I'm 34 now and this is my fifth pregnancy. My first pregnancy was when I was 17 and ended in an abortion due to pressure from my mother. My second was at age 23/24, was normal, and resulted in my first son. My third was when I was 27, was normal, and resulted in my second son. Those were all with my ex-husband.
My fourth pregnancy was with my current partner just before I turned 33 at the end of 2010. It seemed normal but ended in a missed miscarriage. I went in for an ultrasound at 9 weeks, 1 day. The baby measured right about on track, but had no heartbeat. I had a D&C after a followup scan showed no change. This pregnancy is with the same guy.
With my boys, I had one microscopic speck of blood on the toilet paper around the time of my period (implantation bleeding). Literally one tiny speck. With the miscarriage, I had one day with one light pink cervical fluid around five weeks. With this pregnancy, I have had four days of spotting. The first time was a light pink streak the evening after DTD. Then a week later the same thing happened. Yesterday there was some dark almost purplish spotting for a little while when wiping. This morning I had very dark brown spotting when wiping.
I'm 5 weeks and 5 days along today. I'm driving myself nuts by reading all over the Internet about spotting during early pregnancy. I dread another miscarriage. Could this be from the D&C in 2010? Is it because I'm 34? Are my partner and I genetically incompatible? Is that possible?
My temperature is still elevated and I'm not cramping or seeing red blood. I have an ultrasound scheduled for the first Friday in March. I wanted to wait until the time I lost the last baby so if it's good news I'll feel more secure. And since I am paying cash (no insurance at the moment), I want to wait to save unnecessary expenses. In the mean time, I'm obsessively checking toilet paper.