A bit of a scare

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A bit of a scare

Hello,

We had a bit of a scare this morning.

Our last pregnancy was lost at 8 weeks and it was terrible and I don't just mean the loss...the entire experience. I called the Dr. when I saw the smallest spot of blood and had some cramping. He told me to go to hospital where they left us to sit in the waiting room while crying and bleeding profusely for 6 hours. By the time they got around to helping us it was over and the pain was gone.

This morning I had pain so bad I was lying on the floor of the bathroom crying, naked and rolled into a ball (but no blood). I thought it was gas but could not imagine that gas could be so painful. I called the m/w who said to go to hospital so off we went (to a different hospital).

The hospital was wonderful. I had to go to the ER b/c we are not yet 20 weeks so insurance will not pay for us to go to the Labor & Delivery wing. Everyone was so caring and quick to offer me pain meds and water and DH was offered coffee. I declined the meds and said that I would stick it out and see what happens.

They did an U/S and all looks super. The "pipes" are clogged and that is what was causing the pain. The Dr. told me to take some magnesium citrate and that would help get things going. The technical diagnosis is "pregnancy".

They changed EDD from 8/30 to 8/23, heart rate is 145 bpm, baby is quite the mover and is 9 oz. They also told us she is a SHE!!!

We are so happy and I just had to share. Thanks for reading.

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Glad it wasn't anything more serious. I've had something similar to that. It was severe gas in my case but I seriously thought I was dying. We got all the way to the hospital and then it stopped. It's happened a couple times but as soon as I feel the slightest twinge of it coming on, I taking some Gas-X or something to get things going.

And congrats on your girl!! So happy for you!!

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So glad it wasn't anything worse! That's great that you got to see HER! Congrats! At least you got something good out of the ordeal Smile

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Glad everything is okay! I'm surprised they changed your due date this far on...was this your first ultrasound? And yay for little girls!

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"joysiloo" wrote:

Glad everything is okay! I'm surprised they changed your due date this far on...was this your first ultrasound? And yay for little girls!

Hello,

This is my 3rd U/S and each time they have said that baby is measuring big by about a week so I guess I am not surprised. I know what day baby was conceived due to knowing my body and when we had relations but whatever, I am just happy she is healthy and a she. Smile We will see when she comes when she comes.

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Im sorry for your loss. But Im glad your little girl is doing well! Is that the hospital you'll deliver at? I hope so seems like they were more on top of things. Smile

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"jessica2575" wrote:

Hello,

This is my 3rd U/S and each time they have said that baby is measuring big by about a week so I guess I am not surprised. I know what day baby was conceived due to knowing my body and when we had relations but whatever, I am just happy she is healthy and a she. Smile We will see when she comes when she comes.

I would go by your conception date, especially if that's what your midwife is using. Ultrasounds done before 12 weeks are the most accurate for dating...it's odd that they would change it so late on.

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seem like a good hospital
glad every this is alright
congrats on a girl

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glad all is well and congrats !!!! welcome to team pink!!!

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wow so glad that everything turned out ok. Congrats on your little girl. I can't belive that gas and be so pain full.

WonderWomanExtrodinare's picture
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I have had that exact same thing and you are right, the pain is very much like crampiness! I didn't know being constipated could do that. Glad all is ok though and congrats on a baby girl!

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So great that everything was ok! And congrats on the girl!! Lots of girls this month Smile

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So glad that everything is ok. Congrats on having a girl!

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So glad everything turned out okay!!
And that you get to see your LO a week sooner!!

Congrats on the GIRL!!!

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Congrats on your little GIRL!

I am sure that was a frightening and painful experience. I am glad it all turned out good in the end Smile

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I am so happy your story has a happy ending. I'm sorry you were in pain and scared. Congrats on your little girl!!!