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<b>Update in post #21</b><br><br>
A couple hours ago I started having pinkish bleeding/discharge with a bit of tissue in it and I'm having some slight cramping in my back and hips<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I'm 11.5 weeks now and we saw the hb at 8 weeks but I'm still nervous! I called my OB and she thinks I may just be dehydrated which is causing the cramping (I did get cramps when I got dehydrated a couple weeks ago) and she says light bleeding can be normal in the first trimester which I know but its that tissue that's got me nervous!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> They want me to drink 12 glasses of water in the next 24 hours and I have no idea how i'm going to drink that much without getting seriously sick!
 

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Oh, Satori, how scary. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Try to stay in the moment. Stay in the now, focus on what's just right in front of you and talk to your lil babe.<br><br>
Have you been vomitting recently? I know from experience that you can vomit so hard that you can bleed. (I shook my placent loose vomitting so much)<br><br>
I'm going to mention food and liquids. Come back to this paragraph later if you need to. It's ways to get water in without drinking water.<br>
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Ok, so liquids -- frozen liquids count too. Popsicles, smoothies, frozen coke, ice cubes, sherbet, sorbe, Jello counts as a liquid, etc. Sometimes the colder the better. Apple juice with ice cubes in it is one that a lot of people can do easier than water. Then, there's always hot if that works better for you-- miso soup, soup broth, tea, etc.<br>
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And, of course, you know you can go get an IV at the hospital, too.<br><br>
So, it sounds like you're doctor is really reminding you of things to stay focused. Spotting in the first trimester is common.<br><br>
You'll be in my thoughts, Satori. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Sorry you have to go through this. Here's to a much happier tomorrow.
 

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Aww mama <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
I agree with the above post, try other things besides water if water makes you sick. I can handle apple juice better than water in crushed ice (or mixed with ginger ale or sprite.) Frozen grapes, broth, peppermint and ginger tea (more stomach soothing than other teas I have found).<br><br>
I second the IV thing if you are dehydrated cause it shouldnt make you feel as sick. Hang in there 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"> to you, mama. You're in my thoughts.<br><br>
And.. ditto everything Claire said.
 

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I would go into her office tomorrow to see what's going on. A quick u/s can help. Definitely keep drinking water and stay hydrated because in either scenario, it's very important! I will be thinking of you!
 

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Satori's Dr is 2.5 hours away. But, if you do end up going to the ER, Satori, mention the spotting and I'm sure they'll do an U/S, esp if you can say that your Dr. rec's it.
 

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Oh Mama, how scary for you! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"> I hope that everything is okay and you are able to get some rest durning this stressful time. Spark has such great advice...don't worry about what could happen, just focus on how to take care of yourself right now.<br>
You'll be in my thoughts and prayers. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grouphug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="grouphug">
 

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I work in an emergency room and be sure to mention the spotting and the cramping. My guess is they will do a vaginal u/s, which at this point should be able to visualize something.<br><br>
ER's suck for this sort of thing, it just does. I try to put my heart and soul into it but usually i am so incredibly busy i have little time to give the support and TLC these parents need at such a scary time.<br><br>
I hope this all goes away and you are just dehydrated.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/candle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Candle">
 

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Oh, this sucks and must be scary for you Satori!<br>
You're in my thoughts. The others have already given you the best advice possible. Stay in the moment.
 

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Thanks everyone, its turned to very light intermittent spotting now and I am so sick of drinking! I must have been dehydrated because for all the drinking I've done I'm not peeing anymore then usual, actually a bit less cause I usually go every hour lately and today I think I've only gone 5-6 times.<br><br><br>
Sweetbaby,<br><br>
If they said they wanted to do a transvag I'd be having someone's head since I know darn well they can see the baby with an abdominal and saw at 8 weeks no problem<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> No way would I allow a trans vag, I've had 2 m/c the day after having one. Those things are bad luck!
 

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OK, mama.<br><br>
Thats just our standard of care. Of course, the women that come to us are complete strangers (meaning that if they went to their OBs/Midwives, something else might be done less invasively). Thats just what our hospital does.<br><br>
I hope the spotting goes away completely.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Satori, glad things are slowing down and bit. And YES sounds like you were dehydrated. Here's to a happy healthy day today.
 

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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 glad it's slowed down.
 

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I was so afraid to go to sleep last night I didn't get to sleep till 3am. I was worried I would wake up in a pool of blood or something. Anyway, bleeding appears to have stopped and so has the cramping<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Baby just kicked up a storm to let me know he's still there<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I've only felt 1-2 kicks here and there, I just felt like 6 strong ones in a row! My dd was a kick boxer too. I cant imagine most people don't feel there babies this young since I felt dd early too but if your disconnected from your body I could see how its missed.
 

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YAY! Oh, Satori, that's so wonderful!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> YAY!!! I'm so glad your commitment to drinking fluids and your focus helped get your bod right on track. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> YAY! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
(I feel big movements, too. I mean, it must be huge full body movements from the baby, but it just feels like a little tiny tap. Sometimes I think it's just my pulse... but it's not so rythmic.)<br><br>
Tell you what, Satori. From here on out, let's just have wonderful peaceful easy pregnancies, ok?
 

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I hope so! I just dont know how i'm going to keep up drinking this much! I just saw Star Wars and had to leave 3 times to pee! At this point daily IV's sounds a lot more appealing then drinking this much but i'm sure after a couple of sticks i'd decide drinkings easier! (I HATE needles)
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nod.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nod"> I second the hating needles bit. Besides, after you get enough pokes, your veins start to collapse a bit (that plus dehydration make a bad combo). The last IV I had they had to call in 4 different people to get a vein. Yuck!!! And, I wish I could say that each person only tried once!!! So... needless to say, I HIGHLY recommend drinking if you can!<br><br>
Ewwww, needles. yuck! Did you have to have needles during your last birth? I always think laboring with an IV would be such a drag. Even if it was just one of those heplock things. They just hurt after a while, don't you think?
 

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god yes, I had a freakin heplock for 5 days! (hurt like hell too) They wouldn't take the dam thing out until discharge to keep me on the mag and bp meds as long as possible. Only let me go because I was refusing to stay and they didn't really have a good reason to hold me beyond high BP (which stayed high another month or 2 pp). At dd's birth every single fear I had of hospitals and birth became a reality. Needless to say, unless I'm dying and need a c/s again this will be a home birth come hell or high water!
 

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Yay, Satori!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/clap.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="clap"> I totally 110% support you. Seriously, this first trimester has been bumpy enough for you. I say here on out is clear smooth sailing. Easy, peaceful homebith. Do I remember correctly was DD c-birthed? I was reading some really sweet serene unhindered HBAC stories the other day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
Ouch, heplock for 5 days. oooh! OUCH! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Glad things are going well. My midwife had told me to add lemon juice to the water and it helps with sickness, I hadn't tried it but maybe it would work for you. I can usually manage to get down apple juice mixed with club soda. It tastes so good and refreshing to me.<br><br>
Hope things stay good. Glad that baby is moving!! I'm not sure I feel this one yet, or not. I think maybe im just gassy!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 
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