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bonkerz Thu 30-Jun-05 06:20:24

Am 13+4 and woke at 4am bleeding heavily bright red blood no clots and no pain,
have been to hospital but feel like i have been fobbed off, got anti biotics and told have urine infection, they did feel my belly and said all is soft which is good but i feel like im sat here waiting for baby to come.

KiwiKate Thu 30-Jun-05 06:30:48

I know how scary this can be, but apparently it is fairly common. I had bleeding around 12 weeks, but not as bad as yours sounds. Apparently it can be caused by a small seperation of the placenta from the uterus wall (or a small tear in the uterus wall), neither of which are harmful to the baby.

Of course, some women do miscarry, so it is a worry. I understand that it is more usual for miscarraige to be accompanied by pain and clots, so its good that you have neither.

I was really worried when this happened to me, so I paid for an ultrasound scan just to make sure that the baby was still there and the heart beating. If you aren't able to do this, then unfortunately there is not much you can do for reassurance.

Not sure what else you expected from the hospital. Has your bleeding stopped?

Sometimes bed rest is recommended. But some people think that bed rest does not help. I didn't want to move around too much when I bled and just took it easy for a couple of days. As I understand it, there is nothing that the doctors can really do about bleeding (as frustrating as that is). Perhaps the best thing for you and your baby is to try and get some sleep if you can.

Good luck. I hope all goes well.

Maybe a mw or someone with more experience will post here for you soon.

Copper Thu 30-Jun-05 06:33:11

I'm not knowledgeable but I am awake and at computer. Must be very scary - but I know there have been lots of messages here about bleeding in pregnancy and lots of birth announcements a few months later.

If it is a urine infection, does that mean the bleeding was vaginal or in the urine? Because a little bit of blood can go a long way diluted. Soft belly is good becaue the uterus isn't reacting?

bonkerz Thu 30-Jun-05 06:34:07

I have a doppler and at 4.30 this morning my baby had a heartbeat but am now too scared to check. Bleeding hasnt got any worse but hasnt stopped either. I had a scan on friday and all was great and even listened to baby last night and was moving around with a strong heartbeat but should i push for a scan or sit it out?

bonkerz Thu 30-Jun-05 06:35:14

doctor was very posititve and said he didnt believe i was miscarrying but i am terrified cos had 2 mc previous to this pregnancy. Both past ms were at 8 weeks and i thought i was safe

Copper Thu 30-Jun-05 06:44:59

Does it feel like either of your 2 miscarriages? Do you know what caused those? Because this time you know you have a urine infection - I can see why you are terrified but it may well NOT be a mis.

KiwiKate Thu 30-Jun-05 06:49:23

I agree with Copper. At least this time you know there is some other cause for the bleeding. It is terribly worrying, and as much as people told me not to worry I could not help it!
One reassuring this is that mis is much less likely after 12 weeks.

bonkerz Thu 30-Jun-05 07:00:40

i know and thankyou both. There has never been an explanation as why i had the last 2 miscarriages although with the first (july 2004) i did also have an infection which isnt helping i suppose. The last one was in jan and was a missed miscarriage. am gonna lay down for abit, doesnt look like there is any new blood but have niggly pain at tops of my legs but that could be paranoia i suppose.

bonkerz Thu 30-Jun-05 08:34:58

still got a heartbeat but feel so scared.

bonkerz Thu 30-Jun-05 08:35:12

i need positive stories please

MINNIE1 Thu 30-Jun-05 08:40:13

So sorry your going through this.
Its brill news you have the heartbeat, and thank god you have a doppler. Could you demand a scan later today? What advice did your doctor give you??

bonkerz Thu 30-Jun-05 08:43:21

no advice just to rest and take anti biotics but im scared to go toilet in case i lose my baby

Nemo1977 Thu 30-Jun-05 08:50:36

hun u wont lose fred it is hard but its a test...hoping mears or someone can come along and give you some advice

dyzzidi Thu 30-Jun-05 08:51:07

Bonkerz try to rest, we are all thinking of you.

ninah Thu 30-Jun-05 09:33:59

bonkerz, doctor would not give you hope unless he believed signs were v positive
Thinking of you, try and rest.

starrynight Thu 30-Jun-05 09:51:54

Good luck Bonkerz. Agree - a scan would put your mind at surprised they didn't arrange one.

Nemo1977 Thu 30-Jun-05 09:54:52

hope bonkerz doenst mind me positng but she has phoned epu and is waiting for them to get back to her about a scan so fingers crossed for one today

bonkerz Thu 30-Jun-05 10:40:03

not getting any joy from anyone, cant contact epau for some reason and maternity have taken 2 messages and not phoned back. Rang my community midwife who has said they cant do anyhting till i reach 16 weeks! WTF!!

RTKangaMummy Thu 30-Jun-05 10:52:04

Oh Bonkerz {{{{{{{{{{{{}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

I haemoraged and contracting at 11 weeks was taken to hosp by ambulance this was at nightime and had to wait til morning for scan and both DTs were there and ok

I ended up with huge haematoma but was ok

I had another huge bleed at 20 weeks

Hope you will be ok

sending you power of mumsnet and positive vibes +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

and keeping everything crossed for you xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

I don't know what epcu is unless it is early preg unit

LunarSea Thu 30-Jun-05 10:53:09

Oh Bonkerz - really feel for you as I've been there myself so recently. Is there another hospital near you? Can you try EPU there - cry on the phone if you have too - and tell them that you can't get through to your local one (they may not even ask). Or just go to a different A&E?

I think you're not far from me Bonkerz - there are a few local private scan places, if you really can't get any joy from the NHS - Fetal Imaging Centre in Leamington , and MUMS in Knowle (Solihull) . The Leamington one is about £40 for a straightforwards scan IIRC - might be worth it for peace of mind if you can't one any other way.

Nemo1977 Thu 30-Jun-05 10:54:21

hi all
just to let you know bonkerz is on her way to epu they just phoned and said to go down now. So fingers crossed everything is ok

ninah Thu 30-Jun-05 10:55:27

nice one, Nemo
Good luck bonkerz

edodgy Thu 30-Jun-05 10:56:28

Bonkerz I had a heavy bright red bleed whilst pregnant with my dd at 16 weeks i feared the worst but scan showed she was fine, They werent sure what caused the bleed but said it may just have been a graze to my cervix or placenta. Anyway i have a 2.2 year old dd who proves that not all heavy bleeds mean the worst. I hope your result is good.

RTKangaMummy Thu 30-Jun-05 11:02:12

Thanks nemo for letting us know

Hopefully Bonkerz will be back soon with good news

TeriS Thu 30-Jun-05 11:09:35

Bonkerz, just read thruogh this, and hope everything is Ok with you. I had exactly the same thing a couple of weeks ago (due to a urine infection), and so far everything is going OK (fingers crossed).

I would definitely push at any time you are worried for the hopsital to do a scan - it just helps to give you some answers. I know some aren't happy to do this though (mine were not!).

Fingers crossed for you, and sending (((hugs))) your way... I'm now 13+4, so we are at the same stage.

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