(Closed) Spotting, then healthy pregnancy?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
4997 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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lillicar :  Spotting early on can be totally normal, so try not to freak out. If it gets heavier, call your OB. And I tell my husband every detail of everything related to being pregnant, but everyone is different. Good luck!

Post # 3
2293 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Spotting is very normal.  If it turns bright red, is accompanied by cramping, or is very heavy (going through a pad heavy), then call your OB.  But I know several people who spotted on and off through their 1st trimester and had healthy babies!

I would totally talk to my husband about this stuff just because I’m going through it and he’s my support.  It’s not unnecessary worry- you are the one going through all of the body changes, but he’s still a part of the experience!

Post # 4
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  • Wedding: May 2015

Spotting can be normal, but it never hurts to call your OB. I had a small amount of red blood at about 7 weeks, before my first scheduled appt, and I called my OB freaking out. They had me go in for the Rh blood test, but I didn’t see a dr. That test came back fine and at my 8 week and 12 week appts, baby looked great and everything was normal. 

Last week (13.5 weeks) I woke up in the middle of the night with bright red blood soaked through both my underwear and pajama shorts. Called my OB, we waited a few hours, then went into labor and delivery triage for a pelvic exam and ultrasound. According to the radiologist, everything looked perfect (baby was moving around, heartbeat was 162, growth measurements were all right on track or measuring slightly ahead). Drs could find no reason for the bleeding (placenta looked fine, no sign of subchorionic hematoma, etc) and sent me home with a shrug and a “sometimes this just happens.”  The bleeding tapered into spotting and then brown old blood spotting, and after 3 days was completely gone.

I just hit 14 weeks yesterday and everything still seems to be going well. I have two and a half more weeks until my next appt and know I’ll be on pins and needles until then, but the bottom line is that there isn’t anything I can do to change the situation or alter whatever the outcome might be. 

Definitely don’t be afraid to reach out to your OB – that’s why they’re there! And I can’t imagine keeping all my freak outs from my husband or going through this without him. In fact, we were laughing this weekend at how often our conversations now include a “what’s on the toilet paper” update. 

ETA I’ve also had mild cramping (like the mildest of period cramps) on and off through the entire first trimester, including during both bleeding episodes, so wanted to say that can be normal as well. My OB said to up my water intake (I was already drinking 80-100 oz a day, she said double it!) to reduce the cramping. 

Post # 5
4226 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

I’m 15 weeks pregnant with baby #1. I have had a few instances of spotting. The most recent being at 12 weeks. I wouldn’t worry too much! Also, there is nothing wring with telling your DH. Supporting you is his main role during pregnancy. Keeping it to yourself will only make it feel worse.

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