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Mummytothearkbuilder Tue 05-Feb-13 18:19:14

Hi ladies

Sorry to bother you all again - I have been on here all weekend and your support has been amazing.

We have had a very emotional weekend where we were told we had lost our baby at a private dating scan however after visiting our local hospital and a scan yesterday at the EPU we were told that I am much earlier than I thought (5 weeks rather than 7). The EPU internally scanned me and saw a pregnancy sac, yolk and functioning blood supply - the lady said it was a normal looking 5 week pregnancy and I had the same chance of miscarriage as anyone else who is 5 weeks pregnant. I have to go back on 18th Feb for a re-scan where they should see growth and a heartbeat.

I have had some brown spotting since Sunday which I understand is common in pregnancy this early however I think we are so much more anxious than normal because of the roller coaster weekend - the brown spotting is mainly when I wipe - nothing has collected on my pad I am wearing.

I am trying very hard to be positive but am so scared and hate this feeling of being out of control. I have only managed to get through one day so far and the 18th Feb feels like a lifetime away.

My DH is being wonderful and trying to be positive even though I know he is worried - I don't want to chip away at his positivity by going on about how worried I am (not that I come in here to moan and whinge either) - I just wondered whether anyone has gone through anything similar and how you managed with the 2 weeks wait.

Thank you all so much for reading xxx

InchyInchy Tue 05-Feb-13 18:37:27

I've been there and had to wait - there is nothing that will make it any easier, just try and set smaller milestones...this weekend I'm going to go out for a nice dinner, etc.

I've had two miscarriages and they were the worst time of my life, but there is nothing you can do and the waiting is frustrating. The best advice I could give you is whinge, moan and talk about it if you are in the mood to do so, just try and not bottle all the emotion up.

I had bleeding early on in this pregnancy and had to wait for a scan, but I'm now only two days off my due date. It's hard the waiting, the whole pregnancy will be filled with waiting and truth be told it doesn't get much easier until you can feel the little baby wriggling about in there.

The time will pass and I wish you the very best.

DreamingOfTheMaldives Tue 05-Feb-13 18:40:28

I've not really been in your position before as my 2 weeks wait was just procedure and I knew what the outcome was going to be, sadly.

I guess, the only advice I can give is to keep yourself busy so you don't have time to sit and dwell on it. Try to stay positive though, your second scan sounds just as it should be. Focus on what the sonographer said - sac, yolk and good blood supply and try not to think about the private scan, which having read your other threads sounds like the sonographer was bloody incompetent!

Try not to worry (easier said than done i know) as the internal scans are much better for early pregnancies as they are able to see everything in detail so your second scan definitely sounds the most reliable.

StepfordWannabe Tue 05-Feb-13 21:01:07

You poor pet, it's an awful thing to go through. No advice on how to cope I'm afraid, looking back that week or so is just a tear-filled blur. Best of luck x

ExpatAl Tue 05-Feb-13 21:30:06

There is no magic formula for gliding through these two weeks in zen like serenity. You're going through an incredibly shitty time and I'm so sorry. Do try to keep busy as dreaming said. Your last scan sounded good so hang on to that.

springlamb Tue 05-Feb-13 21:38:22

It's a crap time and there is nothing to be done but getting through each day.

Thank heavens they re-scan today rather than rushing into stuff. I was told that I had lost my baby but retained some 'products of conception' and was rushed in to have an ERPC that same night. A month later the hospital phoned and said there may have been a mistake, could I come in IMMEDIATELY.

DS is 18 now. Stay strong, be kind to yourself, and good luck.

Mummytothearkbuilder Wed 06-Feb-13 07:25:54

Thank you ladies - it means so much that you reply and makes me and DH feel less lonely.

Onto day 2 - trying to keep busy - work today and tomorrow and then busy at the weekend. The EPU said that it is quite common that woman think they are further ahead and have to do the 2 week wait - I am just keeping everything crossed that it has grown and we have a heartbeat.

The brown blood seems to have disappeared for now - that must be good??

I think I will continue to post over the next 2 weeks - it's quite therapeutic to write it down on here (if that makes sense)

Thanks again xx

ExpatAl Wed 06-Feb-13 10:18:19

Yes totally agree that it can be hard to be sure if your cycles are erratic and long. Add to that that lots of people (including me) test positive when they're barely over three weeks and confusion reigns!

Mummytothearkbuilder Wed 06-Feb-13 19:31:40

Day 2 done - went fairly quick thanks to a busy day at work - no cramping or brown bleeding so that has too be good???

Fingers crossed for a good nights sleep and a quick day 3. DH is out tomorrow night so me and DS are staying with my Mum - I don't trust myself alone with the IPad and google - I have discovered Dr Google is not my friend!!

