Bleeding/cramping at 23 wks pregnant??
I'm writing this email on behalf of my neice who is 23 wks pg. She is having some terrible problems and I feel isn't getting the type of care she deserves.
It started 2wks ago with bright red spotting and mild cramps for 2 days. She was treated for a bladder infection.
Then, last Thursday, she started cramping again and this time passed 1" clots and bleeding. She went to the ER where she was told that the baby still had a heartbeat and was moving, and to go home and rest.
Today, she called me and said she's having cramping again. This time it's all in the front from her belly button down and across her lower back. It hurts for her to walk and the pains are consistant with moments of them peaking and then back down again. She isn't having any discharge at this point.
I told her to go to the ER again, but I just don't understand why they aren't giving her any answers. She was told it could be the placenta tearing away or it could be something with mixing of the baby's blood and her blood or something? I just don't understand why they aren't more concerned with her. She is only 20 yrs old, not married and has state insurance....could that be part of the lack of care or am I overreacting?
I guess I always thought that bleeding/cramping was a sign that something more is wrong. Please, if anyone has any suggestions, let me know where to start!
Thanks for you help! Jodie