QUOTE (hushlittlebaby @ 10/04/2012, 09:16 PM)
I was sent home to 'wait it out' and told to organize an ultrasound for early next week. At the time I just said mm ok, but now I've thought about it I'm really upset that woman who have just lost their baby are treated like its just a bloody nose and not a life altering sad event.
So true. OP, I'm very sorry you've been faced with this awfulness, m/c is just horrible. And I agree that women aren't given enough care and compassion by some
medical staff when facing a m/c. When I started bleeding at 8 weeks and then again 16 weeks, I was told by a number of Emergency dept doctors that "yeah, the pregnancy just isn't viable" and to go home and wait it out. WTF??? How about phrasing that awful info a little more gently, dear Doctor??! And how about giving me some kind of info pack about what to expect and what to do?? I was bawling my eyes out in Emergency at 16 weeks, and the (female) doctor couldn't have been more disinterested in my impending loss. And then when I did lose him, I had "retained product" that caused more bleeding. The terminology and compassion regarding m/c needs to be significantly improved, in my opinion.