red spotting/bleeding in early preg. how critical is bed rest?

red spotting/bleeding in early preg. how critical is bed rest?

anon
anon

July 17th, 2012, 2:13 pm #1

Sorry that I am the anon who asked the questions about how many betas before ultrasound. My third beta is 1250 on Monday. So it seems I haven't lost this pregnancy so far.

I am now 5w3d post ovulation. I had minor brown/pink spotting last week. I took it easy and had self-imposed bed rest for two days and I didn't have spotting on the days I took bed rest. Then last friday I was busy all day and I had red spotting ever since. It is less than a period, not full flow, but everytime I wipe I see red blood. Though I spent the weekend on the couch most of the time, the spotting/bleeding didn't stop. I am deeply concerned and not sure whether I should just have bed rest for this week. I know this is an old topic. I searched the board and saw many people said they had red bleeding but continued to have a normal pregnancy. However, it is also said miscarriage risk is higher for people with bleeding than w/o. I guess people who miscarried just didn't post. So I am here for your advice.

Just wondering how critical it is to take some bed rest or I can go as usual?








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July 17th, 2012, 4:28 pm #2

if i were you, i would
1. call my doctor straightaway
2. yes, rest. stay in bed. feet up, no lifting, lay down as much as possible, and drink lots of water.

personally i dont care how "normal" people say bleeding is in early pregnancy, i would call my dr.
keep in mind, these boards are great but noone is an MD, and only he can safely guide you for sure.
g/l and keep us posted









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July 17th, 2012, 5:03 pm #3

Sorry that I am the anon who asked the questions about how many betas before ultrasound. My third beta is 1250 on Monday. So it seems I haven't lost this pregnancy so far.

I am now 5w3d post ovulation. I had minor brown/pink spotting last week. I took it easy and had self-imposed bed rest for two days and I didn't have spotting on the days I took bed rest. Then last friday I was busy all day and I had red spotting ever since. It is less than a period, not full flow, but everytime I wipe I see red blood. Though I spent the weekend on the couch most of the time, the spotting/bleeding didn't stop. I am deeply concerned and not sure whether I should just have bed rest for this week. I know this is an old topic. I searched the board and saw many people said they had red bleeding but continued to have a normal pregnancy. However, it is also said miscarriage risk is higher for people with bleeding than w/o. I guess people who miscarried just didn't post. So I am here for your advice.

Just wondering how critical it is to take some bed rest or I can go as usual?







I agree to call your doctor. But to ease your mind, I had bright red spotting with both of my pregnancies. One was a subchorionic hemotoma that eventually went away. There wasn't much explanation for the second time except that my pregnancy started out as twins and that is apparently common.
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July 17th, 2012, 5:14 pm #4

Sorry that I am the anon who asked the questions about how many betas before ultrasound. My third beta is 1250 on Monday. So it seems I haven't lost this pregnancy so far.

I am now 5w3d post ovulation. I had minor brown/pink spotting last week. I took it easy and had self-imposed bed rest for two days and I didn't have spotting on the days I took bed rest. Then last friday I was busy all day and I had red spotting ever since. It is less than a period, not full flow, but everytime I wipe I see red blood. Though I spent the weekend on the couch most of the time, the spotting/bleeding didn't stop. I am deeply concerned and not sure whether I should just have bed rest for this week. I know this is an old topic. I searched the board and saw many people said they had red bleeding but continued to have a normal pregnancy. However, it is also said miscarriage risk is higher for people with bleeding than w/o. I guess people who miscarried just didn't post. So I am here for your advice.

Just wondering how critical it is to take some bed rest or I can go as usual?







I'd call your Dr and get an u/s done. Red bleeding is always cause for getting checked out. So don't delay.

In regards to bedrest, it's tough to say. Some Dr's put women with subchorionic hemorrages on bedrest, however, my Dr stated there is no good data to suggest it helps. However, if it helps you feel better, like you're doing everything you can, then yes, take it easy. And drink LOTS of water to try and calm down your uterus.

Most of all though, get an u/s.

