Jump to content

threatened miscarriage - what else to do?


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 HarrietTheSpy

Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:23 AM

Apologies if this is in the wrong place, but I'm not sure here it fits.
I should be 6+3, with my second pregnancy (my first ended in mc in October 2012). But while my HCG levels are rising, my progesterone is falling and i am having brown spotting/when I wipe, with the occasional small clot (about 3mm in length).
My HCG started off doubling well:- 4 Feb (I think actually 10 DPO, as I ovulated late with a 30 day cycle): HCG 13, Prog 32-6 Feb HCG 31, Prog 26.7- 11 Feb HCG 280, no Prog tested
On 14 Feb, I started very light spotting and cramps, and saw a GP at the practice I normally go to, who referred me to the ER for bloodtests and an ultrasound.  At the Er, they didnt do an ultrasound as it was too early, bu my HCG was 750. The doctor at the ER told me to go back to my GP on Monday.
On Monday, 18 Feb, HCG was 2043 but Progesterone was 17.9.  My GP said to call my ob to get an earlier appointment, but the best the OB could do was 26 Feb.
Blood test on 21 Feb had HCG 3244, Prog 16.1 (so still dropping).  My GP said just to wait and see my OB on 26 Feb.
My accupuncturist/Chinese herbalist has given me some "anti-miscarriage" herbs, which i wasnt going to take but I think I will as really, i cant see how they can hurt.  But is there anything else I am missing/should be doing?  I know the answer is probably nothing, and what will be will be, but with HCG that keeps rising (although not a quickly as it should) I just find it really hard to sit and do nothing, to wait for the miscarriage (which is basically what my GP has said I have to do).
Any thoughts?

#2 bree18

Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:42 PM

I couldn't read and not reply. I'm so sorry you are going through this. I know the waiting and feeling of wanting to know what else can be done. Unfortunately I don't have any suggestion of what else to do.

#3 146 Lucina

Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:11 PM

Hi, so sorry you are going through this!
Could you ask your doctor about what he/she thinks about you using some progesterone perhaps. Or try to find an OB who can get you in straight away. Personally, I 'generally' find GP's a waste of time when it comes to things like this.
Best of luck, I hope this one sticks.

#4 librablonde

Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:44 PM

OP, when started bleeding with a threatened m/c, my IVF specialist told me to lay down on my left hand side and stay there for a few days. Meanwhile, I had extra progesterone support (Crinone gel). Apparently the left side is the one to lay on but I was so freaked out that I can't remember why my specialist said this now! I find GP's useless for this kind of situation and when I went to the ER they told me "if it happens it happens and there's nothing to be done about this". I learned that this statement is only partially true: if you get extra prog support, perhaps asprin/clexane (for clotting issues if required) and take it easy, sometimes it'll be enough to save the pregnancy. Not always, but sometimes. Good luck, OP  xoxoxo

#5 snowhite

Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:02 PM

I agree with PPs
- ring tomorrow ASAP and get an FS / OB to see you - you need progesterone support (pessaries or Crinone gel). GPs and hospital EDs are hopeless in dealing with situations like this.
- rest and take it easy

I had an experience similar to what you are describing, had progesterone support and now have a 5 yr old DS from that pregnancy.

#6 ~nikki~

Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:30 PM

Hi op how is everything going ?

I've had 4 pregnancys and each time have had to take progesterone pessaries.

Tbh I did loose the first 2 but only kept the 2nd 2 I'm sure because I Started the pessaries from the beginning of the pregbancy. They thought I would also loose my 2 girls but I took them 3 times a day and the girls are now 2 and 8.5 months.

