My 16 Week Scare

With my pregnancy with Liam and Ava from implantation to the end I had never spotted or bled.  So to say I was alarmed when I woke up last week to find some spotting would be an understatement.  I quickly called my midwife and when no one answered I left a message in a very shaky voice.  While I anxiously awaited a phone call back I began my Google search in hopes to calm my nerves.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that many women have experienced the same thing. However, Google is just an internet resource, so when the midwife called back and said she would like me to come in to err on the safe side, I quickly obliged.

One ultrasound later it was determined that the baby was completely fine, however when the egg implanted it did so near the cervix which is what probably caused the mild bleeding.  The midwife instructed me that I needed to abstain from sex and no heavy lifting.

It has been quite difficult for me a week later.  My two year old daughter does not really understand why mommy can’t pick her up.  It breaks my heart when she lifts her arms up towards me and I have to say no.  She often cries and I feel terrible.  I think in six months when this will be all over, I hope she will still want me then.  I have been taking it easy and have not had any other issues.

The midwife had instructed me that as my uterus grows most likely the placenta will shift upwards.  I have another ultrasound in four weeks and I hope that this will be the case. I have read tons of forums and articles on the internet.  I know that although this does not happen in every pregnancy many women experience this and there is something comforting in knowing that you are not alone.  I am anxiously awaiting January 27th.  If everything looks well of course I should still be cautious but at least I will be able to pick up my Ava when she falls.




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