To go to my EPU scan tomorrow....

(45 Posts)
RevoltingPeasant Sun 15-Jun-14 17:31:34

....when I am being ill regularly?

Last week I had a threatened MC and they are not sure if the baby is still alive or not. So I have an EPU scan tomorrow morning to see.

This weekend I started feeling rather nauseous and today I've been quite ill. I do not know if this is normal pg-related nausea (in which case it is presumably fine) or a bug or something, in which case I shouldn't really go to a ward full of pg women.

I am obviously desperate to find out if there is a heartbeat and our EPU is so stretched that if I move tomorrow's appt I am unlikely to get another scan for about 7-10 days. But I don't want to be selfish. I cannot get in touch with the EPU tonight to check with them as they are unstaffed.

The sickness comes in waves about every half hour or so and is quite intense. I cannot keep down food or liquid. Wwyd in this situation?

LIZS Sun 15-Jun-14 17:38:44

There must be a duty mw available . Can you call them and ask for suggestions , it may be related in which case you need to be seen more urgently.

I'm sorry you're feeling so unwell at a horrible time.

Is it just vomiting, or is there diarrhoea as well? Just vomiting sounds more like bad morning sickness; d&v sounds like a bug. Do you have a temp/feel shivery? If so, prob a bug, if not, again, cd be morning sickness.

RevoltingPeasant Sun 15-Jun-14 17:53:01

Thanks both. Lizs, the EPU is honestly just closed. I know cos I tried last week when I thought I was MC. Also my phone won't dial the new NHS direct number 111. It doesn't recognise it. Maybe I could call maternity?

Humpy no D, just V! No temp but constant low level nausea which rises up periodically. Mostly feel a strong urge to sleep. Does that sound like "morning sickness" to you?

Hurr1cane Sun 15-Jun-14 17:55:08

It sounds just like the morning sickness I had hmm

jeanmiguelfangio Sun 15-Jun-14 17:56:34

Sounds like the morning sickness I had too, keeping my fingers crossed (and toes and anything else I can cross) for you

harriet247 Sun 15-Jun-14 17:58:54

It sounds like morning sickness to me, keeping my fingers crossed for you x try not to fret about feeling ill, call up in the mornibg but for now send dh out ti get you some cold ginger beer

RevoltingPeasant Sun 15-Jun-14 18:00:22

Thanks! Weirdly this makes me happy as if I am getting such strong morning sickness at six in the farking afternoon then maybe I have not MC after all. Unless it is a blighted ovum which is what my GP thinks sad

Bunbaker Sun 15-Jun-14 18:00:48

Do you not have a landline or know someone with a landline that you can use to ring 111?

RevoltingPeasant Sun 15-Jun-14 18:01:46

No I don't Bun as BT cock up means LL not working.

RevoltingPeasant Sun 15-Jun-14 18:02:14

Don't know neighbours well enough to ask either.

BumWad Sun 15-Jun-14 18:04:16

I think you should go to the EPU regardless. Fingers crossed for you

MrsMaturin Sun 15-Jun-14 18:07:39

Vomiting is a symptom of pregnancy. No reason why you shouldn't go to the scan. I very much hope you find all is well.

softlysoftly Sun 15-Jun-14 18:14:50

With no D I would still go.

Good luck.

buggerboooo Sun 15-Jun-14 18:17:03

Id still go. Oh and dont forget to come back and tell us how cute your little blob is! Fingers crossed x

Bunbaker Sun 15-Jun-14 18:24:33

Good luck for tomorrow anyway.

Imsuchamess Sun 15-Jun-14 18:26:46

Go either way.

RevoltingPeasant Sun 15-Jun-14 18:46:25

Thanks all. This made me a bit teary <hormonal idiot>

DH is home from work now and agrees I should go so.... Eeek. I just so, so hope there is a heartbeat.

SweepTheHalls Sun 15-Jun-14 18:48:50

Fingers crossed for you thanks

candycoatedwaterdrops Sun 15-Jun-14 18:49:45

Wishing you luck for tomorrow. flowers

If you're really worried, mention it when you get there and they might suggest an isolation room.

lunar1 Sun 15-Jun-14 18:57:24

You need to go and find out, ive been there and every hour feels like a week when you are waiting for the scan. good luck.

strawberryangel Sun 15-Jun-14 19:36:43

Good luck!

No D and no temp sounds positive to me. I had appalling first tri nausea, and it was def in waves, first thing and last thing (so only ate lunch for three months!) so signs sound positive. Wishing you huge luck for tomorrow.

Elenorrigbywoes Sun 15-Jun-14 21:11:18

Best of luck tomorrow! It sounds like morning sickness.

MagicMojito Sun 15-Jun-14 21:51:54

Good luck for tomorrow op, it does sound like morning sickness to me. Everything is crossed for you XX

Hope for the best but prepare for the worst flowers
Will be thinking of you XX

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