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Old 10-22-2009, 12:25 PM
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I haven't been on in over a week. We had a burglary last week at our apartment...all electronics stolen, apartment trashed, etc.

However...I did not let it stress me out. I know stress can cause a miscarriage. So, I've been laughing and joking around...knowing that I cannot stress myself out. It sucks...but it was just stuff. I am just glad myself, the baby, my cats, and my boyfriend are all ok.

This morning, I woke up and used the restroom...and noticed some brownish discharge. I completely freaked out! I started googling and saw a lot that brown is usually a sign of old blood...so I am thinking that when my bf and I had intercourse the day before, it just got irritated.

I am currently 11 weeks and 6 days...almost past the scariest times of the statistics showing that most miscarriages end in the first trimester.

I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow...just the usual checkup. I am definitely going to mention this (as the discharge has stopped).

Can I get some reassurance? Or should I truly be worried that something is wrong? I am trying to remain calm and keep telling myself it is normal. I still to this day have slight cramps from time to time, but am told that is the uterus stretching, etc.

Sorry...I really just needed to type this out instead of telling someone through tears. I am just hoping all is well and this baby is growing to be healthy.


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Old 10-22-2009, 12:31 PM
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Like you already read, due to the fact that it is brown means that it is old blood. Which means you really should not worry too much if at all. Lots of women spot brown a couple times here and there and it means absolutely nothing. Try to relax, you are almost through the scary time I'm sure everything is fine.
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:50 PM
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I wouldn't worry about it! My SIL had two incidence while preg. where she had to go to the hospital cuz she was litterally bleeding everywhere. She said there was so much blood, she though for sure it was a miscarriage. The doctor told her, that it was probably just her placenta tearing from the wall.....in the end...she had a beautiful baby girl!!

And for whatever reason you are bleeding....DO NOT blame yourself!!! That being said, i'm sure you have NOTHING to worry about!!

And sorry to hear about the break-in!! Happy that everyone was okay!!
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Old 10-22-2009, 03:00 PM
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so sorry about the break-in! but as you said, so glad everyone (including the cats) is ok. i always think about if our house got broken into the scariest thing for me would be if the dogs or cats were hurt or got out and got lost.
i know that sex can cause irritation, and brown discharge (as you and jesseco said) means old blood, so chances are everything is just fine! definitely mention it to your doctor, but it doesn't sound like anything abnormal. will you get to hear the heartbeat tomorrow? that was my favorite first thing that convinced me there was really a baby in there!
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Old 10-22-2009, 04:14 PM
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If you're like me, you'll never be reassured
But I had brown spotting at around 7 weeks that scared me so bad! It kept going until about 11 weeks when I woke up, used the bathroom and started dripping bright red blood. I cried, called the doctor and assumed it was over and my baby was gone. It's the saddest I've ever been.
When I went to the emergency room they ran some tests, did an ultrasound and checked to see if I was dilated, which I wasn't. They had no explanation for the bleeding except I might have a miscarriage later, or there was nothing wrong, or maybe I had what sounded like a blood blister that had "popped". I was terrified for weeks thinking something was going to happen.
I'm 31 weeks now, so I know I'm in the clear. But I couldn't breathe easy until I started feeling her moving, because now I always know she's ok in there. My doctor told me that 1/3 of women experience anything from light brown spotting to full on bleeding during the first trimester and have a completely normal pregnancy. So basically, don't ever think it's over and try not to freak out. My coworker was told that her baby was the wrong shape and was going to miscarry but she found out later the ultrasound tech was just stupid.
Hang in there!
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Old 10-22-2009, 05:45 PM
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I'm sorry about the break in. I hope the person/people get the karma that's coming their way.
I thought it was wierd that I didn't have any spotting. I'm the only one of my 6 friends that are either pregnant or recently had babies and they all had some spotting in the first trimester. I thought it meant nothing was happening in my uterus. Even my boss was like "oh my wife was worried about a little spotting". I had mucus plug losening super early on though. My obgyn tried to tell me it wasn't but I described it in great detail and she said "oh yeah that is mucus plug, no idea why you have it so early".
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Thanks to all for the help/support/advice.

I began having mild menstrual cramps at work this afternoon...and still having the brownish discharge. I am completely terrified. I just cannot stop crying...and I just don't know what to do.
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:03 AM
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You need to calm down! Stress can do nothing but harm you & the baby. Think positively until the doc gives you a reason not to. You & the baby could be perfectly healthy & fine.
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