Tuesday, May 26, 2009


I knew this wasn't giong to be an easy pregnncy - but for some reason most of my worries would come later but that's where I was wrong.

I started bleeding during the night on Sunday - not a tone, but enough to make a mess (sorry...tmi...) but it had mostly stopped by the time I got up on Monday. I called the clinic but they were closed so I called the Dr. on call at the hospital. He said bleeding was very common for women on Lovenox. (yes, thank you I knew that...) and not to worry about it since it had stopped. OK - this Dr. works for a MFM clinic, where they only see high risk paitients... HELLO - "don't worry about it"????? Who says that to someone with a high risk pregnancy???

The bleeding did come back later on during the day with mild cramping (but that might have been my overactive brain by that point). Not nearly as much but still definate bright red blood.

I'm hoping when I call my clinic this morning and talk to Dr. J's nurse she will tell me to come in and check it out. I could at least calm my racing mind.

That's all I really wanted yesterday when I called the on-call service. I know bleeding is common especially for someone on Lovenox - but when it is happening to you it doesn't feel like someting to be calm and rational about.


Mirne said...

I'm crossing my fingers for you that everything is ok.

Lea said...

Although it is 'normal', I don't blame you for being worried. I wouldn't wait for someone to tell me to check it out.... get in there! At least it will give you peace of mind.

Hang in there.... praying.

Bluebird said...

Oh I'm so sorry! I just snorted when I read "don't worry" - um, yeah right! I also didn't realize bleeding was more common with women on Lovenox, although it makes sense. . . . but still grounds for a freakout, in my book! Desperately hoping there *is* nothing to worry about!, just trying to say I empathize. Hope you can get some answers and peace of mind sono.

Ya Chun said...

Hello is right!

Hope they see you soon!

Michele said...

oh sweetie- that sucks. dealing with bleeding, even if it is dr approved, is a mental nightmare.

sending you prayes and warm thoughts

Heather said...

That's awful! i hope that it turns out to be nothing.

I just got grilled by my doctor about whether or not I'd had any bleeding, so she seemed to think the Lovenox might cause it.

Thinking of you.

Alice said...


and duh! to the on-call doc. I'd be freaking out too, even with the lovenox.

Prayers for good answers, peace and sticky baby vibes.