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DawnLaura Thu 04-Jun-20 21:21:33

Hi there,

Wondering if anyone can offer some advice at all.

I took a pregnancy test last week, which was positive. Going by the start date of my last period, this would make me 4 weeks and 5 days pregnant currently.

Yesterday, I started spotting light pink blood. Today it has turned a bit darker with a few tiny clots in it. Basically looks a bit like a period. No cramping or pain at all so far.

I'm worried I'm having an early miscarriage and I'm not sure what I should do from here.

I live in the UK and we moved house on the same day lockdown was announced due to Covid-19. Because of this, I haven't been able to register my family at our new GP surgery (you need to attend the surgery to pick up a registration form, which they aren't allowing at the moment). My old GP surgery is in a different catchment area.

I'm not sure who I should call, if I should call my old GP surgery and ask if they could refer me for an early scan? Would they even do that? Or should I just wait it out and see how things go the next few days and then maybe do another pregnancy test?

This is my second pregnancy, my first was straightforward with no complications.

Thanks for any help or advice you can give - stressing myself silly at the moment. sad

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Literaryseed Fri 05-Jun-20 08:16:24

I'm sorry this is happening to you OP. I had a chemical pregnancy (miscarriage before 5 weeks) in March and it was just like a normal period. I didn't seek any medical help. If you aren't in pain or passing too much blood you may not need to go to the GP. When I had a slightly later MC at 7 weeks it was different and I went to my local EPU.

ivfgottostaypositive Fri 05-Jun-20 08:35:48

Unfortunately given you are less than 6 weeks there really isn't anything they can do and there is little point in having a scan as nothing would be visible on it anyway. I know that's heard to hear x

DawnLaura Fri 05-Jun-20 09:42:18

Thanks for your replies. I did think there might not be anything they could do. This morning I've started bleeding more heavily and have passed what I think was 2 clots. I've also started cramping. So it does look like it's a chemical pregnancy. I'll retest once the bleeding stops to know for sure.

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Elieza Fri 05-Jun-20 09:50:13

Sorry you’re going through this, it’s a horrible situation to be in.

Re future health care in general, your current doctor can refer you for medical treatment but if any letters come out they will go to your old address so as long as you have mail redirected you should get them ok.

Defo the time to register at a new practice as soon as you are allowed though, as your old one won’t do house calls, although I doubt anyone would during CV, but that’s what I got told previously!

AlisonLew15 Fri 05-Jun-20 09:56:10

@Dawnlaura So sorry you're going through this. I think at this time due to Covid that most GP surgeries are seeing unregistered patients to relieve the hospitals. No harm in ringing either of them though, hopefully they can help

DawnLaura Sun 07-Jun-20 01:43:31

Thanks for the replies guys.

I took another test tonight and that's it now negative, as I expected it would be. My bleeding has almost stopped and had no more cramping since yesterday.

Guess it's back to trying. We are lucky that it happened very fast both this time and when we fell pregnant with our son, so keeping my fingers crossed that happens again and the next one goes to plan.

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Elieza Sun 07-Jun-20 11:31:01

Sorry for your loss OP flowers

Have you tried acupuncture? It’s got a good track record for getting people pregnant and keeping it that way.

DawnLaura Mon 08-Jun-20 00:46:47

@Elieza I didn't know that about acupuncture - thank you! Will check it out.

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Elieza Mon 08-Jun-20 09:52:30

There is only one professional body and all the acupuncturist’s names and addresses are listed on it.

See if you can find one who specialises in pregnancy. I have one in my area but Glasgow is probably no use to you! Sessions are £50. You do have to go regularly. They treat your other problems too like acid tummy or morning sickness etc. Her most recent success was my friends friend who is 40 and this is her last chance after multiple mc’s. She had her first baby with acupuncture, a baby girl 😃

I went to a Chinese man and a white woman. She was better than him. So don’t subconsciously pick a therapist based on belief that Chinese will be better as it may not be true! Choose based on their track record. Have they done post grad courses on pregnancy. Have they had a lot of successes. What about failures etc.

Some say Chinese herbs help additionally, but I avoid that kind of thing, not for me. It was additional cost as well and I couldn’t afford it for the various conditions I was going to get treated.

Good luck.

DawnLaura Tue 09-Jun-20 01:35:45

@Elieza Thanks so much for all the info. I actually live just outside of Glasgow. smile I will look into it all some more, thanks again!

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