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#1 of 24 Old 01-29-2008, 03:08 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Wow so, last night was terrifying. It was snowing like crazy and I needed (or thought I did) to do some shoveling. I came home around 7:30pm and lied down because of a slight headache. While I was lying down I had some slight cramping, sharp pains, that lasted for a minute or two. I brushed it off as growing pains. A half hour later I sat up and felt a rush of wetness. I thought I had urinated and was really confused as to my I would not have control over my bladder all of a sudden. Went to the bathroom and it was blood. Maybe a teaspoon and bright pink. I called the midwives right away and she said it was probably just from the over exertion of shoveling and to call her if I soaked a pad. An hour later I had more than soaked a pad and we decided it was time to go to the ER. I was calm and okay until they laid me down and hookedme up to all that crap and started to do the IV and I started bawling. Thinking that this was it. The doctor came in and did an ultrasound and there was baby. Sucking his thumb and bouncing around, he even waved at us. His heartbeat was 141-143 and he showed no signs of distress. They saw some blood around the placenta and thought that I might have torn the placenta and that is why I was bleeding so much. They said that at this point, its in God's hands, sent my home and said to come back if I bleed more or start to pass any tissue. He said if I pass tissue, I will lose the baby. But he said it looked good and that I would probably go on to have a normal pregnancy. But I am on house/bed rest for a week. The midwife said we will have me get fully checked by an OB and see about the possibility of a low lying placenta or worse case scenario a placenta previa.

The bleeding has almost stopped now and I feel much more relieved. Still horrified that this happened but I think everything will be okay.

The lesson ladies... leave the shoveling to the hubby! Wish I could've learned it the easy way.

  

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Oh, goodness!

That is all so so scary! I'm so sorry! Sending healthy sticky baby vibes to you! What a beautiful thing to see him so happy & sucking his thumb!

I hope the rest heals you & the placenta right up!

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I had bleeding like that around 34 weeks with dd. It was much more than that though and came out in a huge gush. It was so much we called an ambulance.

Everything turned out just fine though! Our bodies are strong and want to grow our babies. So rest up and only do what you need to do.

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OMG...that must have been sooo scary. I hope everything is alright, it sounds like it will be. Now, TAKE IT EASY!

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Just lay there for a week! Everything sounds like it is going to be okay--maybe it was just a little message from someone that you need to slow down.
I will keep you in my thoughts.
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Yikes mama. How scary. Im glad the baby was ok though and I hope it stays that way!
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Scary! It sounds like everything will work out OK though. Rest up! It is snowy heavily at my house today--I will take your advice and leave shoveling to DH.
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Oh, my. How terrifying. I've been kind of laying low since I found out I'm pregnant, and part of me says I'm being a baby. After reading this, I won't feel bad about it any more.

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Oh, how awful! Make sure to take it easy! I hope you two are well soon!
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OH! That is so scarry and stressful. Hoping that all clears up and you have no more problems. And all you get out of the deal is bed rest, which can be very relaxing.

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Oh my goodness! That would scare the pee out of me. I'm glad the bleeding is almost stopped. Take care of yourself. I know how hard that wait and see advice is, especially when you want to know that everything is peachy right now!

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I am sorry for your scare, you poor thing, but glad that all sounds good. I'm sure we don't have to tell you to take it easy! Best wishes.
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How terrifying! I'm glad it's stopped...now no more shoveling!!! (I'll be letting my husband read this so I can get out of it for the rest of the season!!)
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No more shoveling for you! Rest up, I hope things turn out okay.

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we'll all be thinking healthy thoughts for you and you baby.
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I'm so glad things are looking up. That sounds exactly like what happened to me three weeks ago. I was gushing and cramping and thought that was the end. Then about 4 hours later it stopped, and I haven't had any since. Still don't know why, but baby is healthy and I feel better. So I hope it works out just as well for you.
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Feel better soon, and get lots of rest for yourself and that little one!

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What a night! Glad to hear you're resting up.

I had a tear in the placenta with my 2nd. I was put on pelvic rest and told to take it easy. MW didn't feel I would need bed rest as long as bleeding stopped and I was truly taking it easy. I didn't push it! We have a fiesty 21 month old now!

Hope you're feeling better soon!!
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A perfect reason to hibernate for a week. Put your feet up and enjoy! I am glad everything id alright!
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That sounds terrifying!!

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Thank you so much for all the well wishes and hugs.

We went to see a doctor today and he did an abdominal and a transvaginal ultrasound. Baby looked good and the placenta is nice and high in my uterus except for one little tail piece that is coming down near/into? my cervix. He said he would be shocked if it did not move up out of the way naturally. He sees no reason why I cant continue care with my Midwives and all looks good! No more bedrest, yay! Although I did kind of enjoy the extra attention from DP! I have good cervical length, no dilation, and good news all around. He wants to do another ultrasound in early March and to make sure everything moves around as planned. Baby is measuring right on track and a little chubby but the doctor did not want to make a call on gender just yet. He said he would try harder in March.

We got a picture of our little "gorilla face" as the doctor so kindly put it but DP had to take it to work with him today to show it off so I'll post it later.

I am so unbelievably relieved. It is so important to hope for the best and be positive in these situations.

Thank you again for all the wonderful support ladies!

  

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Oh, congratulations! Great news. I'm really happy for you and glad for the relief you are feeling. Thanks so much for the update.
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YAY!!! That is wonderful!

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Wow! What a scare... I'm so glad that everything looks good. Its a good lessen that I'll have to remember - not to over do it. I was shoveling out from the snow plow the other day and wondering whether I should be doing it or not. I guess I'll just have to let DH do it from now on, after all, I'll tell him its not worth the risk to my health

I hope everything continues to move on up for you
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