Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:34 pm
It sounds silly but I've had this with Ava.. there wasn't a lot of blood but when I went for a scan there were two sacs but only one baby. They call it missing twin syndrome. You may have had 2 in there.. there wouldn't be a lot of bleeding because doctor told me the other thriving baby uses the remains of the other embryo as nutrients. Its really commonest and happens usually in the first 8 weeks before a scan has confirmed the pregnancy therefore most women just think it's an implantation bleed but that's impossible that late on. The fact it's not been too much blood is a good sign. Same thing happened ed to me like I said. I was sure Ava was gone and even though I was told I had lost one to this quite common occurrence I wasn't sad because I didn't know there was two I was just glad my baby I did know about was alive and well. I really hope your scan goes well. Keep us posted xx
Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:50 pm
I will be thinking of you. Breaks my heart that women go through stresses like this. I will say a prayer for you tonight (sorry if you're not particularly religious)
I'm sure it will be fine. I know it's happened to a lot of my friends and they have been fine. Bleeding and cramping in the beginning is quite common. As difficult as it is, remain positive and try not to worry because if baby is ok worrying will do more harm than good. Just take the fact it was spotting as a really good sign. If the blood was heavy and red like a period then obviously that wouldn't look good but look at things in a positive way of you can. Baby may have even been burrowing and that's what all the pain and spotting was as they do burrow further after implantation. Also there's a lot of stretching that happens that causes cramps and hormones relax all the ligaments causing cramping too.
I really really hope your scan goes perfect on Wednesday and we will all be thinking of you. Keep us posted with how you're feeling etc as we are all here to chat whenever xx