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Threatened miscarriage?

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 

I am a such mess of emotions right now.  Help!  I'm 7w5d and I've been feeling very pregnant.  Yesterday all of a sudden I felt a gush of blood and when I sat down on the toilet, I felt a rush of blood and thought I saw some clots.  I was so confused, but pretty sure I was miscarrying.  I called the OB, since I haven't found a midwife yet and she told me to go the ER to make sure it wasn't an ectopic pregnancy.  I knew I didn't want any procedures done, but I went to the ER to get an ultrasound since it was Sunday.  I was still bleeding when I got there (the urine specimen was bright red) and I had started cramping.  The ER doc did an exam and drew blood and did a vaginal u/s.  And then he showed me the little heartbeat.  He called it a threatened miscarriage and I'm supposed to go to the OB today to get a better ultrasound, so I'm waiting to see if they can fit me in today.  I have no idea if I should be hopeful that all will be okay or preparing for a miscarriage.  I know bleeding and cramping aren't good, but I burst into tears the second I saw the heartbeat and now I can't get that image out of my head.  I don't know what to think or do and I'm an emotional mess.  Any ideas?   

post #2 of 18

No ideas, just prayers for you! Hang in there!

post #3 of 18

hugs mama. i had some bleeding with my last pregnancy and i was told to do as much laying in bed as possible. there is some debate as to whether this helps or not...but i took the time to lay around. :) also, if you can find an herbalist or naturopath--there are some herbs that are recommended. i took false unicorn--and i know there are some others but don't remember what they were. they basically just help support the uterus do whatever it needs to do--so they don't guarantee a baby, but they will support a healthy working uterus and help give your babe the best support. i'd drink as much water as possible and rest as much as possible. 

 

seeing blood is scary--and it really can go either way, i have experienced both with bleeding. so hugs and sending lots of love to you and your baby.

 

keep us updated!

post #4 of 18
Big hugs to you! I'm not much help but want to send love your way. I hope it turns out well. A very quick googling turned up that you still have a good chance of continuing with a healthy pregnancy but unfortunately for now only time will tell. Try to take good care of yourself. Hugs!!!
post #5 of 18
Lisa, I am hoping and praying for you and your baby. Love you!
post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 

Thank you all so much for the kind thoughts and helpful words!!  I love this group.  The baby measured good (at 8 weeks) and heartbeat was strong, but the doctor said it was a partial placental separation that caused the bleeding.  He said it could heal and be fine, or separate more and go on to miscarry.  I don't know what to do, but just try to be positive and hope my body will take care of this baby.  I really appreciate your prayers and thoughts!!!   

post #7 of 18
I said this before but I am gonna say it again: "Get your butt in bed and keep it there!"
post #8 of 18
Thread Starter 

Ha, thanks lady.  I will not argue with that.  Love!  

post #9 of 18
This is EXACTLY what happened to me when I had a subchirionic hemmorage with my son (who is 3 now). There was so much blood I just couldn't imagine anything surviving in there. But he did. When I saw the heartbeat, I too cried and looked away. It was awful. We ended up naming him a variation on the word "light" because of my continuing amazement that we saw that little flashing light on the screen. Good luck mamma.
post #10 of 18
Thread Starter 

Truckerdoo, I'm so sorry you had to go through that because it is so scary.  But I'm so encouraged to hear that your son is healthy and fine!  And I love the meaning in his name.  I just keep visualizing my body healing and that little heartbeat flashing.  Thank you for your kind thoughts.  

post #11 of 18
Hugs, Mama! I hope everything turns out okay for you and babe!
post #12 of 18

In Juliette de Bairacli Levy's book Nature's Children she says that when her cows threaten miscarriage she gives them large amounts of black currant leaves, berries, etc. I'm sure eating black currants won't hurt anything and I think your intentions are just as important as the therapy you're trying. Juliette was a gypsy herbalist. I figure it's worth suggesting.

 

 

post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by ChelseyS View Post

In Juliette de Bairacli Levy's book Nature's Children she says that when her cows threaten miscarriage she gives them large amounts of black currant leaves, berries, etc. I'm sure eating black currants won't hurt anything and I think your intentions are just as important as the therapy you're trying. Juliette was a gypsy herbalist. I figure it's worth suggesting.

 

Goodluck finding black currants! I grow them but obviously they are out of season. The only place I have found anything with black currants here in the USA was at Dollartree and they had some jam. You might try that Lisa, if you want to go that route.
post #14 of 18

I found black currants at a local health food store in the form of a jam. It has whole berries in it though!

post #15 of 18

Praying for you mama!  What a scary experience!

 

Did the doctor give you any suggestions?  I second seeing a naturopath or herbalist!  can't hurt, right?
 

post #16 of 18

Hi Lisa!  I just posted about going through a very similar experience today (and just found your thread).  I can completely relate with the tears of happiness you had when you saw the heartbeat - I felt the same today.  I can also relate with the feelings of uncertainty - it's a scary situation to be in.  I hope all is well. Sending positive thoughts and energy your way. 

post #17 of 18
Thread Starter 

Thank you mamas for all the wonderful suggestions!  You are wonderful!!  Baby is hanging in there (had another ultrasound) and I still feel very pregnant (sick), so I'm taking that as a good sign.  (And I did find some black currant jam at the health food store, which I've been eating on everything :)  

post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by lisaloumama View Post

Thank you mamas for all the wonderful suggestions!  You are wonderful!!  Baby is hanging in there (had another ultrasound) and I still feel very pregnant (sick), so I'm taking that as a good sign.  (And I did find some black currant jam at the health food store, which I've been eating on everything :)  

Yay!!  So glad that all is going well with baby!!  

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