One of the scariest moments of my life.

We rushed to the hospital last night after a gush of bright red blood just before midnight. I was sure this was going to be the end of my twins.

Thankfully once I got to the hospital the bleeding had stopped and was turning brown. It was a relief to see the gushing red stop but I was still so worried.

Unfortunately my hospital doesn’t have ultrasounds open during the night – which doesn’t make sense to me as I live in a huge city… But anyways I had to come again in the morning, it was going to be a long night.

We got the earliest appointment at 7am and when I woke up the bleeding was light brown but I was having some cramping so I was extremely worried.

My ultrasound tech was actually a student and she was going to have her teacher come in to help teach her. She had never done a full scan on twins so I was happy to help her learn. I also got to hear more about how the babies were doing during the scan as they spoke to each other.

MY BABIES HAD HEARTBEATS. I started bawling my eyes out. I couldn’t believe it and I was so thankful. My ultrasound techs were so kind they even let my husband come see them. They had gotten so big since last week and their heartbeats were 169 and 179.

We had to wait hours at the hospital for our results but we were just so thankful our babies were still alive. We did unfortunately find out I have TWO subchorionic hemorrhages though, both around 2cm in diameter.

I have read there can be complications but we are just focusing on the good at this point. Our babies are doing great and they’re both measuring the same at a day ahead now too which is great.

I am on modified bed rest now so I guess I should find a new TV series I like… I just hope the hemorrhages get smaller quickly and that our babies keep growing steadily.

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5 thoughts on “One of the scariest moments of my life.

    • Thank you. I am still really worried and it’s hard not to focus on all the things that could go wrong – but I am trying to just think about the good things like strong heartbeats and that they’re growing ahead right now. I am also just trying to look up success stories because my anxiety went through the roof seeing some horror stories ):

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      • Oh, lady… I feel ya! Don’t read the horror stories, I’m still haunted by some. You’re on the right track, in my opinion, focused on the good things that the ultrasound showed. I played a game with myself in the early days when I was not feeling confident… if I had a lot of negativity around losing baby, I’d combat it by doing something to affirm the life- looking at nursery colors, researching my hospital options, peeking at cute baby clothes… It’s not fool proof, but it seemed to help me. I’m nearly 20 weeks and still worried; I figure it’s just the start of a lifetime of trying to do right by the kid!

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  1. So glad everything turned out fine! We had a scare similar to this at the beginning of my pregnancy so I know the panic you felt! I went thorough the researching every possible thing that could go wrong and it just made everything worse. Not looking into all that made my anxiety ease. But I know sometimes it can help to look those up so that you are aware of things. Keep us updated! And again, so glad everything turned out well! 🙂

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    • Thank you so much. I am definitely staying off google after reading too many horror stories now. I’m sorry you had a similar scare, I definitely wouldn’t wish that on anyone. I will definitely keep everyone updated. Thank you for the support!

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