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#1 Purelle

Posted 03 November 2012 - 12:21 PM

Yesterday morning I had a bleed. Bright red blood, when it happened there was no pain, just like a bubble feeling then wet. There was enough to wet my underwear and soak through to my trackies. When I went to the toilet it was dropping. I went straight to the hospital and it had stopped, other than light pinkish discharge. I had bloods done later in the day which were 18000, my scan earlier in the morning placed me at 5w6d. Since then I've had mild cramping sensation, almost wouldn't even notice them but I'm hyper vigilant about it ATM. Slight amount of darkish spotting. I've felt bloated and been visibly bloated during this whole pregnancy, so hoping something "popped" and has nothing to do with bubs. I'm swinging between extreme sadness and crying to trying to stay positive. I have another blood test Sunday to check my hcg levels and see if bubs is still there. Any words of encouragement, any stories or experiences good or bad would help. I'm onbed rest ATM and just feel like I need to share and give myself some real info so I can stop my head buzzing. While I already have two boys, the second one with its own complications, I realize now I was very Blaise and really didn't realize how I should be taking it easy. Thanks in advance.

#2 ausbokkie

Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:03 AM

I'm sorry to hear what's happened OP. I have had 2 m/c so I've been there. This pg I am currently 10.5w and have had 2 episodes of bleeding. The first was early and after blood tests found that hcg was still rising. The second episode we had a scan and all was fine. Please try not to worry, as hard as that is. So many people have told me that they bled right through their pregnancies so there can be a good outcome. Look after yourself.

#3 Lauren Bell

Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:08 AM

I don't know if this is necessary helpful or related but I had regular period for the first 20 weeks of my pregnancy. It happens. I hope everything is ok for you, try to focus on other things and remain positive <3

#4 tamietamara

Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:16 AM

I have bled with both of my successful pregnancies, about as much if not more than u have described. It is pretty common amongst my friends. It was mostly when my period was due, but not always. Fingers crossed, and try to think positively, as hard as that sounds. Thinking of you.

#5 Koobie83

Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:19 AM

Hey..

I only posted about this a few days ago. I had something similar happen to me last week. I went to the ER and got checked out - everything was fine. They think mine was because of a small blood blister popping from the placenta or a bleed around the placenta finally trickling out. I really hope that was the first and last of it. It was VERY scar though - I was so worried I was losing the baby. My husband fainted walking to our Ultrasound he was so worried too!

Apparently bleeding in pregnancy is more common than you think. It can happen for so many reasons. Hang in there - pregnancy is such a tough ride. Anyone who says it isn't is lying. If you haven't already go see your doctor and get everything checked. I hope everything works out for you... !  Thinking of you!!

#6 Missy Shelby

Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:22 AM

Good luck OP, hope everything works out fine original.gif

You are doing all you can with resting so hopefully the down down makes the difference.

xo

#7 leisamd

Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:28 AM

I hope everything turns out well op.  I've had bleeding in 4 out of 5 pregnancies, twice it turned out well.  The times that I miscarried the bleeding didn't stop/slow.

#8 Cyaira

Posted 04 November 2012 - 12:27 PM

I had two bleeds in my pregnancy. One was cervical (from DTD) and the other unknown what it was from. I had an ultrasound each time to check on baby. I also had cramping up until about 7-8 weeks (felt like I was constantly on the verge of having my period). Baby is just fine and 21 weeks now. original.gif

I hope it turns out as well for you.

#9 premmie_29weeks

Posted 04 November 2012 - 12:37 PM

In my first pregnancy when my next period would have been I bled a small amount of pinkish, brown blood. It was awful waiting for it to be over, I would have been about 7 weeks and it was before my dating scan so no reassuring heartbeat to think about. Good news is that little scap is now a big happy, cheeky 2yo. He was born full term, and with no further complications in the pregnancy.

I hope that is what happens to you op, lots of women bleed in early pregnancy and go on to have healthy kids...

#10 ubermum

Posted 04 November 2012 - 12:49 PM

I had a normal period in the first month of my last pregnacy. I stressed out for the first 12 weeks, but we had a very happy outcome, born in June.

#11 Purelle

Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:24 PM

It's swinging between red blood and slight cramping and brown spotting ATM. Thanks for you replies, it's giving me some hope, until I'm told otherwise I'm trying to be hopeful. I am concerned about the shooting pains I'm getting down my right leg though. I rang to try and get my blood results from this morning but they have an emergency so I have to ring back. I'm reading as much as I can and getting a throbbing headache. I'm an incur able control freak so not enjoying this at all sad.gif mil is arriving from uk on wednesday so if it's gone I want her to know before she gets here, couldn't stand her being upset, sounds selfish but I think it would make me angry. Once again totally unreasonable. Not knowing if awful :'(

#12 Purelle

Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:39 PM

I just rang back and they won't tell me the results - in my experience this is never a good sign. I'll assume the worst now.

#13 mandala

Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:58 PM

I'm very sorry sad.gif There are always stories of how things have worked out for people with lots of bleeding, but in most cases the bright red blood is the worry.

Are you sure that they won't give you the result because it's bad? I've never been able to get blood results over the phone - I've always had to get them from the doctor or practice nurse.

I noticed that you said you didn't rest - there is no good evidence that resting makes any difference to an early miscarriage. If it's going to happen, it's going to happen and rest don't stop it.

Look after yourself.

