Hey ladies. I'm hoping someone out there might have some advice for me.
I starting bleeding on Tuesday morning, a good gush of blood with some tissue in it. I called the doctor’s office and they had me come in immediately for labs. I bled for about an hour, then the bleeding slowed to spotting, then by the end of the day just residual brownish blood that continued through yesterday. The doctor instructed me to take it easy, come back on Thursday for a second set of labs, and to go immediately to the ER if I went through more than a pad an hour and/or if I starting having severe cramping.
I went in yesterday for the 2nd lab and they called me a few hours later saying that my HCG levels were “very elevated”, and I needed to go in for an emergency ultrasound at the hospital. By the time I got in to the hospital, my doctor’s office was already closed for the day.
We did a regular u/s and a vaginal one, and I am 99% sure I saw two sacs, but only one with a baby. The u/s tech wrote “Baby A” on some of the photos that she sent to the doctor (didn’t write anything on the two she gave me). She took a ton of measurements, well beyond just the one sac that had a baby. She showed me the heartbeat (which by the way was a HUGE relief)! The tech really isn’t allowed to disclose information, it is something only the doctor can do. So at the end of the appointment, I was fishing for some relief and said, “So, can I just assume all is well unless I hear different from the doctor?” She said, “Well you saw a baby with a heartbeat, so hopefully that will ease your mind.”
Between the nurse telling me my HCG levels were “very elevated” and that I saw two sacs on the u/s, I just have this feeling the office is going to call today telling me that I was pregnant with twins but I lost one. I am very thankful that there is still a thriving baby in there, but I keep thinking that if I lost one, I am going to lose the other. Or that there is something wrong with the baby. I am trying really hard not to stress out about it, but I’m having SUCH a hard time keeping my mind off of it.
Has anyone experienced a loss of one twin? Was the other baby born healthy? Any advice?