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post #1 of 252
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I am bleeding a little bit. The blood was a watery red if that makes any sense. Like not bright red. But not old brown blood either. I've been cramping for several days now, which I blithely wrote off as a normal early pg thing. I will be 5 weeks tomorrow.

 

I will update in the morning.

 

In the meantime, any words of wisdom?

 

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post #2 of 252

Hang in there!

I have been bleeding today too. All day. No clots, cramps, but blood on the tissue when I wipe. I've been resting all day since it started. I'm worried to, but holding onto hope.  I am right there with ya.  Big hugs! hug.gif

I do want to say that bleeding can be very normal in pregnancy. It can be caused by several reasons, and sometimes you don't know why you bled. Women sometimes even bleed their whole pregnancy. My MW bled the entire first half of her pregnancy. So you just never know. Here's to hope for both of us!

post #3 of 252
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Thank you so much for your response, Jamie. It is so, so comforting to know that you are going through this too. hug2.gif

 

It's strange -- I have read literally hundreds of "I'm spotting" and "I'm out" posts, plus posts in the Pregnancy and Birth Loss board, plus many posts about spotting in viable, healthy pgs, but this still hit me like a ton of bricks when I saw the blood. I am in a fugue state.

 

I gotta snap out of this by tomorrow!! My poor kiddos!

 

Will update soon.

post #4 of 252

Ms B Sprout, For the first few weeks now I have felt like I had my period; the cramping was there 24 hours a day. Rest lots and try to keep your spirits up. So many people spot during pregnancy... I can understand how scary it would be though. *hugs*

post #5 of 252
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Thanks, HappyMonkey. You're a sweetie. I hope your cramping goes away very soon!! hug.gif

 

post #6 of 252
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This morning it seems to be gone. Crossing my fingers . . .  smile.gif

 

I don't recall anything like this with my first two.

post #7 of 252
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Jamie, I'm hoping yours goes away today too!! goodvibes.gif

post #8 of 252

That is great news! I was wondering how  you were doing.

Unfortunately I am still having bright red blood when I wipe. And there was obvious tissue on the TP when I wiped this morn.  It's strange though, because I'm still holding out hope. Maybe a vanishing twin, maybe just bleeding. As a doula, dealing with pregnant women that bleed is common for me. So I'm not in a rush to assume the worst. I feel peaceful about it all either way.

post #9 of 252

I should've read this thread sooner.  I had a small amount of bright red blood this morning on the tp.  I tried calling my doctor, long story in the appointment thread, and eventually called my midwife who reassured me it could be nothing.  I wasn't freaked out until I couldn't talk to my doctor.  I know a miscarriage can't be stopped, I also know there could be other reasons for the spotting, it scared me just the same.  It seems to have stopped, there was only the one small amount this morning and then some very faint pink a couple times during the day, so hopefully it was nothing.  Tonight I feel the sickest I've been so far, which I know is also a good sign.  Can't believe what a rollercoaster parenting is from the moment you decide you want a baby!

post #10 of 252

So I'm still spotting a bit, again just small amounts, basically a little bit of pink on the tp, there isn't even enough to get on a liner, only when I wipe (sorry for the descriptive).  Can anyone tell me if this is normal, or at what point I have to worry?  I haven't had any pains, other than uterine stretching type, no cramps or period like pains. I still feel really sick, sore boobs, exhausted, the whole gamut.  I'm trying not to freak out, but this didn't happen with my first and there seems to be a lot of my close friends miscarrying right now.  The midwife said it's not a worry unless it's dark brown and heavier, so trying not to worry, but I'd feel a lot better if it would just go away entirely!  Rereading what I've written I know I'm probably getting worked up over nothing but just the same, I want it to go away.

post #11 of 252
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hug2.gifSmurfy!!

 

I have a good friend who just miscarried, and I was on the phone with her last night and she was telling me about her research into miscarriage. She read that something like 50% of women experience at least some spotting in the first tri. That made me feel better. But still.

 

I now seem to remember this sort of pale spotting when I DTD in my last pg.

 

We DTD last night (sorry, way TMI) and this morning I am spotting bright red, more blood. I hope I just have a very blood-filled, tender cervix right now and that I am irritating it.

