- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
It’s been a rocky couple of days, and this is the first place I could think of to empty my head.
I posted a while back that I had gotten my BFP. My LMP was 10/15/12, which would date me almost at my 8th week of pregnancy now. I scheduled my first appointment with the OB for 12/11 (this coming Tuesday).
On Thursday night I started having some light spotting when I would wipe. By Friday morning it was red, but still not heavy enough to show up unless I was wiping. I know spotting is normal but it’s my first pregnancy and I felt a little weird about it so I asked the OB to fit me in that day. I went in at 2pm, and by then, some of the bleeding was showing on my underwear.
They did a vaginal ultrasound, and hubby and I felt really uneasy the whole time because the tech wasn’t showing us anything, only asking weird questions like “did you get a positive test?” and “are you sure you got your dates right?”…
After she was done, we waited some more to see the doctor and he didn’t really ease my worries either. He said that he wasn’t seeing a normal 7 week pregnancy. The sac was there but from what I understood, he couldn’t see an embryo. Which he said means that my pregnancy is either earlier than I thought, or it was an early miscarriage. So I had blood drawn, and he said that I can get more blood drawn tomorrow to compare results at my Tuesday appointment to see what the HCG level is doing.
After the appointment the bleeding got worse, and I was passing clots. It was a decent amount of bleeding, similar to a period at that point, but not anything that would make me rush to a hospital. I had menstrual like cramps, but also not unbearable. The bleeding has continued through today, red bleeding and mild spontaneous cramps.
The doctor told me my HCG level was 611, which I know won’t mean anything until I get the second lot done, but it does confirm what he said as all the charts I’ve seen show that a 7 week pregnancy should be way higher than that.
After 2 full days of bleeding I’ve almost lost hope. If the embryo just wasn’t visible I’d probably blame it on dates, but that coupled with the cramping and clotty bleeding isn’t making me feel like there’s much chance left.
The waiting is killing me. It would be easier if someone could just tell me “yes, your pregnancy is over.” or “yes, you’re still pregnant”…because at least then I could think and feel appropriately instead of fighting myself on it.
What do you think, bees? How bad does it sound?
For those of you who have experienced an early miscarriage, does this sound like what I may be experiencing?
Have any of you experienced sudden red bleeding that is clotty and have cramps, but not miscarry?
And last question, for those who are experienced with charting, is it possible that I could have gotten my BFP ~two weeks ago after LMP 10/15, and still gotten the dating that mixed up?
Just looking for some input. Thanks for reading, really appreciate it. <3