ive got myself in a terrible state. I'm about 6 weeks pregnant and am having terrible, painful cramping, worse than my period has ever been, although I've always been lucky enough to have very light periods. On Thursday I noticed a little bit of brown spotting , very light, along with cramping on my left side. i phoned the epu and they were lovely, booked me in for a scan the next morning as they were concerned it might be ectopic. So I had the scan yesterday, and all was where it should be, and they were able to show me a heart beat. Since then the bleeding stopped, and I was able to ignore the slight cramps as I felt reassured. However, this afternoon the cramping has got really bad, I just can't get comfortable but I was trying not to panic. I went to the gym and did some very gentle walking in the hope that it would help, but it got worse and when I went to the toilet I found I was bleeding, pinky/red blood (with maybe a tiny bit of clotting? ). There has been some more since, though it's still very light. I'm terrified that I'm miscarry in because it's fresh blood and this terrible cramping... I keep thinking there was a heartbeat yesterday, but I suppose that can change at any moment? Has anyone had similar symptoms and found it all turned out ok? Please help, I'm driving myself crazy here on my own ((( xx
Hey OP, sorry this is happening, what a worry. Some people do have bleeds throughout pregnancy with no problems. If I were you I would get back on the phone to the EPU and get them to see you again. It's the only way you'll know for sure..
Thank you for your reply. I think in my heart it probably is a miscarriage as other symptoms seem to have gone and I just feel different, but it's so disappointing. The cramps arent as bad now, maybe because I've taken paracetamol. My husband is being very sweet, trying to be supportive, but his relentless positive attitude is actually making it harder and making me feel guilty. But I think I just know... Thanks do u know if epu is open weekends? X
It will depend on the hospital whether or not the EPU is open.
I'm sorry you are going through this. I had a crampy heavy bleed at six and a half weeks and bled every day after that for three weeks. The baby hung on. I was told that the outcome of bleeding is 50/50, so it doesn't tell you anything, good or bad. If it turns out that you are miscarrying, I can recommend the miscarriage board on here (under Body and Soul) for information and support.
Thanks for this, it helps to hear that others have had positive outcomes, and maybe it'll be ok. At the moment the bleeding seems to have stopped and the cramping isn't as bad as it was, so perhaps things are settling down? Fingers crossed. I never realised just how anxiety provoking pregnancy would be. And how much waiting it entailed!! We were trying for nearly 2 yrs before finally falling pregnant. At least now if the worst happens, we know we can get pregnant. But I just can't bear the thought of even more waiting and hoping!!!
I understand what a worrying time it is, particularly after fertility worries. My pregnancy was a fourth round IVF success after I had miscarried my only previous successful round. A three week bleed did not calm my nerves! Fingers crossed you can get seen soon and all will be well.
Can you go to local hospital a&e, they'll know if epu available, but also means you'll be checked over by a doctor. I went when bleeding in first miscarriage and they were really fantastic, calmed me down, checked blood pressure and abdomin and booked me in epu for the next day. Good luck to you
It turns out the local epu is open 24/7, so could have called last night. The lady who took my call is going to call me back a bit later as she was with another patient. This morning there's been no more blood although I can feel the cramping is picking up again... Eurochick, thanks for sharing, I cannot imagine how stressful your bleeding must have been. Did they give any explanation for it in the end, and did all turn out well in the end? How bad was your cramping? Sorry about all the questions!xxx
Hi obsessed fingers all crossed for you - just wanted to say I had awful cramps early on in my pregnancy (third after 2 miscarriages) they were the worst pain I have ever felt - but now nearly 21 weeks. So it could be your body stretching and changing - seeing a heartbeat is a really good thing too hope they can see you today!!
I'm booked in for scan at 11.40 today. Feel so nervous. My husband keeps saying he thinks it's going to be ok, and I keep oscillating between thinking he might be right and wanting to believe that, and then getting cross with myself for being naive... There was a fair amount of blood, and even some larger clots last night. The cramps are gone today, some blood when I wipe, and tbh I don't feel,much of anything. But then I keep thinking other people have had some of these symptoms and everything turned out ok... Argh, it does your head in! At least it's not long now till I'll have a more definite answer and if I have lost the baby, I know I'm going to be terribly sad, but at least I can start coming to terms with it rather than this lingering uncertainty. I just need the time to pass a bit faster!!
Not good news I'm afraid, thanks for asking baby's not there anymore. Very sad. The only slight silver lining is that there's no need for medical intervention. Going to wallow with chocolate and wine this evening, and give myself a few days to grieve, and then try to do some positive things to make myself feel better.