I have been having spotting/light bleeding throughout this entire pregnancy, which is worrisome because I have had two m/c's and for my two healthy boys' pregnancies I never had any spotting at all. But, on Saturday morning I woke up and went to the bathroom and after peeing I looked down and the bowl was filled with blood. And it was dark red, fresh blood. Ying took me in to the ER and they admitted me and my doctor had bloodwork done and I had an U/S done. Nothing showed up at all that would be an indicator of why I was bleeding. So she told me to go see a
high-risk specialist today and then come see her back at my normal OB's office tomorrow. I was discharged from the hospital but I am on strict bedrest, except for the indicated appointments. I am so freaked out. I keep having nightmares about what is happening. I am only 23 weeks along, so it's way too early for anything good to come out of this. They don't think it is preterm labor yet, but because there is no explanation we are all on edge. I have to get going to the high-risk appt. now but please, if you pray and have a second say a little one for me would you? Thanks ladies. I'll update when I get back.
Hoping for the absolute best for you and your small one. Please come update us when you can.
Take good care of yourself and make sure to rest.
I hope you get more answers today. How scary. Do you have a low placenta or placenta previa? I would have thought they could tell that from ultrasound though. Hope the bleeding stops and you and baby stay healthy. Please update us when you can.
Kristin - Mom to 3 little boys and one baby girl
Oh my word...girl I'm so sorry for the stress and the uncertainty of what's going on. Certainly praying all is well and you can get some good (but positive) answers to what is happening. Please keep us posted...
I have been anxiously checking this thread. Hope you and baby are ok. Please update us when you can.
Kristin - Mom to 3 little boys and one baby girl
(I am so sorry for the delay in posting this. I honestly thought I had posted it up last week and because I have been pretty down, I haven't checked the board for a week. So here's last week's update.)
Thank you for your prayers and thoughts. Well, the U/S's showed nothing wrong with the placenta (it is high and not ruptured or pulling away from the wall) and the baby is fine and moving around a lot with a steady, healthy heartbeat. After bloodwork though, and two U/S's and cervical exams, nothing at all is indicating why there was uterine bleeding, but they are sure that is where it was coming from (not from the vagina or the urinary tract). So I am still left wondering and it still freaks me out. But the good news is that the bleeding has stopped. But because I don't know what caused it in the first place, I don't know how to prevent it from recurring.
The specialist that I saw was a total jerk. He was the type to blow off any concern you might have because he "knows everything". A nurse tech gave me an U/S and checked my cervix and he came in afterwards, spent exactly 2 minutes looking at my charts and goes "Well, I see no reason for the bleeding. I'm not concerned." (One Line!) Then he proceeds to launch into a shpeel about how the bone pain that I am having doesn't really exist for pregnant women until after the birth and that if I really was suffering from pubic joint bone pain I wouldn't be able to have a vaginal birth. That made me furious! I told him that if that wasn't the name of the disorder then he has the wrong one in mind because I am in extreme pain when I walk, and on top of that, I most certainly CAN have a vaginal delivery, and I have (my second son). At which he smirks, gives me that condescending look, and goes "Well kiddo, it would be a lot easier if you just have a c-section." ("kiddo"??? wow.) Yeah. I bet. I told him that being a mother isn't about taking the easier path, and that I would rather suffer through extreme amounts of pain than take unnecessary shortcuts. So overall, horrible apointment. Horrible man. I am not going back for that second appt. I was supposed to have with him. Canceled it. And if any of you are in the DC area, avoid Dr. Kramer with the Maryland Perinatal Associates.
I haven't even mentioned the worst part yet. DH and I have been trying to keep the gender a secret because we both have been longing to have a surprise at birth. I was sooo set on this. The U/S tech at the jerk's office accidentally said something and revealed the gender to me. Thank God DH wasn't there to hear it because it can still be a surprise for him, but I bawled my eyes out for hours. I am hoping and praying that maybe she doesn't actually know for sure but the way she said it then got that "oh crap" look on her face and hurried out the door tells me otherwise. I am pretty devastated. Not been my best week this one. Overall, I have to thank God that the baby is healthy and safe, and focus on that, but I don't know why I couldn't just have this one surprise. :'(
sorry i"m just now getting to respond after you updated, Katie. I thought I had responded before but I guess it didn't post for some reason. Anyway, I'm so sorry you had to deal with such an awful doctor in the midst of going through such a scary time. Any more updates on things? How are you feeling?
Well, the good thing is that the bleeding is gone - for now. I haven't even spotted since my hospital stay. I just pray it stays that way. I don't need extra stress on this pregnancy. The bad part is that the bone pain from the symphysis pubis dysfuncton has gotten pretty bad. There are days I can barely walk, but I am counting down the weeks How is everything going on your end?