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Is my only option the ER?--*updated*definitely miscarrying

post #1 of 33
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I've been cramping all day long and just had a bad feeling about it. Then I went to the bathroom tonight and there was a fair amount of brownish blood in my panties. I'm freaking out. Should I just wait and see if the cramps continue to get worse? The bleeding had kinda tapered off for now but I have pink tinged mucous. I haven't had any bleeding or cramps prior to this and haven't had any nausea or sore boobs for about a week. I'm just trying to tell myself it could be nothing...but at 12 weeks? I am waiting on medicaid to go through and although I've already had an appt with a midwife (and she didn't find a hb @ 12 weeks) I don't feel like she'd really be able to tell me anything.


UPDATE: Called my midwife, she told me to wait and see what my body does. Since then the cramps have picked up in intensity and the pink mucus has turned into bright red blood. I'm going to try and get some sleep and take it easy tomorrow since I can't afford to miss any work or I will not be able to pay rent (DH was recently laid off). Hopefully I will be pregnant again soon and it won't take 14 months again. My head is a mess right now. I just can't believe this is happening. I don't want to have to tell everyone. Agh. I have to try and get sleep.
post #2 of 33
If you want to find out whether or not the heart is still beating, an ultrasound is really your best option. You could either go to the ER or wait until Monday & try to find a pregnancy crisis center (the anti-abortion type) that offers free ultrasounds.

But go a little further... if there is no heartbeat, would you want a D&C? If not, I'm not sure there's much point to the ultrasound.

Even if you go to the ER though, an ultrasound is really all they can do though, since there's nothing that can be done to prevent a miscarriage.

I'm sorry you're going through this
post #3 of 33
i'm sorry, mama.
from experience, i wouldn't recommend going to the er at this point.
if your baby is ok but you are threatening miscarriage, a pelvic exam in the er could be more harmful than helpful.
if your pregnancy is ending then hopefully your body can eject it without any help. If it doesn't, then go in for help. but i wouldn't go at this point.
i hope you feel much better soon; i'm sorry you are going through this.
post #4 of 33
. Take care of yourself. I'm sorry, what a terrible circumstance to be in.
post #5 of 33
i'm so sorry...
post #6 of 33
I'm very sorry for your loss. My friends midwife advised me to drink Emergen-C (or take lots of vitamin C) to help things along last time and it really did work for me.

Lots of rest and hot baths. I'm so sorry.
post #7 of 33
oh i'm so sorry..
post #8 of 33
I'm sorry for your loss.
post #9 of 33
I'm so sorry. Wishing you peace and healing.
post #10 of 33
Rochelle. I am so sorry. I hope you find healing soon and your journey back here is swift.
post #11 of 33
It's so unfair
post #12 of 33
Ohhhh no.

post #13 of 33
Oh, Rochelle. I am so sorry. I can't imagine the heartache you must be feeling. Please do all that you can to take it easy and rest and grieve. My best friend's fertility specialist said that often it becomes easier to conceive after a first pregnancy.
post #14 of 33
I'm so sorry
post #15 of 33
I'm so very sorry
post #16 of 33
im very sorry
post #17 of 33
I'm so sorry
Take care of yourself
post #18 of 33
I'm so sorry, Rochelle.
I hope you feel better soon and I hope you have an easy time ttc. Good luck, mama. We will miss you here.
post #19 of 33
Rochelle, I can't tell you how sorry I am. I agree with JenMidwife, this is so unfair .
post #20 of 33
I'm so sorry!
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