Hi, I'm new here but am hoping some of you can offer me words of wisdom. I'm planning an unassisted pregnancy and childbirth, but every other site I've check says to "check with your OB" ... and that's not something I want to do right now. :-)
I am 6w5d pregnant with my fourth child but think I may be having a miscarriage. Here are my symptoms...
I'd been having some brownish spotting about once or twice a day for the last week (not unlike what I experienced in my last two pregnancies, which went to term). Then yesterday evening, I had bright red blood that lasted about 1-2 hours. It then stopped, though I had just a little more of pinkish-red this morning.
During & after the bleeding yesterday evening, I had some cramping that seemed to come in waves like contractions. Those too stopped, and I only had a little bit of aching earlier this afternoon.
For the last 5-6 days, I had felt very nauseous ... but that has gone away almost completely today.
I'd had some very obvious breast changes already, but today the firmness of my breasts and size of nipples has gone back to normal.
So my question for all you wise ladies - do you think a miscarriage is impending? I'm feeling uncertain because the bleeding has stopped. I did have another miscarriage in 2003 - that time, when the bleeding started, it didn't stop.
Do you know of any other way to know for certain if the pregnancy is ending (i.e. if the baby has died/stopped growing) other than going for an ultrasound?
Thank you so much for any input.