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#1 Nervy

Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:19 PM

Hi Ladies,


I did start another thread about this when it all started as light brown spotting at 23 weeks pregnant, soon after i posted that first thread, the light brown spotting turned red to dark red and today is the 15th day of light bleeding, red to dark red.

I have had ultrasounds, bloods & steroid injections. I am being monitored weekly at the moment, and i have googled like mad. I cant seem to find anything on spotting/bleeding DAILY, they all seem to be once of or very occassional occurences.


Today is bad day and i think it hasd just got on top of me, I am so sick of seeing the blood. sad.gif Baby is growing and i can feel him moving alot, but I'm just so down about it all. I was wondering if anyone had a similar story??? Good outcomes and bad? I just feel so helpless and i feel like my body is going to fail me.

#2 soontobegran

Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:27 PM

If they have established that you do not have a low lying placenta is there a chance you have a subchorionic haematoma?
This is a very common cause of bleeding in pregnancy which does not usually affect the outcome of the pregnancy. For the majority of women it eases off as the pregnancy advances and often by the 12-16 week mark but other women report bleeding continually throughout the entire pregnancy.

I am sorry for the anxiety this is causing you. sad.gif

#3 Mummytoyou

Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:31 PM

I'm sorry:(  I know how stressful it is.  I had it with ds.  It was due to low lying placenta/placenta increta and it was very stressful.  I ended up in hospital twice on bedrest for a week or so each time. First time around 19 weeks, second time around 23 weeks.  I bled on and off from 13 weeks through til around 28 weeks when the placenta moved away and up a little.  I guess the reasons etc are different for everyone but the stress of seeing it everyday is overwhelming.
  
Anyway he is 3 now, noisy, full on and gorgous!  it was a dreadfully scary, stressful pregnancy and delivery (he was delivered under GA due to the acreta) but was all worth it! biggrin.gif

It sounds like they are monitoring you well, I really hope it eases up for you soon.

#4 Koobie83

Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:21 PM

Oh I'm so sorry to hear you are still bleeding. What are your dotors saying? Have they got anything in mind as to what is causing the bleeding? With mine it was a mystery but they thought SCH. I honestly think it was an ovarian bleed coz my left ovary was very painful in the days leading up to it and a bit after. It sounds as though you are in good hands and they are keeping a close watch on you and your pregnancy. I think you are at a good point and I know NOBODY wants this but if you had to deliver your baby would be alright albeit spending a long time in the NICU.

#5 mumto3princesses

Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:19 PM

Hi, I'm sorry sad.gif  Its hard seeing that blood all the time and worrying.

I saw blood almost every day the whole was through my pregnancy with DD#1. Dr didn't know why, it was a mystery. DD#1 was born perfectly healthy at 37 weeks and was 3.3kgs.



#6 codygirl

Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:29 PM

Hi there, I know how worrying it can be to have daily bleeding.  With my first I bled solidly from 8 weeks onwards. Kit slowed down around 16 weeks but I was still bleeding occasionally until I delivered a perfectly healthy and happy bub.

Second was better, I only bled until about 20 weeks.  Just make sure that they are checking your irĂ²n levels, I needed supplements as I was aenemic.  

My obs was pretty clear - as long as there is growth and plenty of movement then the outcome is likely to be good.  



#7 Jadey73

Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:05 PM

OP I'm so sorry you are going through this.. I had continuous bleeding (apart from 3 days) from 6.5wks to just over 25wks. It included spotting, bleeding and 2 haemorrhages (so brown, pink, dark red, bright red, beige, everything really  sad.gif ). It was very, very scary. I was monitored weekly also for 5 weeks at its worst. I was fed up with the bleeding also.. Even now, I still check every time I go to the toilet. I've been more used to bleeding than not this pg. In my case it was a SCH, then a low-lying placenta. Both have apparently resolved. My bub stayed fine throughout, just like your bub has. As a PP said, you are over 25wks now, so bub can be big enough to survive on the outside world with help now. Feeling bub move also helped to reassure me and start to bond with him.

Go in for extra scans as often as you need to for reassurance and ask lots of questions. My OB suggested eating no fish for a while as this can thin the blood (I was eating a LOT before the bleeding started), but check with your care providers.

Your bub has been fine so far and that's a great sign. Thinking of you OP and wishing you all the best  x  hhugs.gif

#8 Nervy

Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:49 AM

Thank you so much ladies for these stories, i have woken up today to read them and feel so much better! Although placenta previa is ruled out for me as my placenta is high, it is reassuring to know that sometimes they just dont know.

Jadey those colours of the bleeding you are describing i can relate to. I think i have had the whole colour palette of pinks to maroons!

Koobie, i keep thinking that too, with the NICU, but its 1.5 hours away, im starting to think if worst came to worse i wouldnt get there in time. The hospitals in my area are the lowest level (i think) they take babies after 32 weeks.


