I am 18 years of age. I was pregnant with my first child when at 7 weeks I had a little bit of brown discharge. I was told it was all normal by my midwife, so I thought nothing of it and carried on with my daily life.

At 8 weeks I had some bleeding that was rather dark blood. I went to the doctor and was sent for an early scan. They did an internal scan because they couldn’t see anything with the external one. They told me that I had already miscarried my child. It was so heartbreaking.

I had severe backache a few days later, so I went to the hospital a few days later. After my exam I was told that there was a pregnancy sac visible, but they weren’t sure if there was a heartbeat, so 2 days later I went for another scan. My womb had filled with a lot of blood clots, so that day they put a cannula in me and sent me up to be prepped for surgery. I had a D&C and went home the same day feeling a bit sore but okay.

A few days later, I had really bad pains, unbearable at some points, and was losing very large blood clots. They did another scan and found that there was some tissue left in my womb. They offered me a tablet to make it all happen naturally or another D&C. I went for the D&C because I didn’t want to go through the pain and seeing the clots, etc. I stayed in the hospital for a few days because I was ill, but they sent the tissue from both D&Cs off to a lab to get tested. The results came back as a molar pregnancy; they told me that the type of molar I had had was one in which the baby had too much of my partner’s genes. The placenta was overly large, and that’s why i was showing at such an early stage. At the moment I am going through the process of sending my urine samples to Charing Cross Hospital to make sure that my hCG levels are going down and that I may be able to try for another baby in 6–12 months. I really hope this has helped some people.