- Mrs. Gremmlin
- 7 years ago
- Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium
I’m about 5 1/2 weeks, and my first OB appointment is April 22, at 8 weeks 1 day.
I fully understand that some brown discharge is perfectly normal, and most women have it. I’ve had small amounts of brownish discharge, particularly just wiping (this whole thing is Too Much Information, haha). I wasn’t concerned about that because I read that it happens with the expansion of my uterus- good sign.
Last night, though, I had sort of a mix of light pink and brown and more than I’ve been having. After four or five swipes, instead of one or two, it was gone. About an hour before this, I threw up for the first time, and I thought morning sickness was really kicking in- good sign. I had a little bit more of brown discharge the next time I tinkled.
Then this morning, it’s brown again, but it’s showing up a little bit on an undie liner. Just a bit, and still no need for a pad.
I haven’t had any serious cramps. My discomfort is mostly localized on my right side, though– and I say discomfort because it’s not really pain, but I feel it both in my belly and my back. It’s not constant, either.
I’ve read that unless it’s bright red, a lot, and accompanied by worse-than-menstrual-cramps, it’s not a miscarriage. But I’m scared that my body is failing us.
In terms of symptoms, I have shortness of breath (first thing I noticed– didn’t even know this was a symptom), nausea (but this isn’t exactly abnormal for me), slight cramps and back pain, frequent tinkling, and slight aversion to foods (I can’t eat my daily apple anymore). Oh, and I tinkled on a stick yesterday morning (a week after my first BFP), and it was still positive.
So Bees… what’s your diagnosis? Am I a paranoid first timer, like my husband says, or should I be worried? My OB won’t see me until 8 weeks, and I don’t have a GP. I just go to an urgent care guy when I need sinus meds or something, and I see specialists for everything else.
They don’t tell you that 12 weeks is an excruciatingly long time to wait to be “in the safe zone.” I just want to get there.