Monday, 26 January 2009

Scared

I went to bed Friday night feeling some strong cramping and woke Saturday morning to light, brown spotting. The cramps became worse on moving around so I spent most of the day in bed. The spotting remained for about 24 hours, but didn't get any heavier. The cramping continues but is less frequent and less painful.

Everyone says not to worry about brown spotting, but that's never really been my experience. The spotting and cramps together freaked me out. It was DH's birthday and I couldn't help but think it would be just our luck to miscarry on his birthday.

At the risk of being labelled an overly-anxious patient, I will be ringing the Ob on Tuesday (its a public holiday here today) and asking for another scan asap.

After this little scare, there is no way I am going to risk doing an amnio.

Thank you so much to everyone who responded to my last post. This is such a fabulously supportive and wise community, I love it.

9 comments:

Wordgirl said...

Oh Louise,

I'm thinking only the best thoughts -- sending love and light your way.

XO

Pam

Stacie said...

Louise,

Sending love and hugs your way. I know just how scary spotting is (I spotted quite a bit of brown blood at week 10). Praying that all is well.

Polly Gamwich said...

I'm so sorry, it is so scary. I hope Tuesday's appointment brings you good news and great relief.

I'm so sorry you're going through this.

Mrs M@sk said...

So sorry you are experiencing this. I would be ready for another scan too. My OB wants me on Pessaries until 14-16 weeks which keeps the uterus nice and relaxed so maybe if you are worried about the cramping it may help to go on them too for a few weeks? Probably assvice I know and it doesn't make it any less scary :(

Hamlet said...

O no... I hope it is nothing too serious however it is so stressful. I agree with the progesterone pessaries - are you on them. I was for a while. Also have you been tested for Cardiolipin Antibodies. I tested positive for this and it was found that it may have contributed to my miscarriages. I needed to go on Clexane for this pregnancy.

I really hope all is OK. Really really push for a scan. Your piece of mind is so important

Take care

Lisa said...

Thinking of you and hoping for a nice, uneventful scan. So sorry for the stress!

Chris said...

I had a lot of spotting too, and ended up at the OB's office or the ER pretty much every day for a month. The anxiety was awful, but it all worked out fine. You're doing amazingly well. Hang in there.

Stacie said...

Thinking of you today...

Jeanette said...

I had a similar experience with both my pregnancies. I hope all is well.