About Me: Female, 23, BETHLEHEM, PA, member since Mar 2013
On March 11 I took an at home pregnancy test. I was so excited that I was going to have a baby to the point where I was jumping up and down for joy with the positive pregnancy test in my hands. For several years I thought that I wouldn't be able to have children and bec
[More]ome a woman with too many cats.
At six weeks and three days I had my first ultrasound, and seen the heart beet at 123bpm. It was finally getting through my brain that this is real and I have a tiny human developing inside of me. I did a lot of research on pregnancy and miscarriages. I was doing everything in my power to prevent a miscarriage and have a healthy pregnancy.
Unfortunately, I never knew that having o negative blood would be an issue. The night before I had the first ultrasound, I had sex with the baby's father. Later at night I started spotting a light pink, it was not noticeable. I thought I was going crazy. I asked the ultrasound tech if it was safe to spot during sex while pregnancy. She obviously say yes. So I thought nothing of it and went home.
Time passes to 8 weeks and 3 days. I didn't have any noticeable symptoms in the rest of week six and seven. Monday I started spotting a light pink, and not enough to even consider wearing a panty liner. I thought it was just nerves as seeing I was going to my hometown that I haven't been in a while. The next day came and I was still spotting and I was in a town where I didn't trust the doctors, and i was going to go to the hospital later that night where I live. (Doctors are one hundred percent better than the ones in my hometown.)
I didn't get home until late that night, and the spotting let up. I went to bed thinking it was finally over. Wrong. The next day it was heavier. So my mom and I walked all the way over to the er. We were in the hospital for six hours having them do all kinds of test. (Blood work, pap smear, ultrasound) I knew in the back of my head that I might have lost the pregnancy but I didn't want to believe it.
I kept throwing the doctor all different possibilities about the spotting that turned into heavy bleeding at the hospital with thick blood clots. (Sorry if I gross anyone out.) To the point where I thought my uterus even came out also.
The doctor told me yesterday at 4/10/2013 at 6:15 that I had a miscarriage. I was devastated but I didn't want to break down in tears in front of the doctor. He told me that I have miscarriage sometime after six weeks and three and my body was now getting rid of the baby. He said the reason why I miscarried was my O negative blood thinking that the baby was a foreign object and the red blood cells started attacking.
I was devastated and still am. I thought everything was going normally. I never even heard about o negative being harmful to a developing baby. And they say that O negative is a rare but universal blood type but a small developing baby has a negative effect.
The thing that I don't get if the ultrasound tech knows that spotting after sex is a question answered then why don't they ask the patent their blood type to prevent a possible miscarriage? As seeing today I just found out that I could have taken an RH shot at the first sign of spotting.
This Monday I will finally be able to see an obgyn.
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