I'm a little over 13 weeks pregnant. My first pregnancy was absolutely perfect so my experience this time is a bit of a shock. I had a pretty significant bleed at 8 weeks. Had an ultrasound that showed one little baby with a heartbeat and a second sac with no baby - blighted ovum. So it was decided the bleeding was likely from the ovum and the Ob told me to expect more bleeding as she could see a clot in my cervix. I had a bit more bleeding about 2 weeks later, then spotting for another 10 days, all brownish in colour. So I figured that was the clot. For the last week, I have been spotting again, brighter blood this time. There is spotting pretty much every day; sometimes just on my pad sometimes dripping into the toilet (i know, tmi, sorry) Saw the doctor, was offered an ultrasound but told it may not show anything and it won't affect the outcome as nothing can be done. We chose not to do it as id prefer to keep ultrasounds to a minimum. Talked to my midwife, who thinks its likely the edge of the placenta that's not firmly attached. She said these types of placentas tend to settle down around 20 weeks or so. We talked a lot about the fact that I'm fatigued this pregnancy and a bit underweight (trying my best to gain but only gained two pounds to date. Eating gluten free at present...I think it's too much of a restriction and plan on lifting it soon). Nt sure if its some sort of energy imbalance? Tying to get in to my acupuncturist this week if I can, see if that will help.
Anyone have experiences with bleeding/spotting through second trimester and any suggestions/wisdom to share? I have read that vitamin E and C can help. Added vit C to my supplements. When I researched vit E, I found concerns online that higher levels can cause stillbirths. So I hesitate to take this more than what is in my multivitamin.