TTC: Since Nov. 2006
Diagnosis: Ovarian Dysfunction & PCOS
26 Years Old
cd3 FSH 16.8
cd10 FSH 13.6
7 Unmonitored Cycles of Clomid
3 Unmonitored Cycles of Letrozole
Positive CCCT
TAB for cysts
1st Cycle of 150iu of Menopur with Timed BDing - 5 mature follies - BFN
TAB for cysts
2nd Cycle of 150iu of Menopur with Timed Intercourse - 4 mature follies in play - BFN
3rd Cycle of 150 iu of Menopur with Timed Intercourse - 2 follies - BFN
1st Cycle of Gonal F - 1 follie & cyst on right - BFN
TAB for a cycle
2nd Cycle of Gonal F = BFP!!!!!
11dpo Beta=27.9
14dpo Beta=120
16dpo Beta=210
18dpo Beta=429
21dpo Beta=1064
5w6d - baby measuring 3mm, h/b 101
6w6d - baby measuring 6mm, h/b 126
7w6d - baby 18mm, h/b 171, measuring ahead at 8w2d! RE noticed enlarged yolk sac so keeping a close eye on that
8w6d - baby 2.52cm with h/b of 174
9w5d - baby 3.22cm with h/b of 180 measuring 10w1d
10w6d - baby 4.34cmcm with h/b of 174 measuring 11w1d
12w u/s showed baby at 11.2cm with h/b of 162 - unfortunately, that evening I suffered a horrible m/c of a chromosomally NORMAL girl.... RIP my angel girl...you were loved....

First cycle of Gonal F with Timed Intercourse since m/c - BFN
2nd Cycle of Gonal F with Timed Intercourse - BFN
TAB for a month on bcp's
3rd Cycle of Gonal F - BFP
-11dpo beta=14.9
-14dpo beta=45.7
-16dpo beta=140
-18dpo beta=366
u/s at 6w1d showed heart-rate of 114!!!!
u/s at 7w1d showed heart-rate of 141!!!!
u/s at 8w showed heart-rate of 179
u/s at 9w showed 2 SCH's, h/r of 197
u/s at 10w showed h/r of 175
u/s at 11w showed h/r of 180
u/s at 12 w showed h/r of 188
12w2d...m/c'd baby at home, lost too much blood, had to have emergency D&C...severely anemic....baby was a chromosomally normal boy
-developed a blood clot in leg 1 1/2 wks post D&C...saw a hematologist and had testing done and everything came back normal, will still treat me with Lovenex on next pregnancy
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July 17th, 2012, 6:04 pm #5

Sorry that I am the anon who asked the questions about how many betas before ultrasound. My third beta is 1250 on Monday. So it seems I haven't lost this pregnancy so far.

I am now 5w3d post ovulation. I had minor brown/pink spotting last week. I took it easy and had self-imposed bed rest for two days and I didn't have spotting on the days I took bed rest. Then last friday I was busy all day and I had red spotting ever since. It is less than a period, not full flow, but everytime I wipe I see red blood. Though I spent the weekend on the couch most of the time, the spotting/bleeding didn't stop. I am deeply concerned and not sure whether I should just have bed rest for this week. I know this is an old topic. I searched the board and saw many people said they had red bleeding but continued to have a normal pregnancy. However, it is also said miscarriage risk is higher for people with bleeding than w/o. I guess people who miscarried just didn't post. So I am here for your advice.

Just wondering how critical it is to take some bed rest or I can go as usual?







if you are experiencing any spotting/bleeding, then the best thing to do would be to contact your dr. i'm sure resting could also be helpful, but this early on, I don't know how critical bed rest is. good luck and keep us posted.
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July 17th, 2012, 7:07 pm #6

Sorry that I am the anon who asked the questions about how many betas before ultrasound. My third beta is 1250 on Monday. So it seems I haven't lost this pregnancy so far.

