I'm 12 weeks pregnant and over the last few days i'v had a few episodes of dark brown discharge and slight tummy ache.
Heard the babys heartbeat on wednesday at midwives appointment she didn't seem too concerned
I have a dating scan this afternoon but i'm feeling really nervous and terrified that something is wrong.
i had the same at 11 weeks, i went to the emergency gyney place where they scanned me to see where blood was coming from, they couldn't see anything wrong and said it was prob hormonal or an implantation bleed which has took its time to come out. brown is old blood, so there is less to worry about.
make sure you ask at the scan about it though.
I hope you've had your scan by now, and that it was reassuring. Just wanted to add that not only have I had spotting on/off till now (11 weeks) but also had it at 6 and 10 weeks with dd, and each time had slight tummy ache too. Was told the ache was the blood irritating the tissues probably - and not to worry as long as it wasn't heavy cramping.
Hope it was a one-off for you, spotting is never much fun - normal as it can be - and inevitably stressful!
amyjade - hope you have got on ok at the scan. I had the same thing at around 7 wks and i was terrified. I went to a private clinic and they scanned me, I was so relieved to see my little one with its heartbeating strong, i'm sure you will be too when you see yours. The blood was coming from me and not baby, and it soon stopped. Brown blood is old blood and is not always a bad sign. Stay positive and well, your baby needs you.
Amyjade, hope your scan went ok - brown is good - red is more worrying, as brown indicates old blood, not current bleeding. Also it's quite common to spot at 4, 8, 12 weeks, because it's when you would have your period. Also, once the heartbeat is heard, that reduces the chance of mc.