Cramping and bleeding

The Wednesday after Labor Day was like any ordinary Wednesday. I woke up, showered, got ready, took Duke out, ate breakfast, packed my lunch and headed off to work. One hour of work passed and while I was sitting in the back of the classroom before my student arrived, I had some mild cramping. I kept calm and excused myself from the class to go to the bathroom. At that time there was brown spotting when I wiped. Since I had bleeding with my first pregnancy/miscarriage I called the doctors right away. I got in touch with the LVN and she told me that since the pregnancy was still very early I would need to get blood work done to check my HCG and progesterone levels. She advised me to get them done that day and then go back in 2 days to see the levels then. I left work early, called my mom to update her on what was going on (since Hubby was still out of reach), and then went to get blood work done. That afternoon, I took it easy and watched many movies. My cramps and bleeding got more intense as the day went on. I took a nap and tried to relax. It was difficult to keep my mind off of it possibly being a miscarriage and how badly I wanted hubby to know what was happening. The bleeding went from a brown to red colored. I had a feeling that was not a good sign for the pregnancy. That evening I got my progesterone levels back and it was 0.6, which is what the level should be at during the follicular phase of a cycle. The following morning I got my HCG levels and an email from my doctor. My HCG levels were at week 1 of pregnancy when it should have been at week 5. The doctor confirmed that I was miscarrying and she would like me to make an appointment to do further testing and discuss the next steps we should take since this was my second consecutive miscarriage. I took that day off to spend some time grieving the little babe. What was even harder that day was not being with or able to tell Hubby (next time we will be getting a satellite phone). I was blessed to have amazing family and friends who were there to support me during that time. That afternoon I made an appointment for the following week. Waiting one week is going to feel like eternity…I want answers. Check back after the weekend to find out about the doctors appointment.

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2 thoughts on “Cramping and bleeding

  1. Lisa says:

    Sigh. I’m so sorry. I just experienced my first miscarriage and it’s – not only physically painful – but more emotionally painful than anything. Please know you’re in my thoughts and prayers. Sending hugs.

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    • simplymoore7 says:

      I am so sorry to hear about your loss. It is so difficult to go through this. Having gone through this twice now, it is important to celebrate that little babe that was inside of you. I will keep you in my prayers that your rainbow baby will arrive soon! Moore hugs!

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