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*update* After a day of complete bed rest which included me reading all the positive posts and trying my mindfulness to the limit, along with some cracking films and some awful, the discharge seemed to abate. By the time I did my evening pessary there was hardly any but still some on the discharge that comes out with that.

This morning when I have inserted my pessaries it appears to have gone - yay - thank you so much for all your support.

One more step in the right direction Xxxx

So, today I am 5wks and 4 days I think. I have been fine. One of the lucky ones with no sickness and sore boobs gone. After having suffered an anembryonic pregnancy earlier this year with twins I have really felt this time is different. I have been calmish, dreading my early scan on Saturday but looking forward to seeing our little miracle.

This morning I woke up to brown on my pad. Not a little but enough to scare the life out of me. More when I wiped and more when I inserted my pessaries this morning.

I am worried sick, have called the epu who don't open until 9, and called my gp who will call some time this morning.

Oh my goodness!!!! What can I do? I am really trying not to panic that we are.going to go through the same as last time. I am reading all the historical posts where things are ok (and some not).

How do I calm down???? I know nobody can tell me everything is going to be ok, I just wanted to rant and tell someone. Please please please let this not be the same again.

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I don't have any advice on how to calm down Hun as I've been a nervous wreck for most of my pregnancy. I did however notice brown a few times when inserting my pessaries. I also had next to no symptoms either. After previous miscarriages pregnancy again is so bloody hard. I dreaded my scans too. I hope you get some reassurance / help from the EPU & GP and that everything is fine. Thinking of you. X

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I’m so sorry your going through such a stressful time Hun. It must be terrifying. I know people say you can get blood/discharge and things still be ok. Maybe old implantation bleed. Let me know how you get on today. Thinking of you. Big hug 🤗 xxx

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My lovely I can’t promise this is a storm in a tea cup, but given it’s brown its very likely its old blood - I had lots of spotting on this round with my pessaries irritating my cervix, or difficult bowel movement also did it once or twice! If you read back my posts from before 12 weeks you will see I also then had heavy and prolonged bleeding due to a clot - from 8-12 weeks enough to think several times that I had lost the baby for sure; I’m now 29 weeks. I’ve had 3 miscarriages before this pregnancy so I know very well how scary this stuff can be. But I’m sure all is fine lovely - try to keep your positive pants on xxx

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Raking around to find them x

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I'm so sorry you're experiencing this stress. I just wanted you to know I'm thinking of you and hoping all is well. Big hugs! Xx

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Thanks all. I know exactly what i would say to others who posted this. The thing is that I have had not even any hint of irritation from the pessaries even last night. Even my per before bed was fine. I woke up this morning to this discharge on my pad and when I inserted the pessaries there was loads on the applicators and when I wiped. Still not totally read.

I have called my go and epu. Put myself on bed rest, and trying to do some relaxation breathing.

I have started to believe this is our time. Trying to hold onto that. Not Telling my husband yet as he is in California with work until 22nd. My in-laws are downstairs probably wondering why I am not up yet. Went for a shower and a wee, less this time to see. I really hope it's a blip and all ok but I am also in full panic mode. Calm calm calm

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Oh hunny I'm sorry it's certainly hard not to worry. I had pink spotting between 5-7 weeks i was petrified all was going wrong after my 2 previous mmc. Luckily all was ok as I'm hoping is the case for you. I have no tips in keeping calm I'm afraid. I hope you get to speak with someone soon. Sending you lots of love and big hugs xxxx

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My doctor has phoned me and she has told me to refer myself to EPU. I am now waiting on a call from them. Xx

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I hope they get back to you quickly. Xx

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Oh my dear😢 this is the last thing you wouldve expected now and this surely wont put you an easy but ....you know that already, this is only brown blood and it might be from your pessaries or old blood from somewhere, as long is not associated with bad cramps and is not bright red you should be fine. I know this is not easy and you still be worried I would but try to be calm -pls check yourself but don’t panic it might be just something outside of your pregnancy. Fingers crossed Camilage😘

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Oh Camillage, I really hope everything is ok and the EPU get back to you quickly. So worrying after everything you've been through. No wise words on how to stay calm - I'd be the same as you. Thinking of you xx

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Hope you get some answers quickly. I know how nerve racking it is. Could it be implantation bleeding? I had some brown bleeding at 5 weeks and thought it was the beginning of my period. It only lasted about 24 hours and I have had two lots of brown blood since then as well which have only lasted 24 hours and been mixed in with my pessaries gunk.

I would say try to stay calm but I know that isn’t always possible and I’m a neurotic mess every time it’s happened to me! Xx

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I think it's far too late to have implantation bleeding at 5wks and 4days. Waiting for epu x

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I had an implantation bleed at around 10weeks, sometimes it doesn’t happen as soon as you conceive. Try not to worry and rest up💕 x

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Ive been thinking about you as you had your positive a day before me. I thought this part would be a little less stressful but I guess for you and me that was not going to happen! I had major cramping all day sat and a little sun night no blood, then I’ve been fine since, boobies don’t hurt as much either so I’ve stressed myself silly that that was the end of my little 🌟 I have my 1st scan 2 weeks tomorrow so it’s a sit and wait game!

