Please keep me sane before 1st midwife appointment 😞

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
4127 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Although the way the doctor said it leaves a lot to be desired, s/he was right. There is no way to know. There are many people who had cramps and spotting and had a miscarriage. There are many who had cramps and spotted and now have a healthy baby. You do just have to wait, which sucks. 

But, period like cramps are very normal in early pregnancy. When I had my 2nd miscarriage, I wouldn’t even describe what I had as cramps – they were contractions and hurt like a son of a bitch. Spotting also can be normal – old blood is darn and brown and generally is just he little bub gettign comfy in there. Red blood can be more concerning but, again, isn’t always a problem. 

So it sucks, but you have to have faith and wait. Try to focus on the fact that today you are pregnant and be happy in that thought

Post # 3
2332 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I had A LOT of cramps in early pregnancy and pretty much throughout the entire 9 months. They were very intense at the beginning.

Spotting doesn’t always mean bad news so don’t get too discouraged just yet. 

Try to stay relaxed. Worrying won’t do you any good right now. 

Good luck!!!

Post # 4
1249 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I had cramps (sometimes pretty severe) every day for about 10 weeks into my pregnancy and I also had quite a bit of spotting, to the point where I thought I got my period so I actually didn’t test for quite some time. I’m almost 38 weeks now! Cramping can be very normal, as can some bleeding, but I know it’s nerve-wracking. Hang in there and good luck!!  

Post # 5
1192 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Have they done a beta HCG or ultrasound?  How far along do you think you are?  I had lots of cramping and spotting with my ectopic.  If you have large gushes of blood or severe abdominal pain, I’d go to the doctor or ER.  

Post # 7
1450 posts
Bumble bee

v123a :  to give you some reassurance I’ve gushed and I mean gushed blood twice in this pregnancy and we are 35 weeks.  Spotting and cramps can mean anything.  Try not to worry until you really have something to worry about 

Post # 8
6939 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

v123a :  The doctors are right, it could be something but it could just as easily be nothing. It’s honestly just really hard to say at this point. I can completely relate to feeling worried though. It’s natural to feel that way. Spotting is normal and for many women it turns out to be completely nothing. When I found out I was pregnant I had all sorts of weird cramps and sensations. If you’ve been having spotting and it never gets any heavier I think you are probably ok. I will say, a little after 6 weeks I started having some cramping and I woke up one morning to spotting. I felt a little uneasy but tried to just remind myself that spotting can be normal. By that afernoon is was heavy like a period, and I was having even more cramps. I knew with as heavy as my bleeding was something was wrong, and a trip to the ER confirmed it was Ectopic. That being said I would say to just try and stay relaxed until you have your first appointment.

Post # 10
153 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I had a bit of spotting at 7 weeks and again at 9 weeks and cramps during the first trimester, and I’m now 38 weeks along. 🙂 I know it’s pretty much impossible, but try not to worry – my biggest regret about this pregnancy is that I’ve barely enjoyed it (even though I’ve had a relatively easy one) due to constant worrying and having rigid expectations about everything instead of going with the flow.

Post # 11
3347 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I’m a little surprised they didn’t do a blood test. They actually can determine what’s going on that way. However, cramping and spotting are normal early in pregnancy. It’s such bullshit but a lot of early pregnancy symptoms are also signs your period is coming. Relax, stay hydrated, and take your vitamins.  

Post # 12
293 posts
Helper bee

I had terrible cramping the first 1-2 weeks I was pregnant (4-6 weeks) as well as around 9 weeks, 11 weeks, and 14 weeks. I spotted at 5 weeks. I did have a small subchorionic hemorrhage diagnosed at 7 weeks (sounds scarier than it is) that had disappeared by my 12 week ultrasound.  I am now 23 weeks and me and baby are both perfectly healthy!

Cramping and spotting can be normal.  My OB always told me not to be concerned unless it was a large amount of bright red blood. 

Post # 15
80 posts
Worker bee

How did it go?

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