Thanks again ladies - you are seriously getting me through this xx

Mummytothearkbuilder Thu 07-Feb-13 18:40:49

Day 3 almost done - was feeling positive but just had a small amount of brown spotting again - I know it's common but just scares me hmm

DH is out this evening so staying with my mum.

Trying so hard to be positive but the re-scan feels ages away! Xx

ExpatAl Thu 07-Feb-13 18:46:37

I check to see an update often Mummy
The bleeding would scare me too, but it's apparently very common in early pregnancy and brown blood is good because it's old blood. Take your prenatals and keep hydrated and know that you're doing everything you can.

Kafri Thu 07-Feb-13 19:01:45


Just thought i'd put my tuppence in too...

After IVF I had my own agonising 2 week wait after which I got my BFP! Then, at 6 weeks I too had a bleed. I was worried sick. I was taken straight in to the EPU at the hospital i'd had my ivf treatment and they did an internal scan immediately.
There, we saw a lovely little heartbeat and with it came the reassurance that everything was ok. (it just so happened that it was my birthday that day too - happy birthday to me - best present in the world)

Well, fast forward a few months and that lovely little heartbeat is now a bouncing 7 week old with a mighty fine pair of lungs and a raging dose of colic and reflux

Bleeding can be a sign of trouble but can also be completely normal so I, along with everyone else on here will keep my fingers crossed that you get your happy ending as I did!x

Mummytothearkbuilder Thu 07-Feb-13 19:52:28

Thank you ladies - and thank you for checking back on me - it means so much to me and makes me feel less lonely and more reassured that whatever the outcome I am not alone. The support on here is amazing and honestly is helping me get through each day.

Hopefully the brown spotting will turn out to be implanting and there will be a heartbeat on the 18th xxx

StepfordWannabe Thu 07-Feb-13 21:21:18

Just checking in - hugs x

Mummytothearkbuilder Fri 08-Feb-13 09:22:52

Day 4 - keeping busy with the shopping and housework - how exciting!!

Has a rubbish night sleep and am tired which normally equals emotional!!

Spotting seems to have subsided for now but I have lower backache - could be stretching though?? I have text my midwife to check - she is going to think I am so high maintenance hmm xxx

Kafri Fri 08-Feb-13 09:41:48

Never fret over what the MW thinks about you seeking reassurance. She's doing her job and if she isn't happy to help then perhaps a change of career is in order.

i MUST have driven mine crackers with all the reassurance i needed but they were alway lovely and seemed to understand I was fretting cos of how important it was to me after so many years and then IVF. Everyone has their own reasons for needing to be reassured and the MW's are used to it all.

I convinced myself that all would be ok once i could see baby and have him in my arms but no, i've fretted about something pretty much every day of the last 7 weeks. [GRIN] x

Kafri Fri 08-Feb-13 09:42:50

sad it didnt give me a grin - silly caps lock

Mummytothearkbuilder Fri 08-Feb-13 09:58:34

Thanks Kafri - I haven't heard back from the MW yet. I am trying o stay off google to self diagnose!!

I hope it's just all stretching and making room - it's so hard not to worry about every twinge you get. I just want to get to 18th and everything be okay - the thought of losing it after the 2 week wait is horrible hmm just trying to stay positive xx

Mummytothearkbuilder Fri 08-Feb-13 13:51:25

MW called me and said back ache was normal and it keep an eye on brown spotting but sounds common. She was very nice and made me feel less neurotic!!


Mummytothearkbuilder Sun 10-Feb-13 10:19:15

Had a lovely day yesterday and it went quite quickly! Roast dinner and rugby (watching not playing!!) at the in-laws today and then tomorrow there is only a week left until the scan. No bleeding and cramping must be a good sign surely - I'm not getting overly positive am I?? X

ExpatAl Sun 10-Feb-13 10:35:06

No cramping or bleeding is always good! The rugby was fab. Glad you had a good day. One week to go!

Mummytothearkbuilder Sun 10-Feb-13 13:07:58

Thanks ExpatAl - spoke too soon - the brown spotting has returned so worried it getting lighter and going to turn red. Fingers crossed it doesn't x

ExpatAl Sun 10-Feb-13 14:15:15

This is just endless for you. I might be tempted to go in saying that I had severe pain to get tested - hopefully they'll take bloods too.

Mummytothearkbuilder Sun 10-Feb-13 15:19:32

It's stopped now - it just so up and down. I might phone GP or EPU again tomorrow to touch base. In the grand scheme of things the spotting is small and is staying brown / light brown but I just have no indication if the pregnancy is progressing well or not.

The EPU said that bloods wouldn't show if the pregnancy is healthy or not as my hormones levels may still remain high but I think it would be a bit reassuring if they were increasing.

Thanks for being so supportive x

ExpatAl Sun 10-Feb-13 15:30:55

No the hcg wouldn't give much of a clue unless it was a low number but I'm thinking more about your progesterone level.

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