Shocked and scared-update #15

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Shocked and scared-update #15

Hi everyone. I got what I thought was AF on Sunday, at 10 dpo. I am not a real tester until I have reason to think I am pregnant, so when I started bleeding, I didn't think of testing. This was not spotting, it was bleeding like a period and continued through yesterday evening at least.

I have been charting and my temp didn't drop immediately, but it never does. Today, temp is still up and I'm feeling bloated still which usually goes away by day 4. Had a test sitting around and decided on a whim to take it. Without a doubt, clearly positive. I am 13 DPO by my chart. I have other children and this has never happened to me before.

Besides that, the reason I am scared.....I never drink after ovulation if there is a chance for pregnancy, but we had a gathering with friends and I had 3 drinks on Sunday after I started bleeding! I also took some ibuprofen for cramping and started taking some herbs on Monday and Tuesday that are supposed to regulate the menstrual cycle (I have been struggling with a short LP). That was part of the reason I tested today with the temp still up.....to make extra sure before taking them again today. I already unceremoniously called my husband on his way to work to tell him.

Please tell me I did not hurt my baby, if there really is one. I am at a bit of an increased risk for ectopic pregnancy so will have to call the doctor anyway, but I'm embarrassed to tell them what I did. I feel awful.

JuneorJulyBaby?'s picture
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I drank during my 2w.w. for both pregnancies. To ease your mind, you may want to call your OB to get some bloodwork done to see if your betas (HcG) are increasing like they should....especially with the bleeding. I am sure whatever is happening to you is just a result of nature and not because of something you did/drank/ate right before you found out. :bigarmhug:

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I would def call the OB to have things checked out. I wouldnt worry too much about the drinking part, most of us do things we shouldnt have without knowing we were pregnant. Hopefully you get some good answers soon Smile

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Yep, not to even worry about the drinking is correct. The placenta is still forming at this stage so nothing is passed on. You're fine on that end.

You may want to call your doctor and describe the bleeding, etc and ask for betas as mentioned earlier. Just gives certainty about what's going on.

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Okay, I feel a bit better now. Thanks everyone for the reassurance about the drinks, etc.

I am not getting my hopes up here. This just isn't normal. In fact, I already went through the disappointment on Sunday when I thought I got my period. Clearly something is not right as I have too short of an LP anyway. I just hope it's not ectopic....I had a friend who had this exact same experience and the pregnancy was in her tube. She had to have methotrexate to treat it.

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Hugs!!! I agree with PP - I heard that you don't even start sharing a blood supply with your baby until about 6 weeks, so drinking that early should not be an issue. If there is a problem, I am sure it's just nature, not something you did. Please keep us posted about what your doctor says.

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I had the same thing happen in march. My LPs have been about 7 days ever since my first PP period in dec. I started bleeding at 8dpo and my temp never dropped, took a test at 13dpo wondering why my temp wasn't dropping and it was positive. It ended in a m/c I kept bleeding off and on for three weeks. We did betas starting at 17dpo and the numbers were dropping. I hope this is not the case for you, but you should call and ask for blood work.

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I agree, you didn't do anything by drinking some, I wouldn't worry about that at all.

As far as bleeding is concerned, I would let the OB know, but I was literally ON my period when I tested for my second - she will be 4 in June. My midwife did not do any evasive exams to avoid introducing bacteria, but I did have an early US and everything was fine. So bleeding doesn't always mean the end. I hope you stop bleeding asap and that everything works out for you. :bigarmhug:

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My midwife told me with my last pregnancy that if it's too early to show up positive, it's too early to do any harm (as long as it's relatively harmless things, like smoking and drinking).

If it makes you feel better, the day before I tested positive (so on Easter), I smoked half a pack of cigarettes, drank half a bottle of mudslide mix, and smoked a bowl of shisha with a few college friends who had come over for an "I'm from out-of-town and I'm not going to visit my family this weekend, can I hang out at your place tonight?" party. I'm progressing just fine, and you probably are too. If it would make you feel better, you can always visit your OB and have your bloodwork done to make sure your levels are rising.

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So HCG was 126, prog 16 at 13 DPO. Continued bleeding although it has lessened a lot and is now down to mostly spotting. No signs of ectopic yet, but will have to have another US/more bloodwork in a few days. Also will be starting progesterone supplements. I think it will be a miracle if I get a baby out of this, but hoping for the best.

My HPTs are getting darker each day so far, which has surprised me.

Thanks for all your responses. It really helps.

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Congrats on the numbers...I hope they continue to rise!

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Sounds promising!!! Hope those numbers keep climbing Smile

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Great news ! Hope those numbers keep on rising. Biggrin

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just stalking your thread for news... I'm sure you're still waiting though...

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No baby this time around for us. HCG went down today. Disappointed, but will be okay, and trying again as soon as possible.

Thank you for your support and best of luck to everyone else.

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I'm so, so, so very sorry. Best of luck on your next cycle.

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I'm so sorry for your loss Sad

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I'm so sorry. I will keep my fingers crossed for next month.

:bigarmhug:

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:bigarmhug: Sorry to hear it. Hope you get a sticky one next cycle.

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Aw, that's such a bummer! Hopefully you'll catch it next time around, and remember that you didn't do anything wrong this time, so this is totally NOT your fault.
:hugs:

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So sorry to hear! I wish you the best of luck in the future.......sending baby dust your way!

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I'm sorry to head that. Sad

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"overthemoon" wrote:

No baby this time around for us. HCG went down today. Disappointed, but will be okay, and trying again as soon as possible.

Thank you for your support and best of luck to everyone else.

:bigarmhug: I'm so sorry for your loss.