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#1 of 3 Old 03-15-2011, 07:03 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi ladies,


I hesitated to post this thread because I really don't like to draw attention to myself.  But I figure posting my experience might help or give hope to another woman who is going through something similar.


Last Monday I had heavy, bright red bleeding.  :(  It was bad.  After talking to my OB's office, I went to the ER.  I got a beta and an ultrasound.  The ultrasound was showing a sac.  (I guess that's about normal for what you expect to see at 5 weeks).  The doctor said the pregnancy had a 50/50 chance.


The bleeding tapered off on Monday night.  I went to my OB on Wednesday who drew another beta and did another u/s.  He said he could see the sac, a yolk sac and a little bit of baby but the sac looked irregular.  Once I got home and googled "irregular sac" I was not very optimistic.


Wednesday's beta results actually went up - so that was great news.  Yesterday I had yet another u/s (yikes) and the tech was able to show us a beautiful little heartbeat, 146 bpm!!!  She measured the little bean in there and updated my due date to November 7th (I had calculated Nov. 5th based on O date).


So I'm basically thrilled.  I'm just hoping that everything continues to go well for this little had sort of a rough start.


The u/s tech yesterday suggested that maybe I had a vanishing twin which makes me sad.  But I am also grateful that this bean looks OK so far.

Mama to a little bouncy girl (11/08) and someone new coming 11/11!
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Congratulations, mama! 


I went through a similar situation with my first child.  There were two sites, one in my uterus and one in my fallopian tube base by the ovary.  I too had bleeding, which was what prompted me going into the er.  The u/s for me was what showed the two sites.  I was followed for about 1.5 weeks, with scans and blood draws.  My uterine sac actually collapsed and we have the scan images at home.  My blood levels dropped quite a bit.  I was sent home finally with instructions to stay home from work and wait it out.  I waited another week or so then got antsy and went back to work.  Finally, a week more and I had a conclusion scan.  We were shocked to find a baby with a heartbeat!!  It had been several weeks at this point, and I had bled, and cramped a lot.  What we determined was that the second site we found was a twin ectopic that passed naturally, leaving my stronger, more viable baby to develop.  Today he's a healthy nearly 6 year old!


And y'know?  He's still a fighter!  Praying for your little fighter, too!


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The same thing happened to my sister when she was pregnant with my nephew. Around 6 weeks, she started bleeding and her GP told her she was probably having a miscarriage, no ultrasound or bloodwork done. Two weeks later, did an ultrasound and there was one, strong heartbeat. They said she also probably lost a twin. 


I'm glad things are looking good for you!

Mallory. Happily married to Joe since 6/25/05. Loving my adventure with my girls, Owyn Samantha, born 3/1/09. dust.gif and Greta June, born 11/2/11  babygirl.gif

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