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#1 SusieBlue

Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:13 PM

My friend is 11 weeks pregnant and has recently messaged me to tell me that she has had bleeding and cramping in the last day but tests at the hospital seem normal (I'm assuming this means her cervix is closed). She's having an ultrasound tomorrow. She had a ultrasound at 8 weeks and saw a heartbeat.

I was wondering if anyone in EBland has had simultaenous bleeding and cramping in pregnancy and gone on to have a healthy baby? I'm so worried that this will end badly - this is a very wanted baby and I know all too well the pain of miscarriage (albeit in different circumstances for me).

#2 Sunshiney

Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:20 PM

I posted a similar thread a few weeks back (I had bleeding but no cramping) and got so many positive responses from people who had successful pregnancies despite the bleeding (and I think many people also said they had cramping too).  I know it's hard not to think the worst, but apparently bleeding occurs in around 30% of pregs and out of those people, 50% will be perfectly fine.  My bleeding stopped after 2.5 weeks and the US couldn't find a reason for it. FX for your friend.

#3 Glitterz

Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:22 PM

Hi susie,
Your a very caring friend.  I wish your friend all the best.
Any sort of bleeding during pregnancy is just so scary, I feel for her.
With my first pregnancy, I never had any bleeding and was very strait forward.  This time around however is very different.
I have been bleeding throughout and I'm now almost 17 weeks.
Bleeding started for me around the 7 week mark and pretty much continued most days until 11 weeks.  Some days it was spotting and a couple of times it was full flow bright red.  Scary is an understatement.  All the scans and check ups have been perfect, and bub is growing very well.
The bleeding stooped at 11 weeks and stayed that way until 16 weeks where I had a couple of days of spotting.  Again, they cant find a cause for it, and bub is fine.
Unfortunately it is quite common, and bleeding doesn't always mean its going to end badly.  I continue to cross my fingers every time I go to the loo that there is no blood, and hope we get to 40 weeks safely.
I hope your friend has good news tomorrow.


#4 Ash's mum

Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:29 PM

You are a special friend original.gif

I had my first bub she's just 7 months old.  My first incidence of bleeding was at 11 weeks and again at 13 weeks.  Yes bub did come along perfectly healthy but early at 33 weeks, they can't say why and the bleeding was a hemaeroage from me not affecting the baby at that time again they don't know why.

All you can do is be supportive for your friend, which you certainly are by posting this message!  As mentioned on other replies loads of ladies go on to have healthy babies regardless of bleeding so keep positive for her!

#5 gemgirl

Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:30 PM

I bled a fair bit in the first trimester, which was very daunting after IVF. I had a growth on my cervix. I haven't yet delivered, so can't answer, but everything looks good so far (fingers crossed!)

#6 boopyscreet

Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:35 PM

I had a significant bleed with cramps at 11 weeks with DD2. It was horrible. It turned out to be a sub-choronic bleed which comes from the mother usually at the edge of the placenta. It continued on and off for a week or two. My OB checked me lots to make sure that it wasn't affecting bub and she was fine.

It is very scary though, I wish your friend all the best and hope that all goes well for her.

#7 hanz33

Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:09 PM

In the first trimester I had cramping and bleeding with my first pregnancy and I had a miscarriage. But I also had severe lower backaches for 3 days before the bleeding and cramping began.

This pregnancy -  I have cramping every now and then but nothing else yet. I'm still in the first trimester.

#8 Jadey73

Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:43 PM

OP, I've had bleeding, spotting and cramping this pg - with lots of reassurance scans up until 16wks.  But bubby is fine in there (thudding away as I type!). The bleeding started at about 6.5wks (very scary after a previous m/c) with a moderate bleed at 7wks and a huge bleed at 12wks.  Things started to slowly ease after that.  I had a subchorionic haematoma (blood clot) found on ultrasound and now have a low-lying placenta.  The spotting has all but stopped - I'm 23wks now.

With DD there was not even a hint of bleeding, just a little cramping/stretchy feelings/aching at times.

I wish your friend all the best, I hope she finds some comfort and reassurance in these posts, what a good friend you are OP original.gif.

#9 Koobie83

Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:30 AM

I had a small bleed at 14 weeks. I was checked out too at the hospital and they couldn't find a cause for the bleed. Baby was still doing ok. Though they couldn't guarantee I would be ok. Everything is going well so far and I haven't had a bleed since. I didn't have a lot of cramping though just before the bleed I felt a twinge on the left side of my back (felt like someone was poking me) and then after it bled it felt heavy - like a weight inside my uterus.
I wish your friend every happiness,luck and success with her pregnancy!

#10 SusieBlue

Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:21 AM

Hi everyone - thanks for your replies. Unfortunately now it appears she is miscarrying :-(

#11 *Natski82*

Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:33 AM

Such sad news. sad.gif

#12 Ash's mum

Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:47 AM

Awful news to hear, thoughts are with your friend sad.gif

#13 Koobie83

Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:53 AM

Oh no, that's sad. I'm so sorry. It's so hard when you go get all the help you can yet doctors can't guarantee anything and then it turns out for the worst. I've had a miscarriage a few years ago. It was a really sad, lonely time and even though I know it happened for a reason it's just hard to reconcile it.
You are a good friend and I send your friend many hugs and best wishes.

Edited by Koobie83, 14 January 2013 - 10:54 AM.





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