Entering our 6th week I experienced an on and off pain in my lower left pelvic. The sudden pain when I move would last about a minute then goes away.
I’m naturally a worrier especially after giving birth to V and the worry-some me has doubled and emotions have heightened with this pregnancy. One afternoon the pain was back – a sudden stabbing pain and it lingered till late night. Immediately I sent a message to my OB and describe the pain. Her reply was “We should be worried. Please go to the City Hospital and have a scan. It could be an ectopic pregnancy”
If this is the case the only option was to terminate the pregnancy as it could also cause harm to the mother. I cried myself to sleep.
C kept re-assuring me that everything will be alright.
The next day we headed to my OB’s clinic to have a scan. I tried my best to not cry of the possibility of losing our 2nd baby. While waiting for our turn to see the Sonographer a family of 3 came out the Mom was in tears while the Dad whispers to her “its’ ok..shh” and the daughter just sat beside them smiling at us.
I so wanted to stand-up and give them a hug while I was fighting back my tears, then nurse Carol told us it was our turn. I laid back and we waited for the image on the monitor. “Baby is ok and in the right place, Ate” I was happy and said a prayer of thanks and strength for the family at the waiting area.
For the first time we heard our baby’s heartbeat.
Please say a little prayer for all the mom’s who have lost a child that they may have the strength to move on. A prayer for all pregnant ladies that we all have a healthy and safe pregnancy.