Yes I know this topic is totally out of space in this blog, but something compelled me to do this up and finally I decided to go ahead and pen it down. This post is more than just a piece of writing for me, Its about me, my sorrow, my joy, and its about my journey to motherhood. If you have had blighted ovum and are scared to death, when you think of conceiving again, and if you are looking for a success story after blighted ovum D&C then you are in right place.
The road to the destination BABY, was not an easy one for me, It had a fair share of rough patches but finally by the Grace of Almighty We succeeded. Today I am a proud mother to my darling princess and she is putting in all the best of her efforts to drive her mommy nuts with her antics.
Getting pregnant after having a miscarriage due to blighted ovum (empty gestational sac) is not like normal pregnancy, your thought process changes completely, your emotions are dominated by fright of having it again and you somehow tend to lose the real joy of being pregnant. It is indeed difficult to ignore what you have gone through but the fact is that the chances that you will again end up with an empty gestational sac are very sleek and thus you must always try not to think negative and keep yourself emotionally positive.
Here is My Timeline : Journey from Blighted Ovum to successful pregnancy
October 2012 – I got Pregnant for the first time
December 2012- Ultrasound to check the heartbeat Poked and prodded only to reveal the emptiness prevailing in there. Result – No heartbeat, no yolk sac, no foetal pole, no embryo found
January 2013- I hemorrhaged and suffered a missed miscarriage followed by a surgical procedure called D&C
October 2013- I got pregs for the second time
June-2014 – My angel arrived
The reason stated in my ultrasound reports was a blighted ovum which clearly meant that the pregnancy could not progress after implantation. Before I miscarried I knew everything about a blighted pregnancy (thanks to Google) and I always had a fright that I may have to go through it as my symptoms and U/S reports were clearly pointing towards a Blighted Ovum pregnancy.
Although I had heard and read about many successful stories of women getting pregnant after blighted ovum and delivering a healthy baby, it was still almost impossible for me to stop thinking about the miscarriage I had gone through but nothing can go against God’s will as I was destined to be a Mother, I am today.
What is a Blighted Ovum ?
According to webmd.com website
A blighted ovum occurs when a fertilized egg implants in the uterus but doesn’t develop into an embryo. It is also referred to as an anembryonic (no embryo)pregnancy and is a leading cause of early pregnancy failure or miscarriage.
Most of the first trimester miscarriages are due to blighted ovum and many cases the pregnancy is not yet determined.
For me a Blighted Ovum is
An empty gestational sac
No fetal heartbeat
No proper explanation of the cause
A shattered dream
Causes of Blighted Ovum?
A simple way to understand the cause is
The egg/ sperm that fertilized was poor in quality and / or abnormal cell division. The body itself will detect if the pregnancy is viable or not, and if its not you miscarry naturally.
Now here are the answers to the questions that probably landed you on this page.
The Blighted Ovum FAQ
Is there a way to prevent blighted Ovum ?
Unfortunately you cannot do much to prevent blighted ovum.
Can I get Pregnant after having a miscarriage due to blighted Ovum?
Is there something wrong with me?
NO ! you are absolutely normal and you can conceive and deliver like any other woman on Earth (until and unless you suffer some other underlying conditions that adversely affect a normal pregnancy).
Will Blighted Ovum reoccur ?
The chances are very low, and in most cases its just a one time fluke of nature.
So was I not pregnant at all ?
Yes you were every bit pregnant, but the baby did not develop beyond implantation.
Can I have a successful pregnancy after having blighted ovum ?
Yes Yes Yes ! Take me as an example an keep your hopes high!
To conclude I will say, its a great deal of disappointment, you have lost something which was probably most precious to you, but remember this is not the dead end, a new journey awaits you and you shall succeed this time.
I hope my story restored your hope, please share it so that many others who are sailing in same boat can benefit from it.
Motherhood teaches new things everyday, there is always a lot going on in a new mum’s life, as the baby grows you get completely freaked out the formula keeps changing and once the baby gets mobile life becomes a roller-coaster.
An outing with a toddler is fun only if you are well equipped, I mean the diaper bag of your baby, it must have all the essentials that your baby may require during his/ her outing.
Don’t feel alien if you are wondering what to pack in your toddlers diaper bag and what can be left behind as there are many new mum’s who are sailing in same boat. The fact is, your toddler needs one no. of everything be it food, toy, clothes or water.
The solution to this puzzle is a checklist for diaper bag. You can create a diaper bag essential checklist once and use it everytime you plan an outing with your little one.
Checklist of Diaper Bag Essentials
There are not few but several items that you need to put in your babies diaper bag, some are the essentials and other are optional things. Getting yourself a nice [easyazon_link identifier=”B00ZD3N4LQ” locale=”IN” tag=”natbeshomrem-21″]Diaper Bag[/easyazon_link] with separate compartments for everything is the need of the hour. It becomes easy to carry things as the compartments help in organizing the things you decide to carry in the most functional way.
- Diapers : A diaper is a must, you must keep 1 diaper for every couple of hours you are planning to be out and 2 extra diapers always.
- Wet Wipes: These are very essential, just in case your lil one messes up down there. I use the Johnson’s baby skin care wipes they have one small 20 wipes pack which is ideal for a short duration outing and the packet has a plastic cover that prevents drying up of wipes and retains the moisture.
- Extra Clothes : I always carry extra clothes for my princess as she is very active and loves to drink from her bottle on her own. She is a foodie and wants to taste everything that we eat outside and she hates bibs.
- Water / Formula feeding Bottle : I find breastfeeding convenient so I don’t carry formula feed while going out, but if you formula feed your baby you must carry it while going out and ofcourse a water bottle is a must have. If your kid is on formula feed keep pre-portioned bottles for them, this will save your time and efforts.
