Thanks in advance for and replies. Also warning that may include tmi.
I have been ttc for just over a year, and have had 2 natural mc's at 7+3 and 6 weeks in that time.
Was thrilled to get my BFP on Sunday but also a little anxious due to previous mc.
Seemed to be having strong preg symptoms and felt quite positive that this one woould be a sticky one.
On Monday evening DP and I had sex (GP seemed to think it would be fine to continue) was about 5 weeks
During intercourse felt fine but after we finished noticed that I was wet went to bathroom and discovered that it was blood. The blood was deep red, and lasted about 30mins and slowly turned to browny discharge which lasted an hour. I had mild cramps also after I had started moving about.
But no blood or anything since. GP said to wait a week to see if bleeding began again and then to re-test. If it were positive to contact him to arrange bloods.
My other mc's lasted 3 days and were clotty and heavy. so am hoping when I test that its still positive and beanie is still there. But I dont want to set myself up for a fall if its all gone wrong again.
usually, it is advised to avoid sex for the first trimester if there is a history of miscarriage. the fact the bleeding stopped is a good thing, you might have a cervical erosion or some other non sinister reason for bleeding
has your GP referred you to the EPAU?
you could still get a positive test in a week even if you were having or just had a miscarriage
blood tests a good idea, but maybe a scan for your reassurance too
It could be cervial erosion - very common and benign. Shame your GP won't suggest EPU - you could do what I did and ring NHS Direct in a paddy and get them to suggest EPU drop in (although they prob wont be open over the weekend...) Hope all goes well for you.
I had this during pregnancy after two miscarriages and went on to have a healthy baby boy. I also had it in my pregnancy with DD - midwives said 'just go easy' .
Unless you have cervical erosion or an infection there is really no reason to abstain. Miscarriages are not caused by sex - unless you are an active drug user it's highly unlikely you would cause a miscarriage by anything you might do (although I wouldn't advise monster truck rallys or extreme sports!)
Should have said a bit about my history - with ds I bled through out the pg - about once every couple of days on average - inc clots, cramps, the works. With dd had fewer incidents, but still bleed every few weeks.
Obviously much scarier for you having had mcs but bleeding in positive-outcome pg is very common
Hi ladies just to say thanks for your advice. I have found my local EPAU and tey have a clinic tomorrow between 9-3 so I will call them in the morning and explain what has happened to see if I can pop along there