from The Oprah Magazine –
May 23, 2019 – But neither of us could have foreseen that I would be having a miscarriage as we drove to spend our anniversary weekend in Saint Augustine. Sure, our bed and breakfast was adorable-Adam’s suggestion, since I’d never been to one before-but it was a surreal experience to be celebrating our love at the same time we were suffering a loss. The day before we left for our trip, I had started spotting. We both rushed to my OB-GYN’s office to check on what was happening. While there, an ultrasound technician examined me, but reported they weren’t able to see anything-which they attributed to it possibly being “too early” to see a gestational sac. But I knew deep down that it was most likely bad news.
10-25 percent of all recognized pregnancies will end in miscarriage, according to the American Pregnancy Association. The next day, we left for our trip. I had a blood test order in my hand from my OB, and as a journalist with a penchant for researching everything, after Googling some of what I saw on the order, I knew that my doctor was looking for an increase in my hCG levels-the same hormone that is detected on a home pregnancy test. But thanks to that same research, I also learned that 10-25 percent of all recognized pregnancies will end in miscarriage, according to the American Pregnancy Association.