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post #41 of 132
Anyone other happy stories?

I'm about 7 weeks and am having brownish cm last couple of days. Terrified!
post #42 of 132
I'll add my story so far--a few weeks ago I was desperately searching for reassurance, so I'm happy to be able to share now!

I spotted a lot when the bean first implanted--for about 8 days, mostly just brown when I wiped, but a few spots of red as well. I thought my period was just coming early and slowly, until I took a test on the 8th day--which was also the day the spotting stopped. Then, at about 6 1/2 weeks it started again--again, brown when I wiped, no real cramping except from my upset stomach.

After a week of this I was really freaking out, especially because it went from brown to pink for one night. I went to the OB, who said my cervix was closed, everything seemed fine, and that 30% of women who go on to have healthy pregnancies have some spotting. He scheduled me for an ultrasound, which I had initially wanted to avoid, but at this point I figured that my anxiety over the spotting was outweighing any potential risks of the ultrasound. The ultrasound, at 7 weeks, 3 days, showed the little heartbeat flittering along and all looked fine. No reason for the spotting was revealed.

The spotting continued for a couple more weeks, but at that point I was mostly able to relax about it. It was there most days, would sometimes go away and then come back. At about 91/2 weeks it stopped and so far hasn't come back--I'm 14 weeks today. I'm going to the doc on Monday and hope to hear the hearbeat.

Good luck to all the other spotters out there! I know it's incredibly scary, and all the advice I got to relax really didn't help me, but it did help to know others had gone through this and came out the other side with healthy babes.
post #43 of 132
A few days ago I had a horrible stomach flu - throwing up all night long - and then the next day I had brown spotting throughout the day (at 6wks pg). I'm trying not to panic. When I was in the first tri pg with dd I had spotting too at 8wks and 12 wks and then again a bit in the 2nd tri, and she's a healthy happy 2 year old. But before my first mc I had spotting for a couple of weeks too. Then with my 2nd mc I didn't have any spotting before hand. It's so hard to know what to make of it.

Anyway, I appreciate all the positive stories. Keep them coming!
post #44 of 132
At about 8 weeks, I had some light borwn spotting that lasted maybe 5-6 days and then went away: I had an ultrasound that showed that the HB was good on the 3rd day of spotting.

Then, at 15 weeks, I woke up one morning, feel sort "damp" and went to the bathroom: when I looked into the toilet it was filled with blood. Ran back to the bed to discover a huge blood stain. No cramping though - had an ultrasound that afternoon (as the bleeding continued through the day). Baby looked great - turns out the clot was already beginning to resolve. I ended up bleeding for about 7-8 days: but it tapered off by the 3rd day. But it was a SHOCKING amount of blood that first day or so... it was like a horror movie.

I'm 33 weeks now - baby looks great and is growing fine.
post #45 of 132
Hi,

With DD I spotted or full on bled, brown or red blood everyday for the first 13 weeks. It got a little less scary as time went on and my pregnancy continued despite the bleeding but whenever the bleeding increased or I passed clots I would get a bit freaked out again.

For the record, DD is amazingly strong and healthy. 52 hours of labor, a c-section, and her apgars were still 9 and 9.

Now we're pregnant with number 2. I had some light brown spotting yesterday and the day before. It freaked me out. I have had 3 miscarriages as well, so I'm a bit nervous. All of my miscarriages were at 6 weeks and started with spotting. I am just starting week 5 so ...you know I'm worried!

I'm going in the the Dr. this morning for some bloodwork. Maybe I'll get some good levels and relax.

Rebecca
post #46 of 132

spotting stories

Hi,

Thought I would share my story as well! I am on pg #2 and just started spotting again (I am also about 6 weeks). I called the midwife yesterday and she said that spotting at 6 weeks (with no cramps and only after a bowel movement) was not something of great concern to her. I have my first prenatal appt in 2 weeks. The only thing she offered me was to have a serial HCG test done. That is where they chart the levels of HCG over three days, she said even that can be vague since all women have different levels at different times.

Anyway, that is pg #2...with my dd, now 31 months, I had spotting before I got my bfp, so I assumed my period was coming, it didn't! I had spotting again around this time in that pregnancy. I continued to spot throughout my pregnancy and was diagnosed with a subchorioinic hemmoraghe (not sure about the spelling at the moment). I had a huge bleed at about 33 weeks (partial placental abruption was the diagnosis) and was actually hospitalized for 16 days. It was a LONG wait and see, and I was transferred from my midwive practice to the OBs. Lots of threats of induction/c-section, and then POOF....they discharged me and put me on partial bedrest. I went into natural labor with dd 1 day before her due date and had no interventions.

So, while bleeding during pregnancy is SOOOOO stressful (trust me, I sometimes wonder why I am doing this again!) it can turn out ok.

Good luck! I am hoping that this pregnancy sticks and s/he is following in the mighty footsteps of big sister!

jacqueline
post #47 of 132
Thread Starter 
bump since there are some new mamas in our "boat" on the boards today...

Hang in there spotty mamas! I'm at almost 26 weeks and despite a few more days of bleeding here and there in the past month I'm feeling pretty good! I can feel the babe wiggle and that gives me hope.
post #48 of 132
Yep, I'm at 22.5 weeks now and the heartbeat is good and strong and I feel kicks ALL the time! This babe is an active one And I spotted for the entire 2nd month... and so far so good!

love and peace.
post #49 of 132
Here it is!! I can't believe I missed this thread. I just posted about bleeding questions. 14 weeks looks like maybe a hemorage. Here is my question: What level of activity? I'm scared to stand around or leave my house for fear that the bleeding will worsen and I'll hemorage more.

