Is it happening again?(5 Posts)
At the end of July I was told I was having a MMC, I thought I was nearly 12 weeks gone, but my baby had died at 7 weeks.
I had surgery, everything was removed, and about a month later I had a normal, if not slightly heavier period.
I'm now pregnant again. I had a scan a week and half ago, as I'd been in a lot of pain, and they roughly dated me at 5 and half weeks. There was a heartbeat and all was fine.
But last night I wiped some blood, not loads, but it was definitely there.
I've been feeling very bloated and have been having pains, but I've been constipated so I'm trying to tell myself that that is what it is.
My head is just in panic mode, and I've convinced myself that I'm losing it again. Because I didn't have any symptoms or signs at all with my MMC, I think I'm almost looking for signs, but I definitely had blood last night.
I would ring the EPAC unit again, but I don't want them thinking that I'm being over dramatic and wasting time because of the last pregnancy.
I know no one on here can give me an answer, I'm just looking for a hand to hold I suppose I just can't bear the not knowing!
Not necessarily. I had a mc and then had bleeding in my subsequent pregnancy. Thought it was history repeating but got a scan and all was fine. Ds is now 2.5.
Please get checked out. They won't mind and it will save you a lot of uncertainty.
Your scan showing a heart beat is a positive sign that things will go well this time. I think that you should arrange another scan with the EPAC unit though. You won't be wasting their time - bleeding in pregnancy is always worrying, even when you know that it happens in normal pregnancies and isn't necessarily a sign that something is wrong. Although getting a scan won't change how this pregnancy progresses, it will help reduce any worry and stress you are feeling if it shows everything is fine and that's why it's worth doing!
I've experienced quite heavy bleeding in pregnancy after having a miscarriage previously and was sure things were going to end the same way. I had a scan after the first signs of bleeding and then another just over a week later as the bleeding had continued and become heavier. Nobody thought I was being over dramatic or wasting their time when I asked for the second scan - they understood how stressful it was and how reassuring the scans were. Despite the bleeding my DS was fine.
I hope that all goes well for you.
Also did they scan you thoroughly even after locating your embryo in the womb? Pain and bleeding can occur in completely normal pregnancies but also can be a sign of ectopic pregnancy and it is possible to have twin pregnancies where one embryo implants in the womb and one in a fallopian tube.
I wasn't sure about mentioning this as I don't want to worry you unnecessarily, however after rereading your OP I thought I should. Please do phone your EPAC and get checked out.
Thank you so much everyone for your replies. After reading them I have just rung EPAC, and a midwife is going to ring me this afternoon.
They checked for an ectopic, and they said it definitely wasn't that, so I'm hoping they did do a thorough scan.
Thank you so much for all of your kind words and reassurance.
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