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Spotting in early pregnancy

(11 Posts)
BadgerFace Mon 18-May-15 15:02:14

I am looking to hear some positive spotting in early pregancy stories after having a small bit yesterday which freaked me out slightly. I am 6.5 weeks pregnant with a natural miracle between IVF cycles!

I know rationally that the spotting doesn't necessarily mean I am going to miscarry and it was a tiny amount and stopped very quickly but positive stories are always nice to read... smile I need to pass the time until my next scan on Friday by which time I am hoping there will be a heartbeat. We had a scan last Friday and were told it was too early for a heartbeat although the sac and fetal pole looked good...

I didn't have any spotting when pregnant with my toddler so it was a bit of a shock.

WorraLiberty Mon 18-May-15 15:06:57

I only spotted with my 3rd DC and it worried the life out of me!

I think I was around 7 or 8 weeks and I worked out it would have been my period time, if I wasn't pregnant.

Anyway, it stopped after about a week.

Take it easy and put your feet up as much as you can...not simple with another DC to look after, I know!

Good luck. I'm sure you'll be fine thanks

Glomerulus Mon 18-May-15 15:16:18

I'm not as far as a scan yet but had a booking appointment with the mw this morning and she assured me that early spotting is normal. I had some around 4-5 weeks and read up on some other experiences here which suggested that although it's worrying, it's not necessarily bad news.

Now 8 weeks and the nausea/tiredness are taking care of any early worries grin. Best of luck for your scan on Friday flowers

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 18-May-15 15:21:16

I spotted right from week 6 right up until ds was born at 32 weeks. He is now 14 x

sianihedgehog Mon 18-May-15 16:34:23

I spotted heavily with cramping at 6.5 and am currently 28 weeks with a healthy wriggly baby. smile

GlitzAndGigglesx Mon 18-May-15 16:37:32

I had proper periods for months when carrying my first and she came out healthy. This time I had some spotting at 5 weeks and was told by mw it was old blood coming out (sorry tmi). I'm 29 weeks now and had no more problems. Spotting is very common

sherbertlemon17 Mon 18-May-15 16:47:11

I had spotting last week at about 8 weeks had a scan and saw little baby and heartbeat and all was fine.

scarednoob Mon 18-May-15 17:02:33

I've had 2 little spotting episodes, thank goodness all was well. it is very common, so please try not to worry too much, even though i know that's very hard to do.

there are lots of other things that can cause a bit of bleeding. for example, in my case, they thought my cervix had become slightly irritable with all the hormones, even though poor old OH hasn't got to do the dirty deed in months...!

fingers crossed for you.

Jebel Mon 18-May-15 17:28:52

I spotted and bled heavily in my first pregnancy from 8-14 weeks and all was fine, I had a huge haematoma that eventually ran out of steam. All was fine and I have a bouncing toddler!

wlrg14 Mon 18-May-15 17:40:21

Iv had spotting for the last week or so, it only really stopped today but am booked in for an early scan....its awful and really makes you think the worst, but apparently its common so there's hope yet! grin

Good luck, I'm sure everything will be fine, and am glad both our doctors are proactive and doing something about it smile

BadgerFace Mon 18-May-15 18:41:01

Thanks all! smile. I knew MN would make me feel better!

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