So, I'm 9 weeks, and I've been bleeding off and on for a few weeks. Last week I had heavy, bright red bleeding, but since then it's been smaller amounts of dark red or brown. My hcg initially wasn't increasing very fast, though last week suddenly it was. My progesterone initially was ok, but then started to drop, so now I'm on an oral progesterone supplement. I've had 3 ultrasounds, and so far everything has looked ok with the baby, good heartbeat, but the sac is measuring a little small (I was told that may not mean anything). However, at my last u/s yesterday, they saw a lot of blood in my uterus. So, I've been told that I should "take it easy." Not bed rest, but nothing strenuous (and no sex). Rest as much as possible.
I'm just wondering if anyone has any thoughts on this. I've read a few artices about how resting does nothing to change the outcome of a "threatened m/c," but nothing specifically relating to my situation. I think that the bleeding has stopped, and that the blood that's in there is just kind of stuck - little maybe the sac has gotten bigger and so is blocking the way out. Maybe that's why I only get a little here and there and why it's not bright red anymore. I don't know any of this for sure, just my guesses.
But, I'm getting pretty tired of sitting on my couch and I'm wondering if it's helping. I'm doing some things, like going down to my basement to throw in a load or 2 of laundry, but then leaving the clean stuff in a basket for DH to carry up later. I pick up and drop off my 5yo at school everyday, but I've been driving instead of walking (1/2 mile each way). I've stopped at the store to buy milk and eggs, but I haven't done a whole huge shopping trip with both my kids to chase. You get the idea.
Any thoughts or links to good info would be appreciated. Thanks!!