Post # 1
I just found out I’m pregnant (woo hoo!) but I’m having a little spotting and it’s freaking me out. I called to doctor to make my first prenatal appt (not until august 25th) and was told that spotting and cramping in the first trimester are common and not to worry – but it’s hard not to!! It’s all “older” blood, darker brown, like you would expect at the end of your period and it’s not all the time but there has been a little bit every day this week.
Has anyone else experienced this?
Post # 3
I have heard that it is very common. When I was pregnant, before I miscarried, he had told me not to worry that it was the body flushing out old fibers making a good hold for the baby.
(BTW, don’t worry, I didn’t miscarry from that, that would have been at the hands of my ex-husband… )
Post # 4
I hate to scare you, but I had spotting and it didn’t end good. It was brown, very very light, and didn’t last longer than a day. It happened twice. I ended up having a miscarraige. I found out at 12 weeks even though it had happened at 6 weeks b/c I never bled and it never passed out of me, so I didn’t think I had to worry. Everything I read (which was a lot) said that it’s common to spot, so I would try to get to the doctor earlier just in case, but hopefully you’re on the higher percentage where everything will be fine.
Post # 5
My sister is pregnant (currently 7 weeks) and bleed for almost 2 weeks. After a trip to the ER and switching doctors for a second opinion, she is FINE! The baby is healthy as can be. It was some sort of blood clot/hernia thing that went away on it’s own.
Post # 6
I had bleeding with my second that was strong enough that i thought I was having a miscarriage. It ended up being an intrauterine hemorrage. Every few days (it eventually spaced out) I would start bleeding again. And the days became weeks and then it healed on its own.
There are many causes hemorrages, implantation bleeding, ans sometiimes just due to hormones. Try to relaxe and if it doesn’t stop or you see clots or tissue call your doctor and they can do a vaginal ultrasound to make sure everything is ok.
Post # 7
haha ooops…maybe I meant hemmorage…not hernia!
Post # 8
I am currently 11 weeks pregnant. I had spotting from about week four to about week nine (and still even one day this past week). Mine was brown and even bright red sometimes. My doctor definitely didn’t treat it as “no big deal”. In fact I’ve already had four ultrasounds and I have another one scheduled in 9 days. What they have found is that the placenta is not fully connected. Sometimes there is also some type of hemorrhage or hematoma and sometimes they just don’t know why you are bleeding. My doctor as well as the ultrasound doctor have told me several times that this type of bleeding occurs in 30% of pregnancies and half end up carrying on to have healthy babies and half miscarry.
He said there’s no way to prevent it, but the best advice he could give was to stay off my feet as much as I can (which has seemed to work), definitely no intercourse, no excercise, drink plenty of fluids, and empty my bladder as much as possible to prevent cramping. With of of that being said, you can schedule an ultrasound if you have an office that is willing and able, but that would more so be for peace of mind since there is nothing that they can do at this point to prevent a miscarriage.
It is so stressful and I understand. I have been going throug the same stress for the past 6 weeks. Message me if you have any other questions!
Post # 9
I’m pregnant for the second time and I had bleeding in the first trimester for both pregnancies. It seriously freaked me out but absolutely nothing was wrong. Light bleeding in the first semester is completely normal. Spotting in the second or third trimester is much more worrisome.
Post # 10
Early on with this one, I had a little spotting just on one day, light brown. it was fine after that and I’ve read it was normal implantation bleeding.
Post # 11
I would insist on getting blood tests done at a lab before your appt. Light bleeding in the first trimester CAN be normal, but not always. I just miscarried last week and had light brown spotting daily for a few weeks. When I called the nurse 2 weeks ago to make my 1st prenatal appt and mentioned the spotting, she had me go for blood tests right away. I’m surprised they told you it’s normal and not to be concerned. I also read what nevjcu said above-that 50% with spotting in the 1st trimester do miscarry. That said, don’t worry, because there isn’t anything you can do, and many have had this and it turns out just fine! But definately don’t dismiss it as being totally normal either. I would definately get it checked out!
Post # 12
Also, I was put on pelvic rest (like nevaju above) and supposed to rest, not lift anything heavy, NO sex….the nurse was adamant about these things. Definately call them and insist on a blood test and ask about the pelvic rest. If I were you, I personally would see a different doctor for a different opinion. (Or at least call a different doctor)
Post # 13
It is entirely possible that nothing is wrong – I had very light brown spotting from weeks 6 to 10 because a blood vessel burst in my uterus, on the opposite side of where the baby was located. But I would strongly encourage you to get an ultrasound ASAP, since bleeding can be a sign of an ectopic pregnancy, and you need to rule that out. As long as the pregnancy isn’t ectopic, all they can do at this point is put you on pelvic rest (and increase your progestorone if your levels aren’t normal).
Post # 14
Thanks for the thoughts, ladies. The spotting has stopped and “morning” sickness has kicked in. Ugh. I am feeling really good (you know, other than the puking) and am more relaxed. While I appreciate all of the advice to see another doctor, I am going to trust my doctor and my body for now. If the spotting returns or anything else points me in a worrisome direction, my doctor told me to come in, but since my spotting was just the first few days of knowing I was pregnant, we’re both thinking it falls in the “normal” category.