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March 2017 Moms

Mucus Plug

Hi ladies!

I know I've been MIA lately but you wouldn't believe everything that has been going on. So when I went to the doctor on Wednesday, I explained to him that I lost part of what I thought was my mucus plug earlier that morning. I'm 32 weeks and he didn't act terribly concerned. Just said he was going to have me come for NST tests twice a week for the rest of the pregnancy. Well now, and I'm sorry if it's TMI, the mucus is brownish and smells like blood. There's other stuff going on as far as my water feels like it's leaking too. I've had a crap pregnancy and the ladies at the hospital always make me feel like I come there for no reason so should I just wait for Monday and call the doctor or just go see the mean old ladies at the hospital? 
ME: 24
DH: 22
BFP: 06/20/2016 EDD: 02/28/2017
07/26/2016 - Found out we were having Mono/Di Twins.
09/16/2016 - Diagnosed with Twin To Twin Transfusion Syndrome
09/21/2016 - Had Fetoscopic Laser Photocoagulation and Amnio-reduction surgery
09/25/2016 - Heaven gained an angel, donor twin passed away
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  • Hi!  You have had such a rough go of things I would absolutely not hesitate to call somebody or go in if you're concerned. I really have no knowledge about what yore describing but I'm annoyed that nurses made you feel like that and don't want that attitude to dictate your medical care.  Does your doctor have a 24 hour line you can call, or are your only options going to the hospital or waiting until Monday? I know if I call my doctors office someone on call will call me back.  I would at least want to know, if this is normal, what about it could change and would mean it's not normal anymore.  


    wintersongSienaCalexxapplepiee-2mrsyimster
  • Does your office have a 24 hr nurse line or an on call doctor? Can you possibly call them?

    If you think you're leaking fluid, I would definitely go in. I think there is a test they can give you to confirm whether it is amniotic fluid or not.
    wintersongalexxapplepiee-2
  • I agree with PP, if your doctor's office has a 24 hour line where you can talk to someone on call, that would be my first line of action. If not, I would suggest going to the ER. Better safe than sorry. I'm sorry the nurses there made you feel like you're overreacting : (
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    wintersongalexxapplepiee-2
  • The nurses at the one hospital told me I wasn't having contractions and that it wasn't that bad (I was having contractions) She also proceeded to tell me that just because I lost one of the twins doesn't mean I should overreact over things. She tried to tell me that there's no issue. We are at huge risk for him to be stillborn so yeah, I'm gonna overreact. My OB office NEVER calls back. They are literally the worst but since this pregnancy is a liability, no one else would take me. I called and left a message. I'm not having abnormal cramping, just the same I've been having for a few weeks now.
    ME: 24
    DH: 22
    BFP: 06/20/2016 EDD: 02/28/2017
    07/26/2016 - Found out we were having Mono/Di Twins.
    09/16/2016 - Diagnosed with Twin To Twin Transfusion Syndrome
    09/21/2016 - Had Fetoscopic Laser Photocoagulation and Amnio-reduction surgery
    09/25/2016 - Heaven gained an angel, donor twin passed away
  • I'm no medical professional... but the advice I usually hear is: put on a pad, and if the liquid collects enough to soak a pad a decent amount then you know you're loosing more than just some discharge. there is no risk whatsoever of loosing part of your mucous plug-it regenerates.  And no real risk of loosing some fluid once baby is this far along--obviously long term it changes things, but wouldn't do harm to baby to wait to be seen.

    as PPs have also advised--call the nurse line or OB on call and ask their advice!

    AND--I agree! You've had a rough time these past months. If you have any desire to go get checked out: GO! No one should make you feel silly for that! If you need reassurance all is normal-you deserve it.  
    Keep us updated!

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    alexxapplepiee-2C25
  • @kjd291 explained everything perfectly but I just wanted to add that I'm so sorry for the care you are receiving. I don't know how you didn't headbutt that nurse. I'd go in just to piss them off ...but honestly, if you're worried you should get checked out
    alexxapplepiee-2
  • I'm sorry but those nurses can go kick rocks. I'm sorry they are treating you that way. You have every right to feel the way you're feeling-It's your body and you know it best. 

