A miscarriage at 46By anonymous on 08/02/2011
At 46 I found I was expecting. I had two teenagers. My partner was horrified but said I could decide what to do. He wouldn't be around though as we weren't getting on.
After a few days, I knew this was someone's life and I would do my best to look after them.
Because of my age, I had many scans over the first few weeks. The placenta was there, and a 1cm sac, but no embryo. I was offered a stay in hospital to remove what continued to grow, but I decided to let things happen naturally at home.
Blood clots began to come away, and over a few days there was heavy bleeding. The pains grew stronger, almost like early labour, until the placenta came away. I had to take regular paracetemol and ibuprofen for the pain over a few days. I felt very lightheaded due to the blood loss. I had a final scan to check that the womb was okay and everything had gone.