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Bleeding... at 4 1/2 months.

May 01, 2010 - 9 comments

This morning was like any other morning here at our house... I got up, made breakfast, and drank my tea (decaff of course). I got up to go to the bathroom and when I did, I noticed blood in my underwear. I'm 18 weeks pregnant. Then there was even more blood when I wiped, and when I stood up and looked in the toilet... even more. I gasped upon seeing it, and then stayed calm as I didn't know what to think of it. It reminded me of the time I had the exact same thing happen with my last pregnancy... the one I lost. I went and Googled "bleeding in second trimester" and of course the results were unclear, it could be normal, or it could be a sign of something more serious. I was scared, but for some weird reason, I didn't call my doctor.

An hour later I had to pee again, and to no surprise, the blood was still there, but there was more than the first time. I quickly grabbed my phone and called my doctor's cell phone. He didn't answer. So I called the ER and was told that if I thought I needed to come in, to do so (they're never much help over the phone). I started crying and my husband then came in and I told him what was going on. He jumped in the shower and got ready to go. Then I did the same and we were out the door. We dropped our daughter off at my moms and headed to the ER.

They ran a number of tests, and I continued to worry about the baby. They finally put a doppler on my tummy and we heard the baby's heart beat... it was good and strong. Thank goodness!! My cramping started getting worse and worse... in the end, it turns out, I had an infection. A common infection that pregnant women get and can cause cramping and bleeding. I'm now required to rest and just take easy. I was so afraid of losing the baby, or that something was wrong... and now I can only be thankful that my baby boy is ok.

Now, however, I feel sad. I feel a bit worthless, or something. Not being able to pick my daughter up, not being able to do much of anything. My job as a fitness instructor is hanging in the balance, and I don't know what's going to happen. Not to mention, the fact that I recently heard that my doctor, the doctor I have come to love as a doctor and as a person... is moving!! I think it's my hormones, but I want to cry about it! I can only hope he sticks around until the baby is born, I would hate for anyone else to do it!! But... I am still very happy that the baby is ok, I don't know how I'd handle it if he wasn't.      

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by DMarie919, May 01, 2010
Oh honey that must have been so scary!!!  I am so glad everything is okay.  What kind of infection was it??  Do you take any medicine for it?  I know it's hard not to feel worthless especially when you have your little girl at home but you need to take care of yourself and your baby!  And same thing goes for the job!  Your utmost priority is your health and the baby's.  Things will all work out in the end... :)  

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by frank_noahsmommy, May 01, 2010
I am so glad everything turned out ok!!!!!!!! That is scary! You can have ur lil girl sit on your lap and give her just as much love, I know easier said then done. Just keep ur feet up and relax to make sure u and your lil one are safe and healthy!!!!! (((HUGS)))

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by nickieb85, May 02, 2010
Wow Tash that is some scary stuff. I am sorry to hear that you had this problem today but I am glad that you got treated and found out what was wrong and that your little boy is still safe in there. Doctors can cause definite stress for us mommies and I am sure that your hormones might have something to do with it but it really is upsetting that they decide to move in the middle of a pregnancy to a woman that is totally comfortable with just them. I hope you feel better soon. Take it easy =)

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by maddie83, May 02, 2010
OMG,that is so scary I felt sick reading it...You really need to take care of yourself and the baby and do as they said and relax concentrate on getting better don't try and do to much...Your hormones are all over the place and you just got a shock and bad memories rushing back so its no wonder your emotional thats normal...Please take care my little belly buddy Maddie XX

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by Tasha505, May 02, 2010
Thanks girls!! Yeah it was scary, and I'm still more emotional than usual. I just feel this weird sadness lingering around me and it's not a good feeling. I guess Maddie is right, it's just the hormones being all crazy in the first place and now they're really "caddywampus" after yesterday. I'm doing as they tole me, getting plenty of rest and just taking it easy.
DMarie- it is an infection called Bacterial Vaginosis... never heard of it, but apparently it's pretty common. And yes, I just take a pill 2x a day for a week. The bleeding has already started to subside... I'm hoping the cramping is gone today, that's the worst part, the pain is the scariest thing for me. Thanks again everyone for your kind words :)

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by 7yrslater, May 02, 2010
Tasha I'm sorry to hear about your scare. I'm glad everything is starting to work itself out. Everyone around you will understand that you can't always be 100%. Whether its your daughter or your job. Think about yourself and get better. I had BV once while not being pregnant. I jut went in for routine test and they found that. It can b caused by many things. I stopped using powder own there and scented lotions etc down there. They said tht can cause the extra bacteria to grow. I didn't even know I had it. I didn't know it could cause that much pain when your pregnant. But take care of yoiurself. Let your husband do a few extra thing with your daughter. Take care. Katasha  

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by Cyn_x0, May 13, 2010
wow- how scary that must've been- Did they say what causes this infection since it is so common?

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by prettygurlswagg406, Aug 09, 2010
i was cramping and bleeding at 3 or 4 months, i really thought that i was having a miscarrige. i did not know what to do either

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by Tasha505, Aug 10, 2010
Thankfully... everything was ok!!! Here i am 8 months pregnant!!

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