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Name: Carissa
E-mail address: Carissa75@operamail.com
Signed on: Thursday, June 22, 2000 at 11:44
Comments: I wanted to say that your story made me cry because it reminded me of my own experience with a molar pregnancy back in 1996. You are a strong woman and should be very proud of yourself and all you have gone through. I know that may sound like a strange thing to say but its true, I feel stronger than I was before but I must say that it took me a long time to get over it. I am healing now but the scar remains as I'm sure it will. I lost my pregnancy at 3 months and named her as well. Her name is Sara Lynn. Finally after 3 and a half years of trying after waiting a year to try to conceive I am pregnant. I am only 6 weeks at this point and very scared but trying to stay positive that this time I will have a healthy baby. I had to use fertility drugs to conceive this time. Your story was very touching and I wish you all the best of luck in trying to have a healthy baby. When I read your story it was like reading my own except mine didn't turn into cancer. Isn't it strange how life is? I never knew something like this could even happen until it happened to me. What a shock. You take care and feel free to contact me whenever you want. I wish you and your family the best.
God bless you
Carissa

Name: Becky
E-mail address: jbbd@together.net
Signed on: Thursday, June 22, 2000 at 2:12
Comments: Thank you for creating this web-page. Although the loss of our baby is the most traumatic thing that has ever happened to us, I have been able to find some comfort in the story you so unselfishly tell. I am so sorry for your loss and I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Name: Julie Kelly
E-mail address: jsteed@snowhill.com
Signed on: Saturday, June 24, 2000 at 8:06
Comments: My name is Julie Kelly and I am 28 yrs old. I have just been diagnosed with a molar pregnancy. I am not sure yet if it is a partial or complete mole. I was only 5 1/2 weeks and had my D & C 4 days ago. I am devastated. I would love to talk with anyone who has had an experience with molar pregnancy. I am thankful to have read all of the comments that people have made. It is nice to know that I am not alone. I would love to hear some stories where successful pregnancies have taken place after a molar pregnancy. This was our first attempt at trying to conceive and I fear that I will never have a healthy baby.
Julie

Name: Honey Tishgart
E-mail address: barrytishgart@sprintmail.com
Signed on: Sunday, June 25, 2000 at 2:45

Name: Lynn Bacon
E-mail address: lynnsalone@webtv.net
Signed on: Wednesday, June 28, 2000 at 6:10
Comments: Hi Kendra
Just read your story. Haven't cried that much in a long time. I hope you and Paul can try again. Nina will be on my mind and prayers. It is so sad that these things have to happen. I hope for you and your family all the best in the future.
Lynn

Name: Jamie DiMarco
E-mail address: deejaa@earthlink.net
Signed on: Thursday, June 29, 2000 at 12:28

Name: Keishonna Carter
E-mail address: keishonnac@netscape.net
Signed on: Monday, July 3, 2000 at 9:35

Name: Darnell Lopez
E-mail address: lopezda@usarso.army.mil
Signed on: Tuesday, July 4, 2000 at 8:43
Comments: Hi Kendra,
I came across your site while investigating about Molar pregnancies. My daughter is hospitalized in New Jersey, awaiting chemotherapy. This is the second Molar pregnancy she has had. Thank you for taking the time to prepare this site. It has helped me to understand what this is all about. God Bless and please pray for Marlaina
God Bless,
Darnell

Name: H Cao
Signed on: Tuesday, July 4, 2000 at 6:01

Name: Denise
E-mail address: dstupka@hotmail.com
Signed on: Wednesday, July 5, 2000 at 9:40

Name: Giselle Smit
E-mail address: Heavenlythree@aol.com
Signed on: Thursday, July 6, 2000 at 5:46
Comments: I feel your loss. I just experienced a partial molar pregnancy that ended July 5 2000. I was 14 weeks along. I pray for many blessings for those who experience this loss also. May we all meet our unborn in heaven! God bless you!

Name: Kendra McCuistion
E-mail address: mccuisti@wk.net
Signed on: Saturday, July 8, 2000 at 9:59
Comments: I just had a miscarriage in April and was diagnosed with a partial molar pregnancy. So far, my levels went down to below 5 within 2 months and they have stayed down. I hope that they continue to. I am suppose to see the doctor on Monday because I have continually had cysts since my miscarriage. But, the last ultrasound showed they were gone. He had told us we needed to wait 4-5 months before trying again. Which will be next month. I am excited that everything is going well but also scared about being pregnant again. I would love to hear from you.

Name: Deborah Trammell
E-mail address: TTram72838@aol.com
Signed on: Sunday, July 9, 2000 at 8:12
Comments: I was looking at different sites pertaining to babies and pregnancy and saw your site. Being a Registered nursery nurse and also having had a molar pregnancy 15 years ago I found this interesting. There is little info on this subject as you know.

Name: Dena
E-mail address: dj3kids@aol.com
Signed on: Tuesday, July 11, 2000 at 10:46
Comments: My sister-in-law is going through a partial molar pregnancy now. She is in the hospital. We don’t know what will happen next

Name: Denise Stiddom
E-mail address: dstiddom@altavista.com
Signed on: Thursday, July 13, 2000 at 3:49
Comments: Thank you for your web page. It is nice to know that I was not that alone. I lost my baby in November 1988. In fact it was Thanksgiving Day. I started bleeding very badly so they finally put me in the hospital and then found I wasn't pregnant. They had to scrap the walls of my uterus so thin they said you could see through them. I feel for your loss and I hope you are able to help others just like us.

Name: Jamonika Irvin
E-mail address: Jamonika@yahoo.com
Signed on: Sunday, July 16, 2000 at 5:45
Comments: I'm sorry that you lost your child. I lost my niece when she was 17 months. She was hit by a drunk driver. She was so close to me that I felt like she was my own.
In loving memory of Desjamebria Lametria Sanders
January 20,1997-98

Name: Evie
E-mail address: evielou32@yahoo.com
Signed on: Monday, July 17, 2000 at 5:18
Comments: I had a complete molar pregnancy 27 years ago and am just now investigating it. This is my first visit to your site.

Name: TOSHA MACDONALD
E-mail address: tosha_mac@yahoo.com
Signed on: Monday, July 17, 2000 at 9:44
Comments: THIS HAD TO BE HARD FOR YOU. THERE IS NOT MUCH I CAN SAY, BUT I WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU AND KNOW THAT GOD IS WITH YOU THROUGH IT ALL.

Name: BRANDY
E-mail address: JHOPKINS@KC.RR.COM
Signed on: Tuesday, July 18, 2000 at 12:53
Comments: I THINK YOUR PAGE IS GREAT. I HAD A FULL MOLAR FEB. OF 1999. IT WAS THE HARDEST THING I'VE EVER GONE THROUGH. I THINK IT'S GREAT THAT YOUR TRYING TO LET WOMEN KNOW THEY’RE NOT ALONE, AND EDUCATE THEM A LITTLE BIT. WHEN I HAD MINE, NO ONE I NEW HAD EVER HEARD OF IT, AND THERE WASN'T MUCH INFORMATION IN BOOKS OR ON THE WEB.KEEP UP YOUR PAGE. YOU’RE A GOOD PERSON FOR DOING THIS!

Name: Cortney Smith
E-mail address: senior2001crs2@hotmail.com
Home web site: http://member.aol.com/cortneyrsmith/index.htm
Signed on: Wednesday, July 19, 2000 at 6:37
Comments: I think it is very sad that you had to suffer this. Thank God you had someone there with you. I am doing a research paper on it, and if you have any information, please send it to me. It would be greatly appreciated.
God Bless,
Cortney

Name: Lisa Bauer
E-mail address: clyde@kennett.net
Signed on: Thursday, July 20, 2000 at 3:47
Comments: May 12,2000 I found out I was pregnant. My husband and I were so excited, our feet felt like they never touched the floor. But this excitement was short lived when I went for my ultrasound and then quickly was taken over to the Ob/Gyn office. The doctor told me the bad news and scheduled a D & E on June 14, 2000. I just got the lab report back and they told me if everything went okay my baby would have been a girl. But I am okay with knowing she is in heaven trying to master her new wings. Thanks for listening.
Lisa

Name: MELANIE HETZNER
E-mail address: SCOTTISHGIRL140@HOTMAIL.COM
Signed on: Thursday, July 20, 2000 at 4:57

Name: Dana Rayle
E-mail address: DanaRayle@msn.com
Signed on: Thursday, July 20, 2000 at 9:32
Comments: I had a partial molar pregnancy, which I didn't know until I went in to have an ultrasound at 3 months and there was no heartbeat. I had a previous miscarriage in October 1999, and this one was in June 2000. I never knew I had any problem until I went in. I am going every week to make sure the HCG level goes back to zero. It is down to 34, and I go tomorrow for this week to be checked. I have a very healthy 3 year old, and I am so thankful for her, and love her so much. I am very scared to ever try again after 2 miscarriages in one year! But I think sometimes these miscarriages are God’s way of taking care of things, although it is hard to look at it that way. My doctor told me that to have a baby is such a miracle, and everything has to be exactly perfect. Life really is a miracle, and I try to be strong although it was really hard to accept. My sympathy and caring goes out to anyone who goes through this. I wish I understood more about these molar pregnancies.

