Today I woke up still experiencing cramps, and after my morning visit to the bathroom I found there was a bit more bleeding that had obviously occurred. In the previous days this bleeding has been pink in colour, today it was older blood but there was more of it. I should have been relieved that at least it wasn’t red blood, but it still made me anxious.
At one point while stirring Little London’s porridge to cool it down I was almost doubled in pain, using my hand to try and stem the discomfort that was shooting up the right side of my abdomen.
To put my mind at ease I thought I’d phone up the doctors surgery to see if there’s anything I should be doing or if it was cause for concern.
I’ve read a lot online that says this can all be very normal in early pregnancy, but having not had these symptoms when I was pregnant with Little London I suppose I felt a bit insecure.
I managed to get an appointment and set about getting myself ready to see the doctor.
Being so early on in pregnancy it’s hard to do anything, but the doctor was very much telling me that there’s nothing I can do or have done that may cause this baby to not take. She was very matter of fact. “Sometimes these things happen.”
In the same breath she went on to say many women do experience this and go on to have healthy babies. So she obviously couldn’t say either way what was happening either. But I have been booked in for an early pregnancy scan next week making me 6 weeks- the earliest something might show on an internal scan.
If anything should happen between now and then she’s told me to head straight to a&e because if I do miscarry they need to make sure everything is out of my body.