yes, it can be other things. I had bleeding with ds1 on and off, and one bleed with ds2. they couldn't find any reason for it, and it stopped.
I also have a friend who had a HUGE bleed. ie, gushing (sorry if TMI) and had to use a bath towel to stop the flow of blood. part of her placenta had become detached, hence the huge amount of blood loss, but it joined back again and baby was born at term, perfectly healthy.
I won't tell you not to worry, because of course you will anyway, but don't think that it can only be m/c. I think there are a lot of reasons for bleeds.
is is constant, or on and off? and is it bright red or brownish>?
Its impossible to know without a scan - some people have loads of bleeding and a totally healthy pregnancy, some have none and mc. Most EPAU won't scan you same day, and in fact its unusual that they spoke directly to you (you are obv with a good one), as bleeding is fairly common.
If you still have bleeding tomorrow, def call them and get a scan with them as if it is a mc, much much better to have that news in EPAU than in the antenatal ultrasound dept.
I had quite heavy bleeding at 12 weeks and because it was on a Saturday, they wouldn't scan me until the Monday. All turned out well though and I just bled on and off for most of the second trimester. If there's no pain, its a good sign ?
I know it is very worrying but it doesn't have to mean a mc. Bleeding in pregnancy is quite common but no-one really discusses it.
I have had bleeding with both of my pregnancies some of which was quite heavy. I have a lovely little boy and I'm currently 32 weeks with my second so it doesn't have to be a mc.
This time I had spotting every day for the first 5 months and heavier bleeding when my pregnancy would have been due. You might also get some mild cramping over the next few days as the blood may irritate your womb again, it doesn't have to mean a mc.
Put your feet up, stay hydrated and try not to worry too much.
It was a bright red small to medium bleed, I suppose, enough to cover that middle bit of your knickers, was when I was out food shopping, came home and went to the loo and oh, it was such a horrid shock to see blood
it was exactly like when I come on with period, actually
but haven't had any cramping (touch wood)
will definitely call tomorrow if doesn't stop - otherwise I suppose I wait for nuchal scan on Thursday? (if no more bleeding)
yeah def give them a call if you have any more. otherwise I think thurs would be fine for scan., although, if you call them ask them whether they'd advise an internal scan. your nuchal one will just be a regular scan
just manage to speak to my lovely community mw as she is at our GP surgery today - she said same as EPU, see how tonight is, isn't necessarily bad news but if have any more bleeding to phone EPU tomorrow and they will scan
I do seem to have vague memory of being told I had a cervical erosion after ds was born, mw said they can often bleed in pg....
also, my period would have been due about now. oh, I hope all is OK, feel really guilty as I went boogie boarding over the weekend
I had a huge bleed at 15 weeks on a Saturday (right in the middle of a wedding - had to rush out) and was carted off in an ambulance. I was convinced I'd lost the baby but I was scanned on Monday and was fine. They never found out what the bleeding was either. I have since found out this happens to quite a lot of women who go on to term absolutely fine but no one really talks about it.
Try and stay calm (easy to say, harder to do, I know) and wait for the scan. Hope everything is fine.
Oh dinny, I know the feeling. I (and lots of others too) had bleeding from 11 weeks until 17 weeks - like a regular period. It was bright red for the first couple of weeks and then brown. It was really unnerving. It all turned out okay though. Try to relax and rest tonight and fingers crossed for you tomorrow. xx
Hi hope everything goes ok for you! With my last pregnancy i bled on and off all the way through and the first time it was so upsetting i was about 10 weeks and i went to the doctors and she said i had an erosion of some sort that was being agravated and the bleeding continued through out my pregnancy. I know how you must be feeling! x
honestly lovely, try not to worry too much about it. One of the women on the pregnancy after MC thread has been bleeding and was convinced she was miscarrying again. She had a scan today and all was well; good heartbeat and everything at 8ish weeks.
Try to get some rest tonight and get seen in the morning; nuchal scan booked for Thursday or not.