Name: Carol Hines-Cobb
E-mail address: chines-cobb@grad.usf.edu
Signed on: Friday, July 21, 2000 at 5:15
Comments: I had a complete molar pregnancy & D&C in Dec., 1999. After 6 months of "0" HCG readings, I've been cleared to try again. I have one son, age 4 1/2, who is starting pre-k in August. I am grateful that my ob caught the cmp before I was too far along. I didn't have to have chemo, just the weekly/monthly HCG tests. I am hopeful that we can get pg quickly and that everything will be "routine" and "healthy." I send best wishes to anyone reading this who is going through the grief, fear, and confusion a molar pregnancy causes. You will survive.

Name: Rachel Ringor
Signed on: Friday, July 21, 2000 at 8:47
Comments: I found that I was pregnant on May 29th,2000. I went to two uneventful checkups before they discovered that the babies heart was not beating and they performed an ultrasound. On July 13th I was told that I had lost my baby and that I needed a D&C as soon as possible. I had my D&C 3 days ago and it was a molar pregnancy as they suspected. I praise God for the 2 beautiful children that I have (Foster 4, & Mckenzie 3). I'm so thankful for your web site because the doctor offered so little info. I will be keeping you in my prayers.

Name: Cindy Talor
E-mail address: gandc@iwon.com
Signed on: Saturday, July 22, 2000 at 8:26
Comments: My daughter-in-law is undergoing surgery for a molar pregnancy.

Name: Cheryl Jones
E-mail address: jonesbro95@yahoo.com
Signed on: Saturday, July 22, 2000 at 10:23
Comments: Your story touched my heart in so many ways. I also had a molar pregnancy 28 years ago and have never became pregnant since then.

Name: Brenda
E-mail address: Opalquest@aol.com
Signed on: Sunday, July 23, 2000 at 7:44
Comments: I applaud you for your bravery and compassion in putting together this web site. I can't imagine how hard it must have been to even relive that trying time for just a second. Thank you for this. You will help so many women (and men) you will never even know. God bless.

Name: Amy
E-mail address: Snwboard73@aol.com
Signed on: Friday, July 28, 2000 at 7:53
Comments: Just wanted to say I really appreciated your story, scary as it is for me. I found out last Thursday that my 9 week pregnancy was a molar pregnancy. I had a D&C on Monday. I'm scared and it helped to read your story. Thanks. And good luck with everything. I hope you are still OK...

Name: Kellie
Signed on: Sunday, July 30, 2000 at 9:01
Comments: Hi. Thank you for telling your very difficult story and I am sorry that you lost your dear Nina. Today I had an ultrasound at 5 1/2 weeks and I fear that I have a partial molar. I fear that I am going to lose my Bonnie. My doctor could not give me much info so I searched the net and am now worried. I would love to hear from you and ask you some questions if that would be ok.
Thanks,
Kellie

Name: Connie
E-mail address: cyklein@prodigy.net
Signed on: Friday, August 4, 2000 at 5:51
Comments: I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my baby due to partial molar 15 weeks ago. I was 15 weeks pg, had a u/s and baby died at 9 weeks. I had my first hcg test last week, at 14 weeks post d&c, it was <2. Dr said it was probably 0 but anything below <2 is insignificant. I am so worried it will start to rise. Prayers:):)

Name: Julie
E-mail address: mjhenery@iserv.net
Signed on: Saturday, August 5, 2000 at 7:29
Comments: Thank you for your story - it was much appreciated.

Name: Dawn Wallace
E-mail address: dawn.wallace@wcom.com
Signed on: Sunday, August 6, 2000 at 3:46
Comments: Hello. I really appreciate that you shared the details of your story along with the informative links. I am currently going through this whole molar pregnancy thing myself. I had a complete molar pregnancy which did re-generate so I've had 2 D&C's so far and I start chemo tomorrow. Your site has been a big help for me to just learn that I'm not alone and to learn all I can about what the 'next steps' are. Good luck to you also, and God Bless.

Name: RaghuRam Vejendla
E-mail address: raghuram.vejendla@bt.com
Signed on: Monday, August 7, 2000 at 8:28
Comments: Hi, I am very sorry to see about Nina. May God rest her soul in peace.

Name: JENNIFER BROWN
E-mail address: JENNYSBROWN@YAHOO.COM
Signed on: Monday, August 7, 2000 at 9:41
Comments: I HAD A MOLAR PREGNANCY ON JULY 31 1999….

Name: C.Green
E-mail address: englishrose81@hotmail.com
Signed on: Tuesday, August 8, 2000 at 3:52

Name: Missy
E-mail address: mbuxton@codclaw.com
Signed on: Monday, August 14, 2000 at 11:48
Comments: My daughter just went through a Molar Pregnancy. April 13th she had a D&C done. She is 18 years old, 12 weeks pregnant and this was her first pregnancy. Her HCG level the doctor said was about a half a billion. Is this extremely high? We are praying that she doesn't have to go through chemo. Her doctors told her the same thing about having her blood checked every week and he put her on birth control pills and that she cannot get pregnant for one year. Her chest x-rays looked good. No sign of anything. I have never heard of this type of pregnancy. I had 3 normal pregnancies. One boy and 2 girls. She is my middle child. I love her dearly and she loves kids.. I only hope and pray to God that she will be able to have healthy, normal children some day. Thanks for your story. This has helped a lot and I will send this story to her. You have made me a little more comfortable about this knowing that it can be cured. I am happy that you are o.k. now.
Missy, in Louisiana

Name: Joy Howard
E-mail address: Jhoward@republictech.com
Signed on: Wednesday, August 16, 2000 at 11:23

Name: Alana Rodrigues
Signed on: Wednesday, August 16, 2000 at 3:09
Comments: In September of 1999 I found out that I was pregnant. I was only 18 years but pretty happy that I made the decision to want to keep my baby. About two months later I found out I had a miscarriage, which was a molar pregnancy. My HCG level was extremely high and I had to go through chemo for a few months. In February of this year I found out that my level had went back down and was happy to be rid of the disease. Now it's August and I'm having to go through the same thing all over again. My HCG level is going back up. They think that I might be pregnant, but either was it's not good news.

Name: Jane
E-mail address: freed@gis.net
Signed on: Wednesday, August 16, 2000 at 6:01
Comments: Hi, I am very glad to find this site. I had two miscarriages since February. The most recent being a partial mole, which I am still taking the weekly blood test, waiting for my hcg levels to go down. Currently, I am 508 and counting. I have two daughters 6 and 4 and could not imagine going through this without them and my husband.

Name: Tammy Gallamore
E-mail address: tgallamore@hotmail.com
Signed on: Friday, August 18, 2000 at 9:27
Comments: I may have a molar pregnancy and I have had an ectopic pregnancy 2 years ago. This has totally caught me offguard. I was expecting an ectopic if there where any problems at all. This is my 4th pregnancy and I have yet to be successful. Your web page has given me great insight as to what actually happens and what I may have to deal with in the near future. Thank you for this.
Tammy

Name: Angie Fitzgerald
E-mail address: angf77@yahoo.com
Signed on: Sunday, August 20, 2000 at 4:48

Name: M. Stainfield
E-mail address: malicestain@hotmail.com
Signed on: Sunday, August 20, 2000 at 8: 49
Comments: Just checking into molar pregnancy-- miscarried a few days ago & my physician asked herself if that was a mole during the ultrasound-- waiting 2 weeks until I see her again-- trying to get as much information if my thoughts on this are correct... thanks

Name: K. SCHUSTER
E-mail address: KELLY_LSCHUSTER@EM.FCNBD.COM
Signed on: Monday, August 21, 2000 at 12:00
Comments: I HAD A PARTIAL MOLAR PREGNANCY IN 1994. IT WAS VERY EMOTIONALLY DEVASTATING FOR ME. I COULD NOT HAVE A D&C OR A D&E BECAUSE THE BABY AND PLACENTA WERE TOO LARGE. I HAD TO BE INDUCED IN THE LABOR & DELIVERY DEPT OF THE HOSPITAL. THEN IN THE 2 DAYS I STAYED IN THE HOSPITAL AFTERWARDS I WAS ASKED SEVERAL TIMES BY NURSES ABOUT MY BABY AS IF IT WERE BORN HEALTHY. THEY DIDN'T KNOW OTHERWISE BUT IT WAS HARD TO HAVE TO KEEP TELLING THEM WHAT HAPPENED. I, FORTUNATELY DID NOT DEVELOP CANCER AND HAVE TWO VERY HEALTHY CHILDREN TODAY.