Thanks again for the stories/ support and I will update if I find out any more information today original.gif

#9 bright*future

Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:10 AM

Nervy, I don't have any story for you, just wishing you and bubs the best health & I am looking forward to hearing about a safe arrival when the time comes. xx

#10 soontobegran

Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:23 AM

QUOTE (Nervy @ 21/02/2013, 06:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thank you so much ladies for these stories, i have woken up today to read them and feel so much better! Although placenta previa is ruled out for me as my placenta is high, it is reassuring to know that sometimes they just dont know.

Jadey those colours of the bleeding you are describing i can relate to. I think i have had the whole colour palette of pinks to maroons!

Koobie, i keep thinking that too, with the NICU, but its 1.5 hours away, im starting to think if worst came to worse i wouldnt get there in time. The hospitals in my area are the lowest level (i think) they take babies after 32 weeks.


Thanks again for the stories/ support and I will update if I find out any more information today original.gif



How about at your next visit ask your doctor about the possibility of this being a subchorionic haematoma? I am surprised that he/she hasn't mentioned this as a possibility because this in itself should have given you some sense of positivity rather than apprehension as the results of a SCH when there is obvious a baby growing normally is almost always a healthy term baby.
Lots of luck to you.

#11 againagain

Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:25 AM

QUOTE
Koobie, i keep thinking that too, with the NICU, but its 1.5 hours away, im starting to think if worst came to worse i wouldnt get there in time. The hospitals in my area are the lowest level (i think) they take babies after 32 weeks


I just wanted to tell you about my SIL. She lives rurally, so only has a low care (I think 34 weeks on) maternity service near her. At 29 weeks she started bleeding, and her local hospital found it was placental abruption. Her nearest hospital for a birth that early was 2hr 15min away normally.

The ambulance got her there in  less than half the time and her baby was born via c/s. That baby is a teen now  biggrin.gif



#12 Koobie83

Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:06 AM

QUOTE (againagain @ 21/02/2013, 09:25 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just wanted to tell you about my SIL. She lives rurally, so only has a low care (I think 34 weeks on) maternity service near her. At 29 weeks she started bleeding, and her local hospital found it was placental abruption. Her nearest hospital for a birth that early was 2hr 15min away normally.

The ambulance got her there in less than half the time and her baby was born via c/s. That baby is a teen now biggrin.gif



Yep - and at the hospital on Monday I saw a brand new premmie being transported in by an ambulance crew from elsewhere. She was in a special crib (I'm not sure what you call them) with oxygen, blankets and was being very well cared for prior to being admitted into the NICU. So it's possible that if you have to deliver that you and your baby will be taken to the nearest NICU by ambulance if need be. I very much doubt that your hospital wouldn't help deliver the baby if it absolutely had to just because they don't have a NICU.

#13 monkeys mum

Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:55 PM

Nervy, with hospitals my sil was deemed low risk and delivered at Wyong, so low risk as you might know. I have shared before but my nephew crashed after birth, they called in other on call doctors so they had more then the one doctor working on him, and I think they basically pulled all the emergency resources to treat my nephew. They contacted Care flight (i think it is) and put them on stand by so they would be ready for when nephew was stabilised. Eight hours later he was stabilised and transferred to Royal North Shore via helicopter. There was no room for my SIL so my brother drove her down, being told not to rush and panic. My SIL was kept in hospital with my nephew till he was ready to go home. He wasn't Premmie but if you have no time to get to a higher level hospital they will still take you and go from there. They were really good with my nephew.



#14 Nervy

Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:15 PM

Thank you everyone for the reassurance! Monkeys Mum my DIG buddy, that is great to know about Wyong. I have an update, went back in today (16th day straight of bleeding) My OB checked the colour, another internal, the blood was 'orange' today, and he feels from my iphone photos of my daily bleeding that it COULD be amniotic fluid from a small tear, and as it trickles past the placenta it is mixing with the blood. He wanted to admit me today, I refused again because its all too much i need to be with my husband & son, tonight at least. He said by Monday he hopes i have made the decision to go in, for maybe a whole month. Anyway, had another blood test, he said while the bleeding continues I will have them weekly, and tomorrow i have another ultrasound, because from his machine, there has been no growth in the last 10 days :-( i will know more after ultrasound tomorrow. Also, the baby is breech, which is bad because if i do go into labour, it will be quick?? Because the feet are first? Im also on antiobiotics called Erythromycin, because of the suspicion of the tear, its mean to prevent infection & protect the baby. This particular antiobiotics apparently can prolong the onset of labour.

Soontobegran i asked about the subchronic hematoma (so sorry about spelling) and he said no. He is looking down the lines of either ruptured membranes or placenta abruption (well today, anyway)He said he is preparing us for the worst case scenario.

#15 caroldiem

Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:02 PM

Nervy - So sorry you are going through this it is very scary i am a bit surprised that you didn't agree to be admitted to hospital today, a potential placental abruption is very serious and no growth in 10 days is not a good sign ofcourse i am not a medical person but surely this indicates baby isn't getting what it needs your baby is in danger and you should be in hospital just incase something happens i am sorry but being a mum who has lost a baby i have heard many stories from other bereaved mums and quite a number of babies didn't make it due to placental abruption please go to hospital u need to be monitored  just really concerned for you knowing the worst possible case scenario and i don't want to see any woman go through that please take care of yourself and your baby and go to hospital

Edited by caroldiem, 21 February 2013 - 07:21 PM.


