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Success story after early bleeding

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happymum29 Tue 25-Mar-14 14:58:26

I've been meaning to post this story for so long! When I was living through the reality of just conceiving after months of trying and things starting to go wrong, I was constantly scouring MN for people with similar stories. I'm not used to posting on forums so I hope I conform to the etiquette!

So I got my positive test result after months of trying and was obviously elated. It was the next day that I passed a blood clot about the size of a 10p. I was devastated thinking I would have an early loss of the pregnancy. I had resigned myself to this reality. The next day I felt as though I had a urine infection, I get these quite often, so I went to the GP for some antibiotics. I told her about the positive test and the clot and she told me I had to go to the Early pregnancy unit, and our local one was at Kings College hospital. They took bloods for HCG and my progesterone level. I hadn't had any further bleeding since the clot. I was then asked to return every 48 to see if my HCG was rising, which is was, but the problem was that my progesterone was still considered to be really low, 28 was as high as it got I think. A week on they decided to do a scan as they were concerned about ectopic pregnancy, which showed that there was a sac in the uterus but I was told that based on the size of the sac, the progesterone level and my age (31), the pregnancy had a 94% chance of failing.

Clearly we were devastated. We were told that in the slim chance I didn't miscarrying, then to come back in 2 weeks time when I would be 7 weeks pregnant and they would be able to check for a heartbeat. Obviously this was the most stressful and nerve racking 2 weeks. I should also add that every time I had to go back to the clinic I had to retell my situation and details to a different doctor or nurse each time. The doctor that told me of the 94% chance of miscarrying said it with no compassion what so ever.

So we went back at 7 weeks, we had the most wonderfully kind and caring nurse, who to our delight showed us the beating heart of our little baby! Lots of very happy emotions after this!!! My DS was born last July and is the happiest and healthiest little boy, he's wonderful.

Those 2 weeks were the most stressful, and actually started my pregnancy off on a very negative footing. I felt at the time, and still do that the hospital should never have told me the very high miscarriage chance, and just said it's really early come back in 2 weeks. Hours and hours of trawling mumsnet to try and find similar stories helped a bit, so I wanted to repay those who shared their stories by telling mine and hopefully giving reassurance to anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation, as that was all I was desperate to find at the time!

squizita Tue 25-Mar-14 15:03:46

grin WONDERFUL! So glad it worked like that.

my age (31)
They shouldn't have told you this as a reason. Knee-jerk age-blaming doesn't help understanding/treating miscarriage (indeed can delay referrals to specialists) but is rife among NHS staff for some reason. Age becomes a major factor at about 37-39 (depending on the woman). Given that the doctor had no compassion I would contact PALS about him/her...

lels99 Tue 25-Mar-14 15:14:34

That's brilliant news. I'm currently going through that 2 week wait. Feel like I may break down soon as don't know whether to have a glimmer of hope or to start grieving. Is there anything that helped get you through?

jennyl131 Tue 25-Mar-14 15:26:59

Congrats happy & fingers crossed for lels

dc 1 was a similar story, had bleed on the Friday while at work (& at a different site 40 miles away). Had to wait til Monday for EPAS to open, sac was seen but too early for hb, blood tests, which were then repeated to see if hcg was rising or falling. Finally a scan which showed a heartbeat a couple of weeks later.

Not a relaxing start and meant telling work really early. Didn't really relax until after 12 week scan & then told gps to be.

She's 11.5 now!

ReallyLoveWine Tue 25-Mar-14 17:38:02

I was 4 weeks pregnant last week but started bleeding on Sunday. Am hoping against all hope that's somehow it's still going to work out but I guess I know really that the chances of this are so slim. OP, thanks for posting. It's good to hear positive stories. Keeping my fingers crossed.

TheOrchardKeeper Tue 25-Mar-14 17:44:24

I lost clots & bled at 7 weeks and again at 11. Both times prepared myself for a misscarriage but that pregnancy resulted in my very healthy 3yr old who's currently snoring away next door.

Wishing you lots of luck lels thanks brew

flirty30s Tue 25-Mar-14 19:43:26

happymum thank you so much for posting this story. I deliberately came on to try and find some success stories as I am 5 weeks pregnant but have been bleeding for over a week. I got my first BFP 4 days ago and have been getting stronger lines on the stick every day. I had my bloods checked with doc on Monday and am going back tomo. Doc says if they have doubled then everything is fine but I am getting so nervous as my bleeding has gotten quite heavy today and I have a pain in my side.

For tonight I am relaxing, praying, and taking comfort in all your stories. Thanks ladies xx

lels99 Wed 26-Mar-14 09:07:21

Flirty30s thinking of you today. Hope everything goes ok for you. Let us know how you get on x

ThatBloodyWoman Wed 26-Mar-14 09:11:32

I had a bleed at 9 weeks with my first.

She is now a healthy 9 year old.

Hope all is well xxx

WeGotThere Wed 26-Mar-14 09:32:42

Hi, just to add my well wishes to those going through the horrible waiting stage and to share my success stories in the hope they help. I am currently almost 39 weeks preg with my second child and bled in both of these pregnancies.

The first time with my daughter it was only very slight pink and brown spotting at 6 weeks but panicked me no end. This time it was bright red, heavy, small clots and lots of cramping on and off from week 9-12 but he is still clinging on in there and kicking me in the ribs as I type.

I know it doesn't always work out as I had a mc in between these two pregnancies and the bleeding this time was exactly like that but miracles can and do happen! Fingers crossed for you.

happymum29 Thu 27-Mar-14 10:21:32

sorry lels99 for not replying sooner, been sick with stomach bug!

Anyway... I'm so sorry to hear you're going through that 2 week wait. I'm not sure if this will help you, but I actually had a sense that it was ok? I have no idea why, and never before have I trusted a gut feeling but as the days went by I got a bit more confident? I am also the world's biggest worrier... anything to worry about I do it with magnitude, so this wasn't me just being usually confident...

I fear that this won't help you much, and I do remember feeling quite numb for much of the 2 weeks. I think above all I resigned myself to that quite useless saying, 'what will be, will be...' Not in any way to minimise the importance or significance of the situation, but mother nature was in control and I quite literally couldn't do anything to change that, so I had to make my peace with letting what was going to happen either way happen and deal with it as it did.

I have everything crossed for you that you get that magical heartbeat scan at 7 weeks.

lels99 Thu 27-Mar-14 11:22:30

Hope you are feeling better happymummy29, feeling a lot more positive, bleeding has almost stopped just a slight spotting now. Still don't really feel part of the real world at the moment (IYKWIM) but think I need to stay hopeful as cant really deal with thinking of everything else that might happen.

Everything crossed for next Thursday!

happymum29 Thu 27-Mar-14 11:31:40

lels99 That's brilliant you're feeling more positive, and great news it's just spotting now. I did have quite a bit of spotting too. I tried to rationalise it by thinking it was all to do with implantation, burying itself nice and secure :-)

All the best for next week!

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