Name: Nancy Suttles
Signed on: Tuesday, August 22, 2000 06:37

Name: Mary Bowlin
E-mail address: bowlin@osc.edu
Signed on: Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at 5:36
Comments: My cousin just miscarried a suspected molar pregnancy. I am trying to find out more about them.

Name: Gina Mansouri
E-mail address: JAGZ@compuserve.com
Signed on: Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at 6:37
Comments: I just found out that I had a molar pregnancy. I do not know if it was complete or partial. I was ten weeks along with none of the side effects of a molar and was told there was a gestational sac but no baby. The ultrasound did not show a molar and I thought it was a blighted ovum. My hcgs dropped 3,000 from a Friday to a Monday even before I had my D & C. By the way my first test showed my hcg to be 17,000 at 10.5 weeks. I am confused about all of this. I am going for another hcg today. I hope all is well. I am sorry for your hardships as I know what it is like.

Name: Lisa
E-mail address: rlrubek@uswest.net
Signed on: Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at 8:59
Comments: I think your site is great. It helped me a lot in dealing with having a molar pregnancy myself. Thanks for taking the time to share your story.

Name: Sharon
E-mail address: wildshaza@yahoo.com
Signed on: Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at 10:39
Comments: Thank you for your page. I had a molar pregnancy that ended July 19th 2000 and am in the process of waiting for the hormone levels to return to 0 (fingers crossed). Your page was very enlightening as I had no idea what had happened to me as the doctor's haven't explained anything to me. Good luck in the future.

Name: Kathryn McKillop
E-mail address: mckillop2@netscapeonline.co.uk
Signed on: Thursday, August 24, 2000 at 6:11
Comments: I have just been told yesterday (23.08.00) I've had a partial molar pregnancy. I am so frightened because I don't know what is going to happen to me. My husband is so unsympathetic and thinks its nothing. All I can think about is the word "cancer"!

Name: Dodie Doudna
E-mail address: ddoudna@yahoo.com
Signed on: Saturday, August 26, 2000 at 7:00

Name: Teresa
E-mail address: usafcowboyslady@hotmail.com
Signed on: Monday, August 28, 2000 at 10:58
Comments: WOW...I don't know what to say except that I am so sorry for your loss. I pray daily that this pregnancy will go well for me. I wish you all the best and hope that you are able to again have a little girl to bless your life. God Bless You

Name: Amara M. Hunter
Signed on: Monday, August 28, 2000 at 12:26

Name: Allison Chriscoe
E-mail address: B.Chriscoe@worldnet.att.com
Signed on: Tuesday, August 29, 2000 at 1:25
Comments: My husband and I experienced a molar pregnancy in March 2000. Now we are struggling through the waiting game. My levels have returned to zero. I am very interested to know if anyone out there has had their levels return to zero and then go back up? Our doctor has told us to wait for 6 months and then we can try to conceive again.

Name: Daniel Klinect
E-mail address: Daniel_Klinect@gwinnett.k12.ga.us
Signed on: Wednesday, August 30, 2000 at 6:16

Name: Rhonda Byars
E-mail address: JBYARS@austin.rr.com
Signed on: Wednesday, August 30, 2000 at 4:56
Comments: Wow...what an ordeal! God bless you for your courage and strength. I will keep you in my prayers that you will have a successful end of year in your ttc endeavors.

Name: Kristy Lyn Langosh
E-mail address: lynlanford@hotmail.com
Signed on: Wednesday, August 30, 2000 at 5:17
Comments: I too have known the pain of experiencing a molar pregnancy. I was 19 years old at the time, and I was not aware that it was a molar pregnancy until I was 22 weeks pregnant. Because I was on medi-cal, I was not able to see a doctor right away, and two days after I found out that I was carrying a molar pregnancy, I hemmoraged. I had lost about half of my body’s blood by the time I got to the hospital. They performed an emergency D&C, and I almost died on the surgery table. When I came to the next morning, the doctors told me what had happened, and they also said that I would probably not be able to become pregnant again. Well, the Lord works in mysterious ways, because I gave birth to a healthy 8lb. 7oz. little girl about two years later. Though I cherish my little girl, who is almost fifteen months old now, I will never forget about the life that could have been, if only given a fair chance. I commend you for your honesty and bravery to stand up and talk about what so many people are uneducated about. May God bless and keep you.

Name: Claire
E-mail address: cwool21315@aol.com
Signed on: Wednesday, August 30, 2000 at 10:18
Comments: I've just recently gone through having a molar pregnancy. It was my second pregnancy. My first pregnancy went great so I was not expecting any problems this time either. I was very disappointed to find out that I would not be having another child. Now I have to wait at least six months before trying again. Just thought I'd browse on the internet to find out more information. Your site was helpful; thank you.

Name: Diana Ariza
E-mail address: ulloajavier@hotmail.com
Signed on: Friday, September 1, 2000 at 12:47
Comments: I am not of this country. I'm from Colombia and I have been 1 year before Pregnancy Molar. That’s very hard for me because my family is in my country. I have been fear, because I think in the death, in never I see to my mom, and dad, and my brothers and my friends. This country is very hard and when start a illness disow is terrible. Thanks by ear me and excuse me for my english because is very bad. Que Dios nos bendiga a todas y que espero que cada dia sean menos las mujeres que pasen por esta enfermedad. Gracias por escucharme y espero alguien me conteste. BESOS.
Diana.

Name: Eileen Strong
E-mail address: RDHEMS@aol.com
Signed on: Saturday, September 2, 2000 at 4:34
Comments: Thanks for all your comments on molar pregnancy. I just found out 2 days ago that I have a complete molar pregnancy. I have to have a D&C done in 3 more days. I was on my 8th week of pregnancy.

Name: Julie Kelly
E-mail address: jkelly@snowhill.com
Signed on: Monday, September 4, 2000 at 6:36
Comments: I would like to talk to anyone who had a molar pregnancy and tried to get pregnant again before the 6 or 12 month wait that they recommend. If you have, please contact me. I had a molar a little over 2 months ago and my levels went back to 0 within 4 weeks. I am trying to wait but I am having such a difficult time dealing with it. I would like to hear good and not so good stories. Thanks so much, Julie

Name: Leslie
E-mail address: blume1la@cmich.edu
Signed on: Tuesday, September 5, 2000 at 3:30
Comments: Hello, My name is Leslie and on July 11, 2000 I had a molar pregnancy removed. I just found out today that it is back. I am so scared. I have a 2 year old daughter and I can't even think of her growing up without a mother. She needs me. I had my CT scan today and the results will be back on Thursday. I don't know how I will be able to even function until then. After reading your story and seeing that you made it, I am a little less scared. I now know one person who did become that 5% where the mole grows back, and lived to tell about it. Thank you. Your story gives me a little faith and hope.
Sincerely,
Leslie
P.S. I am so sorry to hear about your baby, Nina. I feel your pain and I will pray for her.

Name: Rene'
E-mail address: RKGRIFFIS@CS.COM
Signed on: Tuesday, September 5, 2000 at 7:02
Comments: Hi, I am so very sorry for you. I will keep you in my prayers as I hope you will keep me in yours. I had a miscarriage in April at 7 1/2 weeks. I was told that there was no explanation because I have 2 healthy girls (ages 9 & 12). My husband and I were told to wait one month before trying again. We waited 2 months and then I got pregnant again. The ultrasound showed a healthy baby with a strong heartbeat and then several days later I started spotting. A couple of days later I started bleeding more. I went back for another ultrasound and our baby was dead. My OB wanted me to let my body pass the baby since I had just had a D&C in April. However, I started bleeding very bad and had to have an emergency D&C. They sent the baby for genetics. The results just came back today and I had a partial molar pregnancy. I am so scared. I will learn more of what is to come at my appointment. Thanks for your site. It really helped me a lot.

