I found out late January I was expecting our first baby. Hubby and I decided on December 29 2009, our second wedding anniversary this was our year to try for a baby.
Everything was going perfectly, we had an early scan for viability which showed us a beautiful blob with a little heart flicker of 169bpm. This was around 8 weeks, Up until I had no issues, a little nausea and that was about all.
9 weeks I had spotting which freaked me out, then again at 10 and a half weeks and 11 and a half weeks, just minor with a few spots and my doctor didn't seem concerned, no ultrasounds, no examinations.
Thursday 18th March I woke up with period like bleeding and freaked. This is what I posted on my birth board:
I woke up this morning at 7:30am and realised I was running late, so went to get ready. I went to the toilet and immediately started crying because I had period like bleeding. I got an after hours appointment with my GP ($150 later) who referred me on to the hospital with threatened miscarriage. Got to hospital in ED and they took obs, gave me a warmed blanket and set about organising a scan for me. They then found all the hospital ultrasound staff were not in that day, so sent me to the private clinic (another $150 later) for a scan. They found bub straight away kicking it's little legs about, heart flickering away with a good heart beat of 162 bpm, and doing a flip for Mummy and Daddy (little show off) and waving it's arms about. So baby is perfectly fine and measuring a week ahead of the EDD my initial scan gave me, about 12 wks 5 days. Still no idea why I had such heavy bleeding, the hospital ED was super busy so sent me off and I have another doctors appointment tonight.
The doctor wasn't too willing to do an exam in case it started the bleeding again and I go back Wednesday for a full examination.