I'm 24 y.o., got married thank God 12 months ago, and have been trying to have a baby since. I read your books, use the information, and pass it along. I'm in a confusing situation now so decided to write and hope you will be able to respond. As of three weeks ago I was three months pregnant according to my missed period (and fertility signs). In the ultrasound a month ago they said the sack indicated a 5 week old baby, and then two weeks later, it was only the size of 6 weeks old but they couldn't see (or hear) anything other than the sack. A day later I started to spot, and two days later I began having terrible contractions and bleeding, and for the next several days I passed large portions of the clear, white-ish tissue which seems to have been the sack and placenta.
It seems that there probably was no baby inside (I believe its what people like to call false pregnancy?)
I'm now almost three weeks later and am still bleeding (however lighter). (it stopped for a few days, instead I had very thick yellow mucus) and now am bleeding again. first, I didn't go to a doctor because it seems they like doing procedures unnecessarily and it felt my body knew what it was doing. Is there anything that should be checked out? Second, is there anything I can do to help the bleeding stop? Should I look at it like postpartum hemorrhaging? For instance, I can take Sheppard's purse like you describe, but can that affect an embryo if I do get pregnant GW in a month?
Not sure if it matters, but since before I even knew I was pregnant I started drinking daily infusions of nettle, red raspberry, and red clover. I've been also taking a daily supplement of folic acid.
I really appreciate all the knowledge you share with us, women, and hope you will have the chance to answer me.
It sounds like you are taking good steps – as you intuited, our bodies do a great job of taking care of themselves and knowing what to do. Bleeding for the length of time that you are talking about it not uncommon and it can definitely take several weeks for a miscarriage to carry through completely. It sounds like the bleeding is not too heavy …? So, if it were me, at this point, I would feel okay about the process and do everything that I can to support my body – I would definitely be continuing with the nourishing herbal infusions, especially nettles and red raspberry -- making sure to include plenty of iron rich food and herbs to counter any issues from the bleeding – liver, leafy greens, yellow dock root (tincture or syrup) … Shepherds purse to help with bleeding if you feel needed. If it were me, I would also be taking Echinacea tincture to ward off any possible infection – as a preventative, you can use a dropperful in a glass of water twice a day for at least a week… If at all possible, take time for yourself – sleep, which is restorative for body and spirit, allow yourself to grieve and hopefully have yourself surrounded by supportive people.
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