#14 GreenEyedGirl

Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:02 PM

Each of the 4 times I have had a +HPT and spotting or bleeding it has had a bad outcome.
2 ectopics 2 chemical pregs
sorry but I would get it checked.
my last ectopic which was less than a mnth ago the bleeding wasnt heavy stopped and started and my HCG was rising perfectly so I wouldnt chance it, get it checked

#15 Purelle

Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:30 PM

I got my results Monday morning and everything went very fast from there. Was still at the same, so we did another blood test and still not going up. My husband and I had to face the heartbreaking truth that our baby was gone. I was booked in for a d and c and I was mortified when I was wheeled to the maternity ward!!! Thankfully I was put in a private room and a we had a lovely nurse who gently told us there was no babies in at the moment which was why we were here, as well as they were able to give me a private room. I still don't think it's hit me my little jelly bean is gone. Hubby has been wonderful, supportive and attentive and we were both deeply grateful and moved when a midwife came in and gave us a teddy love club bear to take home. What a wonderful organization. I cradled that bear all night, when I got into bed hubby bought it in and tucked it in next to me telling me not to feel silly and to cuddle it in bed tonight if I wanted to. He must have read my mind sad.gif . That's when I had my first proper cry, with my TLC bear cuddled against my chest and hubby holding me. I wouldn't wish this on anyone. Thanks for all you replies and for giving me hope. I now have an angel watching over me. Goodnight jellybean xx

#16 mandala

Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:34 PM

I'm so sorry. It's very hard, but it does get a little easier. Be kind to yourself and give your DH a hug too.

#17 ms flib

Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:37 PM

So sorry - I was going to say it can go either way....

Unfortunately miscarriage is very common and lots of us have experienced the deep grief it brings...

Look after yourself

Edited by ms flib, 06 November 2012 - 07:40 PM.


#18 GreenEyedGirl

Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:52 PM

So sorry
sad.gif
It is heartbreaking and I am 3 weeks on from the loss of my peanut and still am having to deal with the raw grief

Let yourself grieve, be kind to yourself and DH

XXXXX



#19 Purelle

Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:56 PM

Today I'm angry. mad.gif Angry for being so tired depressed and sad. Angry that my jellybeans gone and angry that I've just moved into a beautiful house and all I want to do is curl up on the lounge and sleep, but I'm too angry to sleep. Why is life so cruel at times rant.gif  cry1.gif

#20 Missy Shelby

Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:08 PM

QUOTE (Purelle @ 13/11/2012, 02:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Today I'm angry. mad.gif Angry for being so tired depressed and sad. Angry that my jellybeans gone and angry that I've just moved into a beautiful house and all I want to do is curl up on the lounge and sleep, but I'm too angry to sleep. Why is life so cruel at times rant.gif  cry1.gif

OP I was so sad to read of your loss.

That angry stage is the worst, I just felt like yelling at everyone.  No one understood what I was going through, but you know what the more people you talk to you will see that they have been down a similar road to you and I found this really reassuring tbh.  I wasn't alone.

The things that I found helped me alot was talking to close friends and family whenever I felt the need to talk and let off steam.  I probably repeated myself over and over but in some ways this was my way to grieve to process what happened.

I also found listening to my fav songs (usually the ones that made me cry) helped me as well.  I am a cryer and if I feel as though the anger is too much if I have a cry that always relieves some tension.

I hope the grey skies clear for you soon op xoxo

#21 littlesticky

Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:20 PM

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.

#22 GreenEyedGirl

Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:13 AM

The anger is natural. I have days where I just want to scream and yell at everyone and everything. I think it's one of the stages of grief so be angry, sad just as long as you don't bottle it all up
*hugs*

#23 eyesgreen

Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:29 PM

OP I'm so sorry, I'm also going through the stage of thinking we have lost our little one. I should know by the end of the week.

Wanted you to know that from all the replies I have read, you are being thought of, so glad you are able to vent on here. I hope each day gets easier for you.

#24 Purelle

Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:35 PM

Hi ladies, ivevstayed away for a bit because I was worried I was obsessing a bit and not moving on. I've been stuck in angry for a bit. Had a lot of cramping the last couple of weeks. My Mil was here from over seas for a few weeks and I left her with my two year old and had a weekend with my hubby. She proceeded to lock herself in the house and refuse my mother access to my baby while I was away. I was three hours away at a wedding and hubby was best man do we couldn't do a thing really. Let's just say when I got home, the screaming that I did over the last few days with a few words used that I didn't even know I knew were the bet therapy ever. Imagine doing that to anyone in the first place let alone two weeks after a ms!!! I'm all deflated and sad now, in a way I'm glad because I wasn't enjoying being an angry person at all. Got my period today 24 days after the dc so it's like saying goodbye all over again, but at the same time letting go.It was so nice to hop on here and see all the support I've been getting, I've missed this forum, no one else seems to understand but you ladies xx original.gif We are not going to try straight away because the whole thing with the mil so soon after the loss has put a bit of distance between us, I suppose he didn't appreciate some of the things I said, although I still think she deserved a lot worse, I do understand his view too.
It's basically if it happens we will be over the moon, but if it doesn't that's okay too. I'm still grieving the loss of my little jellybean, but it's from a sad calm place now. I'm still sleeping every night with my TLC bear.
I'm sad to see so many new people in the section of the forum. It's a group no one wants to join, but if I have to be in it, I'm glad to be surrounded by such loving kind supportive women. Xx
You are all angels to me

#25 Red Mollie

Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:22 PM

QUOTE (eyesgreen @ 20/11/2012, 05:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
OP I'm so sorry, I'm also going through the stage of thinking we have lost our little one. I should know by the end of the week.

Wanted you to know that from all the replies I have read, you are being thought of, so glad you are able to vent on here. I hope each day gets easier for you.


Eyes green can I ask why you think you are? I'm going through similar at six weeks but lots of bright red bleeding. I'm taking progesterone but its not helping.
I have my scan on weds so I guess I'll find out then.




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