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#1 of 52 Old 09-23-2008, 10:18 AM - Thread Starter
 
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this morning...no cramping. i'm terrified. going to call urgent care and see if they take medicaid and can see me. i'm numb about it..

UPDATE: is now turning red and more. i put a pad on just in case. no cramping yet, but my guess this isn't going well...i just can't believe this. i'm going to try to get in to see a doctor for an u/s...i feel very scared, lonely and sad. my husband is here and trying to cheer me up by telling me to not let go of it yet...but my heart is breaking. i can't do this again.. and i'm so sad i'm disappointing him...but i'm glad we hadn't told the girls yet or really anyone but a handful of people. i don't have to explain to people in the grocery store who come up to me and say congrats...this is so hard...

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Brown spotting is generally old blood. Hope everything is ok. No cramping is a good sign though.

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I'm thinking about you. Take a few breaths. It's not red and you have no cramping. I really think you are ok. Please let us know how it goes.

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I'm sorry you're going through this, I know how worrisome it can be. I'll be thinking positive thoughts for you today.

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urgent care does not take medicaid...so if things pick up i'll make an appointment with my ND friend's OB. i don't want to go to ER again. i did that with the last m/c and it was horrible. i can't go through that again to be honest. i hope this is nothing...it seems to have stopped, but i haven't had any spotting this pregnancy and this is probably our last chance at trying. so if this one doesn't take, then i'm done for good. i'm 43 and don't have alot of time biologically to keep going through this.. i'm scared....

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just popping in to give you a hug here too love you cat
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I've had spotting on and off throughout this pg so far. Hope all goes well
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I'm popping in from "new posts" to share my experience- I had some brown spotting when I was 7 weeks pg with DS. Everything worked out fine- in my case it was a matter of over-doing things and as soon as I slowed down (starting with a few hours of bedrest and then I saw a new dr a day or two later) things were fine.

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Thoughts and prayers with you... keep us updated.

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popping in from dec to tell you brown spotting is not uncommon. i had it off and on this pregnancy. call your provider but they will probably tell you if its not red, not more and not accompanied by cramps its probably okay.
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updating in post #1

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Cat I'm so sorry. I hope you get in for an ultrasound right away. I'll be thinking of you.

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oh, cat, i'm sorry...i know that is uber scary. especially since you see this as your last chance. i'm thinking that since you are not cramping that everything is okay. i sure hope it is. im hoping to see a positive update to this thread.
mama. take it easy. i'm praying for your baby.

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I'm so sorry you are going through this.
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This is terrible to have to go through, but we are all sending positive thoughts your way, and hope that things will all be just fine. How far along are you? maybe you can see if someone close by has a doppler to try to listen to the hb. ( or try to get an ultrasound ASAP)
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I'll be thinking of you until we hear good news!
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oh no...i hope you hear some good news soon.
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Hang in there Cat... I had lots of spotting - like weeks on end - and everything turned out OK. I hope it works out for you. Just hang in there and don't give up yet.
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i'm trying to stay positive. i can't get in for an u/s unless i want to pay out of pocket first...which we cannot do...because my medicaid card hasn't arrived yet and my case worker is on vacation.. so my only option is the ER which i just can't do mentally. i had a couple gushes of bright red with 2 teeny clots, so i'm pretty scared. but since then things are tapering off and there is almost nothing. nothing has even gotten on the pad either. no real cramping that i can tell either. i don't know what to think...if it stays away then i'll see my midwife on friday and hopefully we can hear something with a doppler. if it picks up again and cramping starts, then we'll know what is up and that will be that...

i'm pretty numb right now and nervous all at once...this totally sucks.. i thought we were out of the woods. dh is telling me not to give up yet, but i don't even know how i'm suppose to feel. i was just really allowing myself to get excited about this pregnancy. i thought it was safe to feel totally happy and start planning...

our youngest dd's 3rd birthday is saturday and we are having a bbq for her. she is so excited about her party, i told dh we are not canceling it even if the worse does come true..

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Oh no Cat, it's so unfair I'm so sorry you're going through this, again.... oh I really hope you have a happy ending

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i am so sorry ill be thinking about you.

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. The waiting must be so hard. Sorry

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i'm pretty sure we are m/cing. the bleeding has picked up and more clots this morning. no real cramping yet, but i have to wear a pad now. i'm really sad..and mad and confused. thanks for being there for me ladies. i'm cancelling my midwife appointment, and just riding this out with my ND friend and dh. as i type this, i am feeling the first cramps to be honest. i can't believe this is happening again... i hope you all have a wonderful next few months and i'll look back from time to time to make sure you are all healthy and happy...

thanks for being a support system...love and light to you all....

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