I’m not going to tell you to be calm etc cos I know that us ladies can’t, I’ve started googling again and that sends me worse so I’d advise to try and not do that.

I hope all turns out ok for you, I will be thinking of you and sending you a little prayer. You deserve happiness on your journey, take care and I’m always here if you need a chat.xxx

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Thank you everyone. Where would we be without this forum? I have just come off the call from the EPU. Those ladies are so so nice. They have advised that implantation bleeding actually usually is seen at between 5 and 6.5 weeks. They have asked me to monitor this for 48hrs and get in touch if it gets worse. Hopefully it is just that.

I am really not sure how to calm myself but today is definitely a duvet day. I am now back in bed, back in my pjs and I am going to watch chick flicks all day and try not to pee.

Hopefully you won't hear from me until my scan on Saturday with a gorgeous pic of a blob with a little light blob in it (as much as I expect to see at 6 weeks). This post sounds so much more positive than I feel but I am trying pmi and everything. Off to pray, thanks so much for your support xx

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Hope everything is ok. Brown blood is the better blood to have so fingers crossed it’s old blood. At 6 weeks and 6+4 weeks I had two massive bright red bleeds with clots and cramps and I really thought it was over but thankfully everything was fine so even if you have bleeding it doesn’t always mean bad. These little babies just want to keep us on our toes xx

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I am thinking it must be a boy ha ha. Xx

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Sorry you are going through this. I pray all is well with you and baby in Jesus' name.

I also had an empty sac at my first ivf on the 7 wks scan and took a very tedious journey to get rid of the sac, medical management twice and finally surgical management, so to an extent I can understand your fears, however try as much as you can to stay calm, easily said than done I know!!

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Deep breaths. It’s horrible bleeding-I’ve had spotting at 6.5 weeks & fresh blood yesterday so really feel for you.

It’s hard enough getting pregnant & honestly we deserve much smoother pregnancies.

Brown blood is old blood & probably from implantation-it can happen up to 12 weeks. Only if you are filling a pad every hour & in intense pain should it be concerning-the first thing my midwife asked was if I was in pain & said how good it was when I said I wasn’t.

The progesterone pessaries are irritating your cervix which is highly sensitive. I know it sounds gross but have you tried the back passage? I switched yesterday I’m sure it’s irritating my cervix & it wasn’t as bad I thought it might be.

Symptoms will come & go as the body is used to pregnancy gets used to being pregnant & will only produce symptoms as hormone level surges. My come & go,.

Really hope you get hold of someone soon & they can reassure you xoxo

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Thanks Jess, I really hope we both get through this horrible scare really soon. I so much hope it is implantation. Trying to not think about everything. I have scared my in laws and then taken myself back to bed. X

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Hi camillage. What we women go through hey?! You are a strong person. Im relieved you have spoken to EPU and GP. Its better than panicking alone. You will be ok. This journey hurts the more badly your heart aches for a baby. Watch ur chick flicks and drink plenty of water. Clear any old blood from your system. Its all good, you'll see xxx sending you virtual positive hugs and praying for you too. You deserve this so much sis. (You all do) xx

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Thank you so much Masha x

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Really hope everything is okay, brown blood is old blood which I know doesn’t make it easier but it could be irritation to. Have you heard from EPU as they might not scan you until 6 weeks xx

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Yes, they told me to monitor for 48 hours, hope it clears but to get in touch if it gets red and fills pads. She was so calm and reassuring in how she spoke. It has helped, and I know from experience that even if I had gone to epu today there wouldn't be any movement as they would baseline my hcg again etc. I am actually watching a kids film (love them) called the last mimzy. Hope I can go to sleep, wake up and all will be back to normal x

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Aw I hope so to, kids films always help everything! Keeping everything crossed for you xx

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Oh my goodness, I am crossing everything for you that you and your baby are ok. Hopefully they can see you and scan you today xx

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Sorry to hear this, I know how scary it is! I also had brown spotting I think I was 5 weeks 2 days. It lasted for the day but gradually became less. I know the pessaries can irritate your cervix, I’d been inserting the pessaries quite high and one of the ladies on this forum advised that could be the cause, from that day I stopped inserting them so high and the spotting did stop so that may well have been the cause?!

Just to reassure you that all turned out ok, brown blood is old so try not to worry (easier said that done I know). Xxx

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Thank you. I am going to stop using the applicators. They have been reassuring to know going right in and not having any blood but now I don't want to see. I want to put my head in the sand as much as possible x

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Please try not to worry. It could just be implantation bleeding or irritation to the cervix. You said it was brown so that's better than bright red.

