Post # 1
I don’t know if it’s proper to put this on the pregnancy board or what. But today when I wen to the bathroom and wiped I had brown spotting.
I immediately bust into tears. I haven’t been feeling very pregnant lately, either. Really no morning sickness or anything.
I’m hoping this is not the case but… I’m pretty sure it’s the beginning of a loss. I have to go to work in 30 minutes and I can’t stop crying. I can’t get a hold of my husband at his work.
I don’t even know what to do – my old OBGYN retired right before we got pregnant and I haven’t been to see the new one yet. I don’t have a primary care doctor besides the GYN.
I’m about 5 weeks along… very early. But it still hurts so much :'(
Post # 3
Don’t worry too much until you hear definitively from a doctor. I would call any doctor that you know in the area and ask for an immediate referral- I’m sure in this situation they can get you to someone who can get you information
I’m sending thoughts your way and hope that everything is ok with you and baby.
Post # 4
@Magdalena: The fact that is is brown blood is a good thing, it is old blood that is probably from your unneeded lining shedding. A lot women do have spotting in early pregnancy and most go on to have a healthy pregnancy. Are you having any cramping?
Please call your new doctor’s office and explain the situation. They should be willing to atleast check your HCG levels over the next couple days and schedule you for your first prenatal appointment in a few weeks, it will make you feel a little better:)
Post # 5
sometimes brown spotting is normal its just old blood.
with my son i had brown spotting around 5 wweeks. I can understand the fear. I had a MC, but started off pink .
Still you can call ur ob and they can start blood work. Have to go every 48 hrs to check ur levels, up is great!!
Post # 6
@ieatunicorns: I agree, you should call your new dr’s office. They can run a quantitative blood test over a few days and make sure your betas are rising. They can also check to see if your cervix is closed (which it should be).
Brown blood is old blood, and apparently it’s not uncommon to have in the first trimester. You need to be concerned if it’s fresh, red blood. When I miscarried, it started as pink spotting that turned into bright red bleeding.
Post # 7
I agree with previous posters that its most likely old blood. At 5 weeks its totally normal for this to happen to some people. But you should still call your doctor to be reassured.
Post # 8
I called and they are having me come in for bloodwork tomorrow… the nurse was so sweet. She also said that she is not as concerned because it is brown blood and it is only when I wipe. I’m still not confident though. Ah well I guess we’ll find out for sure soon…
I hate my body.
Post # 9
Try not to hate your body, I know it’s hard, but that won’t help!! I had some brown spotting also after my bfp around 4 weeeks or so, and it turned out to be late implantation blood. I’ve heard old period blood can trickle down too. Hopefully it will turn out for the best. I’ll cross my fingers for you!
Post # 10
I’m glad you got a doctors visit- if for nothing more than to ease your worries.
Spotting is very normal in the beginning of your pregnancy- a lot of girls confuse spotting with their period & don’t realize their pregnant till later (if they’re not actively trying to get pregnant).
Best of luck with everything 🙂
Post # 11
Try not to stress, as hard as it may be. If its only when you wipe its a good thing. I know how excited you are/ yet scared. Just remember to breath. I know what it was like getting preg the second time and when i saw brown blood.. I freaked!! but my son is 15 moths and healthy!! Hugs
Post # 12
I am sure like the others have said that it is just old blood, I had that when I was pregnant. I am glad you got into the doc’s office, it will ease your mind. Til then I will send a few up for you, ((HUGS)))
Post # 13
Just wanted to send a hug your way. Also, it’s hard, but try and say some positive thoughts out loud.
Today you are pregnant and that is a wonderful thing. Your body is strong and is working hard to take care of you and your peanut. YOU are a strong woman and are taking the best care of yourself that you are able to do.
Try and relax a little, I know that is easier said than done. Drink plenty of water and concentrate on the fact that you are doing everything to take care of yourself.
Post # 14
I spotted around 5 weeks and everything was fine. Brown means old blood. But its good to see your doctor so you will feel better. I know around my 7th week, I had a lot of blood (or what I deemed enough to freak me out) and went to the doctor right away. The doctor found a heartbeat right away and everything was great. Try not to stress, I know easier said than done. Every woman’s body responds differently to pregnancy, some spot, some don’t, but spotting is definitely considered normal during early pregnancy.
Post # 15
I’m going in for the first test in a bit, however this mornign the spotting has stopped. I assume that is a good thing. But I refuse to get my hopes up. Thank you so much for the support, ladies. I am trying not to worry but I am just so emotionally drained, I cried all night in DH’s arms. I could see he was trying not to cry too. He is a good egg and even if our baby doesn’t make it, at least we have each other.
Post # 16
@Magdalena: Good luck! My thoughts and prayers are with you!!