I am now 5w3d post ovulation. I had minor brown/pink spotting last week. I took it easy and had self-imposed bed rest for two days and I didn't have spotting on the days I took bed rest. Then last friday I was busy all day and I had red spotting ever since. It is less than a period, not full flow, but everytime I wipe I see red blood. Though I spent the weekend on the couch most of the time, the spotting/bleeding didn't stop. I am deeply concerned and not sure whether I should just have bed rest for this week. I know this is an old topic. I searched the board and saw many people said they had red bleeding but continued to have a normal pregnancy. However, it is also said miscarriage risk is higher for people with bleeding than w/o. I guess people who miscarried just didn't post. So I am here for your advice.

Just wondering how critical it is to take some bed rest or I can go as usual?







Many thanks for all your advice. I guess all I can do is to take it easy as much as I can. As of the outcome of pregnancy, I guess I will leave it to fate.

I talked to the nurses at my RE but they don't seem to care much about bleeding. They say "Oh, we have seen so many... brown, pink, yellow, it doesn't matter. Just wait for your ultrasound (10 days later - no early ultrasound). "

As of bed rest, they don't put patient on bed rest for early pregnancies. They just tell me to take it easy if I can.
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July 17th, 2012, 7:12 pm #7

Sorry that I am the anon who asked the questions about how many betas before ultrasound. My third beta is 1250 on Monday. So it seems I haven't lost this pregnancy so far.

I am now 5w3d post ovulation. I had minor brown/pink spotting last week. I took it easy and had self-imposed bed rest for two days and I didn't have spotting on the days I took bed rest. Then last friday I was busy all day and I had red spotting ever since. It is less than a period, not full flow, but everytime I wipe I see red blood. Though I spent the weekend on the couch most of the time, the spotting/bleeding didn't stop. I am deeply concerned and not sure whether I should just have bed rest for this week. I know this is an old topic. I searched the board and saw many people said they had red bleeding but continued to have a normal pregnancy. However, it is also said miscarriage risk is higher for people with bleeding than w/o. I guess people who miscarried just didn't post. So I am here for your advice.

Just wondering how critical it is to take some bed rest or I can go as usual?







Like, 100oz per day. Limit your errands and order in for a few days. Are you on p4 support? Maybe ask your dr to test your level.
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July 17th, 2012, 9:47 pm #8

Many thanks. I am on P4 support. My progesterone level is >40.

A few of you suggest me drink a lot of water. I don't know about this before. Does water help to calm the uterus or help with stop bleeding?

Many thanks!
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July 17th, 2012, 10:42 pm #9

I can tell you that when I didn't take it very easy and forgot to drink enough water, I'd get red spotting.

Your body needs extra water because right now, it's busy making extra blood, (something like) blood volume doubles in pregnancy. You need lots of water to do that and if the body feels stressed, then it starts giving you signs.

I was amazed at how easy I had to take it. It was nuts, I felt like some kind of princess. lol

So put your feet up, pull open a book and sip that water (or any kind of liquid that won't dehydrate you)

keep us posted. and glad to see you are on P4 support.
jm
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July 18th, 2012, 2:57 pm #10

that's why staying hydrated is so important during pregnancy. It keeps your uterus calm and hopefully contraction free!

I know when I wouldn't be constantly drinking water all day, my braxton hicks contractions were always worse.



TTC: Since Nov. 2006
Diagnosis: Ovarian Dysfunction & PCOS
28 Years Old
cd3 FSH 16.8
cd10 FSH 13.6
7 Unmonitored Cycles of Clomid
3 Unmonitored Cycles of Letrozole
Positive CCCT
TAB for cysts
1st Cycle of 150iu of Menopur with Timed BDing - 5 mature follies - BFN
TAB for cysts
2nd Cycle of 150iu of Menopur with Timed Intercourse - 4 mature follies in play - BFN
3rd Cycle of 150 iu of Menopur with Timed Intercourse - 2 follies - BFN
1st Cycle of Gonal F - 1 follie & cyst on right - BFN
TAB for a cycle
2nd Cycle of Gonal F = BFP!!!!!
11dpo Beta=27.9
14dpo Beta=120
16dpo Beta=210
18dpo Beta=429
21dpo Beta=1064
5w6d - baby measuring 3mm, h/b 101
6w6d - baby measuring 6mm, h/b 126
7w6d - baby 18mm, h/b 171, measuring ahead at 8w2d! RE noticed enlarged yolk sac so keeping a close eye on that
8w6d - baby 2.52cm with h/b of 174
9w5d - baby 3.22cm with h/b of 180 measuring 10w1d
10w6d - baby 4.34cmcm with h/b of 174 measuring 11w1d
12w u/s showed baby at 11.2cm with h/b of 162 - unfortunately, that evening I suffered a horrible m/c of a chromosomally NORMAL girl.... RIP my angel girl...you were loved....

