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Question about Cytotec JayneM 18 kids; Jacksonville, North Carolina 145 posts
15th Feb '13

My miscarriage was confirmed yesterday and my dr prescribed me Cytotec to "evacuate the contents" of my uterus. I have to insert 3 pills vaginally every 6 hours. This sucks!!!!!!!!!! Anyone have any tips on how the best way to go about this is? Im seeing that I have to lay down for like 30 minutes afterwards? How quickly does this work for the ladies who have used it? My husband and I are moving from North Carolina to Michigan on Monday and I am debating whther it would be better to just wait until we are back in Michigan to start this or to just do it now

Angel Mommaa Due February 22 (boy); 16 kids; Indianapolis, Indiana 525 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting JayneM:" My miscarriage was confirmed yesterday and my dr prescribed me Cytotec to "evacuate the contents" of ... [snip!] ... and I am debating whther it would be better to just wait until we are back in Michigan to start this or to just do it now"


How far along are you?
I misscarried my baby at 15 weeks and they gave me 4 Cytotec pills in my cervix every 8 hours. My water broke after the 2nd dose and the baby came out about 10 minutes after that.
The Cytotec causes contractions and labor pains, so I would wait til you are home and comfortable.

JayneM 18 kids; Jacksonville, North Carolina 145 posts
15th Feb '13

I'm in week 13. Omgosh really?! I'm so sorry.

Angel Mommaa Due February 22 (boy); 16 kids; Indianapolis, Indiana 525 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting JayneM:" I'm in week 13. Omgosh really?! I'm so sorry."


Are they letting you do it at home?



My doctor made me do mine in Labor and Delivery at the hospital. when my water broke, he came in, suited up, and i had to push out the baby. Normal birth style.

meggymama Due July 30; 97 kids; United Kingdom 510 posts
15th Feb '13

I had an MMC at 8.5 weeks and i was admitted to pass the baby i ended up being in for nearly a week and having an emergency D&C, its scary that you are at home to go through this.

JayneM 18 kids; Jacksonville, North Carolina 145 posts
15th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Angel Mommaa:</b>" Are they letting you do it at home? My doctor made me do mine in Labor and Delivery at the hospital. when my water broke, he came in, suited up, and i had to push out the baby. Normal birth style."</blockquote>



At 15 weeks?! That's crazy! No I'm just doing mine at home. Mine was a missed miscarriage I guess. I didn't have my first U/S til 11 weeks the had to go back again yesterday to be "extra sure."

meggymama Due July 30; 97 kids; United Kingdom 510 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting JayneM:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Angel Mommaa:</b>" Are they letting you do it at home? My ... [snip!] ... a missed miscarriage I guess. I didn't have my first U/S til 11 weeks the had to go back again yesterday to be "extra sure.""

Its not crazy, I had to push too and my baby was much smaller, have you had any councelling on what exactly to expect? I really think you could do with a second opinion

Angel Mommaa Due February 22 (boy); 16 kids; Indianapolis, Indiana 525 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting meggymama:" Its not crazy, I had to push too and my baby was much smaller, have you had any councelling on what exactly to expect? I really think you could do with a second opinion"


Mine was a missed miscarriage too. baby only measured 13 weeks. When she came out, she was 4 inches long and was very clearly a little girl. All her anatomy was the same as a full term baby, just much smaller. I dont think I could emotionally and mentally do that home.
I didnt even want to see her until they cleaned her up. They put her in a bassinet and gave me a little birth certificare with her foot and hand prints.



I'd get a second opinion. I was in the hospital for 24 hours due to bleeding issues and my placenta didnt expel after the baby like it should have. The doctor had to go in and manually scrape it out in pieces to remove it. I could have bled out if that happened at home.

meggymama Due July 30; 97 kids; United Kingdom 510 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting Angel Mommaa:" Mine was a missed miscarriage too. baby only measured 13 weeks. When she came out, she was 4 inches ... [snip!] ... The doctor had to go in and manually scrape it out in pieces to remove it. I could have bled out if that happened at home."


Its good that you got to see your baby i was never given the option at all , Im so sorry for your loss, I bled heavily also and i am alarmed that anyone could be forced to suffer this at home I was in agony and on tramadol, pethadine and gas and air for 4 days trying to pass everything.

Angel Mommaa Due February 22 (boy); 16 kids; Indianapolis, Indiana 525 posts
15th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting meggymama:</b>" Its good that you got to see your baby i was never given the option at all , Im so sorry for your loss, ... [snip!] ... forced to suffer this at home I was in agony and on tramadol, pethadine and gas and air for 4 days trying to pass everything. "</blockquote>




Thank you, I'm sorry for yours also :(



Oh there's no way I could do it at home. I had IV pain meds, they offered the epidural but I didn't take it.
After birth they had to give me an entire iv bag of pitocin and 8 oral cytotek pills and 4 rectally to stop the bleeding. 12 days later(last week) I passed a huge piece of placenta and had to go back in for a d&c.
No way I could do any of that at home. Goodness.

JayneM 18 kids; Jacksonville, North Carolina 145 posts
15th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Angel Mommaa:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting meggymama:</b>" Its good that you got to see your baby i was ... [snip!] ... week) I passed a huge piece of placenta and had to go back in for a d&c. No way I could do any of that at home. Goodness."</blockquote>



This effing suckkkkss!!! It's like a contraction with no break.

JayneM 18 kids; Jacksonville, North Carolina 145 posts
15th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting meggymama:</b>" Its not crazy, I had to push too and my baby was much smaller, have you had any councelling on what exactly to expect? I really think you could do with a second opinion"</blockquote>




I'm sorry, I didn't mean like crazy crazy. I've just never heard of an induction before 20 weeks.

Angel Mommaa Due February 22 (boy); 16 kids; Indianapolis, Indiana 525 posts
15th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting JayneM:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Angel Mommaa:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting meggymama:</b>" ... [snip!] ... I could do any of that at home. Goodness."</blockquote> This effing suckkkkss!!! It's like a contraction with no break."</blockquote>



Did you start the meds? Yeah it's no fun. :(

JayneM 18 kids; Jacksonville, North Carolina 145 posts
15th Feb '13

I started them at like 3:30 and was already feeling it by 6:30

meggymama Due July 30; 97 kids; United Kingdom 510 posts
16th Feb '13

Is there someone with you? I cannot imagine how you are coping if you are alone.