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Dark brown discharge - my happy ending

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Hubbythecatandme Thu 06-Feb-14 14:21:46

Thanks ever so much for your support ladies.
I wiped dark brown discharge a couple of times on Monday morning (2am) followed by cramps and more dark / stringy discharge the next couple of days and after going absolutely hysterical I had managed to convince myself I had lost the baby. I thought I was going to go mad.
Went to the EPAC today and.... I have a beautiful 9 week 4 days baba with a strong heartbeat and the most perfect hands, brain with two hemispheres which we saw, knee caps, spine...!!! Our baba is just perfect.
I really hope this post gives hope to the women who are in the limbo of waiting for their scan. I was in tears in the waiting room and left almost skipping!
PS: If you were the lovely lady at the RVI hospital today at 12:45 who brought me a tissue when I got teary in the waiting room and sincerely wished me luck, I cannot thank you enough. Random acts of kindness like yours have a huge impact, it certainly did on me. Cannot believe what kind people there are out there. THANK YOU!

MrsGiraffe12 Thu 06-Feb-14 14:46:41

Fantastic news, well done :-)
And as for the act of kindness, I had a lady do similar for me when I was crying in my EPAU. Is so good to know that some people still care :-) x

dats Thu 06-Feb-14 14:52:28

Ah, brilliant news - congratulations!

[and you made me well up a bit at my desk, damn you! grin ]

Hubbythecatandme Thu 06-Feb-14 14:55:00

Aww giraffe I thought this lady was an absolute star! What a kind thing to do. Especially as she will have been worried herself!
dats hahaha thank you !! I am soo happy, baby looks perfect and I couldn't be happier!

Armadale Thu 06-Feb-14 14:55:09

Absolutely wonderful news.

Hubbythecatandme Thu 06-Feb-14 14:58:24

Thank you armadale I have just remembered I had read dark grey discharge can be foetal matter and convinced myself it was the baby. Oh my gosh what an awful past few days :s
Keep looking at picture of lil one and grinning!

Elderberri Thu 06-Feb-14 14:59:34

Good news. Thanks for letting us know.

Hubbythecatandme Thu 06-Feb-14 15:04:19

Thanks for your kind words elderberri and sharing your experience too, my goodness what a state I was in :s xx

ReginaFelange22 Thu 06-Feb-14 16:45:51

That's good news. I've got a scan booked for tomorrow after experiencing the same. But I've had red blood as well sad not a lot but enough to worry. I'll only be 6 weeks today according to the doc and that's the earliest they can see me. Getting a bit scared now.

loopylouu Thu 06-Feb-14 17:42:43

Thats great. I really hope the rest of your pregnancy is incident free!

Starballbunny Thu 06-Feb-14 17:48:59

grin both my 'little darlings' thought it would be fun to do this to me at around 8 weeks. It's horrible. No epu in those days, just a dating scan at 10 weeks.

Very stressful indeed the first time as I'd being ttc for over 18 months.

They are now, 16 and almost 13 and still find ways to scare me.

Good luck flowers

sophspot Thu 06-Feb-14 18:12:48

Great news to read xxx

Maryton Thu 06-Feb-14 18:47:04

Congratulations, so glad you got good news! All the best for the rest of your pregnancy :-)

Hubbythecatandme Thu 06-Feb-14 18:59:11

regina I had mostly dark brown blood / stringy but (and that's the bit where I screamed in the bathroom) a small dot of "fresher" looking blood with bright red blood behind it. Nurse today said usually as long as it's not flowing like a period it tends to be okay. She thinks in my case, because the uterus is very low at that stage, because I was hugely constipated and straining, a bit of the uterus could have got caught and lost some tissue / blood. Then the cramps could have been because the uterus had been irritated. She did say cramps are very common at that stage though which reassured me lots!

Hubbythecatandme Thu 06-Feb-14 19:01:53

Thanks everyone!! I was very good at imagining (when I read others) "oh if this happens to me I must remember to stay calm" but when it happens to you and your lil baba you just loose the plot, at least I did... I am so glad midwife referred me to EPAC though because I had lost hope and was starting to not want to talk with the baby or think about it (because I was imagining it wasn't there sort of thing). Really, really pleased with how it's been dealt with by midwife and staff at RVI's EPAC. So grateful!

Hubbythecatandme Thu 06-Feb-14 19:03:44

starball that must have been HORRENDOUS! I only had to wait from Monday to Thursday and it felt like agony so if I had had to wait until my scan in 20 days' time I would have gone mad, I really would. I think this is the start of worrying for your children that all parents talk about!

ReginaFelange22 Thu 06-Feb-14 20:03:14

That's kind if reassuring, it has cleared up now. There was brown stringy bits and red but like I said it was less than a 3rd of what I would get on a normal period, it was off and on. I really don't know what to think. Haven't had cramps like I would a period either.

Is there any other way they can check if a scan is no use? The only reason I ask is the doc says 6 weeks, I think more 4weeks. He has taken it from the date my last period started which means 6 weeks is right but I'm doubtful.

Starballbunny Thu 06-Feb-14 20:11:04

Not quite that bad because I could at least do another Pg test and see happy blue lines.

The second time I was camping with DD1 so less time for worrying.

AlwaysDancing1234 Thu 06-Feb-14 20:19:47

Fabulous news!
It's always easier to tell others not to worry but it's terrifying when it happens to you. I had 8 weeks of constant brown bleeding with 2 massive 'bright red blood' bleeds at weeks 12 and 15 but I just had my 20 week scan today and have a perfectly healthy little girl smile so a bleed doesn't always mean the end.
I honestly do know it's easier said than find but try and relax now a teeny bit and enjoy your pregnancy

Hubbythecatandme Fri 07-Feb-14 06:17:03

Regina at 4 weeks, can it not be implantation bleeding (which is totally normal)?
My friend had her periods at week 6 and totally freaked out... her son turned 9 not so long ago ;)
Thanks alwaysdancing baba and I have been doing lots of sleeping, relaxing in bed and having nice food to celebrate smile I love imagining him all warm and cosy in my tummy ♥ ♥ ♥

ReginaFelange22 Fri 07-Feb-14 07:54:57

Hubby this is what I thought. Guess I will find out soon enough. Scan in a few hours xx

ReginaFelange22 Fri 07-Feb-14 11:33:30

Bad news for me sad scan showed nothing and another test was neg.

spiderlight Fri 07-Feb-14 11:40:08

So sorry, Regina sad

AlwaysDancing1234 Fri 07-Feb-14 11:45:47

So sorry to hear your sad news Regina I know how awful that feeling must be. Thinking of you and sending hugs your way thanks

Hubbythecatandme Fri 07-Feb-14 12:02:55

Oh no Regina I am so sorry. Conception is so unfair and heartbreaking sad
I am shocked by the number of my friends who have had miscarriages without ever saying (they told me because I thought I was having one). Most of them now have happy healthy little babas. Please don't loose hope Regina and be kind to yourself. Send you a big hug xx

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