8 weeks pregnant - heavy bleeding. Any hope?(12 Posts)
I'm 8+3 today and started spotting last Monday evening when I was 7+5. I went for a scan on Tuesday at my local EPU. They found a heartbeat but baby was measuring at 6+2. My dates are definitely not wrong because I got my bfp 5 days before my period was due! EPU said not to worry about spotting because it's so common in early pregnancy. They also said that they weren't worried about the size of the baby.
Fast forward to Thursday and I started bleeding quite heavily. Filling a pad every 3 hours or so, but also with lots of clots. This carried on throughout Thursday and by the evening I was changing my pad every 2 hours or so. Friday morning I took myself back to the EPU expecting to have miscarriage confirmed. To my surprise, baby was still there, as was the heartbeat. However, the sonographer said that she could see some blood in my uterus and said that it was likely that I would miscarry - her words being "there's a baby and a heartbeat now, but I can't say what will happen in the next 1 hour or 1 day but it's likely that you are in the middle of a miscarriage ". Yet, all she wrote on her report was that I was bleeding heavily during the internal scan.
So then I saw a gynae doctor who checked my cervix. After much debate, he told me that my cervix looked like it might be partially open and to go home and wait and see what would happen. Since then I've been bleeding with clots but only enough to fill a pad every 4-6 hours. I still feel pregnant and my boobs still hurt. I still feel 'bubbles' which I also felt very early with my DD.
Although I am preparing for the worst when I return for another scan on Monday, I wondered if anyone on here experienced similar and had a positive outcome? Also, if you had a negative outcome, how long did your miscarriage take? Being in limbo is driving me slowly insane.
Thanks for reading x
I have bo experience I'm afraid but just wanted to wish you luck for Monday
reslly sorry this is happening to you. I've been where you are now. It's awful having to wait and wonder and hoping somehow it will be ok. I think there is a good chance that this one may not make it (sorry, don't want to upset you more ). Obviously, you never know but i think with the amount of blood and clots you've passed its a bit worrying.
I remember looking on the internet for positive stories of people who bled heavily and still remained pregnant - that seems to happen to some people. I kind of clung to those positive stories in the wait between the scans - but in the back of my mind I felt it was unlikely I could pass so much blood and and baby would somehow be safe.
For me it lasted as long as a normal period - and then I was ready to start trying again. I'm pregnant again now, in the next cycle, and at 18 weeks. The midwife told me I could start trying even before the first period after the miscarriage (although advice on this seems to differ).
At around 7 weeks I started to bleed and my gp sent me to the local epu for a scan. Everything was fine but the bleeding continued and was steadily getting worse so we went back the following week and everything was still ok and they told me to only really worry if you are filling a pad an hour with blood and lots of clots. I am currently 10 weeks + 6 and my bleeding finally stopped this week. My symptoms were very similar to yours but not as bad. I really hope everything is ok for you. The waiting is just awful I know. It's like some kind of torture! I have my 12 weeks scan in just over a week and I am terrified that they will say something has gone wrong.
Thank you for all the support ladies. The bleeding and clotting still continues . Counting down the hours until my visit to the EPU tomorrow morning. My previous pregnancy (2 years ago) was a complete molar pregnancy that resulted in me needing chemotherapy, and I'm absolutely terrified that this time I may have a partial molar pregnancy, particularly because my measurements are so far behind. This waiting game is just torture!
Imaginosity, I completely understand what you mean about having the feeling at the back of your mind that no baby could survive this much bleeding. That's exactly how I feel x
MrsStavrum, I wish you all the best for your 12 week scan. It sounds really positive that your bleeding has stopped x
Good luck today plussizemummy. Sorry you've had such a difficult time. I hope it goes ok for you at the scan.
I wanted to let you know the outcome of the scan today. Unfortunately it was bad news. I passed the baby last night and my womb is now empty. I'm sad, but also relieved that this ordeal is now over and I can start the again.
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