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Hi ho, hi ho, its off to hospital we go . .

August 3, 2010

Last night I had that moment that pregnant women dread!! A harmless trip to the toilet resulted in a panic stricken call to the maternity unit as I was bleeding again.  This is the third time during this pregnancy that I’ve had a bleed.  The first at 9 weeks, the second at 23 weeks and now again at 33 weeks pregnant.

After two failed pregnancies last year we are naturally very anxious when things don’t run to plan.

At 23 weeks we had quite a lot of bleeding following some bedroom athletics.  This of course made us both feel terrible and so we decided that there would be no more until baby was safely in our arms – it hasn’t been fun but we think it will be worth it in the end.  They said at the time that I had an ectroprian which is an erosion of the cervix.  Our frivolities had most likely aggravated it which resulted in the bleeding.  At the time I was sent home and told that all should be fine and just to watch out for any further bleeding as further bleeds could lead to scar tissue building up on the placenta – ultimately leading to the placenta not being effective enough to care for baby.

The last couple of weeks my tummy has been very tender right at the bottom of my bump, often feeling like I’ve pulled a muscle.  I’ve also had odd bouts of period pains in my tummy and back but they have subsided again so I’ve not worried too much. 

Then last night I had bleeding again and my heart sunk into my stomach – here we go again.  At least this time it was at a more civil hour so I didn’t feel quite so bad about calling my Mum over to look after Little Bean.

We arrived at the Maternity Unit and were seen pretty quickly bearing in mind how busy the unit was, looks like there were a lot of new faces entering the world last night.  Hearing the newborn babies cries was just magical – seeing the labouring mothers doubled over walking the corridors was rather frightening!  That will be me again soon!

I was strapped up to a baby monitor, the part which I love – just listening to the steam train that is my boy’s heartbeat.  Upon examination I was told by the Doctor that I had a Polyp on my Cervix which was bleeding.  It could be linked to the ectropian but it appeared to be quite small and so shouldn’t be a problem.  They are testing me for infections and have told me to watch out for more bleeding.

This morning I did that stupid thing that we internet surfers do, I googled Cervical Polyps in Pregnancy.  The first article which I found scared the pants off me as it said that most polyps are benign but all polyps should be thoroughly investigated to ensure they are not cancerous.  After the whole Jade Goody thing, I naturally let my brain run ahead with itself and worry. 

Of course, many other websites say that it is nothing to worry about, that it is very common in women who have had previous pregnancies.  But once you have seen the “C” word you can’t help but panic.  This morning I’m not actively bleeding but I am still showing signs of blood when I wipe each time I go to the toilet. 

Have you ever had anything similar in your pregnancies?  Please tell me I’m just being daft and not to get my knickers in a twist!

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. mumtoj permalink
    August 3, 2010 11:23 am

    Try not to worry, not all polyps are cancerous I had some removed about 6 1/2 years ago, they were nasal and were about 3 cm from my brain! Day surgery to have them removed lasted a little longer, what can I say I’m a bleeder! lol and I was pretty sore for a few weeks but results all came back benign. As for ones in pregnancy, sorry but never had anything similar in any of mine but I’m sure you’ll, (and your boy), will be fine. Just try to relax and just think good thoughts……. in a few weeks you’ll be holding your precious parcel. xxxxx

    • August 3, 2010 7:52 pm

      I’m feeling much better now thank you as I’ve spoken to a few people who have been in a similar situation. I can’t believe I’m actually down to less than 10 weeks, this pregnancy has flown by! Wish you were here to see him though xx

  2. August 4, 2010 8:12 am

    I’ve never heard of polyops myself but I know the dangers of googling babes. I did it. I still do for everything. At my 12 week scan they diagnosed a “bicornate uterus” but told me that and that alone. Well of course google was my next stop wasnt it! And it wasnt pretty reading. Prone to miscarriage, difficult labours, emergency c-sections etc. Yeah I wasnt too pleased with all that and kinda started to shit it just a bit! Best thing to do, talk to your midwife about what you’ve read, thats what I did, she agreed to send me to the consultant who discussed my worries with me.
    Got everything crossed for you that the rest of the pregnancy goes according to plan and smoothly 😀 x

    • August 4, 2010 9:51 am

      Thank you! That was going to be my next course of action, but my midwife is sooooo laid back all she ever says is “yeah that’s normal” or “that’s what happens when you’re pregnant”. Lovely lady but sometimes I want to kick her up the backside!! xx

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