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To not go to work today?

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Royalsighness Mon 02-Feb-15 08:05:44

I had some bleeding on Saturday morning (bright red spotting) and have had a lot of cramping since, I presented at a&e Saturday morning and after not being seen for 4 hours and being made to sit on a hard bench in pain I decided I would rather walk home and call an ambulance if I got any worse.

So I called maternity triage this morning and they told me I'm in a "grey area" as I am only 19 weeks (19 weeks today) so I'm too far along to be seen by EPAU but not pregnant enough to be seen by maternity assessment unit so all I can do is present back at a and e and start again sad

AIBU to just not go to work today until this is all sorted out? Has anyone got any advice?

Cabbagesaregreen Mon 02-Feb-15 08:07:19

Don't go to work. Get yourself sorted. Hugs.

Imnotaslimjim Mon 02-Feb-15 08:08:02

Oh bless you, you must be very worried. Personally I would re present at A&E and get seen, to put you mind at rest

Royalsighness Mon 02-Feb-15 08:11:09

I'm going to go to GP and see if they can refer me for a scan rather than waiting that long again. If not I will try and book a private one.

Mammanat222 Mon 02-Feb-15 08:11:17

Gosh sorry to hear this. Of course you are not being unreasonable. Get yourself to A&E and take something to keep you occupied.

Hoping it's nothing untoward.


ahbollocks Mon 02-Feb-15 08:17:04

Get back to a and e lovey, take some snacks and a drink and a magazine. Should be quieter this morning.
Best of luck and a big hug your way

Nolim Mon 02-Feb-15 08:18:04

Stay at home flowers

ohtheholidays Mon 02-Feb-15 08:28:36

Don't go to work,you have enough going on right now as it is.

Look after yourself and I hope your Dr gets you in for a scan today and that all's well.

HamishBamish Mon 02-Feb-15 08:30:40

Don't go to work. I hope you have a scan today and all is ok.

HoneyIsBeePoo Mon 02-Feb-15 08:30:53

Of course you don't go to work. Take care of yourself. flowers

Royalsighness Mon 02-Feb-15 08:32:55

I've booked a private scan at a private midwifery clinic where I will get checked over properly so that's a weight off my mind

Allisgood1 Mon 02-Feb-15 08:33:03

Don't go to work. Try for a scan on NHS. If no luck, go private if you can.

Jodie1982 Mon 02-Feb-15 08:35:51

No don't go in. Rest up or pop to docs if you can. Hoping you get seen to very soon. (I'm 38+2 so know how your feeling)

LST Mon 02-Feb-15 08:42:50

Don't go into work. I would be inclined to say go to the gp to get signed off a week or 2 tbh.

I hope the scan goes well

grannytomine Mon 02-Feb-15 08:53:43

Similar thing happened to me, was 20 years ago so things might have changed. I felt I was treated badly, not much they could do but little sympathy. I got a letter to go in to see consultant the following week, I assumed it was linked to what was going on but when I saw him it was a routine meeting as I was so "elderly" nearly 40 (oh to be that elderly again) When I told him what was going on he was lovely, he called and got me an immediate scan, and as soon as that was done I saw him between appoinments. He reassured me and was so supportive so I wonder if maybe calling consultants secretary and asking for advice might work? I think sometimes people further up the chain take a different view.

I hope you are OK, it is a horrible time but it can work out OK, my strapping son is evidence of that.

grannytomine Mon 02-Feb-15 08:55:16

Oh, missed the question. I was signed off for two weeks, lots of rest and being looked after. I don't know how you could go into work and be effective as if you are anything like me you won't be able to think of anything else.

comedycentral Mon 02-Feb-15 08:57:00

Don't go to work but do seek medical attention. Please do not wait until you get worse before seeking medical attention. When you get to the stage where you will need an ambulance as you say you will be very very poorly.

I can't imagine how you are feeling so please take it easy thanks thanks thanks

CoolCat2014 Mon 02-Feb-15 08:59:38

Go to your GP - agree with others saying get yourself signed off for a couple of weeks and get some rest. Hope your scan goes well.

funnyface31 Mon 02-Feb-15 09:00:01

Hope you are ok and all hoes well today OP.
Shocking how when pregnant nobody is prepared to care for you because of the "grey area" and timings.

MrsSchadenfreude Mon 02-Feb-15 09:08:14

Don't go to work! Hopefully the midwifery clinic will be able to sign you off - if not, you can take a week off and self certify. This happened to me at 19 weeks, in the "grey area". My GP was brilliant, did some shouting, got me a scan the next day. I was fine, and DD2 is now 14. smile

Hope today brings some positive news for you.

Royalsighness Mon 02-Feb-15 09:17:38

I've got a GP appointment and a private scan today, last time I got an urgent scan for bleeding in pregnancy I had to wait 15 horrible days. So I've already had bleeding in this pregnancy and I have a clot in my womb from where the baby implanted but I don't know if that has caused it?

Thanks for the advice everyone

GhoulWithADragonTattoo Mon 02-Feb-15 09:28:22

Please try not to worry. I bled through the whole of one of my pregnancies so it's not always an issue. I bled whilst giving birth and had a lot more locia than with other baby but there was nothing wrong with baby at all. Sometimes sex can cause bleeding if you have a cervix that is prone to it. Best wishes for your scan and with GP.

OOAOML Mon 02-Feb-15 18:05:24

Hope you didn't go to work, did get seen, and are ok.

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