I've found lots of threads looking for reassurance about the bleeding, I'm still waiting for my next scan to confirm that there is a healthy bubba in the sac seen at the last scan, but I am just assuming that I'm just having one of 'those' pregnancies. I do need some practical advice though! Sorry they are are a bit TMI!
Firstly, there seem to be a lot of 'rest, feet up' recommendations - but did this actually help slow the bleeding? Or was there anything specific that you found made it worse/better? I know when I rest a lot the bleeding doesn't 'come out' as much, but then tends to all come at once when I go to the loo - so I figure I'm still bleeding the same, just not seeing it on a pad.
Secondly, can you use tampons occasionally? I usually go swimming with DD once a week and it's been nearly a month of bleeding with no end in sight. Or do I just have to resign myself to missing out on this?
Finally, any tips on staying 'fresh' when needing to wear a pad all the time? My bleeding's gotten a bit heavy for a breathable liner now and I'm worried I'll start to get thrush due to a lack of air flow.
Thanks in advance!
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23-05-2012 16:39 #1
Some questions for those who bled during a successful pregnancy
23-05-2012 16:46 #2Senior Member
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No to the tampons
I actually used flushable wipes as a refresher during the day
In my case inactivity was never an option as I work and had 3 active kids but it is important to rest if only for the peace of mind that you are doing everything possible
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23-05-2012 16:53 #3
A big NO to the tampons and I would probably give up the swimming until things were better, just to be on the safe side.
Like you, I was told to rest up and not lift anything, but I had two other little kids and one was under one and not a slight child, so I still had to lift her into her high chair, the cot, the car etc. So yeah, resting up and taking it easy wasn't an option, especially when DH was at work.
That said, I took it as easy as I possibly could, all things considered, because there was nothing more scary then seeing substantial blood less when pregnant and it really stressed me.
I did find however, that if I had had a particular 'active' day, then the blood would tend to run moreso then if I had 'rested'.
Thankfully, I went on to have a very healthy baby and despite the episodes of bleeding, a healthy pregnancy. I never did get a real explanation as to why exactly I bled through my pregnancy, it was just 'one of thsoe things'. I wish you all the best with your pregnancy and hope your bleeding abates soon.
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23-05-2012 21:34 #4
Thanks girls, you've reassured me because I'm finding it almost impossible to take it any easier than I am. I don't feel like I'm doing much different this week to last but the bleeding seems to have increased this week! I did say no to an extra day at work tomorrow and hope to get in a few hours of feet-up time while DD is at kindy. If nothing else it will help the stress levels!
23-05-2012 21:51 #5
I had a bleed at 14 weeks with DD. It was a big gush of bright red blood, followed by 2 weeks of brown blood. Very inconvenient, and although the scan showed that all was well, it was very scary. DD is now a very healthy 7 month old.
23-05-2012 21:52 #6
How many weeks are you?
23-05-2012 21:58 #7Senior Member
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I bled every day (varying degrees) from 4 weeks to 16 weeks when pg with DS who is now nearly 2 years!
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25-05-2012 19:34 #8
My exact dates are yet to be determined. LMP has me at 8wks. I suspect I Od about 5 days late so that puts me at 7w2d. The sac seen in the scan on 15th measured 4w6d (but she said it's not very accurate to date from a sac) which would now make me 6w2d. Spotting starting CD31, bleeding started CD32 for 2 days very heavy then 3 days lighter then down to spotting which stopped for 1 whole day (the day of my 1st scan where they found nothing) then back to spotting until about a week ago when it became bright red and med flow with no signs of letting up.
So hence looking for practical advice as who knows how long this will go on for. I know if it all results in a healthy bub then it will be 100% worth all the stress though!
25-05-2012 19:39 #9
i bled from 8 weeks to 13 weeks, mostly brown and very light but constant for that whole time. I wasn't told to take it easy and it would not have been an option anyway with a baby (i had a 7 month old at the time). In the end they could not find where the blood was coming from but suspected it was the cervix as no scans showed any evidence of bleeds inside.
Everything is fine with him, he is 8 months old and very healthy.
I am sure everything is fine, and hope it stops for you soon.
25-05-2012 19:40 #10Senior Member
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Have you had a scan since bleeding heavy ?
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