Hopefully, you have contacted your doctor by now. It is possible to have a missed miscarriage in which the embryo stops developing (no heart beat), but there are no physical signs of miscarriage (bleeding, cramping, clotting).View Thread
Did you recently go off of the pill? That could explain the unusual periods and symptoms. If you had a normal (substantial) period and have had 2 negative pregnancy tests since the day of your expected period, it seems unlikely that you are pregnant.View Thread
I never had nausea, so this may not be good advice on that end, but drinking milk helps with the heart burn. During my first pregnancy, I remember having dinner at a friend's home; I got terrible heart burn even though there were no obvious "problem" foods. I think it was because I did not drink milk with dinner like I usually do.View Thread
With this pregnancy, and my son, I noticed a dull "pulling" sensation that is sometimes more noticeable on one side, sometimes more so on the other. It's not really crampy, it feels like a taffy pull in there. I think this is the uterus stretching.View Thread
I believe this is normal. If the spotting started so soon after your appointment, it seems very likely that the PAP was the cause. I think you are more prone to light spotting/bleeding when you have a PAP during pregnancy because there is more blood in the cervix.View Thread
This same thing happened to me about 2 weeks ago (when I was at about 10 weeks). I noticed brownish-pink on the toilet paper 2 - 3 times when I wiped that day, then some odd looking white discharge for a few days following. No other symptoms/bleeding/cramping/etc. I, too had, and ultrasound at 8 weeks showing strong heart rate and good measurements.
TRIGGS: I had a missed M/C in 12/10, so I assumed the worse despite my lack of symptoms.
I still am in disbelief, but both the nurse and the doctor found the heartbeat with the doppler at my 12 week appointment and are confident everything is okay. I can't figure out what the spotting was about as I had been sick and my DH out of town so it wasn't triggered by having sex. I did have very light, but red, spotting the day that they did the PAP (which I understand is not unusual), but was not worried at all about that because I saw the baby on the ultrasound that same day and everything was fine. I wonder if the brown blood could have been leftover from that?View Thread
I've heard they can do a cervical cerclage (sp?)- basically sew the cervix shut until close to the time of delivery to ensure that there are no repeat problems with cervical incompetence. I understand the proceedure is very effective. Good luck- I hope everything goes well. Check out the pregnancy after loss thread for more support if you haven't already.View Thread
I can completely understand your concerns about an absence of pregnancy symptoms, especially after your loss last year. Since they did an ultrasound after you mentioned your concerns and things appeared fine, that would seem to be a very good sign! Wishing you the best and hoping your mind will be at ease after your next appointment.View Thread
So sorry for your loss. When I MC in 12/10, the doctor said to wait 3 cycles before trying again. I bled for almost 3 weeks (some heavy days, many light days) following my dnc and then had my first period (which seemed dark and not "typical") about 3 weeks after the bleeding stopped. Sending warm thoughts your way during this difficult time. If it offers you any hope, I did get pregnant again the first try after waiting for 3 cycles.View Thread