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Bleeding at 20 weeks

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SquedgieBeckenheim Sun 30-Oct-16 17:57:17

I'll be 20 weeks tomorrow, have my 20 week scan in the morning too. Today I've noticed some light, but bright red bleeding. Its more than spotting but less than a full period.
I've already phoned the hospital but they say to wait till the scan in the morning. It's sensible, and I don't really want to drive the 45 minutes to hospital alone tonight, but I just know I'm going to be worrying all night!
Obviously I'll go in if it gets heavier or if I get any pain over night.
I'm not feeling much movement yet, due to anterior placenta (had same with DD) so not even got that reassurance!
If you've had bleeding at this stage of pregnancy has what has it ended up being? Need some positive experiences please!

Jodie1982 Sun 30-Oct-16 18:14:17

I would go to Maternity Triage if I was in your situation, just incase it worsens. Sorry I have no experience of this at 20 wks.
Hope your okay. Good luck

DixieWishbone Sun 30-Oct-16 18:18:42

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SquedgieBeckenheim Sun 30-Oct-16 18:41:20

They didn't say anything about a low lying placenta at the 12 week scan, just that it's anterior. Just monitoring myself at the moment and trying not to freak out! It's not even like I've been overdoing it today - just studying all day! Roll on 9am tomorrow.

manhowdy Sun 30-Oct-16 21:21:24

My low lying placenta wasn't picked up until the 20 week scan. Hopefully that's all this is and it will start moving up soon smile

JOMH1982 Sun 30-Oct-16 21:40:53

Best of luck for tomorrow xxx

Honeybee79 Sun 30-Oct-16 21:50:21

Good luck for tmrw.

In my last pregnancy I had a bit of bleeding at about this point or poss a few weeks later - it was caused by cervical erosion and the rest of the pregnancy was fine.

grounddown Sun 30-Oct-16 22:01:26

I bled at 20 weeks with DC1, rang maternity who told me to go in as I have a negative blood group so needed anti d - they kept me overnight just to make sure it stopped as it was quite heavy.

Had bleeding at 23+6 with DC2 and I was kept in overnight again and given steroids for baby's lungs in case I went into labour, which I didn't and he was late in the end.

Hope all goes well for you tomorrow

cantmakeme Sun 30-Oct-16 23:49:46

Hope all is ok.

Bigfam Mon 31-Oct-16 06:20:42

Just wanted to let you know I'll be thinking of you today, best of luck with your scan SquedgieBeckenheim

SquedgieBeckenheim Mon 31-Oct-16 17:14:31

Thanks everyone!
The bleeding settled to pinkish discharge and now seems to have stopped. Will probably never know what caused it.
20 week scan went well, everything looks healthy. She didn't say anything about positioning of placenta, so guessing its not low lying. I forgot to ask though!
Just relieved it doesn't seem to be anything serious!

Bigfam Mon 31-Oct-16 18:06:35

That's great news. Glad everything looked good at the scan too. Hope the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly too smile

Padfoot1 Mon 31-Oct-16 18:44:37

I had a bleed which was later found to be a polyp on my cervix - I only found out when I had an unrelated scan on my cervix due to a lletz procedure a few years ago. At the time the hospital could only confirm the baby was fine. If I hadn't had the scan on my cervix I never would have known! I googled a lot at the time which didn't help as it really could be anything. But one thing I did take comfort from is it does happen more than you think and as long as there's no pain you should be fine smile good luck

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