This is my first visit to this site, and my first post.
My husband and I have had a long, difficult road trying to have a baby. After 6 months trying on our own, 6 failed IUIs, and 3 rounds of IVF, I am finally pregnant - six weeks and 1 day. This is my first pregnancy.
Nine days ago, I noticed pink on the toilet paper after using the bathroom. The next day the blood was bright red. I immediately contacted the doctor, and they advised me to just "monitor the bleeding" and to come in for my first ultrasound in a few days.
A little bit of spotting red continued for the next few days, and I was sure I was having a miscarriage. Went in for the ultrasound, and everything looked normal. The bleeding then subsided, but then started again a few days later.
It's been 5 days with the bleeding and the flow is somewhere between spotting and a period. I have very little cramping, and I've been taking daily pregnancy tests, and the pregnancy line is as dark as the control line.
I'm very frustrated with my RE because they won't tell me anything. I've asked countless times, "Am I miscarrying? What other reasons could I be bleeding? Is this normal? Is this a bad thing?" and they always respond in complete ambiguity... "We really can't say" or "We wouldn't want to speculate..."
My next ultrasound is scheduled for Thursday (2 long days from now) and we're hoping to see the heartbeat. I can't stand not knowing if our first baby is OK or not. And, I'm super frustrated that no one will tell me anything, and I'm forced to research online for my own self-diagnosis.
Anyone else experience bleeding during their first trimester?
Me: 38yo, blocked Fallopian tubes
TTC: 2 years
Unsuccessful IUIs: 6
IVF #1 (fresh - 11 eggs retrieved, 8 fertilized, put back 2): BFN
IVF #2 (frozen - put back 2): BFN
IVF #3 (frozen - put back 4): BFP (miscarried at 6 weeks)