Jump to content

First Tri - Any Bleeders?


  • Please log in to reply
11 replies to this topic

#1 Sept Baby

Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:08 PM

hi there,

Sorry for the gross subject heading... Im normally a very squirmy person... but at 10weeks pg... Im quickly getting over it!

So I have clots in my uterus.  I've had 3 episodes since 6 weeks of large gushes of blood and passing clots ... and am currently experiencing my forth episode now one after going for a light walk on the treadmil at the gym! (*Guilts!*)

I bleed heavy for a few hrs and pass large clots. No pain  huh.gif

I have my first Ob-Gyn appointment late this week - however I just spoke to her on the phone and she said no yoga, no walking, no working, no picking anything up... bed rest.

I was wondering if anyone has had a similar type of bleeding / clotting in their first trimester and had a successful pregnancy?

Each time it happens I feel like I'm going to MC.

I'd like to hear good and bad stories... would be better to hear the good stories though ;-)

Thanks original.gif  unsure.gif



#2 Missy Shelby

Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:17 PM

Whenever I have bleed in pregnancy the outcome has not been that great BUT having said that I have read loads and loads of stories on EB where ladies have had very similar situations as you have described and then have gone on to have a healthy baby at the end of it.

Hang in there OP, I hope some ladies with positive stories start replying soon original.gif

#3 Chasing*Rainbows

Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:20 PM

6 pregnancies I have had bleeding, and of the ones I have bled with only 1 of them I have carried to full term. I would probably be taking it easy.

#4 TillyTake2

Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:31 PM

It sounds like you have a subcutaneous hematoma? I have one too, a small one. I've only had one small bleed. They are common & even though many people bleed they are not usually an issue. My ob said that bed rest had not been shown to improve outcome but if it makes you feel better then do it lol.

#5 mummahh

Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:32 PM

I bled in the first trimester during three of my pregnancies. Only the last one made it.

I would definitely advise taking it easy. It is possibly a good sign that you have bled and remained pregnant. When I lost the first two pregnancies, the bleeding started slowly and then increased and did not stop until I miscarried.

#6 domestically~challenged

Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:45 PM

I had a subchronic hematoma with the pregnancy (twins) which bled out during my first pregnany. Please do go on partial bed rest and take it easy, it does make a difference. I too over did it and remember the bright red blood gushing everywhere.

My pregnancy and ending was a good story although at the time I thought there was no way they would both make it.

Take care.

#7 rebeccawith3

Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:50 PM

I did from about 6 weeks but rested up.

She's now 12!

Good luck

#8 Jadey73

Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:59 PM

Just wanted to let you know a good story here..  (sorry for the long post!). I had bleeding from about 6.5wks, (tmi ahead) it ranged from spotting to (most of the time) a light period.  Sometimes there was mild cramping and I passed some small-medium clots. I had a medium bleed at 7wks and a big one at 12wks - very scary!!  I was sure I'd lost this baby about 3 times.  However he is fine and I had close monitoring (weekly scans) from about 7-13wks, then less often. The bleeding slowly eased after the 12wk haemorrhage and completely stopped by about 24wks thankfully. Now I'm considered a normal low risk patient, despite my age original.gif. My NT scan came back as very low risk. Bubby is apparently very healthy and has been oblivious to all the drama!

In my case it was a subchorionic haematoma (blood clot in the uterus) which bled out rather than reabsorbing. I also have a low-lying placenta which may have added to the bleeding, possibly. I had far less bleeding with my previous m/c (just some pink spotting).

Hang in there OP, your bub may be ok yet!  One thing I felt really helped me was to rest, rest, rest!! If I overdid things, sure enough I would bleed more.. My DP had some time off work to help with our 3yo DD and housework/cooking, and I really took it easy.  No housework, no lifting, no sex sad.gif, no fish/Omega 3's as I was eating loads beforehand which can thin the blood and therefore increase bleeding and no exercise apart from incidental walking (I really miss my swimming and yoga). My OB strongly recommended all of this. The house and garden has suffered but I don't overly care! I figured it was only for a short period of time in the scheme of things but so worth the effort, then if I lost the bub I'd look back knowing I'd done all I could reasonably do to hold onto this bub, the rest was out of my hands.

I wish you all the best with this pregnancy OP, bleeding like this can have a good outcome. Gets lots of reassurance scans if you need to. When you start to feel bub moving, you'll start to feel less worried (I did). Please take it very gently and rest up - you have a very good excuse to! Good luck at your OB appt later this week hhugs.gif

#9 Sept Baby

Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:20 AM

Oh wow... thanks girls. It does sound like it's a subchronic hematoma.

