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Hi :) I had a d&c on the 27th November. I was 13 weeks pregnant but baby stopped growing at week 6. I was devastated being my first baby. I got a period 30 days later (27-29 dec)which the cramps were very painful but period only lasted 2-3 days and was very light. We've been trying to get pregnant since 3 weeks after my d&c.  I'm now hoping I am pregnant. My next period is due on the 25th January. I've been getting lower back cramps on the right side and lots of acne on my chin. Feeling very tired too. I'm I due my next period or could this be implantation?! My emotions are all over the place and i feel really moody n teary. Probably just my hormones after everything thats happened. Losing my baby was one of the hardest things I've had to cope with.

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Theresa

I understand your disappointment and your feeling about your miscarriage. However, the symptoms you describe are non specific and does not indicate pregnancy.

I would like to tell you one point which is that all normal women have a miscarriage rate of about 10-15% and they mostly have a succesful pregnancies later. Most of the 10-15% are due to chromosomal abnormalities and malformed babies and therefore miscarriage seems to be a natural phenomena to maintain healthy population.

Good Luck

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Mohamed Kandeel

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I can answer questions about antenatal care, medical problems associated with pregnancy, labor and delivery and postpartum care.

Experience

Currently I am working as a Professor of Obstetrics gynecology, Menofyia University, Egypt. Since 1987, I worked in many university and private hospitals with a high load of pregnant population averaging 7-9,000 deliveries/year. This exposed me to all problems associated with pregnancy, labor and delivery. I had my doctorate degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1996 in the use of Doppler ultrasound in high risk pregnancies.

Organizations
Menofyia University, Egypt

Publications
-British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Kandil M) -Egyptian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Kandil M) -Ain Shams Journal of Medicine (Kandil M)

Education/Credentials
-Master's degree in obstetrics and Gynecology 1989 -Doctorate degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology 1996

Awards and Honors
Editorial advisor: Fetal monitoring section of the international website www.obgyn.net

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