Best of luck x

#7 HarrietTheSpy

Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:58 PM

Thanks all for your kind thoughts.
I started bleeding more red blood on the friday and went to Emergency, where they tested hcg (but not progesterone) and did an ultrasound, which showed a sack but no heartbeat. Hcg had gone down slightly, but they said it may have just been the lab and to see my Dr the following week.
Over the weekend, there was more red blood (but never enough to do more than show when I wiped, and small clots), and I ended up seeing my OB on the monday.  Unfotunately, there was a lot of blood in my uterus, and the sack was looking squished, and he said it would miscarry and to wait it out.  He did agree to do tests on me to see if there is a reason, which is great, and I am going back to see him next week for the results.
I've not bled much at all really, and only minor cramps, but have lost all my pregnancy symptoms so I assume I have miscarried.  
Thanks again for the support.  Depending upon where this testing goes, I think I'll really push my GP to refer me to a FS.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Trying to speed up the inevitable

As the waiting game of late pregnancy continues, this mum considers a few things that might hurry things up a little.

One month later: where is William Tyrell?

It has been a little over a month since William Tyrell disappeared from his grandmother's home, 33 long sleepless nights for his family as they mourn the absence of their cheeky young boy.

Winter's child less likely to be moody: study

Babies born in the summer are much more likely to suffer from mood swings when they grow up, while those born in the winter are less likely to become irritable adults, scientists claim.

Single mum of two creates award-winning baby app

Suddenly single with a baby and an 11-year-old son, Tara O?Connell developed an app to improve the lives of mothers who were similarly overwhelmed.

Food for thought: looking after yourself as a new mum

As soon as your baby enters the world, everything else takes a back seat - even the necessities of daily life such as eating are severely compromised, right when you need energy the most.

'Grabbable guts' campaign aims to cut toxic fat

The Live Lighter campaign will take people inside the human body to show the internal dangers of being overweight.

The best and worst month of my life

A new mum's first month of motherhood didn't pan out as expected when she lost a family member weeks after her baby's birth.

Facebook and Apple offer to pay female staff to freeze their eggs

Facebook and Apple are hoping to provide women with the freedom to build their careers without the added pressure of having children at or by a certain age.

How a pregnancy contract could work for you and your partner

The idea of making a 'pregnancy contract' with your partner may sound a bit silly at first, but it can help make the transition to parenthood a lot smoother.

Finding a mum-friendly personal trainer

Burping babies vs burpees – yes, new mums and personal trainers live in different worlds. But they can work together - once you find the right match for you and your lifestyle.

Ambulance service under fire: baby seats to go, response times 'worse than ever'

The NSW Ambulance Service is removing child-safety seats from ambulances, while the Victorian service is facing criticism over lengthy response times following the death of a three-year-old.

Alleged baby snatch incident a ?misunderstanding?, say police

Police say that an incident in which a man pulled on a woman?s pram while walking a popular Sydney route late last month was a misunderstanding.

Ebola killed my aunt and is shutting down my country

Three weeks ago, my auntie, a midwife, developed a fever. Sitting here in Sydney basked in Australian sunshine, that shouldn't be big news.

The night my ovary burst

One mum shares her frightening experience and vows to never take her health for granted again.

Is e-reading to your toddler story time or just screen time?

When reading increasingly means swiping pages on a device, and we're advised to read to their children early and often, should parents be turning to e-readers for storytime?

Community mourns inspiring young dad

A young dad who fought a five-year battle with cancer has been remembered for his inspiring legacy at a funeral service attended by hundreds of family and friends this week.

Meningococcal kills Queensland toddler

Public health authorities say the death of a toddler in north Queensland from meningococcal disease highlights the danger the illness poses.

Nicole Kidman: 'I hope every month that I'm pregnant'

Nicole Kidman is hoping to add to her family, but says she's doubtful it will happen.

Recall: Aldi Wooden London Bus play set

Aldi has announced a recall of their popular Wooden London Bus play set.

Great gift ideas for first birthdays

From soft toys to balance bikes, here are some great ideas for first birthday gifts.

Mum learnt she was pregnant hours before giving birth

Kim Walsh arrived at the doctor with abdominal cramps. Hours later, she was cradling the baby experts told her she could never have.

How cancer has made me a better, happier person

I'm a far better person post-cancer than I ever was before. The goal now is to stay around long enough to find out who I can become, and what I can achieve.

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

Why I don't breastfeed

The truth was, when it came to feeding my baby son, I didn't want to see milk coming from anywhere but the shops.

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.