Monday, December 1, 2008


Despite reassuring everyone that spotting is completely normal in IVF procedures and telling them not to worry, my spotting has gotten worse and freaked me out.  I've been spotting, slightly, about every day in the last week.  

Today, however, the spotting turned into bright red bleeding for about 30 minues.  It stopped after that and is now back to the brown blood which indicates that things are "resolved."

Nonetheless, I finally broke down and called the OB to get an ultrasound.  I'm heading out in about 30 minutes and then heading to work after that.  

All I really want to do is nap.  I think everything is ok.  I know I'm not shedding my lining because my HCG is nowhere near 0.  Nonetheless, I have looked up the vanishing twin synrdome and freaked myself out.  

I'm hoping this is just a problem with my fluffy estrogen induced uterus and using Lovenox.  I really just want to take a nap.


The ultrasound went really well.  Both babies have great heartrates:  151 and 156, which indicates a 3% miscarriage rate at 7w4d.   I am also happy that they are going to go ahead and keep my u/s appt on Friday.  So more looks at the babies, then, too.


Brenda said...

Oh dear. And yes, you have been so helpful with reassuring those of us who have been bleeding.

I am glad that the issue has "resolved," but I'm also glad that you are going to the OB in a little bit. That ought to give you some info.

Wishing you good luck...

Anonymous said...

Oh thank goodness that all went well at your appt today. I'm about 1 week ahead of you in my donor cycle. And also with twins! So I watch your blog for reassurance all the time! :-)

Summer said...

Spotting is scary no matter how many times you tell yourself things can still be ok.

Happy to hear the news about the ultrasound and great heartbeats!

musicmakermomma said...

Glad the twins are ok and the bleeding has slowed down. What a scary time (it's all scary to some degree!) I'm so happy you get to see the babies again so soon. Take care.

midlife mommy said...

So happy to hear that things are going OK.

Melbagirl said...

Oh it is so good to hear that everyone is ok. Sound like they are so very healthy. I wonder what it was?

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