Jadey73 your situation does sound very similar... t's good to have all of yr positive stories to hang onto.

Great tips girls.... thank you.

Fingers crossed... (with my feet up and relaxing on the couch!!)

x

#10 Koobie83

Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:50 AM

Hi,
I had a bleed in my early 2nd trimester at 14 weeks. It bleed heavily quickly, but then went brown and had brown discharge for a few days. I went straight to emergency that day after talking to my midwife and the nurse there found a heartbeat. A follow up scan then showed the baby perfectly fine and no evidence for why I bled. The said I may have had a SCH but they weren't sure.

Factors which may have lead to my bleed were:-
* Having a posterior placenta (wasn't told at my NT scan 6 days prior and was waiting for my GP follow up appointment)
* Went to the gym the day before for 60 mins. Only did brisk walking but may have triggered something
* Carried heavy shopping bags up two flight of stairs just prior to the bleed
* DTD with DH for such a short period of time in the morning prior

At the early pregnancy assessment unit I wasn't told that I needed bed rest. They said that there's no evidence that bed rest will save a pregnancy if there is something wrong and was even told that going back to work straight away may help me (?). But I chose bed rest anyway and things turned out ok.

I have had no bleeding since and the baby is doing fine. But ever since I've been a bit on edge about everything. I've had a MC before and I was really scared that this would be the same, but worse because we'd only just got into the 'safe' zone of the 2nd trimester and met our baby on the ultrasound 6 days before. But thankfully everything has been absolutely fine so far.

Edited by Koobie83, 12 February 2013 - 09:52 AM.


#11 Glitterz

Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:10 AM

Hi Sept. Baby,

Yes rest up, its the best thing to do.
I Had a subchorionic haema. in my first pregnancy which was massive, but luckily never bled.  
However, with our current pregnancy, I started bleeding at 7 weeks and didnt really stop until 11 weeks.  It was torture... it would be spotting and stop, then suddenly gushes with bright red.  I thought this pregnancy was over many times and was living on the edge.

But baby was always happy inside, and the cause for the bleeding was never found.  My last bleed was at 16 weeks and Im currently 21 weeks.
Many many drs have told me that a lot of women just bleed?  And there can be no harm to the baby.  But I do recommend just taking it easy and rest up.

All the best with your pregnancy.


#12 Sunshiney

Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:42 PM

Just to give you some more good stories to balance out the worries - I bled for 2.5 weeks this PG and then one day it just stopped. Had an early US after one week of bleeding and they couldn't find any problems. Sometimes it just happens and all is fine in the end. Two of my friends have also had bleeding issues - one bled for 6 weeks and the other 8 weeks and both babies were fine.

If you're not cramping that's a great sign. But do rest up - my doc said to stop all exercise and just take it easy until I was through T1. Good luck and try to stay positive that you'll be one of the lucky ones!




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

How I learnt to relax about routines

After many routine-led, tough years, we've realised that being parenting isn't about being perfect. It isn't about following a schedule to a T.

Should you have a third child or not?

I thought our family had been complete with our two boys. I had no idea how much I needed my daughter until she was here.

Helping a toddler embrace an adopted sibling

A single parent by choice, I am preparing to adopt a second baby from Morocco. And I face a special challenge.

When pregnancy messes with your self-esteem

Pregnancy doesn't make all women feel beautiful. It certainly doesn't raise every woman's self-esteem.

Join us in The BIG nappy change

Introducing the new Coles Little Explorer Nappies! You can confidently rely on Coles Little Explorer nappies at each stage of your child's growth, so take the Big Nappy Change and try new Coles Little Explorer nappies for yourself!

Robbie Williams live tweets wife's labour

And the award for most patient woman in labour goes to ... Robbie Williams' wife, Ayda Field.

Vaccine ignorance is deadly and contagious

In the absence of credible, strong political leadership, paranoia about disease can go viral.

Parenting differently based on birth order

All children have unique personalities, but keeping birth order in mind could help when parenting.

How to get rid of the mum guilt

Motherhood and guilt seem to go hand in hand, but there are ways to focus

Paid parental leave scheme grinds to a halt

The future of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's paid parental leave scheme appears to be up in the air, despite the fact it is due to begin in less than nine months.