I spotted red blood and experienced brown blood, and my baby is now here, alive and kicking!

Watch a comedy or listen to some upbeat music. Something to take your mind off it. Best of luck :)

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Thank you Kempton. I am trying. It's hard as we had the miscarriage last time. It is NOT going to happen again. This is going to be our baby who we hold in our arms, and who grows up to be a lovely child, amazing adult and have children of their own xx

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That's more like it. Affirmations everyday!!

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I'm so sorry you are having to go through this stress, you are doing the right thing by having a duvet day although I know it will be difficult to relax. I'm praying for positive news for you on Sat xxx

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Thank you so much Claire x

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Thinking of you. My sister had spotting at about 9-10 weeks and was all fine and I have heard spotting is common.Stay relaxed in bed. I really hope things are okay. Keep us posted. Xx

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Thank you. I say all these things to others but it really does help for people to remind me. It seems to have calmed down so I am praying that is exactly what it is. Glad your transfer went well today. Hope your 2ww is quick and positive x

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This is hopefully just part of early pregnancy. It’s a horrible emotional time - the epu are amazing and you will get through this whatever - good luck and stay positive xxx

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Thank you very much xx

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I had bright red and brown bleeding at a similar stage to you, it's terrifying. I'm 27 weeks pregnant now and thankfully had no more bleeding.

Wishing you all the best xx

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That's so reassuring to hear, thank you. How long did it last for? X

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Mines lasted for a day or so and then stopped, I was very lucky because my ivf clinic got me in for bloods the following day to check my hcg levels n planned to do a repeat a couple of days later, they called the afternoon of the blood tests to say that the levels were high enough that they could do a scan, there wasn't much to see so early on but the could see the sac and fetal pole, I was so grateful for them getting me in an putting my mind at ease (slightly 😊) it's just such a rollercoaster!!

Fingers crossed your spotting stops and you keep well the rest of your pregnancy xx

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Thank you. This is where having the clinic abroad is not as good I guess. But I am hanging on in there x

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Just saw your update, so glad to hear it's stopped! Wishing you luck for the rest of your pregnancy. Take care xx

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Hey just a message to say I have everything crossed for you that it will all be ok. Take care and get some rest. Sending lots of positive your way xxx

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Thank you very much xx

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Thinking of you im sure all will be well 😘😘😘 xxx

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Thank you xx

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Just seen this, hope you are ok, try not to worry, easier said than done I know. It sounds like irritation from the pessary application or implantation bleed. I hope that it has settled and you can get back on the positive track. your scan is not far away, remember those who have never had to worry about conceiving would probably only just be finding out the are pregnant so implantation sounds about the right time . I’m praying for you and your little bean x x

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Thank you so much Gem. Here's hoping the EPU were right. They don't want to see me, I don't want to see them. Let's see. It has definitely calmed, as have I. Just have to wait and see. Xxx

But I am so visualising being pregnant, having a baby, watching him/her grow into an amazing human being and welcoming their child to the world one day. Keeping the faith xxx

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Oh no, sending hugs your way 💕💕💕

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Thank you so much x

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I’m glad you are feeling more positive , it makes me sad hearing the dispare in your message when you are always so bright and positive. I’m glad it has subsided, that is a good sign as it has not got heavier or continued. Look at the lovely news Sanni12 gave today after a heavy bleed.

Your beautiful positive visualisation brought a tear to me eyes , words I’m too scared to speak out loud for fear it will never become a reality but for it to happen you have to believe so I’m going to remind myself of this! Keep positive, this will happen x x

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Oh thank you Gem. You will get there. We are all going to get there, one way or the other, somehow (sooner rather than later for sure) xxx

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Only seeing your post now for some reason. Hope you’re alright! Thinking of you xx

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Thank you so much xx

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Sending big hugs xx

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Thank you xx

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Really hope all is ok. Thinking of you xx

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Thinking of you Camillage, wishing you nothing but the best xx

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Thank you all. I *think* normal service has resumed. Xx

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Great news. Keep resting & putting you both first 😘I’m sure everything will be fine & I hope Saturday can give you reassurance. I’ve found it easier to switch to the back passage for pessaries as it’s less messy & doesn’t irritate the cervix which is very sensitive in early pregnancy. xoxo

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I have read about that a lot. Never thought of doing it myself. But maybe. It does seem ok today. Luckily nearly half way through having them xx

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Keep us all updated. And everything crossed for you 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 xoxo

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Will do xx

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Delighted to hear this xx

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Hi-only just seeing this now for some reason. What a 24/36 hours you’ve had! I hope things have settled down now. It’s so worrying and much as we try and stay positive those niggles of doubt creep in. It sounds like you’re doing all the right things, looking after yourself and positive visualisation. I truly hope Saturday goes well. Big hugs.xx

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Yay glad things seem much better one step closer to sat 😊xxxx

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