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    hi everyone, well i went to my dr today and told her about the spotting i had last week and some abdominal cramps/pain. She's sending me for an u/s tomorrow just to be sure. she said this is way more accurate than the hgc levels. can anyone tell me what we'll actually see on the screen?

    also i've lost 1 kilo in 2 weeks and my blood pressure has dropped from 100/70 to 90/60. can anyone relate to that?



    thanks as always

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    Good luck for your scan tomorrow. I hope the spotting is "just" one of those things and you deliver a healthy baby.

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    Hi pelaja

    If you are not used to seeing the U/S scan thay can like nothing but hopefully they will point out the baby for you. At this age it should look a little like a peanut.

    The loss of weight and the drop in blood pressure tells me that you are not drinking enough. This is only a guess as without seeing you and asking you lots of questions it is very difficult for me to say exactly what is going on.

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    Hi Alan, My DR said the same thing about drinking but I drink about 1.2 litres of water and I try and have a glass of milk in the morning but it's a real struggle. my stomach doesn't like it. I try and have OJ with dinner. how much more do I need to drink? I've been staying off soft drink cause I didn't think it was good for the baby.

    thanks for your advice

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    Hi Pelaga - They say you should be drinking a minimun of 2 litres per day especially in this heat, I`d say I drink at least 4 litres per day and I wouldn`t be surprised if it was more.

    Good luck with your ultrasound

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    Hi pelaja

    Deejoy is correct you need at least 2 litres a day. If you are very active of if you live in one of the hotter parts of oz then you will need to drink more perhaps 3 litres. One little tip, if you are starting to feel thirsty then you are already a little dehydrated. It is a good idea to stay away fron soft drinks but one occasionally will not do much harm.

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    Hi pelaja,

    I was just about to post a new topic when I stumbled across yours...Yesterday I had some sharpish cramping pain and then a small bleed just as I was about to go to work! When I called my obstetrician, she said to have an ultrasound today to see if everything is OK.

    I too am 7 and a bit weeks pregnant. When we went in I was incredibly nervous, not knowing what to expect. This being my first pregnancy, the sight of a little blood completely freaked me out, so I was expecting the worst.

    When we watched the ultrasound though, even at 7 weeks, we could see our baby's little heart beating!!!! Althought the size of a peanut, it was reasuring to see the little life inside me was OK, in the right place (ie not a tube) and that it was doing everything it was supposed to be doing.

    Good luck with your scan, I'm sure you will be fine. All of a sudden, my pregnancy seems 'real' now, as we have seen our baby for the first time.

    I still am not sure what causes the cramping or the small bleed, but the OB said that it's never a very easy thing to discover why these things happen so early in pregnancy. She said I may just be one of those unlucky women who has several bleeds throughout the pregnancy for no apparent reason. Not entirely reasuring, but the ultrasound helped a lot!

    Hope this helps your anxiety.

    :flower:
    Julesy

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    Julesy, My scan was exactly like yours. Heart beating really fast, like a white flashing light. My scan actually identified that there was a bleed and my DR wasn't concerned. Bad news is the ultrasound says I'm only 6 weeks! not 7! so I'm kind of disappointed about that. I know there could have been extremely worse news but I can't wait until the first trimester is over so I can be gone with feeling off and tell everyone!

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    I know exactly what you mean!! We SOOO want to shout it from the roof tops, but are going to wait until 12 weeks just to be safe. A handful of our people know (mostly through default!!!), but the rest will find out later!

    julesy

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