People, i need advice NOW please; Im exactly 37 weeks today and i just went to toilet and as i wiped there was a few SMALL blood spots, nothing major, it deffo came from the vagina, There was no mucus with it, i've put a pad on. Is this normal?! Could it be the start of labour or is it something to worry about?! My mum had a placenta abruption in 03; she nearly lost her life; sadly baby died, so you can understand my worry!
Go in now. I had bleeding and went in. They induced me as they couldn't be sure of the cause. Afterwards they discovered the placenta was starting to come away from the wall (abruption?) I don't mean to scare you and it was all very calm etc when I was there while they made decisions. But any bleeding should be checked out ASAP. Good luck
was it bright red blood, or was it pinky? I had a small loss of some pinky looking blood (like it was diluted or something) at 35 weeks, and when I rang the labour ward they told me to put a pad on and keep an eye on it.
It happened once or twice more over the following 12 hours and then stopped.
I spoke to my friend who's a MW for extra reassurance, and she told me that it was likely to have been that my cervix had been irritated when I had a swab taken earlier that week to check for thrush (the swab came back negative incidentally, but I still feel a bit irritated down there...)
MW mate said the pink blood was probably just cos everything is a bit swollen inside down there and all the little blood vessels are near the surface. She also said that if i'd had sex that might have caused a little bit of cervical irritation. I hadn't had sex (see above, thrush symptoms!), but wondered if this could apply to you?