I wouldn't be so quick to assume you aren't pregnant. The month I found out, I had a really weird period - shorter and lighter than normal. It was almost like dark spotting. I also felt exhausted and my breasts were tender after the "period" was over. So, I took a test and it was positive (this was about 5 weeks pregnant). It could be that it's still too early for you to get an accurate reading....or that the blood was "implantation bleeding." I would call my OB to make sure. You never know....good luck!View Thread
Hello, all. I'm 37 and will be 38 when I give birth. I'm currently 11 wks.5 days. At my last appointment, I had the first of two blood tests for the integrated screen. I asked my doctor about the NT scan, but he said that the results of the 2 blood tests (in 1st and 2nd trimester) are combined with the age factor, they are just as accurate as if the NT scan is done. But I've read otherwise in my books, including WTE..
Has anyone ever just had the 2 blood tests w/o the NT scan? I'm really nervous about all this. I won't even get any results until AFTER the 2nd blood draw. I do have a Level II ultrasound appointment set up for August.
lbean, Thanks for your words! I had an u/s today (both kinds) and it showed the heartbeat going at over 100 bpm! I am 7 weeks. They couldn't find a reason for the spotting. Right now, I just feel so relieved. Thanks again.View Thread
Hi all, I know this topic has come up here a bizillion times, but I guess I just need to vent and see if anyone has any similar experiences.
I am 37, and this is our first pg. At the moment, I think, from talking with the nurse at my visit last week, we are now 7 weeks. Two days after I found out I was pg (April 23), I spotted for 4 days -- not a lot at all (not to be gross, but a few dribbles on a pantiliner), and always brown blood. Then it stopped for 4 days and yesterday it happened again in the morning and not any since.No pain or smell or anything like that. I called the doctor's office and am having blood work done today to check hormone levels. Has anyone ever had multiple days of spotting like this in the 1st trimester? How did you handle it? I'm trying to stay calm, but I'm really freaking out as this our first and it took us a long time to get here.
Oh - and this is my first non-anonymous post. Thanks!View Thread