevented. Some couples will seek out genetic testing if multiple early pregnancy loss occurs. A blighted ovum is often a one time occurrence and rarely will a women experience more than one. Most doctors recommend couples wait at least 1-3 regular menstrual cycles before trying to conceive again after any type of miscarriage.
Comments: Pregnancy Loss - Blighted-Ovum
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superm0mmy - 171 days ago.
hi all i was told i had a blighted ovum, i went back for an ultrasound 1 1/2 weeks later and there was my baby with a heart beat at 6 weeks 4 days, turns out i was just earlier than i expected. good luck everyone
Dragonsoccermom*teamBLUE* - 172 days ago.
Hi Ladies. So, I have 2 kids already (9years & 13 months) and I had a still born with Downs Syndrome @ 20 weeks back in July. I was just told that this pregnancy (preg #5) is a blighted ovum last week. Waiting for the miscarriage but for good measure I redid some bloodwork and I got for another sono next Saturday. I'm floating in Limbo. I am mentally starting to crack because my pregnancy symptoms are getting worse but the Dr said that she's 90% sure that this will not be a viable pregnancy. I keep luring myself into false hope and I can't even begin to 'try' anymore because if this is an empty sac I can't conceive until it passes... If it IS a viable pregnancy I'll be worrying about all the other problems I could have... someone help calm me.
mamamia6 - 402 days ago.
Hello guys... I was diagnaosed with a Blighted Ovum on Thursday April 12th. The doctor told me that he saw a gestational sac that was empty... He said that I could be a little earlier than I thought or I was gonna miscarry soon. I still feel very much pregnant, and I'm just hoping and praying for the best. I go for my next ultrasound on Thursday April 19th. I just hope and pray that Baby # 7 has a heartbeat!!!! Preparing for the worst but hoping for the best!!!!
Quiver Full - 504 days ago.
My name is Teresia. iam a birth and bereavement doula and childbirth educator. i wanted to let everyone here know about a great resource: stillbirthday.com if you have experienced a pregnancy loss it is a wonderful place to get answers and it can also be a place for you to help other moms experiencing loss. they are starting a new mentoring program if you are interested in being mentored or being a mentor. please visit the site and tell me what you think! i pray it is a source of comfort to you!
Lakesha - 646 days ago.
I'm sorry to hear about those going through this.I went through the same thing a few years ago,and I felt so awful,and like it was my fault.To my surprise,I passed the sac@work on the bathroom toilet,but because of all the bleeding,I still got a DNC.I ended up getting pregnant again 2 cycles later,and delivered a healthy baby girl.Keep your head up ladies,I'm a mother of 7,you're not broken,but determined
maggie1002 - 679 days ago.
went to er yesterday and i was supposed to be 10 weeks going on 11 soon and they told me my sac was empty and that my blood levels mae it show that i'm six weeks pregnant and it could just be to early to see the baby which i think its bull..i'm going to do my blood work again tomorrow and my sono again monday but i'm highly doubting that i'm 6 especially if i found out 4 weeks ago and was getting the swore boobs and hunger already! so i'm hopin all is well or if not just hurry up and tell me!
washnwear - 864 days ago.
Just found out I'm pregnant again after a blighted ovum in September. Only 3 cycles later. I'm nervous but keeping my fingers crossed. At least I know I can get pregnant. Now its just a matter of keeping things that way.
michellelaughs - 872 days ago.
just had a blighted ovum MC on Dec 12, I would have been 11 weeks the next day. I started bleeding 1 week prior but it took 1 week to pass it. It was a shock. If you wanna talk, I am here.
washnwear - 916 days ago.
I had a blighted icing m/c in Sept at 8 weeks. Finally ttc again.
h0peful - 955 days ago.
I had my 2nd u/s 10/1 and was told that the fetal pole was abnormal and it could be a blighted ovum.Next u/s is scheduled for 10/13.The past few days I assumed this pregnancy is doomed but my bb's are still very sore and feeling like nausea is kicking in today.I'm really confused, any feedback on your experiences appreciated.Thanks
JamieGarcia - 987 days ago.
