Hanging in there

I’ll be seven weeks tomorrow. I’ve been spotting for a week and a half. It’s pretty light and I’m not cramping. I’m starting to feel like I’m driving my doctor’s office crazy with the constant emails and questions. 

At first, they were assuring me that spotting is normal and to just keep my blood pressure down and do a modified bedrest. I bugged them again today, and they said to stay on complete bedrest until the spotting stops. They are also switching me from lozenges to progesterone in oil injections daily. I’ll keep doing the Endometrin suppositories, but now only twice a day. Of course, I’ll continue the Estrogen injections every three days. I’m a little bummed that they’re changing my medication, because I just got it refilled and I spent over $700 on stuff I won’t be using now. However, we’re willing to do whatever it takes to keep our baby safe. There’s no price on that. 

My next ultrasound is a week from today. I am literally counting the days. It cannot get here fast enough. Not knowing if he’s okay is pretty darn hard. I’m just going to assume he is doing great in order to keep myself sane. 

33 thoughts on “Hanging in there

  1. ashleykyleanderson says:

    Oh, I’m sorry to hear that you have continued spotting. 😦 I wish this part was easier on you as I know it is tough enough to wait in-between ultrasounds. Keep hanging in there and try to stay as sane as possible. Those first weeks really dragged on for me, but we did get there eventually, one day at a time. Keeping you guys & Casper in my thoughts. ❤


  2. theskyandback says:

    It’s funny (but not funny at all really), but I’m pretty sure I haven’t read about a single ivf pregnancy on these blogs that didn’t include at least some spotting or bleeding. It seems really common. Which kind of infuriates me because doctors (as least one I’ve come into contact with) act like it’s not a thing. But anecdotally at least, it really does seem like ivf pregnancies spot more often. I’m sorry you are going through this. It’s so scary. I hope the days go by super fast until your scan. Will you be on bed rest until then?


  3. True Hugbo says:

    I know exactly how stressful it can be. I spotted from 7w5d to 9 weeks, so about 10 days. It was almost always brown, though sometimes dark red as well. I had ultrasounds that showed no cause of the bleeding. I was on PIO and suppositories as well. It kind of went away as suddenly as it appeared and now I’m 37w6d. So I hope you have the same experience – it is super frustrating to say the least, I honestly developed a fear of going to the toilet during that time. They did put me on bed rest for 3 days initially. Also, I didn’t know but my RE gave me a copy of a research paper that indicated that if you are spotting in the first trimester, miscarriages happen within the first 4 days – if spotting goes on beyond that, it’s not generally related to a miscarriage. That helped ease my worries somewhat. Fingers crossed!


  4. katiebird says:

    First, congrats on your pregnancy! I haven’t had a chance to say so but I pop in once in awhile and check on my favorite blogs 🙂 Second, try not to worry (as hard as that sounds). My first pregnancy with my daughter I had spotting throughout and no cramping and they assured me everything was normal. It was and she’s in college today. I am wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy!


  5. srabird says:

    sounds like they are changing your meds up “just in case”… which is great that they can do something. From what I have read, spotting seems perfectly normal at this stage of pregnancy, but can completely understand your worry! Sending you lots of relaxing thoughts xx


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