I found out I was pregnant on Monday - I was about 9 days late, this was our first attempt to conceive and despite 6 negative tests, I just knew I was pregnant as I felt different - no sickness but lots of twinges/cramps in my tummy.
On Tuesday, I was away with work all day but felt good then on Wednesday morning, woke up to bleeding and moderate cramp which suddenly escalated to severe cramp resulting in me collapsing due to my blood pressure dropping significantly.
The bleeding wasn't heavy but the pain was like nothing I've experienced before - I've generally got a high pain threshold but this was awful and I had to go to hospital in an ambulance sucking on gas and air (wonderful stuff!).
Hospital confirmed I was pg, referred me to EPU who took bloods and confirmed hcg levels of 46. I then went home and forced myself to do things as I normally would as the dr and midwife both said that nothing I would do could make any difference to the outcome so I forced myself to walk the dog, exercise the horse etc - it was uncomfortable and I was still bleeding but it was ok.
Went back to EPU today for follow up tests and hcg is down to 9 do a definite mc. I physically feel good today - my lower back is a bit sore but my tummy feels ok, I feel much stronger than I did earlier in the week and the bleeding has pretty much gone. Emotionally, I'm ok, it's horrid what happened but it was so early in the process that I think it makes it easier to deal with.
So is that it? Should the bleeding just stop over the next few days and things go back to normal? I know everyone is different but I'm sort of in a limbo where I want to get back to normal but don't know what to expect.
I want to start exercising again but don't know when to start? I'd also like to ttc again quite soon but don't know what happens to my cycle post mc?
Hi kitkat sorry you had to go through that, sounds like a frightening experience. I think everyone is different at this stage, if you feel physically well then you can start to get back to normal - just take it easy and listen to your body, sometimes you find it has taken more out of you than you expect. You will probably bleed for 7-10 days, getting lighter and more like a period, though it's not unusual for it to be a bit stop-start and it may get a bit heavier if you do too much. For most people they will have an AF 4-6 weeks later. The standard advice is to wait for a first period before trying again though you may ovulate this cycle - this is mainly to accurately date a new pregnancy as it's difficult to predict what happens over the next few weeks, but some women do fall pregnant straight away. I've experienced a sort of shock reaction when I've started to miscarry - dizzy and faint with a pounding heart, well before any major bloodloss kicked in - could this be what happened to you?
Sorry you've had such a difficult time and away from home too. I've had several early MCs, I found the physical recovery was fairly quick - usually within a cycle. However I did have times when I found it emotionally difficult too. In particular I was surprised to find that the arrival of my due date (as it would have been) was a very wobbly time emotionally. Different people cope differently, but just be aware that you might be affected in ways you hadn't expected - but you will get through it.