I bled from weeks 6-12 with my DD, never red, never enough to fill a pad (but enough to get *onto* the pad, my normal pre-period spotting never is enough to spill onto a pad). I had a SCH, or subchorionic hemorrhage. A SCH is basically a little pocket of blood that forms next to the baby when it implants. They said 10% of normal pregnancies have them, and unless they are huge, they almost always do not hurt the baby. My spotting was almost always brown and pink, but did get a little red (not bright, more of a thin red discharge that looked more dark pink), and I did not have cramping, except for the normal pregnancy cramping, they almost always did not happen together.
The pregnancy turned out fine, she turned two yesterday.
I went to the ER when it got worse, it took them 5 hours to even acknowledge me, and 11 hours before they sent me home. Honestly, I was so annoyed with how they treated me and dismissed my fears. Unless I was filling a pad an hour, I would avoid the ER and only deal with my OB/Midwife. DO call and let them know you are bleeding though.
s Hoping this turns out well for you and it is just a SCH.