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01/06/2016 at 21:52
Awoke yesterday at 6:53 yesterday morning to mild discomfort in the uterus area i got up to use the bathroom after having a moist feeling as I set down a heard a soft plop in which I then got up and looked into the bowl at a tsp of blood but no mucous. I put on a linear and went back to bed as I had work at 9 and was still tired about a hour later I woke to slightly stronger discomfort but just laid there till it was over and tried to go back to sleep with no success. then at 8:45 I woke my partner to get the dog and get ready as he was coming to work with me.(I watch elderly ill grandfather so my grandmother can do what she needs during the day while I wait for my actual job to start in 2 weeks)as we were leaving the house to go down the road to my grandparents I stood up only to have pain shoot through my lower belly area and I sat down on the couch to wait it out as I pondered what was happening and my partner sat with me.once that was over we left and went to my grandparents and enjoyed breakfast as the home nurse arrived to see to my grandfather about his medicine and such then after she left I felt tired so I laid down for a nap as my partner kept a eye out for any problems my grandfather might have as he went about his day. I awoke hour after hour for 3 hours with slightly more intense feelings until they were just painful.my partner decided we would go to the dock so he could fish as I got fresh air as he now was telling me he thinks I might be having contractions. I got 2 painful contraction feelings in my lower belly and cervix area 30 mins apart that was new! maybe he was right?as I set there thinking about it my grandfather came out on the back porch yelled out that I had a phone call. so I got up and swaddled toward the house but about half way there I had a pain in my cervix area but kept on trucking as not to worry my grandfather.after the call I felt pressure on my bowels and went to the bathroom to discover more blood but this time with mucous! that's it I thought there's my mucous plug! I'm totally having contractions and they hurt! and that's just the start?! (I had wanted a unassisted home birth) how am I gonna get through this?I used the bathroom only to find I was also having tummy troubles (tmi - soft mushy stool) after that I got my stuff together cuts my grandmother was to arrive back home soon and went to fetch my partner as he had work soon.after taking him to work I had more pains that were hurting really bad now, but I held out I was alone and my partner was at work what could I do! why did it have to be now I wondered! I was dead tired but laying down made them hurt 10x worse! I started to tear up every time they came every 20mins waking me up from light naps and ended up at around 7 begging my partner to get off work early. at 8 he did and came home with movies.they hurt to bad though and had me crying and sobbing in pain as my back hurt a little to. I asked him to run me a hot bath hopping for relief and it seemed to work! he played a game while I watched the tv from the open bathroom door for a few hours then got out to sit on the toilet as the water was cooling and not soothing me anymore. I set there for a while (also since the first mucous a blood every time I went to the toilet there was always more and always blood which was slightly worrying as it was bright red.) after awhile of that I laid down only to be brought to tears every 15 mins and end up sobbing as I vice gripped my partners hand. so he ran me more water. and I went back to the bath but it only help for a while until even in the warm water I was feeling painful contractions. then we had a ill mishap with the tub ending in me sobbing for my mother cuts how could I do this now without my warm water to help!we sat on the bed and he put in the first movie as he tried to gently lay me down only for me to sob and demand to be helped back up because of the unbearable pain. he then placed pillows around me to lean on and support my back as we watched the movie.we watched movies all night as I could not sleep because every time I did I woke 15 mins after dosing off to unbearable pain that had me sobbing for my mother(seriously begging for her) then at 7 after all the pain which had started 24 hours ago (still bleeding bright red with mucus) I tried sleep again and was awoke every 15 mins until 8 when I told my grandmother I couldn't work today. another 3 hours passed as I tried to sleep but this time 10mins and contractions woke me to full blown unbearable pain that had me almost screaming as I snapped at my partner when he tried to help me or touch me as I cried and was convincing myself that I might go to the hospital it hurt to much and I wasn't even in active labor! then 27 hours after the whole thing started the pains didn't feel as bad!? and i wasn't bleeding as much? oh no don't tell me I just went through hours of pain for nothing! then another big pain oh my! it was then a little after 10 I started packing a bag for the hospital just incase. then it just stopped all those hours waiting and nothing but the blood and mucus stopped to. so I laid down to sleep ny partner was worried and said if I had another big pain that left me sobbing hysterically about how I couldn't do it and wanted my mother he was taking me to the hospital.I awoke at 12:45 to the thought of oh no not again as I burst into tears startling ny partner I got up to go check for blood but found none and told him we should wait and see if they start up again. but they didn't so we went to run errands and then I was in pain again and we headed home for they bag and such but they stopped until I was walking to the door and suddenly in pain so bad I couldn't walk and even standing hurt! slowly making my way to the bed I set down to ride it out but now nothing absolutely nothing and it's been over a hour! idk what to do! I'm still worried about the bleeding I did for 27 hours (bright red) and idk if I should go to the hospital even with lacking contractions just to see if there is a problem cuts of the bright red blood or what!
02/06/2016 at 01:15
How many weeks pregnant are you?
You should call your midwife or local hospital and definitely get checked out.
Although its common for there to be blood in the mucous plug it's usually streaky blood and not bright red or heavy. Have you had a membrane sweep? if so then its common to have bright red blood after that procedure and isn't usually a concern as long as you're not soaking a pad every hour.
are you feeling baby moving still?
I would get checked out, though.
02/06/2016 at 02:40
I don't know how many weeks along I am we guesstimate 36 but are unsure because we just found out I was pregnant recently(wasn't showing any signs of pregnancy only got a little judge going on until just yesterday if you really looked at me from the side you'd have thought I was maybe 18 weeks at most but since the horrible contractions my stomach has pushed so far out I look like I'm gonna pop) and haven't made it to a appointment yet.
the baby is moving but not nearly as much as it has been and now the contractions have started back up almost as intense but irregular and there was a small am out of blood about a hour ago we just arrived at the hospital (8:38 pm )
02/06/2016 at 11:40
was 5cm had a pretty little girl at 4:58 only had small cuts and needed 1stitch for it then had to wait for placenta to come out which it did 10 mins later first child
02/06/2016 at 14:54
Congratulations! How crazy that you didn't know you were pregnant until recently! Take care :) X
02/06/2016 at 22:31
thank you very much:)
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