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Bleeding at 13 weeks

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nikkihunt Sun 05-May-13 13:03:58

Hi there,

Just looking for some reassurance I suppose - had the scan on Wednesday where I was told I was 13+2 and everything looked fine, no worries at all.

Friday night in bed, I suddenly realised I was bleeding. It was bright red, but stopped very quickly - I lost maybe 2tbsp? We went to a&e where I was examined, and told that my cervix was closed and to keep an eye on it. Since then, it's just been brown blood, and not much of it at all.

Scan on Tuesday morning at the EPU, and although the doctor was lovely and reassuring, and I'm trying to keep calm, I'm slightly terrified. Has this happened to anyone else, and was it all okay?


BabyStone Sun 05-May-13 22:40:56

Hi, congratulations on your pregnancy!
I had light bleeding around 8 weeks in my 3rd pregnancy (first 2 sadly ended in MCs) obviously was very worried, at the scan they couldn't find any reason for the bleed, maybe a "period".
This might be the case for you. Brown blood is old blood so could be your body getting rid of what would have been a period (if that makes sense).
I didn't have any more bleeding the rest of my pregnancy and I now have an 8 week old little boy smile

Have you had any pain? please message if your worried and I hope Tuesday comes round quick for you and everything is ok


looneytune Sun 05-May-13 22:50:47

I had tiny bits of bright red blood every few days from 14 weeks to around 21 weeks. They never got to the bottom of it but apart from having to keep going back for anti d injections due to my blood group being RHneg, there were no other problems. I never had this with my other 2 children and I did have pain around the time of the bleeds (but they really were tiny) but it just suddenly stopped after about 7 weeks and now I'm 34 weeks with no problems.

I 2nd what the other poster said, brown blood is old blood so that could just be left over from the original bleed. If the people who have seen you aren't worried then I'd try not to worry, I know that's easier said than done but so many people do have bleeding during pregnancy and are fine and often never find out why.


RedKites Sun 05-May-13 23:00:40

I had something similar happen - a scan at 11+5/6 where everything was fine, then 3/4 days later some bleeding, not very much, but bright red. I also ended up at A&E where the doctor, once he knew I'd already had a scan, was very reassuring. Despite this I was still very worried, and I 'only' had to wait until the following day for a scan at the EPU. They were able to see I had had a small placental bleed, and they were very reassuring that this was not a problem, and did not increase the chance of any problem either. And DS2 is now 6mo.

Best wishes for your scan, and I hope you find things to distract yourself while you are waiting.

nikkihunt Tue 07-May-13 14:59:19

Thank you so much to everyone who reassured me - had the scan this morning and tiny human is totally fine, and my cervix is fully closed and intact - relieved isn't the word!

The waiting was awful though, it was my 30th this weekend and I've tried to enjoy myself, but been a bit distracted all weekend, so I finally feel I can relax! X

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