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I woke up this morning and am having light bleeding like my period started during the night, and it was slowly dripping in the toilet and on the TP. Not heavy, but not very sparse either. Nothing I can do today - or can I call the birth center? I think I can feel period-like cramps but I am not sure.<br><br>
My first appt at the birth center is Thursday. I'm 10 weeks tomorrow. Should I call them to see if they can see me tomorrow? They do all imaging at the hospital but use doppler at the center.<br><br>
I had more energy yesterday, boobs were less sore, and I kept thinking in the back of my head I wonder if that is not good. This is my first pregnancy. I haven't had intercourse lately, but walked yesterday. There was no sign of bleeding last night.<br><br>
ETA: in calling the birth center, should leave a message for office hours or page the midwife on call?<br><br>
ETA: I talked to a midwife who took more than 10 min to talk to me which was really nice. She said I can come in tomorrow for an ultrasound (that wouldn't be internal...right? only sonograms are internal?) with them at the hospital. We would like to do that since it's our first pregnancy. She explained the possibilities to me (normal, passing a twin, miscarriage).<br><br>
10 am ETA: Checked TP and it was darker red with a small clot but now it's back to the lighter red, but less. Still no cramping.<br><br>
4:00 ETA: no blood on pad after three hour nap, and only some brownish on tp. I'm encouraged.
 

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I really hope this is nothing, and as you know there are so many stories of bleeding being totally normal.<br>
If I were you I would page the midwife on call just to get some reassurance from her, espeically since it is a long weekend. 10 weeks is very early to be able to hear the HB via doppler, so you may want to opt for an ultrasound- although I think that is a very personal decision.<br>
I would just rest and relax today and give the MW a call.<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
Editing to add, I would try not to read too much into the symtoms at this point. By this stage in pregnancy it really varies from woman to woman- some get worse and some find their symptoms going away by this stage.
 

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I would page the midwife on call. They would want to know about any bleeding. Thinking of you today. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I hope all is well, mama.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I keep telling the story of my aunt who recently had this type of bleeding for weeks and weeks and each ultrasound showed a healthy bean! It was her cervix that was bleeding. I hope this is the case for you too.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">s How scary mama - I hope it's nothing to worry about.
 

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Ultrasound and sonogram are the same thing and can be abdominal or internal.<br><br><br>
Good luck.
 

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I had some bleeding at just your gestation, almost 10 weeks. The midwives let me come in for a quick portable ultrasound check which revealed a baby doing just fine, 167 bpm. I did drink a lot of water before hand, and she was able to see the baby abdominally, but was not able to find the heartbeat via doppler. Then, the sonographer did a proper ultrasound (vaginally), which showed a 3+ cm bleed near the top of my uterus, away from the baby. Neither the doctor nor the midwife was very concerned about it. They said it could be caused by a number of things, including me overdoing it. They said, as long as I rest, it will heal on its own. So, they prescribed rest -- not exactly bedrest, but no lifting (not even my 2 yo) or groceries, no sex, lots of rest for 2 weeks, after which we will reevaluate. I am about 10 days into this, and since the first red blood, I have only passed brownish blood, and not too much. Nothing in the past few days.<br><br>
The portable ultrasound check took less than a minute, and what a relief it was to see the baby and confirm this wasn't the beginning of a miscarriage. I recommend you get this, even if you don't like to do ultrasounds. You could skip the second ultrasound that I got, as their recommendation for rest didn't change with the new information found in the second ultrasound.<br><br>
Just wanted to share another story of bleeding that wasn't necessarily the beginning of a miscarriage. Wishing you the best of luck.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">. I'm praying for good news tomorrow. Take care of yourself today.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I had some bleeding at just your gestation, almost 10 weeks. The midwives let me come in for a quick portable ultrasound check which revealed a baby doing just fine, 167 bpm. I did drink a lot of water before hand, and she was able to see the baby abdominally, but was not able to find the heartbeat via doppler. Then, the sonographer did a proper ultrasound (vaginally), which showed a 3+ cm bleed near the top of my uterus, away from the baby. Neither the doctor nor the midwife was very concerned about it. They said it could be caused by a number of things, including me overdoing it. They said, as long as I rest, it will heal on its own. So, they prescribed rest -- not exactly bedrest, but no lifting (not even my 2 yo) or groceries, no sex, lots of rest for 2 weeks, after which we will reevaluate. I am about 10 days into this, and since the first red blood, I have only passed brownish blood, and not too much. Nothing in the past few days.<br><br>
The portable ultrasound check took less than a minute, and what a relief it was to see the baby and confirm this wasn't the beginning of a miscarriage. I recommend you get this, even if you don't like to do ultrasounds. You could skip the second ultrasound that I got, as their recommendation for rest didn't change with the new information found in the second ultrasound.<br><br>
Just wanted to share another story of bleeding that wasn't necessarily the beginning of a miscarriage. Wishing you the best of luck.</div>
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I appreciate that, thank you. I walked yesterday for about 35 min, some hills, first time in a couple weeks that I did it. Thanks everyone else for your support too.<br><br>
Still bleeding but it hasn't appered to increase and I only saw the darker red blood one time. I'm laying on the couch.
 

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Good luck mama, I had a day where I bled a little and now everything seems alright. My mom sent me an email about her las PGcy where she bled like it was AF. That PGcy was fine, she's 16 now! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> good luck much love!
 

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Oh man - I hate to hear this. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that everything is okay. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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I haven't had any fresh bleeding for several hours now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I only have brownish blood that is tapering off. Dh and I were talking and wondered if it would be a productive option to just go to the birth center tomorrow for the doppler, if no more bleeding, instead of an internal ultrasound at the hospital? If I am not bleeding, I don't feel as compelled to get one but would like to hear the heartbeat if we can. What do you think?
 

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I'm so glad to hear you're not still bleeding. Certainly if hearing the heartbeat on doppler will put your mind at ease - then go for it! If for some reason they wanted to do the u/s, you could discuss that and see how you feel about it. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for you!
 

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Hope it is nothing. Hope all is well tomorrow when you see them.
 

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I've only had brown spotting (only on TP) since about 1pm yesterday, no cramping. I'm about to call the midwife to ask her, but would you wait until the already-scheduled appt. Thursday if there is no fresh blood? I would only get the doppler there. A friend who has 8 kids and has had 2-3 miscarriages has said it could be b/c I was off my feet that there wasn't new blood. I'm am at my desk job today. I will watch for other bleeding. I may call my insurance to see what the out of pocket cost for us would be for an u/s at the hospital.<br><br>
ETA: seems like u/s are fully covered <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I'm also nauseous <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
ETA: midwife is seeing me today at 3 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I've only had brown spotting (only on TP) since about 1pm yesterday, no cramping. I'm about to call the midwife to ask her, but would you wait until the already-scheduled appt. Thursday if there is no fresh blood? I would only get the doppler there. A friend who has 8 kids and has had 2-3 miscarriages has said it could be b/c I was off my feet that there wasn't new blood. I'm am at my desk job today. I will watch for other bleeding. I may call my insurance to see what the out of pocket cost for us would be for an u/s at the hospital.<br><br>
ETA: seems like u/s are fully covered <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I'm also nauseous <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
ETA: midwife is seeing me today at 3 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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I would go in, today, for a u/s if I was in your shoes.
 
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