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#1 of 30 Old 05-28-2009, 12:16 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am bleeding pretty heavily and have had pretty bad cramps since last night.

I'm going to call the doctor in a bit, but does anyone know what, if anything I need to do? I'm only 5 weeks on Saturday.
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Oooooh mama! *HUGE hugs* XXX

There's really nothing you need to do in terms of medical emergency type stuff because being pretty early still, you will probably find it's an experience much like a bad, heavy period. If you start to fill more than one pad every half hour (I believe that is the advice) it's time to get medical attention.

If I were you, I would contact the doc though, so that you can see if this is definitely what you think it is.

Again, gosh, *HUGE hugs* mama - I am sorry you're having to go through this XXX

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So sorry for your loss.

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((((((hugs)))))))))))))

i really hope that its not what u think, and if it is that its not to painful or traumatic for you
i would speak to ur doc though
maybe they can at least give u some painkillers

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I am so sorry you're going through this... I wish you speedy healing... My m/c happened at 5 weeks and it was over in less than a week, like a period from hell.

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Thanks ladies. I left a message for the doctor, we'll see what they say.

Since I'm all crampy and bleeding, though, I'm guessing this will just run its course without any medical help.
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Kiki, I'm so sorry I hope it's just a false alarm, but if it is a m/c then the loss board has a lot of good info on what to expect. If you are miscarrying, the best advice I got from my midwife was to drink *red wine*. Not just alcohol, not white wine, but red. There is something about it, it helped the pain like no other. And if you are negative blood type look into getting the Rhogam shot. Huge huge again, I hope it is just bleeding that will resolve quickly and that baby is ok!

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So sorry. My m/c lasted almost 2 weeks but I was 8 weeks. I just let it run its course naturally. Lots of tears and time to heal. Please keep us updated. Again, so sorry.
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I'm so sorry you're going through this!

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I'm so so sorry, Kiki. Sending healing, peaceful vibes your way...

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I'm sorry. I remember that feeling not too long ago...and I wouldn't wish it on anybody.

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Oh, Kiki, I am so sorry for what you are going through.

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Oh sweetie, I am so sorry.

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So, so sorry...

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I'm so sorry.

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I had a miscarriage a couple of months, and did a lot of googling then. Basically, any bleeding is considered a "threatened miscarriage" and that about 1/2 of all threatened miscarriages end in a miscarriage. Some people have bleeding without miscarrying though, so it's a good idea to get checked after a while. My midwives ordered blood tests to check my hcg levels, to see that they were indeed dropping, to confirm the miscarriage (so I went one day, and then went back a few days later for another blood draw).

I'm sorry you're going through this. It's stressful no matter what.
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Thanks, everyone, for all the good thoughts, hugs, and helpful information.

Of course, as soon as I ran out for 10 minutes, the dr's office called. Why does that always happen? I waited 3 hours for a call, and finally ran out.. and bam.

Anyway - I'm doing okay. I took some ibuprofen, and that is helping.

You guys are wonderful. You don't know how much all your posts mean to me.
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Make sure to keep drinking fluids- water, juices, smoothies, and eating nutritious foods. With the kind of blood loss that comes with miscarriage, you need to keep up your fluid level and get plenty of rest. There will come a point where it's quite heavy, and then ease up over time. I hope you have someone who can lend a hand with your other child so you can just rest and heal your body. Resting for a whole day (in bed, so that it's apparent to others that you are really and truly not going to do any meal prep/ child care/ cleaning/ etc.) will help you to bounce back more quickly, and not lose excessive amounts of blood while you heal.

I'm so sorry. I hope it all goes quickly and easily.

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Oh, Kiki I am so sorry.

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I am so sorry, sweetie. My thoughts are with you

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Thank you!

I got to lay down for about an hour and a half while Natalie napped. Then the doctor called, and wanted me to go in for a blood draw to check HCG levels. I just got back from that, and my MIL is here playing with DD.

I am chugging water and pampering myself. This may sound dumb, but I can't believe how drained I am. I only knew I was pregnant for a week, but I truly am grieving. Physically I am doing okay, but emotionally I am wiped.
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Be gentle with yourself and feel however you need to feel!
much love!
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Go easy on yourself, Kiki. It's such an emotional time that the physical stuff is sort of pushed aside. Take time to just veg while Natalie is occupied.

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I'm so sorry you're going through this. I miscarried twins in February. It was so very sad. I don't know if I'll ever get over it, really. I'm glad your MIL is able to help you and that you got blood tests. Take care of yourself!!

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So very sorry. Hope you can get the rest you need.

Hugs to you.

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I'm so sorry.

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I'm so sorry. I don't believe the rhogam shot is necessary at this point. I had a miscarriage at 5 weeks and was told that I could have one if I wanted it, but it was not necessary - I think the baby does not really have it's own blood yet or the placenta is not formed enough yet, or something, don't remember. I chose not to get it and was fine. Again, I'm so sorry you are going through this.

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I am so sorry for you loss

I found it very draining too, be gentle with yourself.
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I am so very sorry.

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