    I'm hoping you get a call back but if you don't and if you don't feel like things are right I would go with what your gut is telling you to do. 

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    SienaCalexxapplepiee-2
  • Ditto what everyone else said. Add another pregnant lady angry on your behalf. 
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    motherofdragons-2alexxapplepiee-2mrsyimster
  • I had a slow water leak with my first and didn't really know or believe it was my water, but it was and when I finally went in I got scolded and everyone freaked out because no one truly knew how long it had been "broken" for. I know it can be dangerous to wait too long after water breaks to deliver, so I would go in asap and Get the quick test to tell if your water is leaking. The test takes 5 seconds and totally worth your peace of mind.
    alexxapplepiee-2C25
  • I'm shocked and saddened by the way the nurses are treating you, especially considering everything you've been though! I hope you got the answers you were looking for and everything is OK! Sending good thoughts your way..!
    alexxapplepiee-2
  • you're in FL right?  I know this doesn't solve the here and now, but if the mean nurses are at the hospital you deliver, most hospitals will send a survey to you afterwards, which will ask about all your interactions with each department and there's a comment section. Those hospitals live and die by those survey scores and comments. Bonus if you know the nurses' names and call them out.  Upper management reads the comments, especially if they are ones like you will have.
    JustAnotherUsername16Foersty alexxapplepiee-2kiyamurph
  • This is terrible - in your position I would probably call my dr and if no response go to the hospital and see if they can test if it's amniotic fluid. :( 

    when I went into labor with DS, the initial reactions I had from the dr on call and the hospital staff was that they thought I was overreacting that I thought my water had broken. Once they tested my fluid they found that it was amniotic fluid. They put a belt on me to monitor contractions - it didn't register any and once again the hospital staff did not believe I was having them. I had to push to have a dr check me. Once they finally got someone in I was 5 cm dilated and needed an emergency c section right then as he was breech. I'm not trying to scare you but you are your biggest advocate and know your body. If it's not amniotic fluid then thank God! But you should never feel like this when it comes to the health of you and your baby. Do what you feel is right. 
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  • @alexxapplepiee I'm so glad you had a better experience. I hope your levels are still good and that you're not randomly leaking. Good luck at your appointment!
    alexxapplepiee-2
  • Glad to hear that you were treated with dignity and kindness at this hospital, but I'm sorry that it sounds like everything hasn't been resolved. I'm sending you and the little guy positive vibes!
    alexxapplepiee-2
  • We finally ended up going yesterday. I hadn't felt him move since about 2:30pm and we went around 6pm. The minute we got hooked up to the monitor, we heard his heartbeat and he started kicking. Thank goodness for that. I told them about the fluid and stuff, they started to do an amniotic swab check and then she proceeded to tell us how something just as simple as still losing my plug could cause it to be negative. She called the OB on call for my office and he had her hold a pad down there and have me cough. Since it came back dry, they sent me home. This morning I woke up to my underwear soaked again though. I'm gonna try to see if I can move up my weekly ultrasound to check and see if his fluid levels are the same. But at least this hospital was so much better.
    Your underwear being soaked isn't a good measure. My underwear will be soaked if I sleep without a pantiliner. Any movement from me or the baby it seems like causes me to leak a little pee. You need to sleep with a pad and see if it's soaked. 

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    alexxapplepiee-2
  • My underwear can be quite damp just from sweat overnight. Tmi? So yes-a pad!