Gonal F with Timed Intercourse-2WW
First cycle of Gonal F with Timed Intercourse since m/c - BFN
2nd Cycle of Gonal F with Timed Intercourse - BFN
TAB for a month on bcp's
3rd Cycle of Gonal F - BFP
-11dpo beta=14.9
-14dpo beta=45.7
-16dpo beta=140
-18dpo beta=366
u/s at 6w1d showed heart-rate of 114!!!!
u/s at 7w1d showed heart-rate of 141!!!!
u/s at 8w showed heart-rate of 179
u/s at 9w showed 2 SCH's, h/r of 197
u/s at 10w showed h/r of 175
u/s at 11w showed h/r of 180
u/s at 12 w showed h/r of 188
12w2d...m/c'd baby at home, lost too much blood, had to have emergency D&C...severely anemic....baby was a chromosomally normal boy
-developed a blood clot in leg 1 1/2 wks post D&C...saw a hematologist and had testing done and everything came back normal, will still treat me with Lovenex on next pregnancy

-First cycle since m/c....Gonal F, triggered with 8 mature follies, T/I - BFP!
-13dpo beta 106, progesterone 21.4
-15dpo beta 260, progesterone 12.2
-16dpo beta 411, progesterone 16
-20dpo beta 845, progesterone 19 (went in for u/s to rule out ectopic, couldn't see anything yet, but lining was thick)
-22dpo beta 1158, progesterone 18
-24dpo beta 1655, progesterone 20
-5w?? u/s showed 2 sacs...one measuring 4w0d, the other measuring 5w1d....possibly vanishing twin???
-6w u/s showed TWINS! 2 h/r's....121, 119. both measuring 6w1d! SCH 1cm
-At 7w pg, tested positive for lupus anticoagulant, on lovenox to treat it, TSH was 2.55
-7w2d u/s showed 2 babies measuring 7w4d & 7w3d, h/r's 158 & 153! SCH 2cm
-8w1d u/s showed 2 babies measuring 8w3d & 8w2d, h/r's 185 & 179! SCH 3cm
-10w2d u/s showed we lost baby A measuring 9w1d and had no h/r...baby B measured 10w1d with a h/r of 180...praying for Baby B to hang on, SCH gone, started thyroid med
-11w1d u/s showed Baby B measuring right on track, h/r of 174
-12w1d had a red bleeding episode & u/s showed Baby B measuring 1 day ahead and a h/r of 168, bleeding likely caused by Baby A's passing
-13w1d had some red spotting & u/s showed Baby B measuring 2 days behind and h/r of 157
-14w...baby measured 14w3d...and I suffered a horrible, very sudden miscarriage...another angel baby...that makes 4.
Saw Dr Mary Stephenson at U of Chicago for recurrent pregnancy loss....dx with Lupus Anticoagluant and Incompetent Cervix, will be treated with lovenox
5-25-11 - Had a Transabdominal Cerclage placed by Dr Haney at U of Chicago

