blood ok? TMI?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
1719 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I believe they say to only be worried if you are filling more than 1 pad per hour with red blood.  However, I would call the doctor and refrain from sex for at least a week, just in case.  Some women are very susceptible to bleeding during pregnancy (especially after sex). FWIW, it sounds to me like you are irritated from sex. Hoping for the best for you!

Post # 4
223 posts
Helper bee

I would check with the doctor just in case, since everyone is different and all that, but it does sound more like irritation from sex than something to be worried over. As PP said, typically the bleeding is more excessive when it’s related to miscarriage. I did have similar-seeming bleeding around 8 weeks that gradually became worse throughout the day, and that was not good, but if yours isn’t becoming pad-worthy or very dark, there is probably no need to worry.

Post # 5
1548 posts
Bumble bee

@LaTortuga:  I had some bleeding with my first baby. Don’t be too worried unless it’s excessive. A spot is usually not a big deal. Besides going to the hospital wouldnt do much as they’d simply send you home being so early in pregnancy

Post # 7
10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Hi @LaTortuga:  recognized your User Name… and so felt a need to comment.

(( HUGS )) to you… cause I understand how traumatic how this can be, the UNKNOWN that accompanies a first pregnancy.

If it makes you feel any better… I had spotting in my first pregnancy for months 1, 2, and 3 when I would have normally had my period.

Certainly had me smooked.

But in the end all was fine… and other than that the rest of the pregnancy was quite normal & great (no morning sickness)… and I delivered a very healthy and happy baby at term.

Hang in there kiddo… sending ~~ good vibes ~~ your way.

Hope this helps,


Post # 8
774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m almost 9 weeks and I have had spotting that ranged anywhere from brown to light pink to dark pink. It was always either after sex or after my vaginal ultrasounds. Both ultrasounds showed that the baby was good and had a healthy heartbeat so we chalked the bleeding up to sex. My doc had me go on pelvic rest where we would wait a week after the bleeding stopped before trying to have sex again. It seems that finally we are able to have sex without any bleeding but we still take it extremely lightly. 

I second what PP have said. If it’s not heavy or period-like bleeding (going through several pads) it’s probably be okay. Just rest with your feet up as much as you can and hold off on sex for a while. Def call and mention it to your doctor though. They may want to get you in early for an u/s. Good luck momma! I’m sure you’ll be fine!

Post # 9
1849 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

  Hi! I would definitely call your doctor. I had a little bit of light bleeding around 8 weeks myself. It turned out my placenta was low, so I needed to go on pelvic rest and avoid most physical exercise. The good news is that it did correct itself on its own. Being 8 weeks was so early, there was a really good chance that it would do that…thankfully, it did! I think you will be okay, but I would call for that peace of mind. They will completely understand :-).

Post # 10
1817 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have to echo the rest of the posters and say def contact your doctor. While it sounds like its just irritation from sex, def see if they can run a blood test. I had spotting early on and went in to get a blood test. Turns out that my progesterone was actually really low (10) and my doctor put me on progesterone right away so I could continue my pregnancy. I’m not telling you this to scare you, but just thought you should know there are other options other than ‘its normal to be spotting’ and ‘irritation from sex’.

Post # 11
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@LaTortuga:  Typically light red blood accompanied by cramping is a bad sign, but I would check with your doctor anyway even though I personally don’t think it is anything to worry about. You just never know because bodies do different things.

Post # 12
2164 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

i have to agree with @Hippos: the same thing happened to me. I dont know if the progesterone helped my pregnancy survive but I am glad I did everything I could to help it. Im currently 14 weeks! 

Post # 13
2184 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

I bled SO much after (and during) sex in the beginning. It was traumatizing. I’d call your doctor just to double check, but you’re probably fine. I also had a lot of spotting early on– that’s why my OB saw me early, at 6 weeks. If you call and tell them you’re bleeding (for any reason), I think chances are pretty high that your doctor will see you. 

Post # 14
1029 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

My books say that brown blood (old blood) should be mentioned at the next appointment, and red blood should be mentioned withing 24 hours. It does sound likely that having sex irritated your cervix or something, but I would definitely call the doc just to cover your bases. 

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