Name: Amanda Webster
Signed on: Tuesday, September 5, 2000 at 8:19

Name: Christina Dzindzio
E-mail address: sischris1221@juno.com
Signed on: Thursday, September 7, 2000 at 7:47
Comments: Sorry it took so long but I found you. You, Kendra, have been a great inspiration. Thank you for this site and the support group!
Christina

Name: Mary Lou Sparks
E-mail address: MeMeSparks@AOL.COM
Signed on: Thursday, September 7, 2000 at 12:23

Name: Tamara Flynn
E-mail address: taflynn99@hotmail.com
Signed on: Thursday, September 7, 2000 at 3:50

Name: Alyce Avara
E-mail address: xray@apex2000.net
Signed on: Friday, September 8, 2000 at 7:11

Name: Elizabeth A. Rosario
E-mail address: shortrunner@pop.sttl.uswest.net
Signed on: Saturday, September 9, 2000 at 6:17
Comments: Just logged on and saw this web page. I had a miscarriage in May, only 12 weeks along also. Now I am pregnant again and very anxious to read any and all information pertaining to miscarriages and normal births.

Name: Gwendolyn
E-mail address: egwendolyn@hotmail.com
Signed on: Monday, September 11, 2000 at 8:51
Comments: I have been searching around the web for molar pregnancy information. That is how I found you. Before I miscarried and found out in week 9 that we had a molar pregnancy, my husband and I had never heard of it. I don't like relying on all of my information from my doctor, so I really want to get a handle on it myself. We are looking forward to trying again at the end of this year, also, like you are. We wish you great luck and much joy!

Name: constance
Signed on: Monday, September 11, 2000 at 3:14

Name: denise
E-mail address: dpfeifer@sjsq.com
Signed on: Monday, September 11, 2000 at 7:58

Name: Sara
E-mail address: S_Ontko@yahoo.com
Signed on: Wednesday, September 13, 2000 at 9:59

Name: Heather Vanderkruk
E-mail address: HeatherVanderkruk@hotmail.com
Signed on: Wednesday, September 13, 2000 at 10:27
Comments: Hi! I haven't read your story yet but your introduction was enough to send shivers and make my heart ache for you. I just experienced the same thing about 2 weeks ago but I do not know if my child was a boy or girl. I am currently going for blood work to check my HCG. The Lord has helped me greatly through the emotional pain of losing a baby but with the possibility of greater risk, I'm trying to trust Him fully. I pray that your heart will be at peace. I appreciate your web site.
Thanks, Heather

Name: Heather Vanderkruk
E-mail address: HeatherVanderkruk@hotmail.com
Signed on: Wednesday, September 13, 2000 at 10:58
Comments: I've read your story now. We couldn't have a more similar beginning, except that I have a daughter. I also got pregnant when she was 15 months and had all the same reactions to the ultrasounds, etc. I also wanted to try again right after the D&C because it just felt right. After reading your story I realize how much of a miracle it will be if my HCG is O soon. Please pray for me. I would appreciate your prayers more than anyone because you understand. Please let me know if you have the blessing of becoming pregnant again. I'll be thinking about you.
Heather

Name: Ramona Ford, RN
E-mail address: momo822064@aol.com
Signed on: Wednesday, September 13, 2000 at 12:29
Comments: I'm doing research for a client and hope to learn all I can about molar pregnancies.

Name: ANNETTE
E-mail address: AROB1121@AOL.COM
Signed on: Wednesday, September 13, 2000 at 7:52
Comments: MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR DAUGHTER. MY NIECE ERICKA WAS JUST DIAGNOSED WITH MOLAR PREGNANCY TODAY. I WANTED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS RARE CONDITION. THANKS FOR A BEAUTIFUL WEB SITE.

Name: ROB LEWIS
E-mail address: GUS14CRAZY@AOL.COM
Signed on: Wednesday, September 13, 2000 at 10:26

Name: YESSICA HERNANDEZ
E-mail address: CHALECO@AOL.NET
Signed on: Thursday, September 14, 2000 at 9:31
Comments: I AM VERY SORRY YOU LOST YOUR BABY...

Name: Barbara Watt
E-mail address: wattbarbie@aol.com
Signed on: Thursday, September 14, 2000 at 3:13

Name: Tonya Holtzclaw
E-mail address: tholtz@co.arlington.va.us
Signed on: Friday, September 15, 2000 at 10:22
Comments: I was diagnosed with having a partial molar pregnancy this year in may. I will start my chemo in October. Thank for providing this helpful web site.
Tonya

Name: Amiee Willis
E-mail address: twanamiee@webtv.net
Signed on: Friday, September 15, 2000 at 7:16
Comments: Your web site was wonderful. When I found out I had a molar pregnancy I sent everyone I knew one the web to find some information. My sister sent me your web site & you have informed me of so much. Thank you for all of the information you provided & for sharing your heartfelt story. May God rest Nina's little soul.

Name: Lorraine Bilton
E-mail address: lib@albilton.freeserve.co.uk
Signed on: Sunday, September 17, 2000 at 9:02
Comments: I had a molar pregnancy which was diagnosed at 10 weeks on New Year's Day 1998 after repeated bleeding over Christmas. I too was scanned and was asked if I was really pregnant!! I had two ERPC's within three days and my hormone levels took longer than normal to get back to 4. I was told my husband and I could try again in September 1998.We were so scared and worried we left it until January 1999 – 1 year and 4 weeks exactly to try again. We got pregnant within two weeks and this time told no one for three months and refused to believe it was an actual baby until our perfect and healthy son Benjamin was born on October 18th 1999. My message to anyone going through this awful experience is that there are lots of people who are going through or have been through the same emotions. You are not alone. Rest assured things will get better and one day it will be a distant memory as you hold your new born baby. We were absolutely devistated when we were told of this thing called a molar pregnancy and that it could turn into cancer. I thought I was going to die, I wanted to know why it had happened and no one could tell me. It took me personally a year to come to terms with what happened and now we are thinking of having another baby it has brought it all back to me. Thank you for this web page as I too now understand a bit more and know that we can support each other through our fears, tears and hopes for the future….

Name: Jennifer Sugars
E-mail address: msugars@cowtown.net
Signed on: Sunday, September 17, 2000 at 9:56
Comments: I was diagnosed with a molar pregnancy just this past Monday. My doctor had already examined me and thought everything was fine. He thought I was spotting because I have a tilted uterus. They did an ultrasound just for my peace of mind and to double check that there was no other reason for my slight spotting. When I saw the "snowflake" appearance on the screen instead of a baby I knew it was a molar pregnancy. I had just read about them the week before. I can't seem to deal with this emotionally. My sister mailed me your web site and the Lord used it to help me see past my own pain. Thanks.

Name: Ashlee Barker
E-mail address: ashleebarker@hotmail.com
Signed on: Tuesday, September 19, 2000 at 10:23

Name: Bonnie Rose
Signed on: Thursday, September 21, 2000 at 10:31
Comments: I was just diagnosed with a molar pregnancy 9/20/00 and I am scheduled for my DNC tomorrow at 7:45 a.m. I am glad that you were able to share your story with me and others. It is tough to find out that this only happens in one out of 1,000 to 2,000 cases. I am not sure if the baby was a boy or a girl. Part of me does not want to know because then I will have to let my heart rule my mind at this time and I am not ready for it. I hope that you are able to conceive when it is time and please know that your daughter is up in heaven. She is still part of you and your family even though she is not here. Be blessed.

Name: Gina
Signed on: Thursday, September 21, 2000 at 12:14
Comments: Thank you for sharing your story. I was diagnosed two weeks ago and am crossing my fingers that the numbers keep going down after my D&C. Your story made me realize that I have to be very aware of what's going on with my body and not just rely on the doctor. I'm calling every time I have blood work done. The resources you included in your web site have been very valuable to me. Thank you for your courage to share. Best of luck to you.

Name: Kathy Baggs
E-mail address: k.baggs@worldnet.att.net
Signed on: Thursday, September 21, 2000 at 6:22
Comments: Thank you for your web site. I am still waiting for the pathology results from what my doctor suspects was a partial molar pregnancy. At this point I just feel numb and am dreading my appointment on Oct 2. I had never heard of this disease before. And like you have found little information on the internet. So I was very thankful to have "met" you and your daughter your insight has been more helpful and appreciated than you can ever know!!

