I would like to post my pregnancy episode, which, I feel, would be of little help to pregnant women. I have been detected with PCOD when I was 15 (now I am 28). I have been on hormonal treatment since then. Got married at 26. My husband was detected with a low count as well! Both of us were on medications. We shifted to UK and I conceived there at my 2nd cycle of induction with letrozole!! (as advised by the Indian Gynaecologist) I was the happiest women in the world when I found that I was pregnant!! I had a very comfortable pregnancy with no nausea, morning sickness and was active, but at 9th week of pregnancy, I was spotting brown and had a bit of cramps. Consulted the GP in UK, went on a emergency scan to rule out the possibility of ectopic pregnancy. The fetus was indeed inside the uterus and its heart was beating!! Returned home with relief. But the problem persisted. The spotting was on and off. Again, during 11th week of pregnancy, underwent a scan. I was told everything was normal and not to worry much. I contacted my Indian Gynaec and she said I need to be given special care, as mine was a very precious induced pregnancy. She said that I have to take injections (hcg) every week and medications as well. But it wasn’t possible, as I was in UK and it was too early to make a trip to India. The spotting developed to brown bleeding at 12th week and an ultrasound was taken on 13th week (it was a scheduled one). We saw the baby actively kicking and moving around and both the radiographer and the midwife were reassuring that the baby is absolutely fine and only bright red bleeding at mid pregnancy would induce a preterm labor and no need to worry about brown bleeding ( I actually thought of travelling to India at this point based on the result of this particular scan and the opinion of the doctor). As they were giving me assurance and confidence, I decided to stay back in UK and to travel to India on Jan 1, 2010, which was scheduled long before. At that point, I would be 21 weeks pregnant and would be the apt time to travel. I had not much spotting or brown bleeding after that and everything resumed back to normal. By the time, I underwent the triple test to detect genetic disorders and my midwife arranged for a specialist consultation. I received an appointment for January 14, 2010 and my next scan appointment was scheduled on January 4th. By this time, I would be back to India actually! Christmas was nearing and I was busy with whole lot of shopping for my family back home …. This is the crucial point. With hardly, 8 days left to my travel, I started having brown clots. I could see them only when I wiped and it was not falling down. It was accompanied by mild pain, which I felt like something is being pulled down, which lasted for few seconds and it occurred 5 to 6 six times a day. The clotting continued and the pain frequency increased. This was continuing for two days and I was just desperately waiting for the next working day following Christmas – that was Monday – the 28th December. The situation worsened. I woke up suddenly on Monday morning and was rushing to the rest room with very worse pain. I bleeded the entire basin and passed a very huge clot – it was bright red bleeding! Called the emergency, reached the hospital around 7.30 AM and attended by a midwife … she was just observing me. My pain worsened like anything and I started crying for the first time in my pregnancy as I couldn’t tolerate my pain … I was given pain killer; nothing more than that! I enquired the midwife, if would give me injections to stop the bleeding and would take an u/s. She replied that they may take a scan and would just monitor me. She made me listen the baby’s heartbeat. Even at this point of time, I was hoping that they would do something to get rid of the situation. But I never knew that my placenta was moving away and I going to deliver my baby till the gynaecologist informed me after the vaginal examination. She said that I was going to miscarry and no possibility at all to save the baby as it was too young to survive. I was stunned; I didn’t cry… rather I was angry with the way I had been treated throughout my pregnancy. Every time when I raised the issue to medical professionals, they didn’t take it seriously and never attempted to do any examination except for the emergency scans, no blood tests to detect any underlying complications or could give any reason for the spotting and bleeding. Quickly, I prepared myself for the premature delivery, nothing else I could do at that moment as I was helpless and lost all my hopes. Only one thing struck my mind – I couldn’t save my baby … atleast I should save myself and get relieved of the situation asap. My water broke down ….waiting, waiting and waiting to get the contractions to push the baby …. It wasn’t happening .. the baby is alive inside …it was making rapid movements inside … never knowing that it is going to make an entry and exit into and out of this materialistic cunning world the very same day !! And people, you wont believe that I voluntarily pushed my baby out of womb, as I didn’t get any contractions !!!! after 10 mins or so the placenta came out and it was 11.40 when everything got over …. My boy baby was alive for quite sometime, but I didn’t have guts to see it …….. my first baby, my precious baby (conceived after 2 years of hard work, personal stresses and family issues) didn’t want to live in this world, didn’t want to develop any attachments with his parents and passed away the very same day. Nobody in UK could give any reason for this. I travelled to India as per schedule (within 4 days of premature delivery). The reason given by the Indian Gynaec is that my cervix was not competent enough to carry the womb, hence opened up early. Next time when I conceive, my cervix will be stitched at 12 weeks to avoid this (the complication continues! Will have the real tough time during my next pregnancy). After 4 weeks of all these, I had a D and C, bleeding still (from 28th Dec). Hope things will settle down and I would return back to my routine very soon.