Last Friday at work I had some spotting and a LOT of severe abdominal pain. This is my 6th pregnancy and I have one child. I am 17 weeks along and now I'm stuck on bed rest. I'm afraid of having yet another miscarriage, we have gone through them so many times that I don't know if I can handle that kind of emotional pain again. I have a lot of regular stress in my life, plus stress that nobody should have to deal with. I have had countless ultrasounds as well as check-ups. The baby looks to be healthy. The problem is, I am still losing weight. Not just a "few" pounds.. I can't seem to gain and I keep losing. I am 5'9" and 124 pounds. I started the pregnancy at 141.6. My doctor shows concern at every appointment, I lost two pounds just since Saturday, no fluctuation, just loss. I am concerned that my body is rejecting my baby girl. I am now on bed rest and still can't gain weight. I'm tired all the time and I eat as much as possible! I am taking protein shakes 5 times a day and carb loading. I stopped exercising (when I started losing) and I don't know what else to do! I had to quit my job before summer break so I lost a couple pay checks. My stomach is growing (as are my breasts) but everything else is going away. We were trying for 6 years to have this baby and sadly, she is eating me away. Does anyone have any advice? Has anyone ever heard of bed rest at 17 weeks? Or even losing almost twenty pounds+? I'm scared and nervous and I'm stressing myself out!