Monday, June 14, 2010

Just a little bit of spotting to ease my mind

This morning I found the waxy progesterone a bit tinted. No cramping, no pain of any kind. But still... Can I have a damn break here please? It was totally minor, barely a pale hint of light brown and I know it's because I'm obsessively looking that I saw it. But I did. Nothing since.

So I've just turned 8 weeks, it could be it. My symptoms are all there and getting stronger so that's somewhat reassuring. I'm debating whether to call the clinic and get in a quick scan or sit tight. Mike thinks it wasn't really much at all and we should wait and see.

I know that there's nothing we can do anyway if things have turned for the worse. So much for my positive attitude of yesterday and enjoying the pregnancy... at least I haven't put up a ticker yet (although yesterday I was looking at a few...). Sure I know it's very common to spot in the first trimester, somehow I hoped it wouldn't happen. I'll keep you posted.

***Update*** I called the clinic eventually, spoke with one of the best nurses, she confirmed that it is very normal (90% IVF pregnancies bleed), can be the progesterone irritating the cervix after such a long use, it can be a tiny blood vessel in the uterus bursting as it gets bigger, the fact that I have no cramps and pain and that it seems to have been a once off episode doesn't worry her at all. Of course if it reoccurs, worsen or changes to call again. She also rechecked my dates and I am 8w1d today! Right so, try to relax now, I had no more spotting and I have used the loo plenty, only 10 days until the next ultrasound!

14 comments:

  1. I was hoping you wouldn't have anything remotely scary or weird happen during this pregnancy, it would've been so much more fair.
    I'm sure it's nothing though, this is going to have a very happy ending! Basta!

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  2. Don't know if you remember... but I had a huge bleeding and clot passing episode at 8 weeks... it freaked the crap out of me... but now you know the lovely end result. Hang in there... I am thinking of you!

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  3. Hoping very much for you that this is nothing to worry about. As you say, there's nothing you can do about it at this point anyhow, but it still is enough to drive a person crazy! Hang in there and try not to think about it (easier said than done!) Do you have a next scan scheduled? or are you off to the OB next?

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  4. Spotting is scary, but unless you have cramping with spotting and bright red blood I don't think you have anything to worry about.

    If an u/s is what it will take to ease your mind, call and ask for one. You need to take care of yourself and if that's what it takes so be it.

    I had some spotting in week 8 - it was just one day. In the morning after going to the bathroom I wiped and there was a spot of bright red blood. Nothing happened after that. It terrified me. But, since then there's been nothing. All that to say, that I somewhat know how you feel. Take care of yourself!
    Hugs!!!

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  5. Like circus said, I was hoping you wouldn't have anything to be concerned about (above and beyond, of course) during this pregnancy. Ugh. What must be going on in your mind. If you are comfortable, try to get a quick scan to give yourself that peace of mind.

    I'm praying for you. Not because I think something is wrong but just because I know how hard this is for you. (((HUGS)))

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  6. I know what its like to analyse every sqaure inch of the toilet paper. I dont think its anything to be worried about, just take it easy, drink water and know that you are doing everything you possibly can to make this a successful outcome.

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  7. Glad you got some reassurance from your RE. You're in my prayers!

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  8. Oh dear -- hope it's nothing and won't come back to scare you more!

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  9. I went through a little spotting too...so normal.

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  10. Oh how scary, but I have heard also that bleeding is very common with IVF pregnancies. Hang in there, sweetie! And if you are super nervous, just demand a scan - I think you deserve it!!!

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  11. Are you taking lovenox or heparin? If yes, I would get the scan just to be sure and to have peace of mind. :)

    I am sorry that I always slip into "fix it" mode ... I think I am a bit like a guy in that respect! Too much yang or something in me?

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  12. oh honey - that's scary but unfortunately sounds normal. I hope it goes away - but the PPs are right - probably par for the IVF course. FX that your little penguin is snuggling in nice and tight:)

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  13. I am so sorry you had to worry about spotting when all you need is peace and finally getting to enjoy your pregnancy! Glad the nurse reassured you all to be fine.. hang in there until your scan!! Thinking of you x

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  14. I'm sorry that you had that spotting honey. I am sure that all is still well with Elvis, take it as easy as you can.

    Much love
    xxx

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