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post #21 of 49
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Thinking further.... it looks dark on the pad, but bright on the TP, (well, when I have my contacts in and the lights on... ) so bright is probably more accurate.

-Angela
post #22 of 49
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Yep. Is it like bit your lip red? Or blood draw no anemia red?
hmmm... don't have a good mental image of those two as different colors.... I *think* that it has been some of both. Depends on how much right then. If it's just a bit, like bit your lip... if it's more then blood draw. I think.

-Angela
post #23 of 49
Hmmm....
post #24 of 49
So you've got bleeding on inactivity, but no pain or discomfort....

I think bright is slightly lighter than crayola red.
post #25 of 49
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So you've got bleeding on inactivity, but no pain or discomfort....
Exactly. Odd, huh?

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I think bright is slightly lighter than crayola red.
The color varies with amount of blood. Bleeding seems to happen all at once- so if it's at the beginning or end- bright. In the middle (with more volume) darker.

-Angela
post #26 of 49
So it sounds like it could be either a previa, a minor abruption, or both.

With both you can have a well fetus.

With a minor abruption there are things that can be done, but it's not a good idea to do if you don't know that's what it is.

Concerns would be among others anemia and hemorrhage.

The midwives here have an independent ultrasonographer. I think it's $100 or $150.
post #27 of 49
Just some added input, it definitely dounds like a placenta issue to me, low lying or the like. But it could also (like a PP said) be a place where the placenta is unattached. This wouldn't affect the baby, unless it was a lot of the placenta, but with a healthy well nourished mother, the placenta will do it's job if it had been previously, with no new trauma.

We were able to hear the hb with a fetoscope at 17 weeks last pregnancy, and with a doppler at 13 weeks. You would almost definitely be able to hear with a doppler at 17-20 weeks.
post #28 of 49
I just want to throw this out there, since I have yet to see it mentioned. One of the concerns with low lying placenta, placenta previa, and abruptions is IUGR and other effects on a fetus. If this is an issue in a pregnancy there are things you can do to help with the outcome and health of your baby.
post #29 of 49
If its a SCB it can look just like a period. Mine did but I bled alot. But depending on where the bleed is blood might never even show up. So small amounts could happen too. Like some are marginal, just on the edge of the placenta. Others are in the middle and those are the ones where bleeding may never show up. Size matters too. The bigger the seperation the more blood.

I took alot of vit e when I had mine. Also mine started when I was sleeping too. I bled twice 6 weeks apart and both times it started at night and I noticed it when I got up in the am. Bleeding lasted a week the first time and I think 8 or 9 days the second time. I did bleed alot though.
post #30 of 49
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Thanks for all the input. I'm leaning towards an attempt with fetoscope, but trying doppler if we can't find it. Will discuss the idea of an u/s and get my midwife's thoughts....

thanks all, the stories do help.

-Angela
post #31 of 49
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One more trait of possible interest- the bleeds seem to happen all at once- nothing, then a little gush (a few drops? hard to tell amount, say just bigger than a 50 cent piece on a pad) then nothing.

-Angela
post #32 of 49
Do you have a diva cup? I don't know if you can use them in pregnancy but it might give you an idea of how much bleeding you actually have.
post #33 of 49
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I don't, but I've considered getting something of the sort (I know there are "instead" cups that are disposable that you can buy.) I might ask my midwife her opinion on it.

I can easily liken the amount of bleeding to a period.... it's just spaced differently. (not as much as the first couple days -and I don't have heavy periods- about as much as day 3 or so for me) but again, it's in (sorry for the imagery) spurts.

-Angela
post #34 of 49
I know absolutely nothing about placental issues, but your description of when/how the bleeding happens sounds a little like when your water breaks... when you stand up, the pressure brings it down to a trickle, but if you lie down, you might lose more water. I'm not suggesting that your water has broken, just that when you're standing up, the downwards pressure might be, I don't know, keeping things in place more, and when you lie down, the change in position allows more bleeding? Just a thought.

I hope everything turns out fine.
post #35 of 49
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I know absolutely nothing about placental issues, but your description of when/how the bleeding happens sounds a little like when your water breaks... when you stand up, the pressure brings it down to a trickle, but if you lie down, you might lose more water. I'm not suggesting that your water has broken, just that when you're standing up, the downwards pressure might be, I don't know, keeping things in place more, and when you lie down, the change in position allows more bleeding? Just a thought.

I hope everything turns out fine.
Interesting idea. I had pondered something similar. Though now it happens durring the day as well....

-Angela
post #36 of 49
There are a lot of possiblities to the spurts of blood: cervix opening and closing or pressure of blood flow changing or baby moving away from the cervix...or or or.
post #37 of 49
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There are a lot of possiblities to the spurts of blood: cervix opening and closing or pressure of blood flow changing or baby moving away from the cervix...or or or.
A million possibilities... sigh.

I just want it to stop.

-Angela
post #38 of 49
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oh, and today it's definitely bright red (crayons next to toilet... no not really.... )

-Angela
post #39 of 49
Angela,

Just wonder how you are today. I always enjoy reading your posts and hope you're well & that the bleeding stops.
post #40 of 49
I bled(not spotting, actual bleeding) my entire pregnancy with DD, not spotting, actual bleeding, sometimes there would be a week or even two weeks with no bleeding, but more often it was constant, they never figured anything out, she is 4 1/2 years old now.

I spotted (or am spotting) for both my other two pregnancies, with ds it was just a few times, after sex or internal exams, nothing major, this time it's at least a few times a week with no known cause...though we (peri and I) are not even attempting to discover a cause due to past medical history, we just figure it's normal for me.
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