I just posted yesterday on being pregnant and nursing my 20 month old DD. Last night I had some bleeding. Today I had more bleeding, enough to wear a pad. I took a pregnancy test last night and another this afternoon and both came back positive with a very dark line.
I called my midwife and she is having me go for bloodwork on my way home from work today to check hormone levels and HCG levels. She did say that since I'm already have problems with bleeding and it's so early into my pregnancy (5 weeks) that she suggests weaning. She said that nursing can cause uterine contractions.
I'm upset about possibily miscarrying this baby but I'm also upset at the thought of completely weaning DD. Once I found out I was pregnant I did want to cut back on nursing with her but I never planned on forcing her to wean completely basically cold turkey like the midwife is suggesting. I love nursing her when I get home from work. I feel like it's a special way for us to reconnect after I've been gone all day and I'm a little sad that we won't have that anymore. Also, I feel really really guilty just quitting cold turkey. She is still nursing A LOT, especially at night, and I don't suspect she'll give it up easily.
Anyone been through this?