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8 weeks preg and so much anxiety around MC

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unicornsandtractors · 28/04/2020 12:26

Hello everyone I’m hoping someone can help me.

I have two children aged 4 and 1.5 and in between I had a MMC found out at 13 weeks.

With all 3 I had bleeding at 7 and 9 weeks. Scans ok with all even the one I lost.

The one I lost must have happened at 10 weeks but I was 12.5 when I started losing lots of thick browny red goo and blood so this is different. But I didn’t know about that for weeks!

So I’m 8 weeks pregnant tomorrow and for the last 2 days I’ve had mild period pains and spotting with a little left on the pantry liner. Today it’s turned more discharg-y and it’s darkish brown stringy gooey stuff but not loads. Then pink when I wipe other times. I’m so sorry for the TMI.

I’ve read something that says this is normal as normal discharge mixed with old blood makes it stringy. Then I read a thread on here from 2017 with someone with the same dilemma and lots of comments with The same experience.

One minute I’m down thinking this is it and the next I’m hopeful - I can’t cope with the rollercoaster!

Also, I’m terrified if I have lost this baby of going into hospital for the D&C given the global pandemic ( but I can’t feasably wait at home for it to pass I have two children 3 dogs and my husband is working all day every day - it’s our company and he can’t just walk away especially now).

I feel so silly for getting pregnant during all of this it’s adding so much to my anxiety. Any words of wisdom?

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Workingmama1 · 28/04/2020 13:27

Sorry to hear you're experiencing this. Early pregnancy is such a difficult time, even more so after a loss. As you know if you've had two successful pregnancies and a miscarriage your spotting could be absolutely normal or a sign something isn't going quite right. You could try to call the EPU but due to covid they are probably unlikely to scan you unless you have excessive bleeding or pain. Lots of places are only offering expectant magement or medical but only after a two week wait so a scan might not help.

I really hope everything works out OK for you, unless you do get lots of bleeding it is best to stay positive (I know how hard this can be!).

Perhaps put your DH on alert so if he needs to he can get home quickly to at least ease your anxiety of going through it alone with DCs?

unicornsandtractors · 28/04/2020 15:05

Thank you so much for your reply and kind words. I’m booked for a scan at the EPU tomorrow but it feels like a lifetime away. I’m toilet checking every half hour and I’m so tetchy with the children I feel awful for them. Trying so hard to stay positive.
It’s progressed to red now making it all the more stressful.
DH is coming home a bit earlier today as soon as he can leave. X

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Workingmama1 · 28/04/2020 20:14

Good luck tomorrow!

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