I just found this group! My due date is 10/11. The reality of this pregnancy (my 2nd) has been kind of slow to sink in, but now I'm in the thick of it, with light nausea and fatigue all the time. I haven't chosen a midwife yet, because we've been having some obstacles to scheduling a "meet-n-greet" with a midwife team at a nearby hospital. They get great reviews from some friends, so even though I'm fairly sure I want to do another homebirth, I want to check it out. So I don't have an official midwife yet, and while I've been able to get a little advice from the homebirth midwife candidate (a wonderful woman who taught our first childbirth class), I'm looking for some reassurance here...
Since week 6, I've experienced light spotting on and off, nearly every day. I have read and been told that it's very common and often nothing to worry about. With me, it happened the first time after a really straining bm, and then usually after a walk (nothing vigorous). It's always brown. This morning, I've noticed it again, the first time I've seen it in the morning. Until learning I was pregnant, I had a daily ashtanga yoga practice and would walk frequently. My yoga teacher advised me to stop practice during first trimester, so I did, and my walks are pretty low-key. But still there's spotting. Occasionally I have light cramps, although nothing bad, and I do remember some cramping from first pregnancy.
Anyone have stories to share of spotting that ended in a healthy, full-term pregnancy?
Or tips on how to worry less and just take it day by day?