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what actually happens when you m/c

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iliketosleep Thu 06-Sep-07 12:07:20

I have had some fresh red blood last night but it had stopped by 7 this morning, if it is m/c what am i supposed to expect?

Lcy Thu 06-Sep-07 12:30:50

Hi iliketosleep - sorry to hear you have had bleeding again. Have you contacted your GP/Midwife? I think every miscarriage is different but classic signs are red blood (that doesnt stop) and abdominal cramping. It is worth getting it checked out - but remember that seeing a healthy baby with a heart beat on scan is a really good sign.

Thinking of you - xx

ronshar Thu 06-Sep-07 12:34:07

I would just like to repeat what lcy said. Get yourself down to GP and insist on early pregnancy clinic appointment. Or try your local hospital. If it offers maternity then it should hve early pregnancy unit which will see you if you are bleeding.
How many weeks are you?

Lcy Thu 06-Sep-07 12:34:59

There is information on this site - but a scan is the only thing that will reassure you


www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk

iliketosleep Thu 06-Sep-07 12:37:29

i have a scan at 3, i was just wondering what to expect as i thought with m/c there was loads of pain and clots etc, this seems to be very laid back kind of bleeding. Im 10+4 weeks. I bled old blood last week and had an u/s on monday which showed baby was fine, then i started bleeding red blood at 7 last night till around about 4 this morning although i didnt notice till about 7 (got up to go to the toilet at 4 and there was a little fresh blood but at 7 there was nothing)

ronshar Thu 06-Sep-07 12:45:33

Wait until you have your scan and relax. You are being looked after well by the sounds of it.
If it is a MC then it all depends on doctors and you. Some like to deal surgically some medically. It all depends on what you what.

Fingers crossed you wont have to answer any of those questions and it is just a bit of bleeding that means nothing.
Good luck at 3pm. Do post later what happens. I shall be thinking of you.

Lcy Thu 06-Sep-07 12:49:13

Hi - well done for getting the scan at three. Like Ronshar said it may just be a bit of bleeding - which is more common than most of us think in pregnancy - the scan will hopefully reassure you.

Is there anyone who can go to the scan with you - good or bad news i know how stressful it can be xxx

iliketosleep Thu 06-Sep-07 12:50:31

yer my dp is coming with me

Lcy Thu 06-Sep-07 12:51:32

Good - will be thinking of you xxx

iliketosleep Thu 06-Sep-07 12:53:17

sorry to go on but, if you were to m/c can you start bleeding on and off? I officially havent bled since 7am hmm If im not here im in the bathroom checking me knickers

lissielou Thu 06-Sep-07 12:53:54

can just repeat what has been said. there is no such thing as a typical mc. will keep everything crossed for you x

iliketosleep Thu 06-Sep-07 12:56:25

i see, you can tell ive never done this before!! thanks for all your advice ill let you all know when im back xxx

Jackstini Thu 06-Sep-07 12:56:39

They can be very different, no 'normal' way really. Glad you have not got to wait long for your scan - will be thinking of you ond hoping for the best.

goingfor3 Thu 06-Sep-07 12:58:17

I really is different for everyone. LAst time I had no bleeding just contraction pains and the first time I had spotting the day before getting any pains.

Fingers crossed all is alright and you won't need any m/c related info.

MrsPuddleduck Thu 06-Sep-07 13:05:32

I had slight bleeding early on with both of my pregnancies which both turned out fine.

In both cases I had compelte bed rest for a week to make sure (I had a very nice doctor at the time).

Keep your feet up if you can!

iliketosleep Thu 06-Sep-07 13:16:43

now that i could live with wink

ronshar Thu 06-Sep-07 16:51:59

How are you iliketosleep? Fingers still crossed for you.

iliketosleep Thu 06-Sep-07 16:56:18

hi there, unfortunatly baby died on tuesday

fawkeoff Thu 06-Sep-07 16:56:52

so sorry for you hun>>>>>>hugs<<<<<

iliketosleep Thu 06-Sep-07 16:58:01

thankyou im actually coping surprisingly well which isnt like me at all!!

ronshar Thu 06-Sep-07 17:00:52

Oh my love that is so sad. If it helps then there are lots of mc threads on here. We have all been through this and I promise that at first it is very hard. The pain is unbearable, but it does get easier.

Take time to mourn the loss of your baby.
Keep in touch.

lissielou Thu 06-Sep-07 18:39:32

im so so sorry. please take care of yourself x

Lcy Thu 06-Sep-07 18:53:02

I am so so sorry iliketosleep. Such a shock after the scan last week - life can be so cruel. Look after yourself - post on here if you have any questions or just want to rant, cry etc...

I am so sorry for you and your DH.

Lcy xx

belgo Thu 06-Sep-07 18:57:36

iliketosleep - your hormones will be all over the place. I remember thinking how well I was coping, but that was only because my body still thought I was pregnant. It took a good few weeks for the miscarriage to sink in and my hormones to get back to normal.

Wishing you all the best at this difficult time.

Lcy Thu 06-Sep-07 18:58:44

I just read on the March thread that you want to TTC that you want to try again as soon as possible. Lots of people will warn you against this BUT there is no medical reason you can't. I felt exactly the same when i had my mc 3 weeks ago - and we are already trying. It is amazing how quickly your body gets back to normal.

BUT make sure you look after yourself and DH emotionally. The hormones are still around for 2 weeks and with the grief as well it can be hard. I went and still am going through a roller coaster of emotions. i had two weeks off and this really helped me deal with things. Look after yourself. Drink lots of wine, eat chocolate, and watch dvds with your feet up.

I will keep an eye on this thread so post if you need to chat

Lucy xxxx

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