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June 2014 Bus for those with RMC issues

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NorahVanstone Fri 04-Oct-13 09:58:58

Hello everyone, welcome to our new hopeful but slightly paranoid bus!

NorahVanstone edd 6th June, 4 previous MC

lucyfluff Fri 04-Oct-13 10:36:59

Thanks Norah! Appreciate you setting up and totally understand the need for it! I've never had a MC before or bleeding this early so maybe someone could share any advice or info with me?

Bleeding has got heavier and cramps now sad

TinyTear Fri 04-Oct-13 10:39:41


5+5 today

Previous mc in 2010 at 10, 6 and 8 weeks

Tests at St Mary's recurrent miscarriage clinic that came back normal.

One 20 month daughter born Jan 12

9 months TTC this time with a chemical in March

NorahVanstone Fri 04-Oct-13 10:44:55

Oh no, Lucy.
What are your dates today? (how far along)

NorahVanstone Fri 04-Oct-13 10:46:05

Hi Tiny Tear, welcome to our shiny new bus. Gosh you've had a shit time of it, haven't you? Your DD must be a great comfort.

TinyTear Fri 04-Oct-13 10:47:35

Yes. She keeps me going in the uncertain times now. Not to mention I just turned 40 so time is not on my side

lucyfluff Fri 04-Oct-13 11:32:39

I'm only 4+4 today so very early....x

TinyTear Fri 04-Oct-13 11:38:16

4+4 could be a chemical. :-(
I had that in march, BFP on Monday, heavy period like bleeding with clots on Thursday

So sorry but this early it's a waiting game. Only after 6w do they scan

NorahVanstone Fri 04-Oct-13 11:42:52

Hi Lucy,

Generally they say bleeding plus no cramps not worrying,
bleeding plus cramps can be a little more worrying as a symptom.

Have you got a pregnancy test handy?
I'd be tempted to use it, if you get a BFP then go to the nearest EPU (emergency pregnancy unit, most hospitals have one, you can google) and ask if they can do 48 hour bloods for you.

4+4 is too early to see anything on a scan, so they way they can check is to take your blood, measure the amount of HCG and then take it again in 48 hours time. In a successful pregnancy it should double every 48 hours, if it doesn't rise much, it indicates things aren't good. It is a way of being sure what is going on.

The other option is to wait and see i.e. see if the bleeding continues to get heavier, test every morning to see if you are still getting positive tests etc but I have found this does lead to quite a long wait sometimes, so I'd prefer to know with a test if possible. Some people would rather wait it out than have to go to the EPU, it is a personal thing.

If it is a successful PG, then the bleeding and cramping should stop. If it is an early MC then it won't. When I've had one at under 5 weeks, I have found it like a heavy period, unpleasant, but not too bad physically to cope with, just very distressing emotionally.

I'm going out now but will check in later to see how you are doing. x

lucyfluff Fri 04-Oct-13 12:15:06

Thankyou for your advice Tiny and Norah...I have a feeling it's a chemical pregnancy as cramps feel like AF and quite a bit of blood. No clots yet but that may happen over the next few days. I will wait it out, strong believer in fate and so if it wasn't meant to be it was for a reason (despite being gutted).

Hubbie is staying positive bless him, I have told him not to get his hopes up though.


ThreeFromDesire Fri 04-Oct-13 13:45:32

I'm going to join this bus too.

This is my third pg this year, with a 4+4 mc in August and a 5+2 mc in March. I am testing everyday, sometimes always more than once. The lines are darker this time from the very start and I got a positive earlier (at 9dpo) too so I'm feeling very 'third time luckyish' about it all but obviously still a worry.

I didn't feel right saying any of this on the other thread so pleased to be on here.

Hope you've made appointments for bloods already Lucy?

PJen Fri 04-Oct-13 14:52:13

Hello ladies, I do belong here.
Trying for #2 for 3 years. I have had 3 miscarriages. Did the Recurrent Miscarriage testing and have APA (Antiphospholipid Antipbody) and also some genetic issues causing blood clotting. I am on clexane. I am also a bit older than average mothers. I am 40 years old so it may be just my age. I have had two beta blood tests on September 24th and 26th. Due to my history and some cramping, I am having an early ultrasound next week. I am hopeful but very scared.

lucyfluff Fri 04-Oct-13 14:52:55

Hiya three, sorry to hear about your previous mc's. I hope this one is your lucky one.

Im not going to book blood tests, going to do the wait and see approach, bleeding all day, not too heavy but have changed my pad once already.

Do you mind me asking how your mc at 4+4 was? did you have any obvious clots?

TinyTear Fri 04-Oct-13 15:13:40

Hi PJen, I am 40 as well and trying for number 2, although my mcs were before number 1...

