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Old 04-11-2007, 10:51 AM   #1
 
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I've never spotted during any of my pregnancies but just a few minutes ago, I found a tiny blood clot on the tp. There was also some very faint pink discharge (normally it's clear or faintly yellow). I just spoke to the midwife and she said it's not unusual to have a little pink dishcharge. She told me to call back if I didn't feel any movement.

I'm sitting here with a tall glass of water and my baby has moved a bit. I just wish the baby would move a lot, like it does in the evening. I just need the reassurance so badly right now.
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Old 04-11-2007, 11:20 AM   #2
 
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No experience with this, but hugs to you - it sounds like everything is fine though.

Did you try drinking something sweet and cold (juice?) and lying on your left side? That can encourage baby to move.
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Old 04-11-2007, 11:49 AM   #3
 
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The baby is moving. If I drink some water, the baby moves soon thereafter. But for some extra activity, I ate two Hershey's Kisses.

I also just checked my cervix. It's so high up, I can't even find it. That's a good sign. Plus there's no blood further up in my vaginal canal. That tells me the spotting is occuring lower in the vagina, where all those fussy blood vessels are. I feel a bit better. I'm just going to take it easy for the rest of the day.

Thanks, A. Btw, how are you doing with the issue you mentioned on imagen's induction thread? Any new developments?
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Old 04-11-2007, 12:01 PM   #4
 
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Medussa, I am not that learned in this "pregnancy thing" yet, but what is checking your cervix? Isn't that what they do when you're in labor? How do you know what you're supposed to feel?
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Old 04-11-2007, 12:08 PM   #5
 
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You have to know what your cervix feels like to know what is normal for you. Before I got pregnant, I sometimes checked it to know when my period was close to coming (low and starting to open) or to check how close I was to ovulation (high and open).

You use your fingers to feel for your cervix. When you're pregnant, it tends to move up and is closed tightly shut. Everything in there just feels totally different when you're pg. But you'd only know that if you were in the habit of checking before.
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Old 04-11-2007, 12:28 PM   #6
 
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You have to know what your cervix feels like to know what is normal for you. Before I got pregnant, I sometimes checked it to know when my period was close to coming (low and starting to open) or to check how close I was to ovulation (high and open).

You use your fingers to feel for your cervix. When you're pregnant, it tends to move up and is closed tightly shut. Everything in there just feels totally different when you're pg. But you'd only know that if you were in the habit of checking before.
Doesn't do me much good now!
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Old 04-11-2007, 02:12 PM   #7
 
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Hey medussa,

Glad all is well.

I won't have any news on my situation till the follow-up ultrasound on May 2. I'll let you know. Take care!
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Old 04-11-2007, 02:16 PM   #8
 
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I spotted in my 3rd trimester. It lasted a couple of days and nothing ever happened. We don't know what caused it, but the bebe was just fine.

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Old 04-11-2007, 03:41 PM   #9
 
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Thanks for the support.

I think my minor scare has pretty much passed.
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Old 04-11-2007, 04:12 PM   #10
 
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I spotted sporatically through a couple of my pregnancies. It's always disconcerting. But, after much ultrasound diagnostic testing during the first pregnancy, it was determined that I just had an irritable cervix. Constipation can case vaginal bleeding, if you can imagine that...the hard stool passing through the intestines behind the cervix can irritate it enough to bleed...so drink lots of water and eat lots of veggies to try to prevent that if you can.
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Old 04-11-2007, 04:25 PM   #11
 
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I was never able to check for my cervix due to the tilted uterus. It HURT to even try! Even my doctor had trouble finding it.
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Old 04-11-2007, 04:32 PM   #12
 
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Mine is retroverted also...but I never had a problem finding it. My cervix points up, rather than down.

RCW, I haven't had a movement today, so there was no straining involved. I just urinated, wiped and noticed the clot. The whole thing was very weird. My first panicked thought was PTL (because it looked like a tiny bit of bloody show), but I don't have a history of PTL. Quite the opposite.

But you are right about one thing, I must drink more water. No matter how uncomfortable it makes me feel. It seems the baby's head is right on my bladder and it feels like I have to urinate all of the time.
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RCW, I haven't had a movement today, so there was no straining involved.

It doesn't have to include straining...just a hard edge from dry stool can brush against the cervix (through the mucous membranes of course, not directly) and the bleeding didn't even have to occur that day...it could have been days ago and left a slightly oozing site. It's hard to describe without visual aids, but the lower digestive system is very very close to the reproductive system, separated by just a thin wall of membrane.
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Old 04-11-2007, 04:45 PM   #14
 
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You've gotten some good advice from your midwife and the other ladies already. It sounds like nothing. I'm sorry you had to deal with this extra worry.
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Old 04-11-2007, 05:19 PM   #15
 
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Thanks, Darkangel.

Thanks, RCW. What you described makes total sense. I hope that's all it was.
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Old 04-12-2007, 05:26 AM   #16
 
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Your crisis has probably already passed, so my comments are probably unnecessary, but..

I would imagine that even a "little" movement is enough, considering you're going to have some movement that you probably don't feel at all.

And like I tell a lot of people who have little "scares" like that - I spotted through my entire first pregnancy.
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