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10 weeks and worried

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dottydimples Sat 26-Mar-16 14:07:28

Hi all,

I'm 10 weeks and 3 days today with my first. The early weeks of pregnancy have been awful for me with lots of the usual symptoms makes my me feel really crap. I had a scan about 2 weeks ago and everything seemed all good.

The past few days I've been feeling (the only way I can describe) as 'not pregnant'. My symptoms have really calmed down if not gone altogether, pretty much over night. I don't feel sick, my boobs are not sore any more, I'm not as tired and I don't feel bloated anymore. And something just feels different. I can't put my finger on what it is.

My DP called the midwife 2 days ago for me (as I was in tears and a bit scared) and she said its pretty normal - the symptoms will come and go over the next couple of weeks.

Just now, I went for a wee, and when I wiped really really really light pink was on the tissue.

My DP is away for the day and night working away and I'm really worrying. I know the only way I can be sure is to have another scan but I have no idea what to do.

Is this normal? What would you do? Should I be worried?? Any words of advice/comfort will very very welcomed.

Thank you x

lilygirl81 Sat 26-Mar-16 14:15:58

Call your EPU and see what they say. It does sound normal, but pink when you wipe is always terrifying. I am now a firm believer in always calling for advice, they really don't mind

Afreshstartplease Sat 26-Mar-16 14:16:54

Hand holding from the October thread dotty

Lots of women experience blood, either a tiny bit like you describe or much more

I think it's generally viewed with if you have no pain alongside the bleeding then try not to worry

I had a big bleed in one of my pregnancies and went on to have a healthy pregnancy, they couldn't even tell me why I bled!

FuzzyOwl Sat 26-Mar-16 14:18:31

Sorry to hear you are worried dotty. If you had a scan a fortnight ago, you would have been over eight weeks and if you see a heartbeat after that stage your miscarriage risk drops to 2%. At some point around where you are now, the placenta takes over and sometimes it does cause a little bit of bleeding. In a normal and healthy pregnancy, a really high percentage of women do experience some spotting and everything goes on to be fine. Whilst I know it is easier said than done, do try not to worry.

Do you have an EPU that you can self refer to? If not, I would give your midwife a ring on Tuesday and see whether you can be sent for another scan. I am sure everything is absolutely fine, but it is always good to have a bit of reassurance - at least until little windows into our wombs are invented so we can peek inside and make sure everything is ok.

dottydimples Sat 26-Mar-16 14:19:52

Thanks ladies. It was really light and I'm haven't had any pain. Just worrying a lot!

I guess I'll keep an eye on it today? And then call EPU if it continues?

Worrying is so horrible! Before becoming pregnant I was on medication for anxiety and have managed to come off them which is fantastic but it's hard to know when I should actually worry or when I'm being silly!

cheekstime Sat 26-Mar-16 17:22:07


I had this around the same time, tiny blood clots 1mm and the lightest pink on tissue (after I had strained for poo). I had no pain. I phoned the midwives on a sunday, they said A/E becasue unit wasn't open, for peace of mind. I would have gone for scan if the unit had been open.

However I wasn't in pain so didn't want to sit in a/e for 3 hrs so left it til next day. No problem, no blood. I reasoned it was cervical blood vessels which I learnt adapt on outside also and can bleed when strained. Midwife on next visit also said you can get this when the placenta track goes down / when it implants.

btw I have had no problems since, all scans good.


Sophia1984 Sat 26-Mar-16 18:31:59

Hi dotty My symptoms disappeared around that time too. I didn't have bleeding but I've heard from so many women who have. Especially not a worry now that you've seen baby and heard heartbeat.

I'm a fellow anxiety sufferer so know how tough the first 12 weeks is especially. That's brilliant that you've managed to come off your medication - well done you! I've only just managed at 20 weeks, and have noticed that I am feeling a lot more emotional - I think the drugs had been masking the pregnancy hormones. Have you tried listening to hypnobirthing tracks and musics? I've found it really helpful! Good luck :-)

dottydimples Sat 26-Mar-16 21:52:44

Thanks ladies. No more pink stuff when I wipe, but I have been getting twinges on the left now and then today. They're not painful, but I can just feel them. I trying not to think the worst and keep telling myself it's all normal!

I think if this continues tomorrow I may call midwife and see what they say again. Just for peace of mind.

Sofia, thank you. I'm super emotional since coming off my medication, but I have been putting that down to hormones. I cried at The Frog and The Princess today and Hairspray...I feel better once I've had a little cry though.

Still not feeling sick as I have been and no sore boobs back, but my nipples are feeling uncomfortably sensitive, so hopefully everything okay!

Thank you again ladies for getting back to me. This place is such an awesome support network xx

kiki22 Sat 26-Mar-16 22:44:51

Hope everythings ok. My symptoms went around the same time no more sore boobs but sensitive nipples like you say, I also had a small bleed with my first child and he's sleeping next door so I would say what's happening with your body is normal from my experience.

pod100 Sat 26-Mar-16 23:08:25

Hi Dotty, I'm 9+1 now and I've definitely noticed less bloating, less nausea and far less sore boobs over the last few days. The tiredness has also been much better (until today!) I'm taking it as a sign that my body is starting to get used to things. However, I did have some discharge a few weeks back and it really scared me. Thankfully it was only there the one time and never came back. See how you go tonight and give your midwife a call tomorrow if it might help to reassure you X

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