So on Friday my 12 week scan showed that the pregnancy had stopped progressing at 8-9 weeks, which was obviously hard, but I was handling things ok. My MW said she'd refer me to the early pregnancy unit on Monday and that they'd be in touch to assess me and create a management plan, unless I started bleeding heavily in which case to go up to the hospital.
So Saturday evening, I started bleeding a lot. Rang my mw who let the hospital know I was coming in. DH dropped me at emergency doors while he went to park the car. As I stepped out of the car blood gushed to my ankles. So I walked into the ED trailing blood and clots, and weeping. They took me straight through to a room, got me cleaned up a bit, gave me fluids and were monitoring me.
Everything was stable and although I'd feel dizzy from time to time, they'd give me flui, tilt my bed upside down, and all seemed ok. The obstetrician decided I needed to go up to theatre, so we were just all patiently waiting for theatre to be ready, and the new OB to come on shift, and them to feel safe about when I last ate.
Then there was more bleeding, and I went into shock, my blood pressure dropped to 54/something, they wheeled me into resus, my arms seized up and I started shaking. They started giving me blood and oxygen and as soon as I was stable they got me up to theatre.
So I was that person being wheeled into a room, signing bits of paper, while they were hooking me up to things, and I could hear the surgeon scrubbing up. They had 3 anaesthetists there for me, apparently so one could put his hand on my throat to stop food coming up.
Procedure went well, and I'm back home now, but wow it got really scary really quickly. I did ask one nurse at the time if I was going to die, and she hesitated for way too long. The OB said it was completely abnormal to bleed so much, but as soon as they cleared the remains of the pregnancy the bleeding stopped almost immediately.
Fortunately DH was able to stay with me all the way up until theatre, so that helped me to feel like things weren't completely at the end, but still frightening none the less.
Anyway, just needed to get that out there. Hasn't been the best mother's day but clearly could have been a lot worse.