Cramps started 20 minutes ago, I just went to the bathroom and I am bleeding lightly. I'm only 6 weeks pregnant and don't know how to be sure or not if this is a miscarriage? Is it even called that being this early? Would a pregnancy test be the only way to be sure? Might the hcg still be in my urine either way? I will get some tests later and post back with the result, but could you please give me some advice? Also can stress cause this? as I have been very stressed all week.
6 weeks pregnant, am I miscarrying?
I would be hesitant to blame stress because I don't want you to blame yourself. Often these things happen and we don't know why. Often a woman can have bleeding in early pregnancy and go on to have a healthy baby. HCG would most likely still show in your urine because if you are having a miscarriage, it takes a while for the HCG level to go back to zero. A blood test and an ultrasound would be helpful to know what's going on. By 6 weeks you may be able to see the heartbeat on an ultrasound. I hope everything is A-OK!
it's a kind of a wait-and-see game with bleeding and early pregnancy. an ultrasound would be the best way to really see what's going on, but keep in mind that light cramps can be fairly normal in early pregnancy and a little bit of bleeding isn't an absolute indicator of miscarriage.
please don't blame yourself. an old ob of mine actually put things pretty well in perspective for me when he said that pregnancy is a pretty complex process and sometimes, things just don't work out like they're supposed to. it doesn't mean you're defective at all and MANY women go on to have healthy pregnancies after a miscarriage.
good luck mama. be gentle with yourself right now.
I had a lot of spotting and cramping in early pregnancy. I actually bled with any major activity or any sexual activity throughout my pregnancy. If I were you I would at least make a doctor appointment ASAP to check things out. I hope everything turns out okay! If not please do not blame yourself. It is NOT your fault.
Thank you I am not blaming myself, I know I didn't do anything to cause this to happen, I was as careful with myself as I could be and you can't really control how stressed you are at certain times in life. This was not the right time for me.
Wanted to update that I continued to bleed throughout the evening, night and am still bleeding this morning. I took 2 pregnancy tests when I woke up and both were negative, so that confirms to me I am no longer pregnant. It's just like a regular period to be honest, maybe slightly heavier with the usual cramps. Being only 6 weeks pregnant, do you think it's okay not to bother with seeing a doctor about it? I assume everything sorts itself out on it's own with a 6 weeks early miscarriage?