If you have been told you have a blighted ovum please check out this website...www.misdiagnosed miscariages.com . So many women have been told the same thing only to have babies appear on their ultrasound weeks later.
sadmom77 - 1021 days ago.
GinAgain - 1136 days ago.
With my first pregnancy I had an ultrasound at 10 weeks. The doctor saw a sac with a septum, meaning there were twins, but something in one and nothing in the other and no heartbeats. She sent me to the perinatologist to confirm the blighted ova (plural). Then I had to have a d&c.
mari8 - 1137 days ago.
So after a missed period I went took several pregancy tests and they were all negative. I went to the doctor on March 12 and they had me take a test there, and BAM! Positive! I was in SHOCK! But anyway, they did an US and found a very small sac beginning to develop, they had no idea how far along I was because my last period was on Jan 15 and the numbers didn't add up. I went back on March 19 for another US, and they saw the gestational sac had grown and the yolk sac was developing. My hcg levels were climbing and everything was looking good. They had me come back on April 5 expecting to hear a heartbeat. When they did the US they saw a huge gestational sac. A nice big yolk sac, but no fetal pole. The doctor looked and looked and could not find a fetus and obviously no heartbeat. We talked about a possible blighted ovum, and my options, but she said that she was not going to jump the gun just yet and sent me to the radiologist for a more advanced US. Much to my surprise the radiologist suspects a twin pregnancy, he said he saw two tiny tiny little embryos. I have no idea what to think at this point they went from 1, to 0, to now 2! I have my next US this coming Tuesday. I'm just ready to know!!! Has this happened to anyone...a suspected blighted ovum..and then twins?
blessedagainwith10 - 1183 days ago.
My turn - I've miscarried on Valentine's day. I was suppose to be 9 weeks along. Started bleeding....went to the emerg.. ultrasound showed an empty sac. :( Blighted Ovum I was told. I passed it the next day. Didn't need a D&C just the week off work and let it take it's course. But there is hope girls... this wasn't meant to be this time... but I have 9 beautiful children at home and Doctor at the er said the same. I could still get pregnant again...and carry on a very normal pregnancy...hugs & kisses & prayers to all who have lost...
crystalveg - 1268 days ago.
I had a terrible experience with a BO last year. It started with my 1st visit to a new OBGYN. During the 1st ultrasound at 8 weeks, I found out I had a blighted ovum. MY OBGYN spoke to us as if we were 16 year olds and said 'well this happens sometimes because ya know that baby is uh kinda messed up'. Before I could even process what was happening he scheduled me for a d and c without giving me ANY information about what was actually going to be done to my insides. I went online when I got home and panicked when I was what the procedure really does to a uterus. I canceled the appointment and decided that I would try to miscarry naturally at home, all this while recovering from Mono. The night before I had a miscarried, I decided it would be a good idea to organize and rearrange my entire home office/teaching room. I must have overdone it because the next morning I woke up bleeding heavily to the point to where my hubby had to drive me to the hospital, of coarse in a snow storm. Dr. Douchebag could not be bothered with to come see me so a very nice kind doctor came and operated on me. At this point I had lost 30 percent of my blood. It was by far the worst experience of my life. A week later Dr. Douchbag sent me a letter kicking me out of his practice with a bill that said I owed him $200. How do you kick a woman who just lost a baby out of your practice? Well Dr. Douchebag did! Now I just found out I'm pregnant and still scared this could happen again, but if it does now, I have a new, kind,OBGYN!
TonynOllysMommy - 1277 days ago.
I just wanted to share my story, hoping that telling someone about it will make it a reality and help it to hurt a little less. I was diagnosed yesterday with a blighted ovum. I should have been 10 weeks, but my gestational sac only measures 7 weeks. We have had 2 ultrasounds (the first was 10 days before) both showing the same thing; perfect little gestational sac, with no yolk, no fetal pole, no fetus, no nothing. How? Why? This is my 5th pregnancy, I have a 19 month old little boy, Anthony. He is awesome. I met with an OB today (my normal doc is our family doc, he doesn't do these things) and we discussed our options 1. wait and see what happens, for a max of 2-3 weeks, then go for a D&C or 2. go for a D&C asap. I chose option 2. I struggle with knowing if I made the right decision. What if they find something (by something I mean a baby-what IF)? I can not get these things out of my head. I have sought a 2nd opinion, now am seeing a 3rd doctor, and they all tell me the same thing...there is no baby. I am hoping with time I will feel 'better' I guess...hurt less, no longer doubt my decisions. I know that there is a reason for these things, and if I am meant to have another baby, I will. This is a terrible thing and I hate that we are all having to go through it.
sheronnie - 1296 days ago.