Name: Mary
Signed on: Thursday, September 21, 2000 at 11:56
Comments: Last June 7 I had a D&C it seems at 14 weeks my baby had died. No heartbeat, hadn't grown any since last visit. I was heart broken just 4 weeks before I had heard the heartbeat and truly knew there was life inside. After the D&C I was having a very hard time dealing with my loss. Then I get a call from the Doctors office the nurse says I need to come in as soon as possible it's about the lad results. I was confused Lab results yes the Doctor sent the fetal tissue to the lab and needs to talk to you about the results. I didn't even want to go the way I figured it what could be worse than losing a child. I did go though and was shocked and very disturbed to be told I had a molar pregnancy. The doctor explained what it was and what had to be done. My Hcg levels came down fast thank goodness. Here it is Sept. of the next year and I'm pregnant again about 10 weeks. So far everything is normal, did an ultra sound there was a baby. Hcg levels are going up like they are supposed to but I think I will worry about this till I'm over the 14-week mark. For now all I can do is hope and pray. Thanks for you web site it helped a lot. There was still a lot I didn't understand about molar pregnancy but think I'm clear on it now. Thanks again.

Name: Cathy
Signed on: Friday, September 22, 2000 at 3:03

Name: Louise Lewins
E-mail address: louise25@eircom.net
Signed on: Saturday, September 23, 2000 at 7:57
Comments: Hello, just read your story and it's had me in tears. I had a partial mole in July 98 and I've just found out I'm 5 weeks pregnant. I have a hospital appointment on Monday morning at 9.30. They'll do a scan and blood tests to see if it's a normal pregnancy, if it's not I'll have a d&c straight away. I am so scared. It feels different this time though. I'm not as nauseous and my stomach isn't as big so fingers crossed it'll be ok.

Name: Sabrina Turley
E-mail address: Trlys@cs.com
Signed on: Saturday, September 23, 2000 at 10:52
Comments: Thank you for your story. This is the first personalized information I have found in months. I had a molar pregnancy in Jan 2000 and still grieve. Reading your story allowed me to feel free to accept my emotions. Thanks

Name: Breda Cully
Signed on: Sunday, September 24, 2000 at 5:43
Comments: thank you so much for telling your story. I had a molar pregnancy in 1995 and reading your story helped me realize that I'm not the only person in the world to go through this. I had a hydatiform mole and went through weeks of chemo. Thankfully the methotrexate worked and did all that it had to do. I hemoraged a lot and lost so much blood that at one stage the doctors didn't think I’d make it, but thankfully I'm here to tell the tale. Thank you again Kendra for telling your story and hope all your dreams come true in the future. *S*

Name: Amanda Hiles
E-mail address: Weezzie13@yahoo.com
Signed on: Monday, September 25, 2000 at 8:14

Name: Tia
Signed on: Monday, September 25, 2000 at 9:26
Comments: I just wanted to thank you for sharing your story. This year on July 3, I lost my baby. This being my first pregnancy, when the doctor told me it was a molar pregnancy I had no idea what she was talking about. I tried to find out more about my terrible lost but nobody could give me much more information. Thank God my HCG level dropped fast now it is at 1, and I'm going for blood test every month. This has broken my heart but I'm trying to get on with my life. Thanks again for all your help.

Name: Zena E. Barr
E-mail address: zbarr@maniilaq.org
Signed on: Tuesday, September 26, 2000 at 3:29
Comments: Your story brought back so many memories, back in February of 99' I experienced the same situation. Up until this next week I still get lab tests done and I express that there is full follow up since in my situation, I didn't get a DNC done right away which resulted in a dangerous experience where I landed in ER for excessive blood loss. I couldn't understand what happened only that it just happened only to us unfortunate ones, I share your sympathy.

Name: Danielle
E-mail address: danmon@uswest.net
Signed on: Wednesday, September 27, 2000 at 12:15

Name: STEPHANIE ADAMS
E-mail address: STEPHADAMS@IX.NETCOM.COM
Signed on: Wednesday, September 27, 2000 at 3:54
Comments: :I was touched by your story. I was once faced with a doctor telling me that due to endrometriosis I had too much scar tissue to conceive. I was young and crushed. However I am now 27 years old and I will give birth to my third child in April of 2001. Thanks for your story! I know you will be blessed again soon!

Name: Debbie Stegman
E-mail address: dds@patioandhearth.com
Signed on: Monday, October 2, 2000 at 9:27
Comments: : I am so glad I found this site. We just got a phone call that my daughter-in-law has a molar pregnancy. She knew there was something wrong. She is 10 weeks. This is their first child and my first grandchild. I had never heard of molar pregnancies. Thank you for taking the time to let us hear your story and educating us. This will help. God be with all of you.

Name: Trish
E-mail address: Triley822@aol.com
Signed on: Tuesday, October 3, 2000 at 10:40
Home web site: http://trileysplace.homestead.com/index.html
Comments: I am so sorry for your loss. I had a hard time finishing your story because of the pain I felt in my chest for you. What a wonderful thing you have done in using your own tragic story to educate and help others in need. God has a plan for all of us and even though I struggle daily, I know our precious babies are safe in his arms until someday we can join them and kiss those sweet faces. God bless you and give you the inner peace and strength that you need to face the long roads ahead. I also pray that the Lord soon blesses you with another beautiful child to love. Thank you for sharing your darling Nina with the rest of us.
Love In Christ..
Trish :O)))
"The Lord bless thee, and keep thee...the Lord makes his face to shine upon thee..." Numbers 6: 24-26
In loving memory of my precious angels Zachary and Tristin in Heaven, and my 2 beautiful daughters here with me on earth.

Name: Caroline Howell
Signed on: Wednesday, October 4, 2000 at 3:46

Name: Tamara Webster
E-mail address: mere@gte.net
Signed on: Wednesday, October 4, 2000 at 1:38
Comments: I think this sight is beautifully done. Like Kendra said in her story it is difficult when people try to make you feel better by saying, "I know it's hard but at least there was nothing there anyway." (I had a complete mole). But like she also said, there was something there, it was every hope and dream you had for what was going to be, and in an instant all those dreams are gone, but what people forget not forgotten.

Name: Vicky McCormick
E-mail address: zacjess@optusnet.com.au
Signed on: Wednesday, October 4, 2000 at 5:23
Comments: I had a complete molar pregnancy 18 months ago. My story is now where near as bad as yours and reading your story made me cry. I am thrilled to see it had a happy ending and I wish you all the happiness, good health and luck in the world. 18 months later we are trying to conceive again. So far nothing happening but I have hope.
Kind regards
Vicky

Name: Craig Washington
E-mail address: smoovello@bigfoot.com
Signed on: Wednesday, October 4, 2000 at 6:45
Comments: Excellent!! It's a pleasure to see a web site such as yours. I am an ultrasound student studying about molar pregnancies and the like, and it was nice to have a "personal" explanation of what it is. Your site is both therapeutic as well as informative. Your site has also given me ideas on how to relate with families dealing with molar pregnancies and the aftermath. Thanks once again and God Bless!!!

Name: Alison Dwyer
Signed on: Thursday, October 5, 2000 at 10:53
Comments: Thank you for sharing your story--and your courage.

Name: Tracey
E-mail address: extence@msn.com
Signed on: Thursday, October 5, 2000 at 12:47
Comments: Thanks for making this page and this guest book. It has helped me reading your story and the comments of others. I recently had a D&C and am waiting for levels to go down all because of a molar pregnancy. It was good to know there are others out there who can help people through these trying experiences.