Advice? Experience?

Thanks,
Greenamber
post #50 of 132
Quote:
Originally Posted by GreenAmber View Post
Here it is!! I can't believe I missed this thread. I just posted about bleeding questions. 14 weeks looks like maybe a hemorage. Here is my question: What level of activity? I'm scared to stand around or leave my house for fear that the bleeding will worsen and I'll hemorage more.

Advice? Experience?

Thanks,
Greenamber
When I was spotting I really took it easy - pretty much total bedrest. I've had 2 losses and I just need to be safe, rather than sorry, kwim - at least for my peace of mind.
post #51 of 132
post #52 of 132
Oh hey, this thread! I posted here before, so why not an update?
I had spotting around 6 weeks, around 8 or 9 weeks, and then again a few weeks later (11 weeks?) Each time it was mostly brown, though once there was some bright red. It lasted 2-4 days each time.
Anyway, nothing of the sort since! Babe is very healthy and active and I'm almost 22 weeks.
post #53 of 132
Quote:
Originally Posted by ~minnow~ View Post
Oh hey, this thread! I posted here before, so why not an update?
I had spotting around 6 weeks, around 8 or 9 weeks, and then again a few weeks later (11 weeks?) Each time it was mostly brown, though once there was some bright red. It lasted 2-4 days each time.
Anyway, nothing of the sort since! Babe is very healthy and active and I'm almost 22 weeks.
That's wonderful to hear!!
post #54 of 132
I'll add my scary spotting story.

I've never spotted during a pregnancy except for one time. I was 11 weeks along with DS1. I was walking through my DD's school, wearing jeans, & suddenly gushed blood. Bright red blood, it gushed all the way to my ankles. I was terrified, grabbed DD, drove to the ER in tears, still bleeding moderately heavily, & sure I was having a m/c. In the ER they said it was probably a m/c & sent me home telling me I might start having cramps & passing clots, or I might not. : They told me there's nothing that can be done in this case & to go home & "relax"! As if!!! Cramps never came, heavy red bleeding lasted about a day or 2, & shortly thereafter I had an ultrasound. The u/s showed a wiggly little tiny baby & healthy looking pregnancy! I went on to not have one spot of bleeding the rest of my pregnancy & gave birth to a big healthy boy 3 days after my edd.

That crazy heavy red blood was so bizarre! I am so thankful it was not a m/c.
post #55 of 132
at about 6 months and about 8 months (?) I had heavy bleeding (bright red)...the first time I had fallen goin up the stairs and hit my belly hard, soon thereafter started bleeding..went to the ER that evening, everything was fine, no cause...

the next time, nothing happened in particular..called the midwife, met up with her at the hospital, did an u/s etc, everything was fine...as they had me in the room though, hooked me up to the NST to check baby's heartbeat etc...they 'lured' my husband out of the room..telling him oh come on let's get some toys for dd#1 who was with us at the time..so as soon as he left the room the midwife was like "are you being abused at all? is there any domestic violence goin on etc?" I was like NO why are you asking me..she's like well this is the 2nd time you've had unexplained bleeding..man was I ticked!

anyway that was off topic..bad memories.lol..
she's 18 months old now...my healthy, spunky, born-at-home unassisted (unintended too!lol) after 40 minutes and just 9 contractions girly
post #56 of 132
Wow, thanks for this thread! I am currently obsessing over this very thing (see my topic in this forum.) These stories are very reassuring, even though I know I won't know wth is up with me for a few days. I hate having to "wait and see."
post #57 of 132
I've spotted/bled in 5 out of 5 healthy pregnancies. Well, #5 is the current, and isn't over ...but baby is 21 weeks gestation and according to U/S very healthy.

#1 and #2 spotted on and off the whole 1st trimester...probably every few days, bright red.

#3 was just one episode at about 12 weeks of brown spotting.

#4 hmmmm...I don't remember! But I'm pretty sure I had spotting with her too.

#5 I had a full on period, followed by gushes of blood any time I sneezed, did too much, etc. I'm 21 weeks now and everything is fine.
post #58 of 132
I too am so happy to have this wonderful support from all you mama's!!

I started bright red bleeding at around 6w 3 days dpo and started freakin' out and crying all weekend, on monday we went in for an ultrasound and everything looked great there was a strong heart beat. I still hadn't found a M/W so I started calling around and set up an appointment. The awesome M/W we found reassured me and told me to take everyday as it comes....Fast forward to now I'm 17 weeks along and have been really busy lately bike riding, lifting my very heavy 30 pound toddler all the time and such...started to bleed a tiny bit on Saturday, called the midwife and she said not to worry, I had no cramps and it was just that one little bit of blood when I had a pee first thing that morning. So I've been doing alot of meditating while resting and visualizing a healthy baby in my womb being carried to term!!

Peace and lot of sticky vibes to all our babies, they are stronger than we think!!
post #59 of 132
I am grateful for this thread.

-Laura
post #60 of 132
I spotted with my first and full on bled like a period at around 3 months with my second, who is alive and well and kicking inside me as we speak. I very much thought I was miscarrying with this pregnancy. It was very frightening.
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