I was 5 weeks and 2 days yesterday and start getting cramping and heavy spotting for half an hour last night. Very light spotting all afternoon today but no cramping. Calling my gp in the morning but just wondered if anyone else had experienced this, what the outcome was and the reason it happens?
Other than swollen boobs, feel very not pregnant and bit flat today.
Bleeding is very common in early pregnancy, especially around the time your period would otherwise have been due. Stretching cramps are also normal.
It isn't possible to say either way what the outcome will be, but fingers crossed all is well. The GP will probably tell you to sit tight and wait and see if the bleeding gets worse, as it is a little early to go for a viability scan. At 7-8 weeks there will definitely be a heart beat if all is well.
I was a bit worried about cramping a few weeks ago. The midwife said that all was fine and normal. She said that random cramping is the uterus stretching. It's when the cramping is repeated and regular (think labour contractions) that it becomes cause for concern.
It may well be implantation bleeding, I had a bit at 5 weeks and am now 22 weeks with a healthy baby. Cramps are very normal, especially in the first tri when your uterus is stretching, I always felt bruised and bloated. They shouldn't be very painful though, more like period pains.
Definitely call your gp but be prepared to be told to wait, quite often they don't do anything unless the bleeding is heavy accompanied with severe cramps, it sounds horrible but if it is a miscarriage (odds are in your favour that it wont be though) there isn't anything they can do, early mc's are usually due to foetal or chromosomal abnormalities and unfortunately some can't survive.
Thanks ladies, you are all really helping. Was reading various websites and you can convince yourself of anything! Reminded this weekend that children really are a flipping miracle. Have a good week all x
hello, im on baby number 3 and spot all the time with cramps, my 1st lot of bleeding this time was at 5 weeks, pain so bad my work called an ambulance but im 19 weeks in now. hospital said it would be from implantation. it can be really common to bleed right through your whole pregnancy. wishing u lots of luck, get ur feet up.