Spotting in early pregnancy

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Hiya. 

I had spotting on and off throughout the first trimester with my first pregnancy. Like you I was referred to the EPU and had scans at 6 and 9 weeks. Both were fine and they couldn’t find a reason for it. I had a bleed at 27 weeks too when they diagnosed a sensitive cervix. My son is now 16 months old. 

I’m 4+6 with my second now and I’m spotting, have done since 5 days before my BFP. I’m getting super strong HPTs and been getting symptoms so I assume that my cervix is more sensitive this time. I don’t plan to see my doctor until next week at least as I know there is no point being scanned until near 7 weeks (at my first scan it was too early for a heartbeat)

i know it’s super scary but if it’s light and no pain I’m sure all is well. Go for a scan in a few weeks but just try to take it easy and not worry. I know that’s hard and the only reason I’m chilled about it this time is because it’s just like my last pregnancy. 

Post # 3
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Helper bee

MrsG2BIre :  

If your bleeding is light and not bright red you might be fine. Try to rest. I tested positive on Sunday, I was only 4 days late, and started bleeding 3 hours later, and it was bright red. I had never had a miscarriage before so this is my first, but it was bright red blood and was very painful overnight with cramps, tissue etc. Take the pregnancy test and see if the line is the same darkness. Mine started getting lighter the next day. If it’s light pink bleeding and no cramping that is promising, it could be a threatened miscarriage. Try to rest and drink lots of water. I hated being in the limbo between not knowing if I was pregnant or not pregnant so I understand how you are feeling. Hang in there sweetie. <3

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper

It’s probably okay if it’s not progressing to bright red bleeding/clots, but i’d call your doctor and let them know just to be safe. They may want to do extra monitoring on you. So many people have spotting in pregnancy, especially early pregnancy, and go on to have completely healthy pregnancies. Spotting occurs in 25% of healthy pregnancies! Also what you’re experiencing could still be implantation bleeding even though implantation happened over a week ago – my doctor said that type of bleeding can linger for a few weeks.

FWIW, when I miscarried at 6w5d last December, it started with spotting, but that progressed to full on heavy red bleeding with clots and lots of cramping within hours. That doesn’t sound at all like what’s happening to you. FX!!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Another person who had spotting. and everything was fine! We went to the ER and basically they said if it wasn’t heavy enough to fill a pad and I had no cramping there wasn’t anything to worry about. Baby is now 23 weeks along, so they were right 🙂

It’s such a scary time, so I totally understand your concerns, but based on what you wrote it sounds like at this point it’s nothing.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

I had spotting twice.  Once ended up in chemical but it was light pink and then Progressed to dark red at about 5 weeks.  

This time I spotted too and driver Darling Husband nuts because I convinced myself that it was happening again and couldn’t be happy about the positive pregnancy test for awhile.   I had light brown spotting off and on from 5-7 weeks.  I found out that I had a small subchoronic hematoma that was most likely the culprit.    My doctor described it like this.   It’s like the egg is a tree planting in your uterus. Usually the roots go nicely underground but Sometimes a root will bulge on the surface.  Basically it’s just a small blood pool that can bleed out and heal itself.   That’s what mine ended up doing and now I’m 28 weeks.  

I have my fingers crossed for you and you have an awesome and healthy 9 months ahead of you!   Congratulations!!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

MrsG2BIre :  with my last pregnancy it sounds a lot like yours. There was mostly brown but had some red / pink at times. This time it’s been mostly pink / orange. No cramps (that match to the spotting, cramps are normal as things start to stretch) 

because mine is a sensitive cervix my spotting can be kicked off by sex, lifting heavy things (like my son) or doing a big poo! I made it worse myself by checking my cervix the other day 🤦‍♀️ 

I know it’s frustrating that the doctor didn’t do much but tbh there is nothing they can do. Go for a scan after 6 or 7 weeks but it should calm down soon. 

Last time it went on for me until 10 weeks then again at 27 weeks and finally again in early labour. 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

I spotted about 3 days before I got my period and have a Heavy bleed with my chemical.   I will not that the lines on the pregnancy tests got lighter when I spotted during that time.  But my doctor said a chemical pregnancy is a good sign that you can get pregnant and something may have been wrong with the egg or sperm and the body rejects the pregnancy. 

With the spotting this time sounds about the same as your experience.   A little pink then turn brown only when I wiped.  The hemotoma resolved itself by the end of the first trimester. 

I know a few women who have had spotting and had normal pregnancies.  My Mother-In-Law didn’t know she was pregnant she got her “period” for 6 months with her youngest.    There’s tons of reasons women spot that go on to have normal healthy pregnancies. I know it sucks when you don’t know what’s going on and google can be the devil if you troll around enough.  

The fact that it’s turning brown (old blood) is positive! Try try try try to relax (easier said then done) and step away from google. Hugs!!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I spotted off and on throughout my pregnancy. In the beginning I spotted with implantation and then later in pregnancy I spotted every time I pooped. I spotted quite a bit during my last month and the doctor told me I could probably expect my baby to come a bit early. She was born at 41 weeks and is now an awesome little 17 month old. It is such a scary and exciting time. Nothing can be done at this point so try your hardest to relax and think happy thoughts for the little bean in your belly. Fingers crossed for you! 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

The only thing that’s normal about pregnancy is that everything is uncertain. What’s normal for one woman isn’t for the next.   Fingers crossed that it’s a healthy sticky bean in there.  Keep up posted!

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