A trip to the ER and Ultrasounds

It has been 2 weeks since my last post.  I have been a ball of anxiety and fear and just couldn’t focus to put my thoughts down and write a post.  It was a crazy stressful few weeks but things seem to be getting a little calmer now.  I hope it only gets easier or less eventful from here.  Last Saturday after days of spotting and then increasing cramping my clinic finally told me to go to the ER.  I was so sure it was the end.  I was a mess and thought it was all over.  Thankfully they got me in fairly quickly and were very kind.  The hubby was working but ended up meeting me right before they wheeled me in to get the ultrasound.  It was perfect timing and I was so excited he could be there for our first ultrasound…good or bad.   Luckily it was good….we saw one beautiful baby and heartbeat.  I was almost 6 weeks.  It made me feel better to see the baby and heartbeat but my release notes of “threatened abortion” didn’t make me feel entirely better.

I got a call from the clinic on Monday checking in on me.  My Dr was out the week it happened which explained the lack of response when I was complaining about the spotting.  They set me up with an early ultrasound on Wednesday.  I was about 6 weeks 3 days and measured about 6 weeks and day.  I seem to be measuring a few days behind still which they don’t seemed too concerned about.  They found a hematoma (SCH) and she mentioned something about the placenta may have pulled away a little which caused the spotting.  To be honest, I was so stressed that nothing she said really stuck.  We did see a heartbeat which measured 115bpm.  I was a little concerned about it being low but for 6 weeks she didn’t seem to think it was bad.  I don’t think there will ever be a point I don’t find a reason to worry.  I have not been put on bed rest and have not really been told to restrict activity.  The spotting and cramping seem to be gone which have given me some comfort.  But I know we are not out of the water and I am of course still worried about a possible loss.  We will be going back in a week from tomorrow for another ultrasound and then possibly be released to the OB.  Here’s the pic of our little one!

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17 thoughts on “A trip to the ER and Ultrasounds

  1. These early days are the worst – just full of worry and concern. I hate the use of the word, “abortion,” when they could so easily use, “miscarriage,” instead. Aggravating. I do hope all end up well and it sounds like it will. Truth be told, you’re not going to stop worrying, but it should get better soon!

    Also – in regards to seeing your OB, schedule your OB appointment for when you’ll be 10 weeks pregnant because they will do a “confirmation of pregnancy” ultrasound at that time. It’s nice to get that 2-3 weeks after the last one at the RE. THEN, they’ll schedule you for your 12 week NT scan, so if you schedule your first OB appointment well, you can check on baby every 2 weeks through week 12-13. Just some unsolicited advice!

    Try not to worry! It sounds like everything is going to be just fine!

  2. I’m glad things seem to be ok. My understanding of SCH is they’re fairly common and don’t pose much risk to the baby. I’m really glad you updated us — I had some spotting a little over a week ago, and I was terrified. It was a few days before my first beta test, so I was incredibly relived last week when our numbers were good and increased like crazy. My first sonogram is scheduled for next Monday when I’ll be 6w4d. I’ll feel a lot more at ease if everything looks ok!

  3. Hang in there. Please be positive and enjoy every moment you have with the little one. I am not scaring you or saying something negative, but I regret spending the few weeks I had with my baby in fear and not celebrating him/her. I am sure everything will turn perfect for you.

  4. Hi, we are living parallel lives! I was so waiting for your next post and can’t believe your experience is the same as mine. I was in ED (Australian version of ER) and thought we had lost our first pregnancy (after three years of TTC). I was a wreck. But then they found a heartbeat (7 weeks) and also a big old SCH. I have been on bed rest for one week exactly and feel like I have felt every possible emotion. I feel like no one quite understands. I would love to hear from you on email. I am back to Dr today and so nervous I can’t eat. Sending strength and love and positive thoughts! Xo Amy

  5. I am SO excited you posted today…I have been checking everyday/several times a day to check in and see how things were going. I love seeing the pic of your little one and to hear that things are going just fine. The worried feeling does not go away, but does go down slightly as you get further along. Keep thinking positive thoughts and hanging on to your beautiful baby!

  6. This is so good to hear, I was wondering when we’d get an update! I know exactly how you feel, I had a SCH, with plenty of bleeding scares, and emergency scans, but all is well. It will all be okay!

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