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13 weeks scan ok, but bled this morning

(16 Posts)
Pauldl Tue 11-Dec-12 21:25:14

Hiya all. Just to let you know that we went for a scan for peace of mind today and all is ok which is a huge relief. It was also nice to see the little one again!

Good luck - I hope all goes well.

EATmum Thu 06-Dec-12 00:00:44

Good luck to you both. I have 3 DDs and bled during each pregnancy and they were all fine. Knowing that didn't make it any less scary with the third than the first though - its hard. Fingers crossed that it all settles down and the rest of the pregnancy goes smoothly.

MyLittleAprilSunshine Wed 05-Dec-12 23:14:10

Good luck hope all goes well for the rest of the pregnancy.

Pauldl Wed 05-Dec-12 23:00:14

Just to update, we went back to the hospital today (venturing out in the snow and ice) so DW could have the anti-d jab we thought she might need. The staff were great at our local Early Pregnancy Unit and said that having heard the babies heart yesterday after the bleed we shouldn't worry. Anyway, hopefully smooth sailing now. Thanks again all of you that responded. We are probably going to get a private scan next week for peace of mind too

Pauldl Tue 04-Dec-12 18:22:05

Thanks for the info Worcestershiresauce. Will look in to it.

In a not dissimilar position I went for a private scan at the Nuffield, for peace of mind really. Spire hospitals also offer private scans. Ring your nearest private hospital and ask for advice, as if they don't offer this service they will be able to point you in the right direction. Fingers crossed for you. I'm sure it will be fine.

Pauldl Tue 04-Dec-12 16:59:37

Worcestershiresauce, by towel I presume you mean sanitary towel and not a bath towel! I'm which case, yes it was, although it did stop by the time we got to hospital and they gave her an internal examination, listened to the baby's heart beat and took a blood sample to test and a swab to test for infection. The doctor and a midwife did discuss whether she should be sent for a scan but, on the basis our 12 week scan was only yesterday and all was fine, they felt it was unlikely to prove or show much and that in all probability, it was just a one off thing. We've been on to the ante-natal triage nurse this afternoon to get clarification on the rh neg issue and waiting for them to come back to us. Yes we would consider a private scan. Where can you get this done? She's sleeping again now as she's knackered at the best of times, let alone when she's been up since 4am and stressed. It's a cruel and twisted world where less than 24 hours after seeing your first child moving and it's heart beating you can be put through this turmoil.

Thank you all for your comments and feedback (especially considering I'm a bloke!). I'll let you know how things progress

applecrumple Tue 04-Dec-12 15:28:47

Let us know how things go

It doesn't seem right to me that they didn't scan her. Was the bleed enough to soak a towel (sorry.... not something a bloke wants to think about)? Anything more than spotting and I'd be pushing for a scan just to check the placenta. Would you consider a private scan to put your mind at rest? It usually costs about £100.

Pauldl Tue 04-Dec-12 13:19:33

Thanks Worcestershiresause but I'm just doing what I'm sure most blokes would do (or at least hope they would!). The doctor was happy that everything seemed ok and actually said we didn't need another scan having only had our 12 week scan yesterday. He also didnt mention the anti-d. However, now DW is awake, she's going to call the midwife who (understandably) wouldn't speak to me about her to find out if she needs to go for anti-d. Hopefully normal service will resume soon and we can just get on with enjoying planning and dreaming.

You sound like a wonderfully supportive husband. Try not to panic, given her doctor is happy as other posters have said it is likely to be something minor. I assume she had a scan - if so they would have picked up if the bleeding was from the placenta or the baby and given the anti-d if it was. I bled regularly up to 15 weeks, unexplained, but I'm fine.

Pauldl Tue 04-Dec-12 11:14:15

Thanks folks. Applecrumple, the doc was very attentive and we made the point of mention her rh neg a couple of times and so presume its not an issue as he didnt suggest or give any anti-d. She's asleep now but did have some tummy cramps earlier slthough the bleeding had stopped by the time we got home ftom the hospital. We presumed that might have all been because of the prodding and poking for the 12 week scan yesterday though. No, we hadn't had sex - I wish we had as it would be so much better knowing the cause of the bleed.

Fortunately I can work from home so she can sleep and I can look after her. Being our first pregnancy it's all a bit scary when things like this happen. It's coming as a constant surprise to us both how much there is to learn! In fact sundaesundae, it's only when you mention things like bleeds that you realise how common they are. Thank you both for your responses. It's massively reassuring to know that there are people out there that have experienced this all before and whom we can ask advice.

Paul

sundaesundae Tue 04-Dec-12 09:22:22

Your cervix is very susceptible to bleeding during pregnancy, I had spotting due to it twice, if there was no bleed seen on the scan and her cervix is closed it is mostly likely from there. Hormonal changes mean pressure, sex, going to the loo, vigorous activity can make it bleed, which can be quite scary.

Something like 70% of people experience bleeding during pregnancy, it usually becomes worrying when it is very heavy or accompanied by pain, fever or chills. Keep an eye but try to relax, it is going to be a long 7 months otherwise!

applecrumple Tue 04-Dec-12 09:20:43

Congratulations to you both! I am also rh neg & had small bleeds in my first & 2nd tri but dd is now 12 weeks old & healthy. As she is rh neg it is likely she will need an antiD injection - I'm surprised the hospital didn't give it to her. If she is not feeling any pain & the bleeding has stopped then she is prob fine but make sure she rests as much as poss. Random question but had you both had sex prior to the bleed as that could have been what caused it.

As to being a nervous wreck, I was throughout my entire pregnancy (& still am in fact!)

Make sure she asks her MW about antiD

Fingers crossed smile

Pauldl Tue 04-Dec-12 09:13:55

Hi. I'm new here (so dont know all the shorthand yet) and also Dad to be.

My wife (DW?) and I had our 12 week scan yesterday and all was well (in fact, we're 13 weeks). Both delighted and have told everyone and then in the early hours of this morning DW woke and found she was bleeding. We spoke to NHS direct who said as she is rh neg we should go to A&E to get checked out. The hospital folk were great and DW had an examination in the early pregnancy ward who said that all is fine (womb closed and heard baby's heart beat). They sent us home with instructions that she is to take it easy for a few days and return if any further problems. We are naturally quite anxious so I was wondering how common such things as this happening are and if you all have any ideas as to how I can help her be less anxious. Bumping in to a neighbour when we returned home a short while ago who said she had had similar naturally helped but DW is likely to be a nervous wreck for the next 6 months in fear of something terrible happening.

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