Name: Ame Pousson & Roxanne Ramones
E-mail address: amerp2@aol.com
Signed on: Friday, October 6, 2000 at 7:48

Name: Amanda Monse
E-mail address: mereceds2001@cs.com
Signed on: Friday, October 6, 2000 at 10:25
Comments: :I was diagnose with a molar pregnancy, 17, and first pregnancy. I had a D&C performed on me. My doctor called and said to come in next week to discuss options, because my hormones are not going down. I’m scared, I don’t want chemo, no one wants to lose their hair and get real sick. I hope I’m not pregnant again, as I speak my stomach is hurting right now. Cancer is a horrible thing and we shouldn’t let it win. its so serious and so scary, especially at a young age. Thank you for your web site. God bless everyone who’s been or going through this, and please e-mail me to talk and share.
Amanda

Name: Virginia Garza
E-mail address: vgar@aol.com
Signed on: Monday, October 9 at 7:00
Comments: Today I had my first ultrasound after 4 months. The Dr. couldn't find the baby's heartbeat. So, he suggested an ultrasound. During the ultrasound he had difficulty finding the baby, that's when he told me that the placenta was empty. It was a very horrible feeling. I have another ultrasound scheduled for tomorrow. Then I will find out if in fact it was a molar pregnancy. He said that there wasn't any information that he could give me, but that he would see me tomorrow after the ultrasound at the hospital. So, I got on the internet and looked for some sort of information that would help me understand. I don't completely understand but you have given me information that I didn't have or know before. Thanks and Good Luck!
Sincerely,
Virginia Garza Parma, ID

Name: Adriana Sanchez
E-mail address: ACASANCHEZ@MSN.COM
Signed on: Monday, October 9, 2000 at 8:58

Name: ADRIANA SANCHEZ
E-mail address: CAASAN@MSN.COM
Signed on: Monday, October 9, 2000 at 9:30
Comments: : I JUST FINISHED READING YOUR STORY AND AM VERY SORRY. I ALSO WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A MOLAR PREGNANCY ON WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 27. I HAD A D&C ON FRIDAY, SEPT. 29TH. IT HAS BEEN VERY HARD ON ME EMOTIONALLY, ME AND MY HUSBAND HAD BEEN TRYING TO GET PREGNANT FOR A WHILE AND WHEN WE FOUND OUT I WAS PREGNANT, MY HUSBAND IMMEDIATELY SAID IT WAS A GIRL AND WE NAMED HER "VICTORIA" RIGHT NOW I AM REALLY SCARED AND JUST HOPE THAT MY HCG LEVELS DROP TO ZERO. I HAVE MY SECOND WEEKLY APPOINTMENT THIS THURSDAY AND AM KEEPING MY FINGERS CROSSED.

Name: Cindy Howie
E-mail address: cdhowie689@cs.com
Signed on: Wednesday, October 11, 2000 at 11:18
Comments: God bless you for your wonderful story!! We just experienced our second molar pregnancy in 9 months and only now am I beginning to understand what it's all about. We didn't know to wait before trying to get pregnant again (even though we knew the first was a molar) and have had to deal with wondering if it would have been a different outcome had we waited. Nonetheless, we have two children in heaven we look forward to someday meeting, Jessica and Michael, and a beautiful four year old, Daniel, who we ever more appreciate since the miscarriages. The stories of these two angels of ours would take awhile to tell, but we were able to SEE a completely intact fetus and sac after our first D&C with Jessica (about 9 weeks gestation), and HEAR Michael's heartbeat two days before it stopped with the second miscarriage (6 week gestation). Praise God for knowing these experiences would give us comfort later on. To anyone who may read this--trust always that our heavenly Father knows what is best for us and our families and that He so greatly loves us that He holds our children in perfect and complete perfection, waiting for the day when we, too, may hold them and see the miracle of their little souls!

Name: TRISH ARMOUR
E-mail address: armour@isoc.net
Signed on: Friday, October 13, 2000 at 7:59
Comments: I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A COMPLETE MOLAR PREGANCY IN JUNE OF THIS YEAR. ALTHOUGH IT WAS DEVASTATING, I AM COMFORTED TO HAVE A BEAUTIFUL 4 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER NAMED KELLY. AFTER MY INITIAL D&C I EXPERIENCED EXCESSIVE BLEEDING AND WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR 48 HOURS. THAT WAS NOTHING COMARED TO THE EMOTIONAL TURMOIL. NO ONE I NEW HAD HEARD OF A MOLAR PREGNACY AND THEY DIDN'T SEEM TO UNDERSTAND. MOST PEOPLE SEEMED TO THINK THAT I SHOULD FEEL "LUCKY" THAT I WASN'T REALLY PREGNANT AND DIDN'T LOSE A BABY. WHAT THEY DIDN'T UNDERSTAND WAS THAT EVEN THOUGH THERE WAS NEVER A FETUS...IN MY MIND I WAS PREGNANT AND FELT ALL THE SIMILAR EMOTIONS THAT I HAD EXPERIENCED WHEN I MISCARRIED BEFORE I WAS BLESSED WITH MY FIRST BORN. I HAD FINALLY BEGAN TO HEAL EMOTIONALLY AFTER MY HCG LEVELS HAD DROPPED TO ZERO LAST MONTH; HOWEVER I WAS JUST INFORMED TODAY THAT MY LAST BLOODTEST SHOWS A HCG LEVEL OF 27. I AM ASSUMING THAT THIS MEANS CHEMOTHERAPY AND I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANYBODY THAT HAS BEEN THROUGH THIS TO LET ME KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT. GOD BLESS ALL THAT HAVE BEEN THROUGH THIS TRAMATIC EXPERIENCE. YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS.

Name: Sissel Schmidt
E-mail address: s2wschmidt@aol.com
Signed on: Saturday, October 14, 2000 at 3:40
Comments: Thank you for sharing your story. I had a partial pregnancy molar as well. It was diagnosed in my 20th week of pregnancy when I started bleeding. I had some spotting during the first trimester but ultrasounds showed a heartbeat and everything looked ok. This is four weeks ago and my levels are already down to 4 - thank god! Best wishes to you.

Name: Tara Walker
E-mail address: walkon@surfsouth.com
Signed on: Sunday, October 15, 2000 09:27
Comments: I had a twin molar pregnancy in 1997. My doctor thought that my uterus was too small for the gestational period and sent me to have an ultrasound at 111/2 weeks. The doctor never said anything was wrong because there was a live fetus with a heartbeat. It was not until I started bleeding at 16 weeks and scheduled for another ultrasound that something wrong was detected. However, my doctor still did not know what the problem was. He thought it was extra placenta but did decide to send me to a specialist. The specialist diagnosed the twin molar pregnancy and told me that I was pregnant with a baby girl. I was excited about being pregnant with a girl but I was unprepared for the information I was about to receive. He advised me to have an abortion because the cells from the molar pregnancy could cause an aggressive form of cancer which could have already began to spread. Since I would not have an abortion, he told me that I would have to see him and an oncologist once a week until I delivered. He wanted to get a chest x-ray and an amniocentesis done before I left because I lived two hours away. The chest x-ray showed that cancer had not spread to my lungs. They went into my stomach three times for the amnio, once on the side of the baby and twice on the side of the mole. The next day I went into labor at nineteen weeks with Erin Kiana. It was the worst day of my life and having to have my levels checked weekly was a reminder that I was not pregnant and could not get pregnant for a whole year. It has been three years now and I still mourn the loss of my daughter. The hospital took pictures of her and made a little birth certificate with her footprints. I am really sorry to hear about your loss but I think this is a wonderful web site for others that have or experiencing the same thing. I wish you the best of luck with your future pregnancies.
Tara

Name: Jessica
E-mail address: jessica_hensley@msn.com
Signed on: Sunday, October 15, 2000 at 11:02
Comments: This is a beautiful web site. I feel your grief because I too have suffered from a molar pregnancy. God bless you and your family. My prayers are with you.

Name: Cindy Campbell
E-mail address: cinlee45@yahoo.com
Signed on: Monday, October 16, 2000 at 8:24
Comments: My heart goes out to all of you mothers who have experienced a complete or partial molar pregnancy. I had a partial molar pregnancy 16 years ago. The cancer affected my stomach, lungs, and colon. I had treatment, waited for my levels to return to normal, then gave to birth to a perfect little boy 13 years ago. I mean perfect- the doctor's couldn't find a thing wrong with him. My advice to you is to get all the information you can then forget it and put it into God's hands. The doctor's don't always know, but He does!!

Name: KATIE
E-mail address: GUBDK1@AOL.COM
Signed on: Tuesday, October 17, 2000 at 8:10
Comments: I AM SO SORRY ABOUT YOUR LOSS. THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR STORY WITH ME. IT REALLY TOUCHED ME, AND I KNOW NINA IS HERE IN OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS.

