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Hospital stay for bleeding

Apr 14, 2012 - 21 comments

Firstly thank you to everyone for your notes and concern!  I really thought my pregnancy was over when I saw all that blood.

So this is what happened - I woke up Saturday morning (NZ time) and did a few things then I went to the loo for a pee and looked down and saw red blood.  I thought OMG, oh no, oh please no, not this time please.  So my mum who was dropping by on her way home to Tauranga (which is about a 3 hour drive away) happened to arrive at that time so she took me to hospital as my DF was at work.  We got to emergency and they put me in a bed and by that time my DF had arrived.  They then took blood etc and said they were arranging for a portable ultrasound machine so they could scan me.  We waited for ages and finally they wheeled the machine in.  I swear I nearly had a heart attack from the anticipation of what I was going to see.  I was sure the heart had stopped beating and that I was about to miscarry.  As soon as she put the thig on my tummy I could see baby bouncing around and doing acrobatics.  I cried my heart out with relief and then my mum joined in too, it was so nice to have her there.  So after that I was feeling really relieved but then they wanted to check my cervix and was told it was a bit open.  That made me worried all over again.  They told me they were keeping me overnight to monitor me and that in the morning they would do another ultrasound on a proper machine to see if they could locate the cause of the bleed.  So overnight the bleeding stopped and this morning they did the scan - baby was still bouncing around happy as.  They couldn't see any reason for the bleed and discharged me and said for me to be on bed rest for the next few days.

I will ring the recurrent pregnancy loss clinic that I'm still under till 14 weeks tomorrow (Monday) and let them know what happened.  I also have my NT scan coming up on Thursday so I will get to see baby again which is good.  Thanks again to everyone - I really appreciate how caring you all are xxxxxx

OMG we saw beanie!

Mar 07, 2012 - 36 comments

I am in shock - we saw the heartbeat!  I was hoping to see the yolk sac today but everything was there, the yolk sac, the fetal pole and the heartbeat flickering.  She said beanie was 3mm and was measuring 5 weeks, 6 days and I am 6 weeks today so pretty much bang on.  I just can't believe it!

Hospital stay - delayed OHSS

Mar 04, 2012 - 9 comments

Well where do I start.  I woke up yesterday morning to a small amount of brown spotting and felt immediately concerned about it.  Then some sharp stabbing pains started up on my right side and I thought oh no please not another ectopic - what are the chances of my IVF embryo floating up into my tube - surely not!!  Anyways it got worse so I thought f#*k this I'm off to the hospital.
I get to emergency and tell them I suspect another ectopic - I got rushed straight through which was great.  Got an ultrasound pretty quickly and was so nervous as to what I was going to see. I saw the sac in my uterus which was amazing and she thought she may have seen the start of the yolk sac but she wasn't sure.  She said my tilted uterus was making it hard to see.  She then checked my ovaries and said oh dear - I thought oh no whaaaatt.  She said wow your ovaries are huge and you've got lots of huge follicles and you've got heaps of free fluid - you've hyperstimulated and that's what the pain will be from.  I told her they only got 8 eggs out of me and I had no signs of hyperstimulation at my egg retrieval. She said the doc will talk to me about it after she gives them her findings.  So I talk to the doc later and she said I had mild to moderate OHSS and I would have to stay in hospital.  So I had to wear special leg socks and they had to monitor my liquid input and output and I had to have my tummy measured etc.  I just stayed last night and they finally let me out today after lots of begging (I hate staying in hospital) but they made me promise to go back if I get the pain back or vomiting or shortness of breath etc.  So yeah I am home now and feeling ok actually.
Apparently none of this is going to affect the baby thank god.  By the way the spotting stopped pretty much as soon as I arrived at the hospital and I haven't had any more which is good.  They did check my HCG levels yesterday which had gone up to 6,600 (4 days before it was 2,329) .  I was very concerned that it hadn't doubled every 48 hours but I read when I got home that after it reaches 1200 the doubling time slows down to 72 - 96 hours so I guess I'm ok.  I am a bit concerned that I didn't see the yolk sac though - I was 5weeks, 5days yesterday so should it have been clearly visible - when did you first see yours???

2nd Beta

Feb 28, 2012 - 21 comments

16dp5dt (21dpo) - HCG 2,329.6 - Prog 127 (or 39 in american measurements)
4 weeks, 6 days pregnant