Well it just happened to me yesterday moring...I woke up to some cramps and bleeding and went to the er because bleeding and being pregnant don't mix. So after running some blood and the doctor say while he was checkin me that my birth conel was still closed I thought everything was fine...but when it was time for me to go home he tells me that during my ultrasound they found my sac but no baby...my heart dropped...I am 8 weeks but when I was looking at the screen during the ultsound it said 5weeks and 2days...I knew the something was wrong. He tells me that to wait to days to see what happeneds...if nothing is better I may have miscarried...I'm so sad and confused.
babyluv843 - 1400 days ago.
sandy- I wouldnt worry yet!!! dont stress out just yet!
MaddoxAndAverysMama - 1461 days ago.
Hi Ladies, I just wanted to share this!
sandi - 1464 days ago.
HI! I believe I am about 6 weeks pregnant (though I may be wrong since my cycles were a bit irregular). I started bleeding yesterday afternoon, and it greatly diminished and now it;s just some brown spotting. Today I went to my doctor and he gave me an ultrasound. Everything looked well except he told me that he didn't see the baby yet. He didn't want to say I miscarried but told me that it sometimes is common not to see a baby early on in the pregnancy. I was scheduled for another ultrasound this Thursday and if nothing from that bloodwork. I am confused and really anxious. I had a miscarriage 2 years ago and last year however, successfully delivered a baby boy. The prior miscarriage was a low lying placenta but after reading this, it sounds somewhat to what my doctor told me today that it could also possibly be. After reading lots of articles and comments from women, many women don't get to see their baby until about 9 weeks so I certainly want to remain optimistic about this. He told me I am pregnant however can't see anything. I am praying that all works out in the end. Once you've gone through a miscarriage, it's hard not to think the worst.
cheyne - 1473 days ago.
I am CERTAIN of my dates. I should be due 24th December. I must be 7 weeks pregnant - my LMP was 19th March. My cycle was a regular 28 days. On the odd occasion it wasn't, it was never shorter than 27 days and never longer than 30. I got a strong positive pregnancy tests over 3 weeks ago on the 17th April. Yet I went for a scan at 5 weeks 6 days and they saw nothing but the yolk sac. I went back the other day at 7 weeks exactly and they saw a fetal pole and heartbeat and gave me a hospital letter for my doctor saying they clearly saw these things - but it was so tiny I couldn't see it - barely a grain of rice. They said I am 5 and a half weeks. Impossible. What's going on? I think its stopped growing. What if it's died inside me. Help!?
trusting - 1516 days ago.
Have any of you ever waited and not had the D&C done? I was just 'diagnosed' with a blighted ovum...they say I have two empty sacs...one still measures correctly at 8 weeks, the other does not measure where it should...I am wanting to wait things out...I just don' t know much about this....I miscarried once before and also have a 19 month old... so I'm new to this Blighted Ovum business
shennah - 1524 days ago.
My first 2 pregnancies were blighted ovums. The first time I went to 15 weeks the second i went to 10 wks and had to have a D&C cause I didn't have any bleeding or concerns besides the empty sac. I had a boy at 21 weeks becase of an infection in my placenta and then I have a 2 year old lil girl that I had no problems with during pregnancy and currently 11 weeks pregnant with baby number 3.
aussiegirl80 - 1533 days ago.
I am so sorry for anyone who has had to go through this. Seeing the empty sac on the screen was just devistating. I honestly don't think that I have ever been more distraught. I have a healthy 4 year old, so as soon as I saw the ultrasound, I knew that something was terribly wrong. The ultrasound was at 12w3d, and the sac was 10 weeks. We are now trying again, and i am praying that this will not happen again.
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