Episode 6!

Posted: October 2, 2012 by Mo in Uncategorized

Wherein we get real, honest, and practical about miscarriage.
Other stuff too – but yeah, mostly that.

Get it here or through our iTunes page in the sidebar!

Episode resources:


FET information:




Belle’s blog:



Information about miscarriage options:


-D&C: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dilation-and-curettage/MY00345

-Ashmerman’s syndrome: http://www.ashermans.org/home/

-Misoprostol: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misoprostol

-Miscarrying at home: http://juststoptryinganditwillhappen.com/2012/09/24/empty/


-Mental health: http://miscarriage.about.com/od/copingwithmiscarriages/ht/mentalhealth.htm


Hollywood and Donor Egg:





  1. Stinky says:

    OMG YES!! about Ashermans and miscarriage. I had RPoC with my last miscarriage and every week, over and over, explaining to the doctors that no, I am NOT considering a D+C, certainly not if (a) they cannot prove to me that I don’t have a Mullerian anomaly (suggested in previous scan) and (b) this involves poking about up there blindly to scrape me out (I offered to compromise if they would use hysteroscope to guide the procedure, as a last resort).
    Blind procedure? Screw that. No-one mentioned risks of Ashermans, from a medical advice perspective, just the risk of infection if you don’t get a missed miscarriage sorted soonish afterwards. Six of one, half a dozen of the other.
    I googled and googled after my first Scan of Doom, and informed myself. I appreciate not everyone is in the same headspace after a result of IUFD, my coping mechanism is to inform myself of every possible which way. I chose Misoprostol, but I’m also not squeamish, and found seeing and handling the embryo, having something to bury – that helped with the process (unbelievably)

    I have to say though, when I hear about people considering D+C now, I always find it really tricky to mention AS, but I know I want, ultimately, to inform, not scare. Maybe that’s part of the reason for some of the silence?

  2. theyellowblanket says:

    This was such a wonderful episode. I have had four losses, and I opted to have natural miscarriages for all four because when you’re an RPL’er, having another miscarriage is always a highly likely possibility, and one D&C could easily become 4, 5, 6. I personally did not find the experience of miscarriage to be traumatic in any way, actually, on the contrary—I feel that miscarriage is cathartic. All the labor, contractions, and bleeding feels like a way to really witness and feel the loss fully. That’s just me. I know everyone is different! Also, I wanted to point out something that has been stuck in my mind since last episode. Someone on last episode said something about all the celebs who have gone through IVF, including Angelina Jolie, and made the assumption that these folks all went through infertility. I wanted to point out that just because someone goes through IVF doesn’t actually mean they are going through infertility. In the past I worked as a doula for very well-resourced (rich) people, and a lot of those folks chose to do IVF because they simply didn’t want to ttc. I have to suspect that the same might be true for many famous people who obviously gone through IVF. There may be fertility issues for many of them, but I HAD to point out the fact that there are *actually* people who opt to do IVF to have kids simply because they can. I mean, if you have the money, there’s nothing stopping you from walking into the best clinic and saying, “Give me twins.” (And I’ve met people who have done just that). Crazy, right?

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