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Bleeding. Scared for Baby.

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I debated even posting about this, but I can use all the prayers I can get. I also made the decision to announce our pregnancy while we were still in the early stages and still at significant risk for miscarriage and want to share every step of the way.

Anyway, I started experiencing light bleeding last night and it’s alternated between red and brown since then. The good thing is that I haven’t had any sort of cramps, which is a major sign of miscarriage, but regardless, I’m scared for Baby.

I’m 7 weeks, 4 days pregnant, today, and I have read in multiple places that bleeding at this stage is somewhat common due to the embryo attaching to the uterine wall. I am really hoping that this is the case. I also read that of the 25% of women who experience bleeding in the first three months of pregnancy, 70-80% will continue their pregnancies to full term.

I wasn’t exactly one of those 70-80% with Lila, but at 15 weeks (past three months), I went to the hospital due to more bleeding than I’m experiencing now, and she turned out perfectly healthy.

Can you tell I’m trying to consume a lot of positive facts?

I’ll be calling my midwives tomorrow morning and see what they say. I’m hoping that they have me come in and do an ultrasound or something, but it wouldn’t surprise me if they make me wait it out. If I’m going to miscarry, there is nothing anyone can do to stop it. My guess is they’ll at least have me come in to check for an infection – which, honestly, I’d be thrilled to have at this point because it’s an explanation.

So yeah, this is what’s happening and I’d appreciate any prayers you can throw Baby’s way. I’m doing my best not to stress.

  • Hollypopuk

    Somehow, I can’t remember how, I’m following you on Twitter. I’m a mum to two girls aged 8 and 4. Sending you positive thoughts for you and baby. Keep your feet up and take it easy til your see the midwives, not much else you can do I’m afraid. Thinking of you.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks. 

  • Nicole Cox

    We’re thinking of you. 

    They really should do an ultrasound at this point, because an ectopic can cause bleeding, and this is around the time that it would start becoming worrisome.  Not to scare you, but I’d really insist on it.  You’ve had no cramping though, which is great.  I hope they don’t just make you wait it out, an explination is so important.

    Lots of thoughts and prayers going your way.  Do keep us updated.  Love you!

  • Anonymous

    Good point. I will. They may make me go to the hospital, though. My midwives only have one ultrasound machine (they had none when I was pregnant with Lila) and only use it for certain circumstances – and I don’t know what they are. Hopefully I qualify. If I need to go to the hospital, I will. 

  • Auntie Charlene

    Sending Angels to your side sweetheart….. I love you and that little baby unborn. 

  • http://twitter.com/atx85 Brandon Smith

    Never been through something like this personally but wishing you and your family the best! We’ll keep you in our thoughts! :-) Stay positive!!

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