Name: Carolyn
E-mail address: CDawk722@hotmail.com
Signed on: Thursday, October 19, 2000 at 4:12
Comments: Hello, my name is Carolyn and I just experienced a molar pregnancy and it has torn my life upside down, mainly because I've never heard of it until now. I was 6 weeks pregnant and they (the doctors) told me that the baby never developed but I was having sickness just as any other pregnant woman. The did a Beta and at 6 weeks my level was 75000 and they said that cause for some alarm but then I have the U/S for the second time after they told me that there was no baby on the first one a week earlier. This U/S pretty much confirmed the first one and they said that I had to have an emergency D&C which was done right away. Now they are testing me every week to see where my blood level is and said that I have to wait another year before trying to get pregnant again. I'm 35 and I want another child. My son is 10 years old and I wanted to have another one soon. Thanks for allowing me to share my story with you as well as your story has been a comforting to my heart. God Bless you.
Carolyn

Name: jahaira
E-mail address: TBaerga@msn.com
Signed on: Thursday, October 19, 2000 at 4:24
Comments: As I have been reading through this web site my heart goes out to everyone that has gone through it. I had a D&C done about two weeks ago and today I found out that it was a partial molar. I don't know what to think. I'm so scared that it may have turned to cancer. I pray to God to help me through this rough time in my life.

Name: Elizabeth Sedano
E-mail address: Skitten099@Aol.com
Signed on: Thursday, October 19, 2000 at 6:29
Comments: May God bless you and your family all the love in the world for you and your little angel in heaven.
Lot's of love,
Elizabeth Sedano “kitten”

Name: Hayley S.
E-mail address: hayleyastoddard@aol.com
Signed on: Thursday, October 19, 2000 at 8:10
Comments: Kendra, you must know that you have done a WONDERFUL thing by telling your story and sharing it with everyone. I had a molar pregnancy recently. I had a D&C on June 2 (my husband's birthday). We have been married for 2 years and couldn't wait to have a baby. From the moment I found out I was pregnant, I always had this feeling that something was wrong. I had pelvic pain, menstual cramps, spotting, severe nausea, and dizziness. When the US at 10 weeks showed that I was going to miscarry, I felt like it was all my fault for worrying so much. Now I know that it wasn't anyone’s fault, but it is such a scary thing to go through. I really feel for anyone that has had to go through having a molar pregnancy. Be sure to talk your feelings over, or the sadness will never go away. I would like some feedback from people on just how long their doctors said they have to wait before trying again? My OB/Gyn (also my employer) told me that I only had to wait 6 months total before trying to conceive again??? Everywhere I look says one year?? Again, thanks soooo much Kendra for sharing your story. It is something I will never forget. God bless you and your family.
Hayley

Name: Shelly
E-mail address: rushlove@netzero.com
Signed on: Sunday, October 22, 2000 at 10:09
Comments: Hello, my name is Shelly. I also was diagnosed with a partial molar pregnancy. I was 8 weeks pregnant when they saw that the fetus had no heartbeat. The fetus had stopped at 6 weeks. I had a d&c done on our wedding anniversary 10/14/00. I am so scared and worried. I have a 1˝ year old son and wish to have another baby. My doctor does not want me to come out pregnant again for 1 year. He has me taking blood every week for a whole year. I pray to god that it will disappear and will be back to normal he stated the hcg should be down to zero. Thanks for listening to my story, and God bless all who are experiencing this molar pregnancy. We need every support we can receive. Please email me if anyone needs to talk.

Name: Shelly Parra
E-mail address: rushlove@netzero.com

Name: Tara Berg
E-mail address: tara.berg@scotiatrust.com
Signed on: Sunday, October 22, 2000 at 5:31
Comments: We just finished reading the beautiful story. Sorry for your loss. We found out on August 24, 2000, I had a whole molar pregnancy. On Wednesday Oct. 25/00 my HCG levels have gone up. Thank you Kendra, Paul and Jessie for the information. We do have hope, but because no one here that we know of in Calgary, Canada has gone through this, it is very hard to get the support and understanding we would like to have. This was our first planned pregnancy, I did not have any symptoms of a molar pregnancy, I was 14 weeks felt great, until we went in to hear the baby’s heartbeat, and there was none. The main part of this experience we hate is the waiting. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who has experienced this.
Tara & Phil

Name: Ide O'Brien
E-mail address: bjobrien@ eircom.net
Signed on: Monday, October 23, 2000 at 2:01
Comments: I just had a molar pregnancy this July.

Name: Jena Hackworth
E-mail address: red0503@aol.com
Signed on: Monday, October 23, 2000 at 3:28
Comments: I too had a molar pregnancy and had a bit of a scare when my levels began to rise. But with faith in God and visualization my levels began dropping again. I also saw an oncologist and now my levels as of last week were @ 4.8 and still dropping. I will now begin to go once a month for my hcg and hopefully in 6 months I will be able to try again. Thanks for your story; it helped me believe.

Name: Adrienne Willis
E-mail address: adriennephel@hotmail.com
Signed on: Tuesday, October 24, 2000 at 4:29
Comments: I am glad that you shared your story. This was something I had never heard about until this week when they told my sister that they believe she has a molar pregnancy. She is only 4 weeks and 6 days pregnant, however, her uterus is measuring at 18 weeks. I decided to go on the internet and find out more about it. That's when I found your site. Thank you for sharing your story with people that need to know. God bless you.

Name: Bonnafaye
E-mail address: bonnafaye_g@YAHOO.COM
Signed on: Tuesday, October 24, 2000 at 3:57
Comments: 10-23-00 My interest in this matter, I have a friend whose daughter just found out that she has this condition. I have never heard of this kind of pregnancy. I decided to find out what it was and learn a little bit about it.

Name: Karen Zemliak
E-mail address: kzemliak@compusmart.ab.ca
Signed on: Tuesday, October 24, 2000 at 8:29
Comments: I found the page very helpful for someone with a full molar pregnancy that has turned into cancer. Thank-you!

Name: Jenn
E-mail address: Jenn2tone@cs.com
Signed on: Wednesday, October 25, 2000 at 7:31

Name: Bethany Dent
E-mail address: buttermofofly@yahoo.com
Signed on: Wednesday, October 25, 2000 at 3:25

Name: Kristin Foltz
Signed on: Wednesday, October 25, 2000 at 8:13
Comments: Hi there! That was a touching story. I am a nursing student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Today at my clinical site, my patient had surgery to remove a molar pregnancy. Sadly, however, know what told her that she actually was pregnant before; she only thought it was a mass that grew in her uterus. She had no idea she actually lost a baby. The molar pregnancy most commonly occurs in Asian-American women, and women over the age of 40. My patient was only 23 yrs. old. I think it's wonderful that you are passing along the information you are about molar pregnancies.
Sincerely, Kristin Foltz

Name: Vanessa C. Aguillon
E-mail address: jaguillon_78215@yahoo.com
Signed on: Thursday, October 26, 2000 at 1:44
Comments: I am having my D&C tomorrow for the removal of a molar pregnancy...of course I am scared and nervous, but your story helped tremendously! I am thankful of the early detection that I had, of 6weeks, I know not everyone is as lucky. I am also very thankful to you for putting up this web site, and giving everyone a personal look at what a molar pregnancy is.

Name: Karen
E-mail address: karenkellerman@hotmail.com
Signed on: Thursday, October 26, 2000 at 7:14
Comments: Kendra, Thank you for sharing your story. My daughter had her evacuation today. She just turned 20 yesterday. We are trusting the Lord no matter what the out come. Our prayers are with you and your family. May the Lord bless you with your hearts desire.

Name: Amber
E-mail address: AmberWDCataol.com
Signed on: Friday, October 27, 2000 at 9:50
Comments: At the time of my molar pregnancy I was 21. It would have been my second child. I had never even heard of a molar pregnancy and my doctor hadn't seen one for twenty years. She also said it was more likely to happen to some one over forty. I really like to now why this happens. I would like to hear more.
Amber

Name: Chris
E-mail address: tcbennett2@msn.com
Signed on: Saturday, October 28, 2000 at 4:58
Comments: My friend just found out she has a molar pregnancy. I was glad and scared to read your story. Glad for the information and scared for my friend. Thank you for printing this. I'll pray for you and your next child.

Name: Arlene Copeland
E-mail address: copelandfamily@netzero.net
Signed on: Saturday, October 28, 2000 at 11:14
Comments: Am praying that God will give you grace to come through this and continue to be a blessing to others. Also praying that He will bless your family with another baby girl. You're right that she was real, she waits for you to come to her.
God bless you.
Arlene

Name: Christine Nisbet
E-mail address: christinenisbet@yahoo.com
Signed on: Sunday, October 29, 2000 at 2:22
Comments: My daughter has just been diagnosed with molar pregnancy and I found your site whilst looking for information. All the best to you.