CarrotCakeMuffins Fri 04-Oct-13 17:35:06

Hello all

Lucy - fingers crossed for you! No more suggestions than those already made I'm afraid. Maybe try to see your GP on Monday depending on what happens in the meantime.

I am now 4+4 (I think), after 3 mc. My current attitude is I have had a positive test, and am not thinking / projecting beyond that.

I saw my GP yesterday, which was a bit confusing as he wasn't quite sure where to refer me. I had full RMC testing previously with no obvious reasons found but have been recommended a cocktail of medications from various different specialists.

So I am going back to the GP in 2 weeks, by which time he should know what to do with me! I will then push for an early scan if he's not already sorted one, as this was previously recommended for me also (and if it's not good news I'd rather know sooner rather than later).

I am not keen to see the midwife before I have had a scan, as spending an hour going through previous preg & mc only to add to the list a few weeks later is upsetting & a waste of everyone's time.

In the meantime, I am on low dose aspirin, progesterone suppositories (lovely) and now Fragmin which I have to self inject (also lovely) All of which may or may not make any difference....

Only once I have had a scan will I allow myself to think about it being real (or deal with another mc). Let's hope for good news this time.

NorahVanstone Fri 04-Oct-13 18:53:53

Hi everyone,

Carrot I know what you mean about not doing the booking in yet...I'm going to self refer at about 10 weeks as I just can't face it until I'm confident things are progressing.

I had a slightly baffling time this afternoon, went to the gp's to pick up my clexane prescription, and also a new sharps bin as handed my old one in on Wed as was full.

Went on to the chemist & got given Clexane in the massive syringes (so each one is about as thick as a carrot) and a tiny, tiny sharps bucket the size of a pencil case whose opening was so small not a single syringe would go through.

I just stood there with them in each hand looking at them.

I asked the chemist if I could have a bigger bin or the smaller syringes but apparently neither were possible confused

TinyTear Fri 04-Oct-13 19:17:50

how odd!!

i think i still have a sharps bin as i had a week of clexane (i think it was) after my c-section) i must have tidied it away as they gave me two and i only used one...

i will be 6 w on sunday, that will be past mc number 2... then just the 8w and 10w dates to go past...

NorahVanstone Sat 05-Oct-13 08:45:00

Morning lovely ladies,

How are you today Lucy?

I have sore boobs which I am finding comforting this morning but I also have a lot of <ahem> moisture downstairs which is freaking me out...I keep thinking I'm bleeding when I'm not. I keep having to stop myself dashing to the loo to check.

I am 5+0 today, so one week gone by, anyway.

lucyfluff Sat 05-Oct-13 09:48:40

Hi Norah, Im ok thankyou...bleeding is pretty heavy nearly as much as AF and cramps yesterday. Oddly still feeling a bit sicky but that may be because Im feeling a bit crappy...DH keeps saying be positive until we test again but I told him last night not to get his hopes up.

Anyway Im going to try and have a good day as its my birthday today so keeping my mind off it and has some lovely pressies from my boys so I know Im lucky grin grin

tannyLoo72 Sat 05-Oct-13 10:08:26

Is it ok to join this thread too? I'm 4+3, 41 and had 2 MCs in the last year, one of them at 5+6 and a MMC picked up at 11+4, but scan suggested it stopped at about 6wks. Ended up in hospital with haemorrhage, which was nasty...
This time I feel really sick and bloated, which is good, but the lines on test strips remains fainter than I would like. Trying to relax, but it's lovely to find people who understand

NorahVanstone Sat 05-Oct-13 10:17:14

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LUCY cake brew wine thanks
I hope you have a lovely day.

Welcome Tanny. Yep unfortunately we do understand smile
Feel free to say anything you like here.

TinyTear Sat 05-Oct-13 10:19:37


Norah, the moisture is normal... I am also always running to check. This week was quite bad.

Welcome Tanny.

Lucy, hope you get good news when you test again

tannyLoo72 Sat 05-Oct-13 10:38:41

Norah and Tiny, thank you x

PJen Sat 05-Oct-13 12:23:10

Happy birthday Lucy!!!

Tiny and Tanny glad to see I am not the only one on the wrong side of 39!! smile

Norah, I have the weird moisture too, although I am on progesterone pessaries so I thought they are causing it.

I hate Clexane, why are the needles so dull? I can't get the needle to go in. Any tips??

DH is getting transferred to Amsterdam. I am freaking out as I had horrible 48 hour labour ending with emergency c-section and want elective c-section this time and I know Dutch are against c-section. :S

TinyTear Sun 06-Oct-13 07:36:30

PJen another similarity. Had emcs after induction with my first and want a elcs

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