Post # 1
I think what I mean is- have you or anyone you know experienced a pregnancy that doesn’t follow the normal things you’ve read about and/or been told by your doctors?
So I’ve been going through a couple things that just have my mind boggled. I am estimatd to be around 5 weeks pregnant. I made an appointment as soon as I took my HPT, which came out positive (around Memorial day). They scheduled me to come in for my first appointment sooner than I expected (last Tuesday)- so the result was that they could only see the gestational sac, but no yolk. So we scheduled for another ultrasound this Friday. However, I started to experience cramping and bleeding on Sunday and Monday (like…bleeding, not spotting- I honestly feel like I am on my period), and the weird sensation of no longer feeling pregnant (no more sore boobs, no bloating feeling) which all pointed to a miscarriage. I called my doc to tell them about the symptoms, so they had me come in today to check things out. I was fully ready to accept the news of a miscarriage, as all I have heard is how bleeding is never a good sign in any pregnancy. So my doctor comes in and we discuss the new symptoms, and she’s prepping me for how common it is for miscarriages to occur in first time pregnancies and lalala. So she slaps the condom on the ultrasound wand and shoves it in, and low and behold…here’s this little yolk planted into the side of the sac less than a week after my first ultrasound where we saw nothing. She was perplexed..and as was I. She still made it sound like what I am experiencing is a miscarriage, but she also kept saying “it’s hard for me to really say that when there’s progress being made inside the sac.” Hmmm… Could it be that I am having my period while pregnant?? That’s not possible, right?! I’ve read up on implantation, but I mostly just read that is causes minimal spotting. I am fully aware that I could be in the beginnings of a MC, but I guess I was just hoping someone could relate- whether it be an experience with a miscarriage or weird symptoms that grew into a full healthy pregnancy.
Has anyone experienced anything like this?
Post # 3
I personally can’t relate, but I do know of someone personally that had their full blown period each month up until they were 6 months and delivered a healthy baby. It happens.
Post # 4
I also know someone who was recently pregnant that had her period the whole time she was pregnant. She found out she was pregnant at 8 months and delivered a healthy baby girl.
Post # 5
My aunt had at least one full blown period while pregnant with my cousin. I’ve also heard of twin pregnancies where one of the babies is lost in an early miscarriage before twins could be detected. I’m glad you still have a progressing baby in there, I hope things continue to go well for you!
Post # 6
I also know someone who, with both her pregnancies, experienced “period like” bleeding every month until 6-7 months. It was to the point that she didn’t know she was prengnat for a long time with both since she was still bleeding around her period time every month. She had 2 healthy babies in the end and I hope this is the case for you!
Post # 7
I have 2 close friends who woke in the middle night with full heavy bleeding. Everyone thought it was a miscarriage. One had a totally normal healthy pregnancy past that & had a healthy full term baby boy. The other had a few complications & delivered her soon a bit premature. He was in nicu for a few weeks but is a chunky healthy 1yr old now. As my ob says “the norm is not the same thing for everybody”. Good luck. Congrats on the good ultrasound.
Post # 8
Oh wow! I wasn’t expecting so many people to know someone that has experienced this. This actually makes me a little more hopeful. Though, I know that doesn’t mean I’m in the clear. It’s reassuring at least, which is what I was hoping for.
Post # 9
You might want to look at some info on subchorionic hematoma as well. I’ve read quite a few stories of women who had a lot of bleeding during early pregnancy and a lot of times it turned out to be caused by this. I think in most cases it resolves on its own. Not sure if this is what you are experiencing or not, but it might offer a possible explanation for the amount of bleeding but progress on the ultrasound. Good luck!
Post # 10
You may also want to ask your doctor to monitor your HCG levels (beta testing). This is where you get a blood test every 48 hours to make sure your hcg is doubling. I ended up miscarrying early and we were able to tell that it was coming because my hcg levels stopped doubling. Hope that isn’t the case for you!