Saturday, February 18, 2012

Had quite a scare this morning...(may be a tad TMI)

This morning I woke up to spotting. I obviously freaked the crap out, given that this is exactly, to the day, when my heavy spotting started last time. So after about 20 minutes, DH and I decided to go in.

I was put in the same room, with the same doctor as last time. ::headdesk:: Bless the nurse's heart, she tried three times in both arms, but could not get the IV line in. They start one just in case you need an IV later. I ended up not needing one, so they just drew blood instead. But now I look like a junky who just got done shooting up.

Doc came in and did the exam, and he said the bleeding was coming from the friable tissue on my cervix, not through the hole in the cervix! Yay!!! Then he came back with HCG results...12,726!!! Wednesday it was 8,429!

He sent me back for an ultrasound, where I saw a gestational sac and a yolk sac measuring 5w4d, and it's in my ute! Not a tube or anything! There was no fetal pole yet, but he said it's still early enough that that's not an issue.

So, he sent me away diagnosed with a "threatened miscarriage...but I really think it's just the tissue on your cervix." I"m on pelvic rest, and I have to drink lots and lots of fluids all weekend, and just take it easy in general. I asked him about the 125 hour doubling time for the HCG. He said given that it's increased by 50% or more since Wednesday, it's absolutely nothing to worry about.

Today, I am most definitely pregnant, and I love my baby!!!


  1. Ashley, we continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers. So glad to hear that you are doing well. Keep us posted.

  2. Keeping you in my thoughts Ash. I had bleeding with both my pregnancies and I know how absolutely stressful it is.

  3. I spotted with both kids... there are definitely reasons why it is normal to spot in early pregnancy. Continuing to keep you in my thoughts. :)