17 weeks - My Story So Far...
by Crystal Pizzola
(Bend, Oregon USA)
This is my story so far...
I was about 9 1/2 weeks pregnant and I started to bleed.
Just to let you know, no matter what the Doctors or other people say its NOT NORMAL to bleed at anytime if you are pregnant.
I went into the ER and they did tons of tests to see what the problem was. I went in for the ultrasound and they said "Thats the problem...Its TWINS!" that is probably why this is happening, your body is not used to being prego and you are just stretching too much because there are TWO.
So I went home and everything seemed to be okay for a week or so. Never had ANY pain even the first time. My first visit to any Doctor was the ER and they set me up with an appointment with my new Doctor like 3 weeks later.
I called and asked them if they would make it sooner because I had some questions but he said it was a normal time to see the Doc and they wouldn't change it.
So, for the first 2 weeks I did a TON of research online about what happened and nothing seemed to be right. (Also, when in the ER I was there for about 5 hours and saw the Doctor for maybe 3 min total).
So, I got pissed and scared and called back and let them have a little taste of a pregnant redhead! They set up an emergency ultrasound the next morning. I wasn't quite sure this was "normal" and I wanted another opinion.
The next day they found a 5.7cm Subcorionic Hemorrhage and put me on bedrest because they said there's a 50/50 chance of miscarriage with twins and that size of a Hematoma.
I had been on strict bed rest for a little over 3 weeks. I was about 15 weeks prego when I went in to see the Doc and found out the Hematoma is now 3.2cm and not active! So it's healing and the babies are HUGE! They are around 4 inches each and 2 1/2 oz each!
I am now 17 weeks and on 1/2 bedrest. Up 1/2 the day and down 1/2 the day.
To all my friends and family, please pray for our babies! try not to worry because things are WAY BETTER and I am and have always been very positive and happy.
Doc says if it continues to go the way it is then there should be not other problems!
It's all worth it in the end, but still pretty hard.
I want all you Mammas-to-be to know, TRUST YOUR HEART, if something doesn't seem right get 100 different opinions. MAKE THEM LISTEN TO YOU! You're the only one who will stick up for your baby or babies when it comes to a busy hospital.