Edited: I moved my info to the introduction thread!
I'm pregnant!! Between 5 1/2 - 6 weeks along, as best we can tell (I think EDD May 9). I say "as best we can tell" because I've just been diagnosed with a severely friable cervix (we're talking, everyday activity makes it bleed). I've been dealing with major spotting between periods for a few months and have had spotting (only brown, mostly scant but sometimes a little heavier) on and off since my BFP two weeks ago. I am seeing a wonderful midwife who is very supportive and lovely, and who tells me that I may just have to *deal* with spotting throughout my entire pregnancy. This did not happen with DD and I am trying to reconcile myself to this -- but it's hard, obviously. I just had an exam today and she told me that everything looks good (cervix is closed, blood is old and from the outside of the cervix), but that there's enough blood to be sure that I'll be spotting for a little while longer. I don't have any infections, STDs, and I don't have cervical dysplasia/cancer -- after I was diagnosed with HPV several years ago, I have had more than regular Paps, and I am frequently tested for HPV to be on the safe side. I don't have an active infection right now.
So far, I am not pushing for an ultrasound or for any other info, because she has reassured me that this spotting is completely unrelated to a miscarriage. Which doesn't mean, of course, one won't happen -- it is still early after all -- but just that my current spotting is not related to one.
So all of this means that... well, my cervix is just.... irritable and irritated. I've decided not to change my exercise routine (which consists of bicycling, walking, swimming, and yoga, all low-impact activities) and I've also decided to go with the flow, so to speak -- just to take care of myself, eat very healthy, keep myself *extremely* well-hydrated, and try to stay calm and centered. I have been the opposite of all of those things for the past two weeks. But I know this will be challenging, and I really need a support group around me. We've just moved to our town and I don't really know anyone well enough to talk about these sorts of things with (I mostly know my new work colleagues -- and I'm not bringing up a "friable cervix" at work!). So, is it okay if I hang around here for awhile?
Thanks in advance, Mamas.
Edited by crunchybroccoli - 9/13/12 at 5:49am