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Period like bleeding and cramps at 7 weeks

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Notgoodnews · 10/09/2020 13:23

Hi there, I am around 7 weeks pregnant but slightly unsure of dates (realistically only out by +/- 1 week, outside maximum +/-10 days).

I have been having central low pelvic cramps and low back ache getting worse over the last 5 days or so. Worse following any kind of exertion. Mild pink/brown spotting has evolved in the last 1-2 days into red bleeding similar to a period that means I need a panty liner (but not a proper pad and no clots). I've had a gut feeling about this pregnancy (my 2nd) not being viable for a while (hard to pin point it). In my first pregnancy I was very nauseous from 6 weeks to about 22 weeks. This time, I have felt almost no nausea (slight motion/travel sickness only a couple of weeks ago) and I just don't feel pregnant. I am still breastfeeding my toddler if it makes a difference - I haven't felt any change in my breasts or any aversion to feeding.

I'm having a scan tomorrow and I've resigned myself to the finding of a miscarriage. I know I just have to wait and see what the result of the scan is, but I'm feeling a bit lonely and uncertain about it all. What I dread the most is an intermediate finding of something like a pregnancy dated at 6 weeks without a heartbeat. I think I'd rather see an empty sac and get on with it as I'd just like to know one way or the other. I'm glad I have always had a bad feeling re this pregnancy, as maybe I'm "less attached" to the pregnancy. Still I would love to see a heartbeat tomorrow (would probably draw out the anxiety and uncertainty though!). Feeling a bit scared because my friend had a really appalling missed miscarriage experience recently. I'm not used to being ill and want to just get on with things. Hopefully will be easier for me as its not exactly missed - I'm bleeding after all and maybe things will progress easily from here.

It would be really nice to hear from other people who have had similar pain and bleeding at this stage in pregnancy. Whether the outcome was a healthy pregnancy or a miscarriage. I'd just like to feel I have some idea of what's going to happen (even if it is just an illusion). There are various reasons I can't talk to my friends.

Thank you so much. Sorry for those who have had a miscarriage if anything I've said comes across offensively. It's a different experience for everyone and I'm just finding it easier to try and be matter of fact about it if I can.

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Worried202 · 11/09/2020 20:52

How did the scan go

Parkandride · 11/09/2020 20:59

How was your scan? I had bleeding at 6 and 7 weeks in line with what you describe but every thing was ok at scans, still scary though and doesn't fill you with confidence Flowers

Notgoodnews · 12/09/2020 23:09

The scan showed pregnancy of about 5 weeks, no visible embryo (they said wouldn't expect to see at that gestation). So I don't really know what will happen. I have another in a couple of weeks. After the scan on the same day I had heavier bleeding with cramps like a normal-to-light period (but it did gush and soak one pad, no clots or "tissue" though, all liquid). And felt quite hopeless. But the bleeding has now stopped (however this could be because I've been just moping today). So I don't really know. I do actually feel some relief and a bit of hope. I'm glad it is not ectopic. And I'm glad it's only small/early.. if I do have a miscarriage it maybe won't be as much (physically I mean) and I won't have lost as much (sorry, I know some others wouldn't feel that way).

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