Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 3:01 am
Post subject: im new to the board but i have some very seirous ?'s =0(
hi every one im megan. im 15 weeks pregnant with my second child my first born son there were no complications.but this one on sept 2 i was 11 weeks and 4 days and i had wha they called a threatend misscarrage.they sent me home with no instrucions or anything the baby was still alive the heart beat was amazing and me n my fianci were overjoys well on the 4th i went back i was still bleeden they couldnt find a heart beat so they sent me to ultra sound we had noidea wha went on no one gave us any info until that night they said the baby is fine but im still bleeding and cramping unbelivable alot and its not the 26 of sept. can some one please help me out with this i have an ultra sound on friday but any opions would be very very well needed thank you i apprecate your attiton
Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:10 am
that sounds absolutely horrible you poor poor thing. I think sometimes the doctors, ultrasound folks and midwifes forget that they need to explain things really fully to their patients. The best advice I can give you is to not leave until you have meaningful answers to what has happened, what is going on now - and most importantly what happens next and the chances.
As you are very likely to be an emotional mess at scans, it may be worth getting your fiance to make sure the questions are answered. Just don't leave until you know everything they are able to tell you!
I really hope it goes OK for you - please pop back and let us know.
Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:40 am
hey devonmum... i got for an ultra sound on friday so hopefully i can ask alot of questions and demand some answers to them... ive been tryn to think of good questions but im really unsure because this has never happened adn im unsure of wha to ask do u have maybe any ideas i know im asken so much im so very sorry... thank you for all your help thuogh
Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:11 am
ask anything you like really! If I were you I'd make sure you get the basics:
- is the baby OK at the moment?
- what can you do to help increase the chances of keeping him/her?
- what happens next - both if bleeding continues and if it stops
- make sure you have a next appointment with either hospital, doctor or midwife to follow up
- ask the sonographer to explain what she is looking at and for as she does the scan. Some will, some won't - I just ekpt going'what's that' 'what does that show' etc etc all the way through when I had to have a 6 week scan until she gave me a complete running commentary of everything she was looking at.
Also, if you see a specialist, I would ask what sort of percentage chances the baby has - but that might just be me! I prefer to have all the facts so that I only worry about the important things - otherwise its too easy to worry about EVERYTHING.
Really hope it goes OK tomorrow - whatever the outcome, do let us know (or I'll worry about that too!!). I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you.
Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 5:26 pm
hey anna thank you for all the ?'s they helped out alot.. i went on friday and had an ultrasound done the lady who did it said that they can not explain the bleeding. but the baby is a healty 4 ounces and around 4 inches i belived i was 15 weeks and 2 days at the time but i was excatly 15 weeks lol.. but the baby she said is healthy and it looks to be a little girl im so excited the bleeding has subsided a little bit but theres still alot sometimes but thank you very very much for all ur help and kindness =0) im sure i will be back with plenty of ?'s lol thank you very much
Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:06 am
really really pleased to hear it went OK on Friday - hopefully you'll be able to relax a little bit now!! You can start looking forward to the next bits with any luck - like your 20 week scan Are you planning on finding out the sex of the baby?
Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 5:39 pm
yes actually on friday the lady who did my ultra sound said if we wanted to know that day she would give us wha she thought but we couldnt hold her to it lol she said it does look like a little girl im so excited about it becuz now i have my son and my daughter on the way which thats how i allways wanted it lol...dont get me wrong if its a boy im still going to be just excited hehe you are a very helpfull and caring person and i really apprecate all the help youve been given me...thank you very much