I was 18 and had a miscarriage without knowing I was pregnant

Hello, I am from Australia.

I was 18 when I had my miscarriage. It was very hard to go through, considering I didn't know I was pregnant.

It was early December two years ago, and I was getting weird pains in my lower region. I didn't think much of it until Monday came around and I went to work.

The pain was getting so intense, and I nearly fainted. I had my boss drop me home and she told me 'if anything else happens, ring me up and I will take you to the hospital'.

The pain got worse and worse

I started vomiting as it was soo intense, and my flow became heavier and heavier (I was filling a tampon in about 5 mins).

I tried taking panadol but I couldn't keep it down. I didn't have a clue what was going on.

It was getting worse, so I called my boss to pick me up.

I went to change my tampon, and as soon as I pulled it out, this gigantic, thick and long clump came out, the length of my forearm and as wide as my foot. I knew this wasn't normal, but thankfully my boss knocked on the door.

I showed her and she automatically identified it as a fetus

The doctors said I would have been 12 weeks pregnant, however I had only had sex with my partner 2 weeks prior to my miscarriage. And the last time I had sex before that was nearly 10 months earlier.

The doctors didn't believe me, and even when I went for my curette, they didn't believe me.

My parents never believed me, and that was harder.

I don't know how it happened.

Every doctor I see now (I now have a lot of girl problems) say that is different, and a rare occurence, but not impossible.

Even though I am small and petite, I also now have PCOS, and one of the doctor's believes that could have played a part in it.

There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about it. Maybe it was a good thing I didn't know of its existance before hand? Or maybe I should have said a proper goodbye to it? But all I know is that you can always fall pregnant, even without sex.

This story is for all those women who have lost childen. They are not lost, they are the angels looking down on us

This story was sent in on 27/05/2012

Editor's comment

This sounds a very unusual experience, and it must be upsetting for you to feel that you have had a miscarriage without anyone believing you.

I think you should take the time to say goodbye and allow yourself to grieve even if it was 2 years ago.

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