#16 ~Jot~

Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:52 PM

With my last pregnancy I had heavy bleeding (clotsfrom about 12 -17 weeks, then tapering off until 19 weeks. In my case we think it was a burst vein on my cervix. It was so scary, every day for weeks I thought I'd lose my baby. She stayed inside until 41+3 weeks and was perfectly healthy.

And just on the hospital situation - my mum went into labour with me at 31 weeks in a small country town nearly 300km from hospital. They made it just in time for me to be born safe and sound. And that was in the mid 1970's!

#17 soontobegran

Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:44 PM

Nervy did he test your loss to see if it was amniotic fluid? Did you have another scan to see whether your AFI is okay aand check whether you have a placental abruption?

I have to say I am worried about two things and one is that your doctor is suggesting possible reasons for the bleeding but not trying too hard to discover what the cause is and the other is I am afraid to say is that you refused admission. sad.gif

There is just too much going on with this pregnancy now to rely on a scan done in your doctor's surgery.
I hope that tomorrow's U/S reveals no abruption, no sign of reduction in liquor and no slowed weight growth for the baby.
Would you please consider admission again tomorrow if any of the above are noted on the scan?





#18 Nervy

Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:09 AM

Soontobegan, Yes i have another scan today outside of his rooms to check for growth,liquor,dopplers etc. It this afternoon. He did test if the blood ysterday had amniotic fluid in it and it was negative (he had a long cottonbud type of thing) Im not sure what i feel about my OB throwing all sorts of possibilities out there. sad.gif The scan i had 11 days ago showed good growth and everything was perfect, so Im hoping it is just diferent machines. If there is any abnormalities today I will go in straight away. I just have a 2.5 year old, my parents are on holidays and it was all a bit much yesterday. I have since packed my bag sad.gif Thank you for being so gentle with your post x

Caroldiem I know -  and i know I am being/ seem to be being neglectful but the thought of going in yesterday actually made me physically sick. The worst thing is my gut feeling is telling me all is well but i know i need to trust the experts. Thank you, i just hope things turn around. Im sorry for your loss, i have read quote a few of your posts x

#19 Koobie83

Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:17 AM

Good luck nervy. It sounds as though you need to be admitted. Follow your OBs advice.

#20 againagain

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:40 AM

Good luck. I hope your gut instinct is right. Please let us know how you get on.

#21 caroldiem

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:55 AM

Nervy - I hope everything goes well today and they work out what's going on, you will be in my thoughts xxoo  bbighug.gif

Happy to hear your bags are packed though just incase.

Gut instincts are usually a great indication of what's ahead i always believe in following your gut so that is a good sign that you feel like it will all work out original.gif

I know when i was pregnant with Michael my gut told me something was wrong early on and after the morph scan i just couldn't shake this doomed feeling , thanks for reading my posts and i wish you all the best today original.gif

#22 Ruba-dub-bub

Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:01 AM

Nervy - ...I just want to wish you all the luck in the world today.  Please let us know how you get on.  Glad to hear you are ready for a hospital stay now if need be.  Maybe a few days of bed rest and being monitored might help shed further light on the situation...At least if something does need to happen, you are there ready to go and don't have to worry about the trip in.

Take really good care of yourself xxxx  



#23 Jadey73

Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:10 PM

Just wanted to wish you all the best Nervy, I'm glad you're ready for hospital, if needed. I hope a cause is found for the bleeding too, being in limbo is not fun. I know how difficult it can be to get to hospital when you have an older child to look after also. Thinking of you x

#24 soontobegran

Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:23 AM

I am hoping you will come and tell us that all is well .
Good luck Nervy.

#25 Nervy

Posted 16 March 2013 - 10:11 AM

Hi Ladies,

I thought i would pop back in to update! Thank you for all your kind thoughts.
I am now 29 weeks and baby is doing fine! I am still bleeding lightly most days, any thing from red to dark red to brown. I am having 2 x bloods per week, 1 x swab per week, 1 CTG per week -  and this week, my OB has said i only have to see him once a week not twice a week, so happy about that! I am also having growth scans every 2 weeks, the only bad thing about that is that i have exhausted that medicare item number and now i get no rebate at all so pay the full cost for each scan sad.gif But it is so nice and reassuring to see bubby growing and doing all the things he should original.gif (how to put a price on that!)

They are still not sure where the bleeding is coming from, the last visit my OB said it could be from the outside (cervix) not that anything has been near my cervix!

So still taking it week by week and being monitored very closely. Have not been into hospital and fingers crossed the only time i will be in there is to deliver at 40 weeks.

I will update the thread if the answer to the bleeding (now over 5 weeks straight) is discovered! xx




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