    BUT! I'm so so glad that you had better treatment! hope your weekly ultrasound brings you some comfort!
    alexxapplepiee-2jrde50eb12Burrberrymummrsyimster
  • edited January 2017
    Yeah, TMI isn't a thing anymore. My personal favorite is when they just start doing stuff down there and DH is at that end of the bed lol. I wore a panty liner all day and just the brown blood discharge and a little bit of dampness. The OB wants to wait for my MFM to tell them what to do, they didn't have a spot available for an ultrasound is more what it sounds like. I have an appointment with the MFM Wednesday if it comes down to it.
    ME: 24
    DH: 22
    BFP: 06/20/2016 EDD: 02/28/2017
    07/26/2016 - Found out we were having Mono/Di Twins.
    09/16/2016 - Diagnosed with Twin To Twin Transfusion Syndrome
    09/21/2016 - Had Fetoscopic Laser Photocoagulation and Amnio-reduction surgery
    09/25/2016 - Heaven gained an angel, donor twin passed away
    kjd291
  • So, the pad I had on last night filled with brownish pink blood. We are currently sitting here in the hospital and little man's heart rate is good. He's given us a couple of little contractions so they wanna keep me hooked up and watch for a while.
    ME: 24
    DH: 22
    BFP: 06/20/2016 EDD: 02/28/2017
    07/26/2016 - Found out we were having Mono/Di Twins.
    09/16/2016 - Diagnosed with Twin To Twin Transfusion Syndrome
    09/21/2016 - Had Fetoscopic Laser Photocoagulation and Amnio-reduction surgery
    09/25/2016 - Heaven gained an angel, donor twin passed away
  • Thinking about you lady. I'm sorry you have had such a rough go of it with doctors. 
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  • Thinking of you. Hugs
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  • Thinking about you! Definitely keep us updated!!!
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  • Good luck today, @alexxapplepiee. Keep us posted; we'll be sending good vibes to you and the little one.
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  • hang in there mama! good luck today
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  • So, the pad I had on last night filled with brownish pink blood. We are currently sitting here in the hospital and little man's heart rate is good. He's given us a couple of little contractions so they wanna keep me hooked up and watch for a while.
    Good. I mean not good that your pad filled with blood, but good that they're checking you out. I'm glad you put a pad on so they'll take you seriously now. I'm sorry you had to go that far.

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    alexxapplepiee-2
  • They still didn't take it seriously. They didn't check me. Just had me hooked up and asked if I felt anymore blood while I was there. Now there's red blood and I called the OB office and explained that the midwife sent me home knowing it was red and just saying "Come back if it gets worse." Now it is. I swear this town is full of idiot doctors anymore. They told me to go back. I love driving back and forth.
    ME: 24
    DH: 22
    BFP: 06/20/2016 EDD: 02/28/2017
    07/26/2016 - Found out we were having Mono/Di Twins.
    09/16/2016 - Diagnosed with Twin To Twin Transfusion Syndrome
    09/21/2016 - Had Fetoscopic Laser Photocoagulation and Amnio-reduction surgery
    09/25/2016 - Heaven gained an angel, donor twin passed away
  • Ugh, mama. I'm so so sorry 
    alexxapplepiee-2
  • kjd291 said:
    My underwear can be quite damp just from sweat overnight. Tmi? So yes-a pad!

    BUT! I'm so so glad that you had better treatment! hope your weekly ultrasound brings you some comfort!
    Same!!!!!!! 


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  • Oh sweetie I am so so so so sorry you are going through this! And I'm so so so so mad for u!!! Prayers it gets better 


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  • I am beyond annoyed for you. Go raise some hell!
    alexxapplepiee-2
  • So sorry to hear you are going through all this. I hope they get their heads out of their ***** and finally do something!
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  • Omg, I'm so irritated on your behalf!! I would demand they do a full check and not just monitor. If you have a hard time being direct (I'm one of those people) I'd bring your partner or a friend with you that can help advocate for you too. 
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  • @alexxapplepiee I'm extremely frustrated for you and appalled at the medical treatment you're receiving! I hope they get their heads out of their a**** with this most recent trip and take you seriously!

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  • So glad you could have your mama come with you and push some ppl around! Sorry you're probably still be dealing with the bleeding-but so glad your little guy is still looking great! 
    alexxapplepiee-2
  • glad your little man is looking good and that things are finally getting done! hoping for good news all around 
    alexxapplepiee-2
  • So glad you have an advocate like your momma to raise some hell because that is ridiculous. I'm relieved you are at least FINALLY getting some answers. I'm sending some prayers your way. 

    In other news, can I ask where abouts you live? The medical treatment there sounds absolutely abysmal! 
    alexxapplepiee-2npaulie
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