Over already?

Hi all. Waiting for my first scan on the 16th of June after having my BFP last week. Today I had some brown, mucousy spotting. Also feeling a bit like I'm going to get my period so really worried it is all over and it will end in a miscarriage like last time :(

I read that many of you have regular blood tests and scans quite early on. I've been told that my clinic doesn't routinely do blood tests because it won't change the (inevitable) outcome. Anyway, I'm left feeling like it is over even though I have NO proof of this, but I hate this feeling of dread that is hanging over me. Supposed to be on holiday this week as well and just feel awful.

My scan isn't until I'm 7 weeks (5 weeks 3 days today) so it seems a long time to wait if it is a missed miscarriage like it was last time. Will call the clinic tomorrow but I don't think they'll say anything except to wait and see if I get more than spotting.

Just. Gutted. This was our last chance really.

11 Replies

  • You can go to epu and they can do blood tests and a speculum examination 🙏🏼🙏🏼

  • OK although I will call the clinic first and see what they say.

  • Sorry to hear you're feeling this way, Emblazes. Could you try your GP or the early pregnancy unit at your hospital for the blood test to give you reassurance? Or else ask your clinic to bring the scan forward to 6 weeks as they should be able to see something at that point - maybe not the heartbeat just yet but they should see how things are developing. This might be the better option because for the blood test you have to go give blood twice within 48 hours, so by the time you have results, you would be pretty close to 6 weeks anyway. That's what I did, I skipped the blood test and had a 6 week scan and another scan at 8 weeks. x

  • Yes I will call the clinic tomorrow and ask them what options they recommend (just not sure how it works here and whether you need a referral). Last time the clinic referred me straight away to the EPU and they saw me straight away when there was no heartbeat at the 7 week scan. I'm still hoping it is just things moving around though. Waiting to see whether it gets worse tomorrow.

  • Well I went for private blood tests and then told my doctor that I had treatment abroad and that they wanted bloods done, she was great and done this for me. In addition I paid for a private scans at 6 and 8 week then had scan at the EPU at 9 and 10.5 weeks now waiting on the official scan at 12.5 weeks.

    Just explain how anxious you are they must do something considering your history.

    I still have brown and had a bleed hopefully all is still ok should be 12.3 weeks now xx

    Good luck xxx

  • Well today everything seems to have gone back to normal. No spotting, no pain/cramping. Still feel pregnant. I've called the clinic and they said it is normal for there to be a bit of spotting around this time. I will call them back if I get any further spotting. Hoping we're still in the running!

  • Hi Em, try not to panic. I am also 5w3days. I got a positive 11dp5dt and started bleeding 3 days after my positive result and only just stopped 2 days ago. I still don't know if I am pregnant or not and will be having a scan next week to confirm. I will be 5wks and 6 days at my scan. I didn't have bloods either to monitor so it has been a long painful wait. Try to remain positive, women can bleed during pregnancy and it is perfectly normal. I know it's hard not to worry but try not to stress about it if you can x

  • Try to be positive. Sending you lots of luck xxx

  • Sounds more positive. I had a lot of spotting on and off after my BFP all is still going well for us. Good luck to you! Xx

  • Hi, EmBlazes! I’m sorry you’re feeling like this. But I think you shouldn’t really. ;) Just have a brief insight in what brown discharge during pregnancy is. Brown discharge is discharge tinged with old blood. And women possibly fear, if they’re pregnant. For whatever reason, some blood in your uterus took longer to come out. And as it gets older, it turns brown. That means you end up with either brown spotting or a brownish-colored discharge. The meaning of it is the following. If you’re pregnant, brown discharge more than likely does not mean something is wrong with you or your baby. In most cases, it’s completely harmless.

    The most common cause here is irritation. As you know, the surge of hormones and increased blood flow to the cervix can make it super-sensitive when you’re expecting!! Sometimes sexual intercourse or a pelvic exam can aggravate your cervix, resulting in a bit of brown discharge or even light spotting.

    I believe I have to start thinking positively right now. Do not think of bad news, of your scan which is going to happen later than others do. Call to your clinic to put your thoughts at ease a bit, do it if you feel like that. But never let such sorts of thoughts bother you, hun!! Lovely, brave lady you are, I’ll be praying for this tough period will end for you fast X

  • Thanks for the reassurance! It has been nothing more than just spotting so I'm feeling a little better about it now. Still anxious about the scan next week but it is only just over a week until the scan now and it should go quite quickly because I'm quite busy this week. Fingers crossed X

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