The devastation of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders

No one's sure how many Australians are affected by foetal alcohol spectrum disorders, but the consequences for those who are can be devastating.

The pros and cons of finding out the sex of your unborn baby

It’s often one of the biggest choices parents make during the course of their pregnancy; to find out, or not to find out, the sex of their baby before it’s born.

Toddler's awesome dress up month

Two-year-old Willow and her photographer mum, Gina Lee, made October "Dress Up Willow Month". She posted photos of Willow's costumes on her Instagram account, and her creative takes on popular culture are simply adorable.

Childhood around the world

It can be easy to assume our ideas around childhood are universal, but they are particular to where we live, as these practices show.

Best picks for baby and toddler shoes

Here's a great selection of footwear from pre-walker to walker ensuring comfort and style for growing feet.

I lost my wife and daughters to Ebola - then it came for my son

Sunday, September 21, is a day I will never forget.

The 'yucky' illness that took over my life

I have a chronic illness nobody likes to discuss. It involves toilet talk, and probably caused my miscarriage. But it needs to be talked about.

Prenatal testing: the facts

Prenatal testing is done to check if a baby has certain medical conditions before birth. Here is some important information about what the tests are for and the risks involved.

5 things to do with your baby?s old clothes

Did you think your only option for your baby?s old clothes was to pack them away or give them to the Salvos? Think again.

Why it's possible to not realise you're pregnant until the baby arrives

After hearing about 'surprise babies' born to mums who didn't know they were pregnant, it's common to ask "how did she not realise?" But experts say it's entirely possible for it to happen.

'My miracle is finally here'

How has the world continued on its pace when mine has been altered so drastically?

Dairy can help older women fall pregnant: study

Ice cream may be the ultimate comfort food, but a study suggests it could also help older women to have children.

Megan Gale goes topless for 'sexiest people' cover

Six months after a heavily pregnant Megan Gale posed nude for Marie Claire, the glowing new mum has gone topless for the cover of another magazine.

A new perspective on life from living with two diseases

A mother shares her personal story about the difficulty of living with two conditions, one of which stops her from being able to see her daughter's face.

Warning about Children's Panadol dosage

The Therapeutic Goods Administration has issued a safety advisory warning parents about confusion when using the dosing syringe supplied with Children's Panadol.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Take 'The Coles Big Nappy Change' Challenge

You could become part of our Test Drive team and win one of 200 packs of Coles Little Explorer Nappies as part of our 5-day challenge.

Win 1 of 5 Canon Powershot D30 cameras

Capture life more easily with the Canon Powershot D30. Shockproof, waterproof and dustproof, you can take it almost anywhere and shoot beautiful images, time after time. Enter now!

16 parenting truths you won't find in the baby books

I am five years into this parenting gig and I’ve learnt that sleepless nights and changing dirty nappies are child’s play.

Best and worst potty party cakes

It's nice to celebrate a child making the shift from nappies to 'big kid' undies, but do we really need a semi-realistic used toilet cake to do it? Here are some of the best and worst cakes parents have used at 'potty parties' around the world.

7 tips for a financially festive Christmas

Plan ahead - and do it now - to ensure festive season expenses don't break the bank.

'Go the F*** to Sleep' author's new book for frustrated parents

A sequel is coming soon to the 2011 hit book 'Go the F*** to Sleep' - and this time, it's about mealtimes.

Great birthday party buys from Etsy

Handmade crafts to decorate and personalise your child's next birthday - from banners to cake decorations, we've got gorgeous party finds from Etsy.

Join us in The BIG nappy change

Introducing the new Coles Little Explorer Nappies! You can confidently rely on Coles Little Explorer nappies at each stage of your child's growth, so take the Big Nappy Change and try new Coles Little Explorer nappies for yourself!

Creative storage ideas for the kids' rooms

Creative and practical storage ideas for the kids' toys and books can also add some stylish decor to your home. Visit babyology.com.au for more stylish modern finds for hip kids & parents.

Weird trend

Couple has five babies in 14 months

Julie and David Grygla weren't sure they'd ever have kids - but their dreams have now well and truly come true.

To the mum in the doctor's waiting room

Maybe the mum I saw in that waiting room, seemingly disconnected from her baby, doesn’t have the support she needs.

10 space-saving nursery ideas

Starting a family doesn't always mean moving into a bigger house - not yet, anyway.

 

What's in a name?

Baby Names

Looking for a classic name, or an unusual name? Our Baby Name Finder is for you, search or browse to refine your shortlist.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.