Don't Know What to Think

I woke up this morning to go to my MIL to open gifts and went to the bathroom and I had a tinge of pink. When I went to bed last night, I felt like I had a big air bubble in my stomach like gas, and this morning it was still there, but it feels more like that as opposed to cramps, but I'm really scared it will turn into cramps and heavier bleeding. This is why I told DH I almost wished I would've waited to even tell him. Or I wish I wouldn't even find out until end of third trimester. I feel like everytime I go to the bathroom I'm terrified I'll see blood. I'm trying stay positive it will stop, but I'm also just trying to tell myself if it's. Going to happen it's going to happen regardless and I can't stop it. I'll be so devastate d. What a way to start Christmas Day. Please pray for a sticky bean for me.
Posted on December 25, 2012 at 2:04 am
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This is my second pregnancy and I have felt this way both times. I don't know any mom that hasn't felt this exact same way. I know that's not really comforting but it really does just suck that you have no control. Know that some cramping and some bleeding are normal and that women who have had both have gone to have really healthy pregnancies. And FYI gas pains are the absolute WORSE during pregnancy. I have multiple friends that have ended up in labor and delivery or the emergency room due to gas! So these pains could be your first symptoms.
Posted on December 25, 2012 at 7:30 am
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Well, now it seems like I'm actually bleeding now. Still more brownish pink, but more and I still have the gas pain so I'm not sure if that's masking cramping or if I'm not cramping. The thing that scares me the most is not knowing why this is happening, and thinking there must be an underlying problem. I worry that what if this keeps happening and I keep getting older and run out of time before they figure it out. :(
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Lex, I lost my first LO and every day I worry that every pain is something bad so I know the fear.  I had bleeding at the beginning of this pregnancy and thought we were losing our LO again.  I went to the doctor and they said I wasn't bleeding from my cervix so I was ok and it happened off and on for about a week, longest week of my life.  So don't totally panic yet.  Get a hold of your OB/GYN and have them check you out.

Posted on December 26, 2012 at 12:31 am
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Thank you so much, ladies! So far, after I posted again last night that there was a little more (nothing bright red or thick, thankfully) it stopped. I was just looking up the actually definition for the difference between "spotting" and "bleeding"  during pregnancy and it said spotting is a few dots or small amount of brown, pink or even a little red, and bleeding is a steady stream of blood, and thankfully, it wasn't what would be defined as bleeding then. I was worried "how much is too much" and I'm praying it stays gone and isn't leading to more trouble. I'm sure the abdominal pain I had was gas. I can still feel it a tiny bit this morning, but it's passed for the most part, and I haven't been bleeding since. Thankfully, I don't work today so I can take it easy but I do work tomorrow-Saturday and I work at a salon/spa so I'm on my feet all day. Ugh. I prayed so much yesterday it would stop, and so far it seems to be, but I will definitely have to see the dr soon. Thanks so much for the prayers!

Posted on December 26, 2012 at 1:57 am
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i had cramps and light spotting during my first trimester and it was scary.  when i had my 9 wk appt i told my doctor and he did an internal exam and concluded it was from the cervix and it was just my body clearing out old mestration blood.  the cramping was just my uterus expanding.  this could be the same thing you're seeing!  just stay calm and try to keep your mind off of it.  remember, spotting and cramping is fairly common!  hope everything is ok :)

Posted on December 26, 2012 at 2:16 am
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I was spotting a little again this evening! Blast. I'm calling the clinic tomorrow to see when I can get in. I haven't been to the doctor yet to even confirm with a blood test, but I plan to take another at home one tomorrow morning just for reassurance even though I already got the BFP last week. I'm praying the doctor just says it's old (it's only been brown with a tinge of pink at first).


Haleighb- how far along are you now? Have you have any spotting or cramping since? Thanks for the feedback!

Posted on December 26, 2012 at 3:55 pm
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I'm 20 weeks now, and I had cramping and spotting from 7wks to 12 wks.  It came randomly, but I noticed it more when I was really active (vacuuming and steaming the floors in one shot, lifting things I shouldn't have been, etc).  When I would get spotting I would take it easy for the rest of the day and just rest with a heating pad, and I limited my activity for a few days after.  Have you noticed a trend with spotting and activity?


Making an appt is a good idea - the doctor will be able to tell where it is coming from and put you at ease!  I confirmed pregnancy with the dr at 5 weeks, went for an internal exam at 9wks and they tried to find the heartbeat on the doppler and couldn't.  It's hard to get it that early, so we had an US and confirmed everything was OK!  Ugh, the first trimester is just a nightmare and a constant worry - keep your head up, it sounds like the spotting isn't anything to worry about :)

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The first day it started (Christmas Day morning) it was a little throughout the day, but the day before we had Chrsitmas Eve at my brother inlaw and sister inlaw's house so I was hauling groceries in and out and the joke among the family is my niece will only fall asleep with me, so I was carrying and bouncing her around throughout the day so maybe that didn't help? It was still a little throughout the day yesterday too though and I didn't do much of anything all day, but I'd guess only a couple times. I totally agree the first trimester is a nightmare! I just want to fast forward through it!

Posted on December 27, 2012 at 2:54 am
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That would totally do it for me!  The day after activity it would taper off.  Hopefully you can take it easy today too and it will stop.  You really only have to worry if it's like a period flow and increases from there.  Your mucus production is going to pick up wildly and that will carry the old blood out, so don't be too alarmed!

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I'm going to have a heart attack. I just left work and it came up with my last appointment that she's had 2 previous m/c. (I didn't say anything about my situation). Well, after she left I went to the bathroom and RED! Not a steady stream, but red color. I'm just sitting here at home now waiting for the cramps to kick in. I don't know what's going on... :(

Posted on December 28, 2012 at 10:58 am
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How far along are you? Why does it always seem our biggest fears are always brought up more often when we're facing them?! Any luck with the doctor appt? Keep your head up and hopefully it will go away soon! Heating pad and lots of water!
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Posted on December 28, 2012 at 3:11 pm
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I'm guessing I'm around 6 weeks. I think I'm going to tell my mom what's going on. We're so close and I know DH is trying to be supportive, but it's not the same and I feel like I just need to talk to her. No luck with the appointment yet, but again after I posted on here, it's stopped. I'm at work all day today and on my feet, so I'm trying to sit in-between appointments when I can.
Posted on December 29, 2012 at 2:05 am
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Talking to your mom sounds like a good plan. I've been thinking about you!
Posted on December 29, 2012 at 7:50 am

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