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I have read the other posts about spotting but hoping to hear from some women you had early spotting and when on to have healthy babies.
I need some HOPE !!
I have had an ectopic ( which the doctor is mainly worried about this time round ) and a very minor mc after that ( no D&C ). Then a healthy bub came along, no spotting and a lot of morning sickness ( actually the days I wasn't sick I got worried :confused: ) I am one of the ones who loved being sick...lol cause I new bubby was going well :D
I don't know if I am actually feeling sick OR just sick with worry. MY boobs don't hurt ! Is that a bad sign ?????? I am getting a little brown spotting almost once a day now for a week ( not enough to change my undies )
I saw bub at 6 weeks and 1 day and there was a heartbeat which the doc said was a little slow. He told me not to get to excited as we are 'not out of the woods yet'
Going for another scan next Thurs ..... HOPING JUST HOPING EVERY DAY.... is a very stressful time.... praying... hoping... no spotting.... please stay and join our family.....................AUUUGH I JUST WANT TO SCREAM and cry, cry, cry...........
I've been there with you. Are you going private or public ? When I couldn't get a scan once and I was worried, I went straight to the maternity ward in the hospital I was going to, and they did the scan for me straight away.
I'm crossing fingers and toes for you so you have a long happy pregnancy and get to meet this special baby.:)
Hey Snoopy - I have also had two ectopic pregancies. In both of them I had a small amount of spotting at first. The first one was caught before it ruptured and my tube was removed. The second one ruptured and I lost a litre of blood. I didn't get to see either bub on ultrasound - they couldn't find it. So to begin with, the fact that you got to see a heartbeat is a good thing.
But why couldn't they see if the bub was in utero or tube? That confuses me. Each time I had ectopics they could define where abouts the sac was. Did you have an internal ultrasound or external? Both of mine were internal. I also dont understand why you have to wait til Thursday next week! I had an ultrasound every second day! Are you getting bloods done too? I had bloods taken every second day as well. In an ectopic the HCG levels dont rise as quickly as a normal pregnancy - often that is one way to pick it up.
Good luck with it all - I know the stress and panic that you are going through. Keep us posted. I will pray for you.
I'm sorry I don't have any advice...just wanted to send you ((hugs)) and prayers for you and little bub:)
I am in private ( happy about that ) Its just a waiting game now, I guess :(
Morning are the worst time for me by evenings are much better as hubbys home and I get heaps of hugs.
Am soooooooo god dam emotional at the mommet I guess it just one of those things you have do deal with in private and hope for the best.
Thanks for you reply... 2 ectopics... you poor soul ( very painful ) I had no gestation sack at all ( didn't even know what one was at that stage :confused: ) till I looked it up.... I was lucky to have my tube saved with keywhole surgery ( very lucky ) sorry to hear you lost one of yours :(
Yes I had an internal exam ( big dilo thingy.......lol ) and am going to get my second lot of blood tests today for the hcg levels ( 2 days diff ).
I am to call him straight away with any bleeding or pain. Propably could have gotten in on monday but chose thursday ( don't know why )
I had mild spotting in the beginning and am now 29 weeks with a very healthy and active baby!
When I had my first scan at 8 weeks the radiographer said there was some blood around the sac (from the implantation) so I might get some spotting and not to worry. She did follow that up with saying she knew I would worry anyway (smart lady!) but to try not too and to get it checked out if there were any cramps or stronger bleeding.
About a week or two after that I had about three days of mild spotting (like you said, brown blood and not enough to change my undies) and I wasn't too worried. The day after that I had more and it was redder and that's when the panic set in. I was travelling through country QLD at the time and had no OBGYN yet, so I went to the local public hospital. It was a long torturous wait for a scan and I started to imagine i was feeling cramps (even though i wasn't) but an hour later I saw my baby on the monitor, jumping around without a care in the world, totally oblivious to all the stress it was putting its Mum through!!
The Dr told me some women have mild spotting throughout their entire pregnancy, but thankfully after that day I haven't had a drop. :)
I truly hope it will be the same with you and that you will laugh about this worry in a few months time. Try and stay positive and keep us up to date with how you go.
My thoughts are with you...xx
Snoopy you poor poor girl! I know exactly the waiting game you are experiencing and it is a horrible feeling, but try to keep your chin up, I spotted with my DS at 9 weeks and then again at 15 weeks. At 9 weeks they found out I was RH- and that bubs might have been getting rejected, hence no because he turned out to the 0- too. Apparently around this time (as periods would have been due) quite a few people tend to spot. BUT when it happened again at 15 weeks, panic stations took hold. I had a bladder infection too so I didn't know whether I was getting pains relating to the spotting or just pains from the infection. I went to emergency and they couldn't find bubs heartbeat for sooooo long and then finally something.........................my heart was in my throat, I was so upset. Told to go home and rest for the weekend and that if spotting remained that Monday it was ultrasound time. It was ultrasound time for me, but DS was fine, sucking his little thumb and doing somersaults. Having gone through the experience I know it is heartwrenching, but take heed........................in my case everything worked out for the best and DS was perfectly healthy, just like your little one will be! Stay positive.:)
I am in private ( happy about that ) Its just a waiting game now, I guess :(
It's good that you're in private. Honestly, I just called the hospital and said I had concerns and what they are, they told me to come straight in and did my scans straight away. Never charged me for it either :rolleyes:
You're being very brave. But remember, they are only a phonecall away - may set your mind at ease...
Wishing you the very best of luck:)
Thank you ever sooooooo much for you replies guys :D
I am feeling much better and more positive today.
Crossing my fingers and toes.
I LOVE BUBHUB....... SO MUCH SUPPORT WHEN YOU JUST FEEL ALL ALONE
Thank you............ Thank you............. Thank you !!!
I though I was it was a goner :confused:
Very stressful night....... BLOOD....... RED and lots of it ( well it felt like it ) !!! I had to wear a pad !!! Called my OB... he was excellent. He asked if it was like a period and I just couldn't think !!... I said I use tampons... I dont know':eek: DOH !!
Didn't need to go to hospital unless I had very bad pains or really heavy bleeding. Then to see him 7am this morning........wasn't feeling very positive at all :( OB said heartbeat was a bit slow last week... so I was suspecting about 80 again which would mean bub was slowly dying.
OH MY GOD...... its was 120 !!!! I was in shock !!! Big clump of blood in there still to come out... but at least I know as I sort of go into shock every time I see more.
I have a 50/50 chance.......
I am going to church today........ I am not really religious.......but I am going to pray for this bub and ask god to forgive all my sins.
It is just a waiting game now and not a very fun game at that :(
If you look up some of shereejoy's posts you'll see she has had some huge bleeds and all seems to be going fine for her and she's about 24 - 25 weeks now I think.
I had a small bleed with my first at 6 weeks, and all went well he's a healthy 15 month old
Snoopy, you poor thing. It's so horrible wanting something so badly and feeling powerless to protect it, but keep up those positive vibes and your baby will feel them. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your precious baby - hang in there! xx
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