The funny thing about all this is that this bleeding is my only symptom. I feel pregnant still, and haven't had so much as a single cramp. No fever either. But I feel like it's far too much blood for it to be normal. I must be losing the baby if that much of my endometrium is being shed, right?
I am emotionally a total wreck. I am in a midwifery teleconference right now and I am so fuzzy. I keep thinking I should be peeing into a little bowl or something and make sure I can try and see my poor little embryo when he/she comes out. Why is this happening to me?! I have two beautiful, healthy children. I am healthy, I eat really well. I love this baby so much and was welcoming him/her with such a loving open heart. I just felt like dying when I caught that beautiful babe this morning. Also, dh and I are going to have to wait about a year before we can try again due to my graduating/joining a new practice etc.
How do I proceed from here? Would there be any point in having a U/S? Should I just wait for the cramping to begin? Should I be staying in bed or just normal activity? I'm 6w2d.
Carlin - loving life with DH and 2 amazing daughters
Midwifery Student and Mama to 2 daughters and 3 sons.
I have given birth a variety of ways and I am thankful for what each one has taught me.
I will tell you my experience in my last pregnancy. I was 5.5 weeks, and I started bleeding. It was not heavy or even a medium flow, but enough to be alarming. It sounded a lot like your bleeding. A few tiny clots not a consistent or heavy flow. I had no cramping or discomfort that would indicate I was losing the baby. The next day I still had some very light bleeding, but not accumulating to much. I was still bleeding on the third day and emotionally out of my mind with fears. I absolutely needed to know if the baby was ok. I made an appt with my back up cnm. When I got there the bleeding had completely stopped. While I was sitting on the table I actually passed the sac (which was probably placed just perfectly in my cervix before that, so that it stopped the bleeding), and starting bleeding quite heavy. The whole time I did not feel any cramping. They did an ultrasound, and there was nothing. My pregnancy symptoms (very strong nausea, breast tenderness and bloated belly) slowly went away over the next couple of days.
I am hoping for the best for you. You are in my thoughts.
Jessica, Wife to Owen (6/7/03), mom to Amina (9/20/06) : and Colm (5/30/09) :
Attached, homeschooling mom to Sam (10), Henry (8), Clara (5--now in public school Kindergarten) and Noah (2)
I feel so confused, and devastated. dh is a total basketcase about the whole thing, so I haven't really had time to process as I've been comforting him. I'm sure it will hit me hard on Tuesday when I do my day of prenatal clinic.
Thanks for all your support, mamas. I'm sure I'll peek in this DDC from time to time just to torture myself, it already hurts. I wish you all really healthy pregnancies and beautiful births.
Age 37. SAHM to 2 girls, 8/06 Breech C-Section and 5/09 VBAC. Angel at 5 weeks 7/11. Expecting 8/11/12!