 

Smurfy, it's comforting to me that your midwife said dark brown and heavy is when to worry. Thanks for posting that. How are you this morning? smile.gif

post #12 of 252

I have miscarried. I continued to bleed yesterday. It's all been very strange though because it came and went and it was only on the TP. It has never gotten that heavy. There was one time of some tissue and tiny clots. But mostly it was just red on the TP.  And this morning there was a little bit and then there has been only a tinge. But the reason I say I am out is because I took a pregnancy test also this morning and it had one of those; have to squint and tilt lines. Going from a line to pretty much no line is a safe indicator I'm not pregnant anymore. My symptoms are rapidly disappearing as well. My only concern at this point is that I don't seem to be bleeding very much. I know I was only shy of 5 weeks, but this isn't even normal period bleeding. I haven't even had to put on a pad. You would think I would have a surplus. But I know everyone is different. So I'm just waiting it out at this point and moving on with life. I'm really fine. I'm bummed, but not devastated or anything.

 

 

I really do wish all of you the best, most wonderful peaceful, healthy pregnancy and birth!

post #13 of 252
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hug.gif Jamie!! I hope you continue to feel relatively at peace with it. I'm so sorry that you are going through this loss.

 

(And as a side note, thanks so much for posting on this thread. Your posts had such a calming effect on me. Thank you so much. flowersforyou.gif )

post #14 of 252

Oh Jamie, SO sorry to hear that!  I admire how positive you are, hopefully you'll be back for the next due date forum! hug2.gif

 



 

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Originally Posted by Ms. B. Sprout View Post

hug2.gifSmurfy!!

 

I have a good friend who just miscarried, and I was on the phone with her last night and she was telling me about her research into miscarriage. She read that something like 50% of women experience at least some spotting in the first tri. That made me feel better. But still.

 

I now seem to remember this sort of pale spotting when I DTD in my last pg.

 

We DTD last night (sorry, way TMI) and this morning I am spotting bright red, more blood. I hope I just have a very blood-filled, tender cervix right now and that I am irritating it.

 

Smurfy, it's comforting to me that your midwife said dark brown and heavy is when to worry. Thanks for posting that. How are you this morning? smile.gif


I know miscarriages are very common, my midwife said it's like 1 in 3, but I also know spotting is as well.  This morning I am extremely sick!  I almost threw up or passed out in the shower, or both, this is the worst I've been yet, so I guess that's a good sign.  I have a lot of reasons for what could be causing the bleeding but of course my mind keeps wandering to the other.  For one I've been fighting off a yeast infection, the doctor did a swab the other day, so I guess that could've bumped the cervix a bit, plus instering the applicators with the creams could be doing it.  It hasn't increased at all and last night there was a very small amount of pink on the applicator.  Oh and the midwife did say that sex can do it as well, though with the yeast infection that hasn't been a problem for us.  I don't think you can of TMI on here, we're all here for the same purpose and it's not always pretty!
 

post #15 of 252

Ugh, just had some more blood, still bright red, still quite light, but it's really depressing me.  I just really want to know one way or the other.  I'm still feeling sick though.  I'm heading back to bed for a bit, if I can sleep.

post #16 of 252

Jamie, I thought once you got past the first few weeks pregnancy tests weren't that reliable, and also that how dark the line was varied greatly from test to test, so it didn't mean anything? Fingers crossed you are still in the game. I'm thinking of you...

post #17 of 252
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Jamie, I thought once you got past the first few weeks pregnancy tests weren't that reliable, and also that how dark the line was varied greatly from test to test, so it didn't mean anything? Fingers crossed you are still in the game. I'm thinking of you...


 

I did not know this. But my mw told me to take the test with first morning urine and we would call it after that. Thanks for keeping up the hope though love.gif

 

@Smurfy- I hope it's nothing. Don't get depressed. Gotta hold out hope. hug2.gif

post #18 of 252

I miscarried, also.  Bright red blood with small amounts of tissue.  I did a blood test on Tues and then another on Thur and my numbers went down so it's a positive.

 

Good luck, ladies.  I hope your pregnancies are happy and healthy!

post #19 of 252
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I miscarried, also.  Bright red blood with small amounts of tissue.  I did a blood test on Tues and then another on Thur and my numbers went down so it's a positive.

 

Good luck, ladies.  I hope your pregnancies are happy and healthy!



I am so sorry.

post #20 of 252

I had brown spotting for almost a week straight.  It was there everytime I wiped and I wore a panty liner (not that I really needed to).  But I'm in a different situation than all (probably all) of you.  I did IVF so I am pretty medicated, my lining was pumped up by the drugs so that the embroy would implant and I was also instructed to take ASA 81 a blood thinner.  As soon as I stopped the ASA I stopped spotting.

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