Name: Tilt
Signed on: Wednesday, November 1, 2000 at 4:49

Name: Tom James
E-mail address: tom@alphabaptist.com
Signed on: Wednesday, November 1, 2000 at 4:43
Comments: I appreciate your story. My wife and I right now are in the process of this. We were told yesterday (10/31/00) that she has what looks like to be a molar pregnancy. She is 41 and I am 39 so we figure this is probably our last chance to have another child. Her hormone level today in 7th week is about 7000 which the doctor said is the "normal" level - he is confused. We will go for another blood test tomorrow and then call Friday for the results. God bless you for being an encouragement with your story.

Name: Julie Hill
Signed on: Thursday, November 2, 2000 at 11:50
Comments: It was heart warming to know that you care enough about other women like yourself, who may have or have had the tragedy that you faced and share your experience. I am a 28 year old woman who faced infertility problems and had artificial insemination. From 14 days after the insemination until now at 9 weeks gestation, every week has been a new challenge and a new diagnosis for something that is not right with the pregnancy. The last thing I heard the Doctor speculate after my radiology ultrasound was a possibility of a partial molar pregnancy. That is how I found you and Nina. I am a Registered Nurse, but I work with the adult critical care population. I have been searching for information related to molar pregnancy. My nursing school books had very limited mention of molar pregnancy. Thank for the information and your story. It makes me feel better to know I am not alone, if this is what I will be facing. My prayers are with you and your family.

Name: Debra Zepeda
E-mail address: debzepeda@yahoo.com
Signed on: Saturday, November 4, 2000 at 5:26
Comments: My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. I can relate to the sadness because my sister has had three molar pregnancies.

Name: Nona Barbusca
E-mail address: kistakey@aol.com
Signed on: Sunday, November 5, 2000 at 3:45
Comments: Thank for providing many woman like ourselves with a forum to share information and our feelings about dealing with this tragedy. I have lost two babies in the past 6 months, one in april, and one in sept. Now I have just been told (thurs 11/5/00) that the results from the genetic testing from my last pregnancy (which went to 9 weeks, and I got to see the heart beat on 3 US's) came as 69xxy, and the perinatologist said it is quite possible I had a partial mole. Well I work in the health field, and look under a microscope and diagnose cancer, so this was very alarming to me!!! Now my first HCG's came back as 11. My ob is on vacation, so I am unfortunately unable to ask the 500 questions I have, so I am quite frustrated. Reading your story was so emotional for me, and helpful. I have to admit I am scared. But I am fortunate that a wonderful pathologist I work with suggested I ask for a referral to a genetic counselor to discuss the results of my baby's test or I wouldn't know about the partial mole. I pray for your family that you do have a successful pregnancy that results in a healthy baby.

Name: Jodi E.
E-mail address: joelling@gte.net
Signed on: Sunday, November 5, 2000 at 8:19
Comments: Thank you for all the good information and for sharing all your guests comments. I have a good friend who just had a molar pregnancy. She wants a second child and I pray for her every day that God will bless her with this child. She is really struggling, but I think your web site will help her! Thanks for all the great stories!

Name: Jeannie Mancilla
E-mail address: jmancilla@quest.net
Signed on: Sunday, November 5, 2000 at 9:18
Comments: I just had a D&C yesterday after discovering on the day before that my 8 week pregnancy was Molar. I had never heard of a Molar pregnancy until then. After having my son three and a half years ago with an uneventful pregnancy, then later being diagnosed with endometriosis, they told me that I would have difficulty getting pregnant but warned of no other potential problems. After trying for almost a year my husband and I finally conceived and were so excited. Two weeks after confirming my pregnancy I started spotting and went in for a check-up and was given the news. I had the surgery the next morning (11/4/00). I went from being about two months pregnant to a D&C all within less than a month. I really thought that I was the only one having to go through this and try to deal with everything. I thank you for putting this site together because it lets others like me realize that we are not alone and that it is OK to grieve our loss.

Name: Mary Cabezas-Broadhead
E-mail address: mgcb@usa.net
Signed on: Sunday, November 5, 2000 at 11:46
Comments: I am currently receiving chemotherapy treatment for the same condition. My problems started back in April 2000. At first they thought it was an ectopic pregnancy. I have had two laporoscopy surgeries, a d&c, had my left fallopian tube removed, several x-rays, and two mri's. At first I received methotrexate (3 doses) and it did not work. Now I am receiving dactinomycin (this is my 4th round). My hcg levels are down to 7 and i pray everyday that I will soon hit the magical number of 0. It is very inspirational to know that I'm not alone.

Name: Kimberly Watson
E-mail address: ewatso1@umbc.edu
Signed on: Monday, November 6, 2000 at 6:32
Comments: My husband had been searching on the Internet to find out anything he could about molar pregnancies, since there isn't much out there. He came across your site and it has been so helpful and informative. There is still much to learn about molar pregnancies. All pregnancies are unique to each woman and my case may be different than what I have read thus far. I now know that I am not alone and a molar pregnancy isn't as rare as I had thought. In August of 2000, I took a home pregnancy test and it came out positive. The next day, my doctor's office confirmed that I was indeed pregnant. My husband and I were so excited and were so ready for our lives to change--to finally start a family. My first doctor's appointment I was 7 weeks and according to my doctor everything looked fine and I was healthy. At this point I had not experienced any nausea or anything abnormal, which led me to believe that I was fine and so was my baby. I was one of the lucky ones-- NO MORNING SICKNESS! My next appointment was at 10 weeks and this is when we would hear the baby's heartbeat. My husband and I were so excited for this appointment. My pregnancy would finally become a reality. Our excitement soon turned to disappointment. We were unable to hear the baby's heartbeat. In my mind I just thought it was too soon, I was only 10 weeks. I had read that 12-14 weeks was the likelihood of hearing a baby's heartbeat. My doctor recommended an ultrasound to make sure everything was okay and to reassure my husband and me. The ultrasound was scheduled the next day. It was a Friday, and an abdominal ultrasound could not detect the baby's heartbeat, nor was there anything there resembling a baby. A vaginal ultrasound was also done and no heartbeat was heard. The nurse could not give us the results. She would have to contact my doctor. We would have to find out the results from her. My doctor called me at home soon after the appointment. She notified me that I had miscarried and there were signs of a partial molar pregnancy. A MOLAR PREGNANCY- what was that? I had briefly read about it in one of my pregnancy books, but thought that won't happen to me, it's too rare. My doctor said it was possible, but not definite. She told me at this point, I would have to wait it out over the weekend until Monday to schedule for a D&C. The surgery (D&C) was scheduled for Thursday, October 26. They would contact me within a week with the results. I found out on Thursday, November 2. The results came back showing a partial molar pregnancy. My doctor also explained that they would be treating this as if it were a full mole, which means we would have to wait 1 year to become pregnant again. One year once my HCG levels were at 0. The first step was to take my first blood test to check my HCG levels. On Friday, I went to the lab to get my blood drawn. Today, I received a message on my answering machine from my doctor with the results from my blood test. My HCG levels are at 319. My doctor explained that this is where she wanted them to be and this was normal. I am confused to what this means. As I have read in some of the responses to your site and in your case. Most of the levels were in the 1000's. Is this a good thing for me? I guess I'll find out from my doctor, I have an appointment for my post-op in 2 weeks and will find out how often I'll have to go for my blood tests to check my HCG levels. I am so grateful for your site, it has helped me to know that I am not alone and that I can get through this. I believe that everything happens for a reason and this was not my time to have a child. My time will come as it will for all of us who have experienced a miscarriage. This was God's way of taking care of me and fixing what wasn't right. My husband and I will be patient in this next year. We will enjoy each other and focus on our marriage. As we support one another it will keep us strong in these trying months ahead of us. I'll keep each and every one of you in my prayers.

Name: Lisa
E-mail address: lisa.reynolds@camr.org.uk
Signed on: Wednesday, November 8, 2000 at 3:43
Comments: I just wanted to say how brave you are for writing such a tragic series of events, that other people can learn from. I myself have had two molar pregnancies over the last two and a half years. I am 27 years old. I am more worried about the future that I may never have children, this is something I may never come to terms with. I do however, have my health, which I thank my luck stars for. Thank you

Name: Jaclyn Boulard
E-mail address: jaclynspears@hotmail.com
Signed on: Wednesday, November 8, 2000 at 2:26