Thursday, September 1, 2011

Perfectly normal

Yesterday, Nurse J called me back right at 5:00 p.m., just as I was packing up to leave work. She said the light spotting is perfectly normal - I had a ton of follicles and the spotting might be from cysts, the fluid retained in the follicles. She also said was that each pregnancy is different and they often hear of spotting.

My regular nurse, the lovely Nurse S will call me back sometime to day to see how I'm doing. This morning the spotting is super light, lighter today than yesterday afternoon when it started. I am still experiencing cramping, tho, which I don't like. It feels more like period cramping, in the middle, as opposed to the twinges I've been feeling on the sides (ovaries?) up until now.

I can't help but worry. Plus work is super stressful, with a huge revision of our training program rolling out on Sept 12 - and it's all on me if it's a success or not. No pressure!



erika said...

Hang in there, Girl! I know the wait & see times suck. Those leftover follies can cause some trouble, they did for me, but then everything settled in a short time. Thinking of you! and sending super positive vibes.

Sooz said...

I wish I could tell you not to worry, but that would be so hypocritical! I completely understand your level of anxiety. All I can say is hang in there! Everyone has told me that after your first ultrasound the worrying gets a little better.

S said...

Spotting is so common, but very worrisome, I know.

I had a lot of cramping similar to what I'd feel when my period was coming from the day after embryo transfer until about 6 weeks. Our clinic said this was normal and was due to the embryos' influence on the uterine lining.

babyinterrupted said...

I didn't have spotting, but the cramping - oh, yeah. Freaked me out for several weeks and then it finally subsided. Here's hoping it goes away soon! Trust those medical people - they know what they're talking about. (Most of the time, anyway.)

Bella said...

With my last pregnancy I started spotting at 6 weeks like you described. It suddenly turned into a huge clotty gush and everything was still fine! I had a subchorionic hematoma behind baby B. I ended up bleeding and then spotting until 13 weeks.

And the other thing I was going to say is spotting seems to be very common with twins :)

If you're really worried I would ask for an ultrasound.

Hang in there!