A new private group for those worried about miscarriage symptoms

So many of you are in a tough place. Bleeding, cramping, worried about a miscarriage, and you can’t talk about it because sometimes no one even knows you are pregnant. Those hours where you wait for your doctor to call back, or the days waiting for test results or an appointment can be excruiating. I know. I’ve been there.

So to give you ladies in this place somewhere to go to get instant help, I created a private group on Facebook. People who are not members cannot see the posts in this group (and you have to be logged into Facebook to even see enough to join). We’ve left the name of the group and the description purposefully generic so that no one will know what the group is about.

In this place, you can talk to each other in the very intense few days between when you think you might be having a miscarriage and when you know for sure what is happening. Everyone gets a lot of attention and support and can compare symptoms and how their doctors are handling things.

I spent seven agonizing days after my water broke at 10 weeks waiting to find out if my baby was alive or not. I did nothing but cry and sleep and lie in bed, typing in web sites and looking for answers until my doctor would do a second sonogram to check for growth. You can read that whole story here.

I know this will be a very fluid group, as most of you will find out your baby is fine and will move back into pregnancy groups. But we do hope to provide quick support (we have women in many time zones). You’re much more likely to get a quick answer from me or one of the many women who are there right now, or have just been there.

I really wish such a group was never needed, that we all coasted through our pregnancies with nothing more than a little nausea and sleepiness. But you might have bleeding. Cramps might scare you. You might stop feeling the baby kick. And you’ll need someone to talk to. We’ll be there.

2 thoughts on “A new private group for those worried about miscarriage symptoms

  1. hi deanna,

    i have a question about my sister. she just recently found out she was pregnant 2 days ago. she took 4 pregnancy tests on her own and all of them were postive and then yesterday she went to the docter to make sure she was pregnant and after she took the docters pregnancy test it had also came up postive. well, yesterday she started cramping and bleeding light. today she started bleeding a little heavier so she went to the emergency room and she took another pregnancy test there which turned out negative but they took her blood and it was postive. she is not that far along just 2 or 3 weeks pregnant and the docter took her blood level and it is at 38 and she has to go back on saturday so they can take more blood and compare with the one that they already have to see if the number went down or up. Do you think she miscarried?

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