My spotting, which has been pretty consistent up to this point, took a scary turn today. It's been light brown all along, but this afternoon it turned dark reddish brown, and a lot more of it. My doctor's office closes at 4, so now I'm sitting in a busy emerg waiting to be seen. I didn't tell anyone that I'm here, I don't want them to worry for no reason, but I have a really bad feeling about this. I'll probably sit here forever waiting to be seen, seeing as I'm not visibly bleeding or dying.
I really hope that I'm just overreacting and that this isn't the end for me. I don't know if they'll order an ultrasound, but what would they look for at 6 weeks anyways?
Praying for you! I have been in your shoes and it sucks. I hope everything is fine and the spotting is just baby burrowing into a comfy home for the next 9 months.
At 6 weeks, you should definitely see the gestational sac & yolk sac, and possibly the fetal pole & heartbeat. But remember, sperm can live for up to 7 days inside you before they meet the egg, so your dates can easily be off by a few days even if you know exactly when you DTD. I found a sonographer's textbook online and was reading this stuff after my U/S yesterday - I am losing my mind!
i truly hope it is nothing to worry about. BIG HUGS!! stay calm and KUP. My m/c I am currently trying to recover from, and always seem that they start as light spotting and then eventually increase and lose the pregnancy all together...BEST of LUCK! It could be nothing. But I defiantly know how alarming bleeding can be.
Jessica, I'm so sorry that you are going through this. Spotting (especially red) is so terrifying. I hope that you got good news that it is just a subchorionic hematoma or something like that.
Please keep us posted.
-Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)
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