Being pregnant is the most wonderful news a couple/family could ever receive. But pregnancy is not as easy as 1, 2, 3... Only those women who experienced pregnancy could tell. There are those who are very lucky that may have not experienced any trouble during pregnancy and those that need utmost care and doctor's supervision. Well, sad to say, i belong to the later.
Yes, I am on bed rest for a week now. I saw the OB on my 5th week & 4 days and that was just last week. There's bleeding inside of me and there was no heatbeat yet. The baby was as small as a sesame seed that time. I was advised to have a bed rest, no oily food, no coffee and no milk and few medicines such as folic acid, aspilet to absorb the blood and the other one "pampakapit".
I followed the advise of the doctor. I took a medical leave from the office and just stayed at home. I was on bed rest but from time to time I sit down in the sala to watch movies, go downstairs, go to my in-laws for each meals riding a car because their house is few blocks away from ours. Last Sunday, We still went to the church early in the morning to hear a mass and oh, still working from time to time... This was pretty much my routine last week.
Today, was my follow-up checkup with my OB. On our way to the hospital, i was feeling some pain in my abdomen, and this was the same pain i was feeling since yesterday. I was scheduled to have the ultrasound first before going to the OB. This was the 2nd time i experienced the most uncomfortable ultrasound which is the transV, last week was the first because my baby was so small so it can not be detected yet by the normal ultrasound method. Before taking the transV, i was again advised to empty my bladder. I was surprised to see some blood on my panty and became so nervous. My husband was itching to call the OB when I told him about the spotting, but i said let's see first the result of the ultrasound.
I was praying that the baby will have a heartbeat before the procedure begins. And when the doctor said, oh wow, we now have a heatbeat, my tears started to flow because that was what i was afraid of, that my baby do not develop a heartbeat. But I still have the bleeding as per the doctor. Some more measurements on my uterus was made and my hubby was called to enter the room. The doctor showed us the movement inside which was not there last week. The movement was the heatbeat and even my hubby was teary eyed hearing the good news. The doctor said, the baby measures 6 weeks and 1 day, and that i started asking because I should supposed to have 6 weeks and 4 days old baby. My OB was immediately prompted of the result and advised me to go see her immediately.
The OB said the bleeding is preventing the baby to develop that is why it is already delayed for few days now. The bleeding is also blocking the oxygen of the baby so it needs to stop. The doctor cannot do anything but to advise me to take the medicine and have complete bed rest. That means minimal movements, no standing, and walking. It's up to me how i will be taking care of the baby since she already advised the same last week and the result was the same. I was also advised that if i experience spotting again, any time of the day, be it midnight or dawn, we need to call her immediately and go straight to the delivery room. I have a threatened abortion case as per my OB.
Hearing that last advise from the OB seems the most painful news i ever received that day. It was as if the doctor is expecting something bad to happen on my baby. Ok fine, the OB was really not harsh when relaying the info, she was just telling me to strictly follow her advise and see what happens when i didn't. Maybe it was my fault too because i still did a lot of movements since last week. I was already crying going out of her clinic.
I still have ranging emotion that kept me crying but I am determined to keep my baby safe. Now, i will be staying in bed all the time and will do this just to save my baby. We are praying to God to protect our little one and stop my bleeding. Please please God.