Tuesday, May 17, 2011

What is a womb twin? (5) A blighted ovum

The research papers I have read suggest that the commonest cause of miscarriage is a blighted ovum. The empty sac is all that ever came of one fertilised egg, and the little shadowy area marked by the arrow, that is almost invisible, is another. The result of this twin conception was no live birth at all.

However if a viable fetus is developing next to a blighted ovum which had promised to become an identical twin, the survivor's Dream of the Womb would have an extraordinary quality to it.

Some womb twin  survivors talk about in some sense not really being here and have a  sense of non-existence.   They never get really started in life; they sabotage all attempts to become fully mature. Are they closely identified with a blighted ovum, who never got started and never made it into human form?

There is so much we don't know about all this. I have made a start, but we have a long way to go.

I am about to create a tick-list for people who have never been told they are womb twin survivors and have only the psychological signs to go by: more in  tomorrows blog on that, and I will put it on my web site too!

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