Thursday, September 6, 2012

Deja vu

I don't know what it is, but my uterus is such a drama queen. Last time around, I had a bleeding episode at around 8 weeks that foreshadowed the loss of a twin. Last night (at 8 weeks, 1 day), I woke up for my usual 2 a.m. pee to find a pantiliner soaked with red blood. Which, of course, incited total panic.

Our RE was able to see us at 9:30 this morning, and thank God everything looks great. The nugget is measuring a little big, with a heartbeat chugging along at 167 BPM.  The doctor said that the bleeding is very common -- he sees it in 50% (!) of IVF pregnancies, and it's almost always benign -- and that I shouldn't worry as long as it tapers off.  Easy for him to say, but comforting (I guess) nonetheless. There was no sign of any clots or other scary things in there, which is apparently also good.

So, we have a another scan on Tuesday, and then I'll graduate to the regular OB. (Of which I need to find another, since mine retired.) This is all going by really fast....and really the same time. Yikes!


Anonymous said...

I bled at 7 weeks... And all was fine! My "bean" just turned 21 months old. "my uterus is such a drama queen" sums it up pretty well! Lol

Glad that everything is going smoothly. Would it be annoying of me to go ahead and guess that you are having a boy? :) just because he's measuring a little large. Just a hunch!

God bless

Kate said...

Holy moly, I totally missed this pregnancy so far! SO happy that all looks great, and so very sorry for the scary bleeding. Hoping that was it, you've done your bit for the 50% and you can move on to other less terrifying things now.
Terrifying but delicious things are allowed, like, say, being pregnant! WHOO HOO!

Miss Megan said...

My RE said she saw bleeding in 75% of her IVF pregnancies! Really?! Comforting though on some level;).
Glad all is well!

Flower said...


Congrats!! So happy to come back and read this update :)

Anonymous said...

hi, I'm new to the world of IVF. I have lots of questions.