Post # 1
After a tearful phone call to mom and checking somethings online I think this over emotional wreck of a pregnant chick may be ok but I’d like to hear from other moms to be. Especially those in their 2+ pregnancies.
I am 8 weeks along. today when I wiped I had blood. It was fresh but not in my underwear. I had a brown discharge last week but it was after sex and I know that it was most likely something from last period or something. This however, was a bit more (still not pad or even pantiliner worthy) and pink to red. We did have sex again last night but now I am worried. Is this normal? how much is normal?
I have felt irritation around the opening and wondering if it has to do with the sex and maybe irritated tissue? I hope so but it is in the back of my mind that this could be an early miscarriage?
I am super scared about losing this child.
Post # 3
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
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
@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 # 6
Thanks everyone, My first appointment with the doc isn’t until 11 weeks (met with a different doc earlier on but only ran a blood test) so I have been a little antsy about this since it will not be until november when I see the doc. It seems it will have to be a waiting game. Everything I have read has shown that if this is a miscarriage it could get worse tonight and so far the pad i put on is clear. i suppose that is a good sign.
Post # 7
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
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
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
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
@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
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
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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
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.
Post # 15
@This Time Round: Thanks! I ser bees since I haven’t othuppose I am not as well known to others since I haven’t been around much since the wedding. This has been a crazy year for sure, I gues us Tortugas do it big or go home! I really appreciate the words of wisdom 🙂
@Hippos: Thanks for letting me know. I actually had tests done to confirm the pregnancy a little differently than most because of other health concerns. basically I am a moderate risk right now and what i have going on could lead to gestational diabeties amongst other things or nothing. The doctor said that based on those tests he didnt feel a need for me to come in and there was nothing they would find out that waiting a week wouldn’t do the same. I suppose that is a good sign.
Thanks everyone for your guidance! we are back to minor brown discharges which I would think it a good sign. and only when I wipe. I feel a lot better about it for sure.