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MMC at 11 weeks, how much blood loss should I expect?

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BobbieRainbow Fri 07-Aug-09 17:56:01

Hi All

I'm a long term lurker but recently began posting on discovering I was pregnant with baby no. 4, I'm hoping for some advice please...
I started lightly bleeding last weekend and a scan on Monday revealed a missed miscarriage, the baby had stopped developing at 6 weeks. I was given the option of having a D&C or to let things happen naturally, I chose the 'natural' route because I'm a weed and didn't want to be knocked out. However, I am wondering how much blood loss is normal? I am passing clots which I expected, but the blood loss is horrendous, I am soaking a large sanitary towel within 10 minutes of putting it on, this has happened with the last 4 towels, does this sounds about right?

Thanks for reading.

thefatladyscreams Fri 07-Aug-09 18:14:11

Oh BobbieRainbow

So sorry you are going through this. I had a mmc a couple of weeks ago. Very similar, I started bleeding at 10 weeks but a scan showed the baby had died at 7 weeks. I opted for the natural route and queried the nurse about what constituted bleeding heavily (having read several stories here). She said if I was filling a heavy duty sanitary towel every 5 mintues or needed to grab towels as it was so much.

Sounds like you are loosing quite a lot. Can you give NHS Direct or your GP's Out of Hours service a call to check?

It is such a horrible and sad experience. Hope you're OK.

EldonAve Fri 07-Aug-09 18:18:26

If the blood loss doesn't lessen then go to A&E

BobbieRainbow Fri 07-Aug-09 18:36:17

Thank you both, its a crappy experience to say the least.

Fatladysings - sorry to hear you have been through the same, its so cruel isn't it.

I am keeping an eye on the bleeding, have my mum here on stand-by to take me a&e if needed.


thefatladyscreams Fri 07-Aug-09 18:49:27

Thanks Bobbie. It is such a miserable time. Glad your mum is with you.

Don't forget your hormones will still be all over the place for the next few weeks - on top of the grief. So take good care of yourself. It does get better, a little bit day by day, even though it probably doesn't seem like that right now.

PolarBear74 Fri 07-Aug-09 21:22:37

Be careful because I was going through a similar experience and because I lost so much blood I ended up in A&E. I don't want to worry you but I am pleased your Mum is there.

I had my A&E experience a week ago and am still bleeding but it is not so bad now.

Please go to A&E if you are at all worried. They can help.

I am sorry for your loss.

BobbieRainbow Sat 08-Aug-09 15:05:38

Blimey Polar that's horrendous.

The bleeding settled down yesterday evening, so I stopped panicking, I wondered if was so heavy because I suffer from endometriosis (sp).

Thanks for your support ladies, it is much appreciated. Look after yourselves too.


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