Does anyone else have random spotting when they poop? This keeps happening to me! Not every time I poop, but a lot of times. I am not straining or anything, I mean maybe a teeny bit? But not hard, as I know that's bad for you generally, can cause hemorrhoids, etc. So I'm being careful, but I do have problems with constipation sometimes, and it seems like if I go a day or so without pooping, the next time I do poop, I have anything from pink tinged cervical fluid to bright red spotting on the toilet paper. It's not like flowing blood, but it's covering the toilet paper and it's enough to set me on edge. Usually when I wipe a second time, there is barely any more.
Anyway, I just wanted to see if this was happening to others?
I don't yet have a midwife, and don't have maternity insurance (it starts after July 1), so I feel like there's no one I can see or call yet..
I am not cramping, so that's a good sign, at least.
I think I am just having extra anxiety because today is insane. My cat kept me up all night, so I felt like I was completely freaking out with exhaustion, so I had a small cup of coffee, which I haven't had since I got pregnant, and at first felt amazing, then on my way home from the library got a speeding ticket and have been a shaky nervous wreck since, because the adrenaline went nuts in my already caffeinated body. I feel so dumb, like I should've played with my hyperactive cat so that he wouldn't have kept me up all night, and the coffee was probably a mistake, and I can't believe I was going over the speed limit (70 in a 60, gah), and I feel dumb for not drinking enough water, because maybe if I had been, I would be able to poop more regularly and maybe wouldn't be spotting, then. Argh!
Going to stop the cyclone of "should've's" and worry-thoughts (or try to), and try to take some deep breaths and go drink some freaking water, I think. Any reassurance you mamas have will be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks for listening! <3