Originally Posted by wombatclay
So...if you've had an experience like this, maybe post it here to encourage/support other mamas facing the same roller coaster? The feeling of dread every time you see pink toilet tissue? The conviction each time that "this time" is the end?
I guess I'm late to the thread, but wanted to put my two cents in.
With my first pg, I had a "pregnant period"--a red/brown period at the expected time, or maybe a week early, that was enough to convince me that I wasn't pg at all. I later took a HPT because I was going to do a cleanse and wanted to be extra sure that it was safe. BFP! Turns out I was 6ish weeks along.
With this pg, I was charting, and had brown and pink spotting from 9DPO until, gosh, maybe 25 DPO? Definitely pg. Then I had two small areas of subchorionic hemorrhage at 11 weeks, which caused an additional two weeks of bleeding. Now at 17 weeks I've been bleed-free for only 4 weeks, but babe is definitely alive and kicking.
So, as ya'll know, bleeding IS NOT necessarily the beginning of the end.