I started my mc well, Sat really, but the bleeding got a little more yesterday. I have been extremely ill with a high fever and either the flu or strep throat, so I actually spent the weekend in bed because of that problem. My question, today is Mon, Im better (in regards to my sickness) my dh is planning on going to work, if Im to start the heavy bleeding and cramping (which still has not started yet) is it ok for me to be up and about caring for my family, or are you supposed to be kind of laying around taking it easy when you are mc'ing? By laying around all weekend, I think it kept my bleeding to a minimum, but I wonder if that will change today! I have not even called my doctor's office to tell them yet, what was the point? Maybe they can tell me when I call them this morning what I should and should not be doing while going through this. I just cant wait for this to be over.
I'm not a doctor but I was still carring on my normal life until I started really bad cramps and I just couldn't do anything.
Just keep an eye on yourself and don't to anything you don't think you can do, I would maybe say don't do any heavy lifting. If the camping and bleeding get really bad (soaking pads) go to the hospital asap as that can mean there is a problem.
One thing I would say though is that you may not want to be on your own when it happends. I was in a lot of pain and couldn't walk around. My DH was wonderful helping me the whole time and I don't think I could have done it alone, it's also good incase something does go wrong.
I am very sorry for your loss and I hope it is over for you soon
I so agree with the pp. I did the same as well. I was doing work study at university and my boss was stricter than the dr was. BUt it kep my mind off what was going on. ASking your dr. is a good idea also. Hugs and warm fuzzies.
Please be very, very careful. A fever can be a sign of a very serious infection. Although your fever could've been due to the flu, if it returns while you are actively miscarrying, please go to the ER immediately. It is much better to be safe than sorry.
I would feel much better if you had someone else to care for your family while you are going through this. The amount of pain and the length of time can be very hard to predict, and you need support, both physically and emotionally, at this time. If there is anyway your husband can stay home, please ask him to try. If not, is there a close friend you could call? A neighbor that could watch the kids if needed?
Most important - definitely call your doctor to let them know what is happening and to get their advice. If there is any sign of fever or if the bleeding seems too heavy (soaking a pad in less than an hour) please go straight to the hospital, even if you feel silly about it or think it's just because of the flu. It's just not worth taking any chances with your health. Most miscarriages happen with no lasting physical effects, but complications can and do happen, and you need to know how to look out for the warning signs.
We'll all be here if you have any questions or just need to talk. Please feel free to PM me if you want to talk to a friendly face from Feb 07.
Hugs and support,