Possible causes of first trimester bleed

posted 9 months ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
1075 posts
Bumble bee

I had a SCH with my first pregnancy.  A hush of bright red blood at 5w5d followed by about 2 weeks of brown sporting. It had completely clotted by my 8th week.  Full term pregnancy with a healthy baby. 


I bled the exact same day with my chemical pregnancy and that’s how I found out it was a chemical. Both were IVF so I knew exactly what day it was. With my son,  I just had a strong feeling he was going to stick especially since I we heard his heartbeat when I rushed back to the RE with my 5w5d bleed. Still very stressful though! 


Hoping you get good news! It just takes time to see what will happen and the waiting stinks. 

Post # 3
1681 posts
Bumble bee

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fleabagftw :  I wonder what her reasoning for ruling out SCHs is? Looks like it could quite possibly be a SCH to me… Especially right next to the gestational sac. With my pregnancy with my daughter I had one and only had one gush of bright red blood and then it resolved itself. I know several others who bled on and off throughout their entire pregnancies because of them.

Post # 4
4134 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I had bleeding with both pregnancies, and 2 healthy babies. Both my midwife, the ER doctor, and the doctor in the early pregnancy clinic all told me sometimes there’s no concrete reason. You just have spotting, and they can’t pinpoint why. I know it’s not what you wanted to hear, but the good news is it didn’t lead to a loss.

Post # 5
3188 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

🙋‍♀️ I bled throughout the first tri with both my babies. They diagnosed SCH but also said it could be a vanishing twin. It’s just how my body pregants.

first baby is 2.5 years and was born at 38+6 and a bouncing 9lb1. Second is 5 months was born at 40+2 and a bouncing 9lb3.

step away from google 

Post # 6
563 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I spotted with all 3 pregnancies (which resulted in three healthy babies) from weeks 6-9/10. And cramped as well. Only one had an obvious SCH. Could be implantation bleeding, could be cervical irritation, could be small hard to see SCH. It was nerve wracking, but ultimately, ended fine for me. Sounds like you have a growing babe with a beating heart so that’s half the battle! Hang in there- and don’t panic (hard to do I know). Trust that your body is doing the right things and try not to over google. 😄. Congratulations!   

Post # 7
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - Nazareth Hall

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fleabagftw :  looks like an SCH to me. I had one when I was pregnant and started bleeding at 5w5d. On and off had brown spotting until I stopped my porgesterone injections at 12 weeks (IVF pregnancy). According to the nurses, they are really common. 

We have a healthy 8 month olf now 🙂 

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