Spotting after sex – TMI PIC ALERT

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
779 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Check with your ob for reassurance but it should be fine. I had a mmc with my first pregnancy so I was hyper aware with my second – my ob said sex isn’t going to cause an mc – even deep penetration. Spotting in the first trimester is pretty common – 1 in 4 pregnancies – especially after sex or exercise. Unless that turns to bleeding or doesn’t stop I wouldn’t worry. It’s so hard in the first trimester when you’re worried about everything – hang in there mama. 

Post # 4
3275 posts
Sugar bee

Should be fine. When you’re pregnant the blood vessels in your cervix swell and burst easier. Call your doc to be sure, but they usually say unless it’s bright red it’s not really a cause for concern. 


Post # 5
720 posts
Busy bee

Spotting after sex is completely normal for a lot of women. Your photo does not alarm me in the least, it is very pale. Bright red blood is a sign of new bleeding, anything brown or beige is generally old blood left over and sex can trigger its release. Spotting in early pregnancy is quite common and though it is worrisome for a lot of women you should know that it is normal and judging by your photo I don’t think you have anything to worry about. If the spotting turns bright red or becomes heavy call your doctor.

Post # 6
1443 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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mrsrod7 :  Hi sweetie, I spotted a lot with my second pregnancy. Almost every time after intercourse. I too was alarmed and it ended up being normal and nothing to worry about. Go see your OB in the morning or at least call. After my daugter but before my second child, I was pregnant (they call it a chemical pregnancy due to the fact that I was only pregnant long enough to see a positive pregnancy test once) and then I miscarried, and I think when we are pregnant we are always wondering what signs to look for etc, its a worry that is always there for us mommas. Anyway, let me tell you, when I lost that little baby, it was a full fledged horrible period like you have never seen, and just from being so little along in the pregnancy I was shocked. So after that, I got pregnant immediately with my second child so naturally I was on edge, and when I spotted the first time (which looked just like yours NOT like the miscarriage) I was so scared and rushed to my OB the next morning and she told me it was completely normal to spot after sex, there are so many changes occurring down there and its nothing to worry about. NOW WITH THAT SAID I AM NO EXPERT by any means, please see you OB just to be safe. But I have experienced both, light spotting like yours, and the real deal, and they were not even comparable. I think you will be ok honey. 

Post # 7
1000 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I would say that is normal, but id still call my OB and just see what they say.

I had spotting around weeks 8/9 a day after sex, it was more than than your pic,  but my doctor still let me come in to make sure everything was ok.

And not to be too scary, but later on I had full on bleeding for 3 weeks due to a subchorionic hemmorage, not related to the spotting after sex. While it was scary, everything is good now at almost 19 weeks : )

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