Gonal F with Timed Intercourse (self medicated/unmonitored) BFN
Gonal F with Timed Intercourse: 7 follies in play - BFP at 10dpo!!!
12dpo hcg level 80.5, progesterone 16.8
14dpo hcg level 295, progesterone 18
6w3d u/s showed 1 baby with a h/r of 120, measuring 6w4d
7w3d u/s showed baby with h/r of 160, measuring 7w3d
7w5d u/s showed a possibility of TWINS! Baby A (the original) measured 8w, h/r 167...Baby B, hiding in the upper uterus measured 6w6d, h/r 176...time will tell if Baby B will make it
8w4d u/s showed Baby A doing well measuring 8w4d and h/r of 185....Baby B measured 7w3d and no h/r detected My 5 angels better help me out through the rest of all this
9w5d u/s showed Baby A measring 9w5d, h/r 188
10w5d u/s showed Baby A measuring good, h/r 175
11w3d u/s shoed Baby A measuring 11w4d, h/r 169
12w6d u/s showed Baby A measuring 13w2d, h/r of 167
13w5d u/s showed Baby A measuring 13w6d, h/r of 156
15w5d u/s showed Baby Girl measuring about a week ahead! h/r 164
17w4d u/s showed Baby Girl with a h/r of 156, cervix measuring 5cm+
19w4d, u/s showed Baby Girl with a h/r of 151, cervix measuring 5cm
23w4d, u/s showed Baby Girl with h/r of 149, cervix measuring 5cm. Baby weighed 1lb 14oz and is in the 80th percentile...her belly in the 97th....talked a little big about GD
27w4d, u/s showed Baby Girl with h/r of 151, cervix measuring 5cm...baby weighed 3lb 4oz, 87th percentile, pass GD test!
29w4d u/s showed Baby Girl with h/r of 148, cervix 5cm
31w4d u/s showed Baby Girl with h/r of 129, cervix 5cm and weight is 5lb 5oz! BIG GIRL!!!
35+ weeks and counting!
Started contracting at 36w, had c-section at 36w2d, Welcome to the world Baby Lorelei, 6lb 11oz and perfectly healthy!!!!
TTC: Since Nov. 2006
Diagnosis: Ovarian Dysfunction & PCOS
26 Years Old
cd3 FSH 16.8
cd10 FSH 13.6
7 Unmonitored Cycles of Clomid
3 Unmonitored Cycles of Letrozole
Positive CCCT
TAB for cysts
1st Cycle of 150iu of Menopur with Timed BDing - 5 mature follies - BFN
TAB for cysts
2nd Cycle of 150iu of Menopur with Timed Intercourse - 4 mature follies in play - BFN
3rd Cycle of 150 iu of Menopur with Timed Intercourse - 2 follies - BFN
1st Cycle of Gonal F - 1 follie & cyst on right - BFN
TAB for a cycle
2nd Cycle of Gonal F = BFP!!!!!
11dpo Beta=27.9
14dpo Beta=120
16dpo Beta=210
18dpo Beta=429
21dpo Beta=1064
5w6d - baby measuring 3mm, h/b 101
6w6d - baby measuring 6mm, h/b 126
7w6d - baby 18mm, h/b 171, measuring ahead at 8w2d! RE noticed enlarged yolk sac so keeping a close eye on that
8w6d - baby 2.52cm with h/b of 174
9w5d - baby 3.22cm with h/b of 180 measuring 10w1d
10w6d - baby 4.34cmcm with h/b of 174 measuring 11w1d
12w u/s showed baby at 11.2cm with h/b of 162 - unfortunately, that evening I suffered a horrible m/c of a chromosomally NORMAL girl.... RIP my angel girl...you were loved....

First cycle of Gonal F with Timed Intercourse since m/c - BFN
2nd Cycle of Gonal F with Timed Intercourse - BFN
TAB for a month on bcp's
3rd Cycle of Gonal F - BFP
-11dpo beta=14.9
-14dpo beta=45.7
-16dpo beta=140
-18dpo beta=366
u/s at 6w1d showed heart-rate of 114!!!!
u/s at 7w1d showed heart-rate of 141!!!!
u/s at 8w showed heart-rate of 179
u/s at 9w showed 2 SCH's, h/r of 197
u/s at 10w showed h/r of 175
u/s at 11w showed h/r of 180
u/s at 12 w showed h/r of 188
12w2d...m/c'd baby at home, lost too much blood, had to have emergency D&C...severely anemic....baby was a chromosomally normal boy
-developed a blood clot in leg 1 1/2 wks post D&C...saw a hematologist and had testing done and everything came back normal, will still treat me with Lovenex on next pregnancy
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