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Old October 9th 03, 09:58 PM
pcb
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I've had a really long day at work that included lots of walking,
especially up and down stairs. I've just started my 2nd trimester and
when I got home this evening and changed my clothes I saw that I had
bled during the latter part of the day. I do remember sitting on the
train and feeling as if I were but I've had this sensation before and
when I've gone to the bathroom to check there hasn't been anything, so I
don't think much of it. I was really shocked when I actually saw blood;
it wasn't really red, more of a brownish color. But it's definitely
enough to stain a pad, not just spotting. I'm not sure what to do. Do
I call my doctor? go to the hospital?

I haven't even said anything to my DH because just yesterday he was
telling me that I've been doing too much lately and I need to slow down.
I brushed him off and told him I was ok. I was! But now this really
has me scared. This is our first and most probably only child and I
hate to think that I've put his/her life in jeopardy. I'm 39 btw. I
checked "What to Expect When Expecting" and it didn't say anything that
makes me particularly worried, but I am. I'm supposed to go to a
wedding tomorrow up in Oxford (I'm in London), but now I think maybe I
should stay home since it's going to be a very long day, most probably
12pm-12am.

Help!

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Old October 9th 03, 10:36 PM
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"pcb" wrote in message
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I've had a really long day at work that included lots of walking,
especially up and down stairs. I've just started my 2nd trimester and
when I got home this evening and changed my clothes I saw that I had
bled during the latter part of the day. I do remember sitting on the
train and feeling as if I were but I've had this sensation before and
when I've gone to the bathroom to check there hasn't been anything, so I
don't think much of it. I was really shocked when I actually saw blood;
it wasn't really red, more of a brownish color. But it's definitely
enough to stain a pad, not just spotting. I'm not sure what to do. Do
I call my doctor? go to the hospital?

I haven't even said anything to my DH because just yesterday he was
telling me that I've been doing too much lately and I need to slow down.
I brushed him off and told him I was ok. I was! But now this really
has me scared. This is our first and most probably only child and I
hate to think that I've put his/her life in jeopardy. I'm 39 btw. I
checked "What to Expect When Expecting" and it didn't say anything that
makes me particularly worried, but I am. I'm supposed to go to a
wedding tomorrow up in Oxford (I'm in London), but now I think maybe I
should stay home since it's going to be a very long day, most probably
12pm-12am.

Help!


In all honesty just call your doctor. It's probably something that they
would want to know about anyway. It might be nothing but it might make you
feel better to talk to them and maybe even see them today to have you
checked out.


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Old October 9th 03, 11:31 PM
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Kat wrote:

"pcb" wrote in message
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I've had a really long day at work that included lots of walking,
especially up and down stairs. I've just started my 2nd trimester and
when I got home this evening and changed my clothes I saw that I had
bled during the latter part of the day. I do remember sitting on the
train and feeling as if I were but I've had this sensation before and
when I've gone to the bathroom to check there hasn't been anything, so I
don't think much of it. I was really shocked when I actually saw blood;
it wasn't really red, more of a brownish color. But it's definitely
enough to stain a pad, not just spotting. I'm not sure what to do. Do
I call my doctor? go to the hospital?

I haven't even said anything to my DH because just yesterday he was
telling me that I've been doing too much lately and I need to slow down.
I brushed him off and told him I was ok. I was! But now this really
has me scared. This is our first and most probably only child and I
hate to think that I've put his/her life in jeopardy. I'm 39 btw. I
checked "What to Expect When Expecting" and it didn't say anything that
makes me particularly worried, but I am. I'm supposed to go to a
wedding tomorrow up in Oxford (I'm in London), but now I think maybe I
should stay home since it's going to be a very long day, most probably
12pm-12am.

Help!



In all honesty just call your doctor. It's probably something that they
would want to know about anyway. It might be nothing but it might make you
feel better to talk to them and maybe even see them today to have you
checked out.