- Snacks : These little wonders love to munch while they are out. Biscuits and cookies are the best to carry while planning an outing with your baby. Use these in the time of meltdown as bargain chips and energy boosters when these curious angels get tired. Keeping dry snacks is a good idea as they are easy to pack and carry and also they wont get stale.
- A changing pad / mat : You will require it while changing the diapers, In India we make gudri, a layered mat made with several lining of cloth. I use this for my baby so I never actually bought a diaper mat but you must take one while going out.
- A plastic bag: To store dirty diapers and wet clothes. You cant go searching for a trash bin everywhere, these plastic bags will come in handy.
- Wash Cloth : Kids below 1 year of age though up quite often, thus keeping 2-3 wash cloths is a must.
- A Blanket : Toddlers are way too moody, they may fall asleep anytime, keeping a blanket is necessary to wrap them up for a cozy nap.
Diaper Bag Extras
If you still have some space left in the diaper bag you may put some extra things that are not the essentials but can come handy while to try to manage everything perfectly during your outing with the little one.
Pacifiers : These can soothe the little ones as they get cranky. Happy babies are always easy to deal with.
Nursing Pad : You may choose to feed your baby with the formula milk if you don’t find a comfortable place to nurse your child. You can conveniently use nursing pads if your BM output is high.
Toys : Carry one toy according to your child’s age, for below 1 year babies you can keep teether and rattles and for kids above 1 year you can keep any soft toy.
Diaper Rash Cream : If your baby is having diaper rash you must carry a rash cream, even if the LO is not having any rashes keeping a diaper cream always makes sense as the little wonders are too unpredictable.
I am just a learning mother and its absolutely possible that I may have missed something out here in my diaper bad checklist, do let me know what things do you carry in your toddlers diaper bag.
Firstcry Review : Based on My Shopping Experience With This Site
Shopping online is trendy! I have been shopping online for quite a while now and I have both good and bad experiences with different sites.
I became a proud mother to my DD in June last year; I had a C-Section which required me to stay at home post delivery and that really posed a restriction on my outdoor shopping sprees. Everyone around was buying gifts for my darling princess but me, this is what tempted me to shop online for her. As I was surfing through various websites available, one site that intrigued me the most was Firstcry dot com.
What Firstcry Claims
We are Asia’s Largest Online Portal for Baby and Kids Products. We have over 90000+ items from 1200+ top International and Indian brands like Mattel, Ben10, Pigeon, Funskool, Hotwheels, Nuby, Farlin, Medela, Pampers, Disney, Barbie, Gerber, Fisher Price, Mee Mee and so on.
What Firstcry Offers to its buyers?
Firstcry.com has a wide range of products available and is very well classified into categories; it has everything from products for infants to products for school going kids.
Baby products like diapering and nursing supplies, personal care products, toys, clothes, footwears, bedding, bath items and everything you can imagine to buy for your BOJ.
Toys, clothes, stationery for school, furniture for kids room, footwear, accessories and a lot more.
Firstcry offers products from the best of brands in all categories and the variety is plenty. The search filters are very helpful and they have a search friendly and user friendly interface that helps you find exactly what you want.
Placing the order
Buying a product is very simple it has all the options that you will want to choose from, while shopping online.
Product Shortlist Feature
You can shortlist you product while surfing through the sites. From your shortlisted products you can choose what you want to buy.
Multiple Payment Options
You can make payment via
Debit Card/ Credit Card
Cash on Delivery
Offers by Firstcry
Firstcry throws lucrative offers everyday from Flat discounts to cashbacks which makes the products from top brands affordable for everyone which is sometimes not possible when buying from a physical store.
Redeeming their cashback coupon is very easy and they really give cashback, there is no hidden catch in it.
My Shopping Experience with Firstcry
I have purchased a lot of products for my angel from this website and I can assure Firstcry never disappointed me.
I buy all the necessary supplies for my baby from this website, the delivery is mostly on time, the products are as shown and stated in the website and I never had a chance to return any product that I bought from Firstcry.
Some Products that I buy frequently
- Clothes : My Rating – 4.5/5
- Feeding Bottles, plates, bowls – My Rating- 3.5/5
- Footwear: My Rating 4/5
- Socks : My Rating 5/5
- Personal care Products like toothbrush, toothpaste, powder puff etc.: My Rating 4.5/5
- Toys : My Rating 4/5
My Favorite brands
- Clothes : Cucumber, Mini Cupcake, Buzzy, little Kangroo, Child World
- Feeding Bottles –Pigeon, Avent
- Footwear: Kittens, Cute Walk, Puma Kids, Crocs
- Socks :Mustang, Cherry Blossoms, Needy Bee
- Personal care Products : MEE MEE, Pigeon, First Step
- Toys : Fisherprice,
PROS of Firstcry.com
Good Product Quality
Prompt and timely delivery
Wide range of products and brands to choose from
Easy return option
Try n Buy option on most of the products
Multiple payment options
User Friendly website
I could not find any. I am well satisfied with the products and services of Firstcry.com and I have had wonderful shopping experience on Firstcry.
Should I Buy From Firstcry.com?
Yes, I would suggest every parent to try firstcry atleast once. The offers, choices and brand authenticity are the most compelling factors that will encourage you to keep returning to this website.
In my opinion this website is the best among all the websites in this segment, and I recommend Firstcry dot com to all the parents who are interested in buying good quality products with the ease of sitting at home. For me it started as a result of my post delivery restrictions, but now it has become my first choice. Though I still buy stuff for my little one from physical stores but its very limited, I can get everything for her right at the comfort of my home then why slog.