Unfortunately, it's 11:30 at night right now.

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Old October 9th 03, 11:37 PM
Daye
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On Thu, 09 Oct 2003 20:58:30 GMT, pcb wrote:

I'm not sure what to do. Do
I call my doctor? go to the hospital?


Call your doctor first.

Wait, you are in the UK. I think our systems are similiar. I would
call the midwife at the hospital and ask her for her advice. This is
what I do when I am unsure what I should do.

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Daye
Momma to Jayan
"Boy" EDD 11 Jan 2004
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Old October 10th 03, 12:02 AM
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In article ,
pcb wrote:
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Unfortunately, it's 11:30 at night right now.


I guess a first step could be to try the NHS helpline on 0845 4647 and
see what they think.

-- Mark
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Old October 10th 03, 02:21 AM
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"Daye" wrote in message
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On Thu, 09 Oct 2003 20:58:30 GMT, pcb wrote:

I'm not sure what to do. Do
I call my doctor? go to the hospital?


Call your doctor first.

Wait, you are in the UK. I think our systems are similiar. I would
call the midwife at the hospital and ask her for her advice. This is
what I do when I am unsure what I should do.

--
Daye
Momma to Jayan
"Boy" EDD 11 Jan 2004
See Jayan: http://jayan.topcities.com/


delurk

Has the bleeding stopped? If not, lie down with your feet up, I had a
"threatened m/c" at 10 wks with my first PG which sounds exactly like what
you have described and that's what I was told to do. I had a small pool of
blood just out of nowhere which frightened the pants off me, but amounted to
just that, a small pool of blood.

Ring NHS direct for advice and try not to worry. If possible, don't go to
the wedding and just rest tomorrow and see how you go.
BTW you are entitled to see a doctor 24 hours a day, so don't feel bad about
calling them out to see you if you are in any way worried whatever time of
night it is. Your surgery should have an oncall number or a redirect on
their answer phone which will help you.

Most importantly though, don't panic or get stressed at this stage,
irregular bleeding is common in a lot of pregnancies, and often means
nothing at all.

OH, and tell DH. He may not be able to do anything useful to physically help
you at this point, but he may be able to calm and reassure you.
Take care!

UberMinx


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Old October 10th 03, 08:39 AM
Mary Ann Tuli
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pcb wrote:
I've had a really long day at work that included lots of walking,
especially up and down stairs. I've just started my 2nd trimester and
when I got home this evening and changed my clothes I saw that I had
bled during the latter part of the day.


You will have decided what to do by now, but for future ref. NHS Direct
are good as Mark suggested. You can also phone your local maternity unit
and speak to someone. They are up all night anway, so you don't need
to worry about getting an on-call GP out of bed. You are of course
entitled to get an on-call doctor, but I can see why you might be
reluctant at midnight.

The fact that you have no cramps is a good sign.

I had early bleeding and then a few weeks later a big but single loss of
red blood. I have no idea what it was, it scared me silly, but
everything was fine.

Please let us know.

Mary Ann

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Old October 10th 03, 07:35 PM
Vicki S
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I bled a lot while I was pregnant with my eldest. First there was the
implantation bleeding - which I wasn't expecting so it scared me silly.
Then I had spotting at 6 weeks or so, then I ended up in the Emergency
Room with a hemorrhage (I think) near the end of the first trimester.
My DS was born at term, beautiful and healthy.

I also bled once while pregnant with my DD. After watching a movie (the
first Harry Potter I went to the toilet and found some blood in my
underwear. I was terrified but again, everything was just fine. Iirc,
I was 16 weeks as of that incident. Again, my daughter was born at
term, beautiful and healthy.

--
-- Vicki
Married DH May 21, 1995
Ima shel DS, born 11/16/99; and DD, born 5/19/02.
"Stay-at-home" Ima since October 2002.
An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy. -Spanish proverb
I may not currently be pregnant, but I look pregnant, does that count?
 




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