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I am 8 1/2 weeks and started spotting lightly yesterday. Very lightly, not enough to stain my underwear, just when I wipe. It isn't brown but it isn't red. In the middle. I was hoping it would stop but it is there every other time I wipe.

I had a miscarriage a year and a half ago that began with very light spotting. I also have two special needs little boys and have been very selfishly praying that this could be my healthy little girl. I am 39, so I don't know that I am going to get another chance.

Please assure me that this could be OK and I ask for your thoughts at this scary time.

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Raquel, spotting is really common but that doesn't make it any less terrifying. I hope it stops soon. Have you DTD recently or use progesterone? Either of those can irritate the sensitive cervix and cause spotting.

Do you have access to a care provider who can draw blood for you today and in two days to assay Beta HCG? Seeing reassuring numbers on the blood test can help ease your worry over the spotting.

I am thinking of you and sending positive energy your way. I hope the spotting stops.

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Raquel..... I wil pray for you and your baby

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Have you DTD recently or use progesterone? Either of those can irritate the sensitive cervix and cause spotting.

Do you have access to a care provider who can draw blood for you today and in two days to assay Beta HCG? Seeing reassuring numbers on the blood test can help ease your worry over the spotting.

I am thinking of you and sending positive energy your way. I hope the spotting stops.

ND[/QUOTE]

Actually, the first thing I checked when I found out I was pg. was my progesterone. It was 30.

I will call my doctor but both of my kids are sick and I can't leave them with anyone. So, I don't know how I can get in to see him (even if he will see me) until next week.

So frustrating!

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Raquel, hugs to you! Spotting is so unnerving in pregnancy!!! I'll be sending postive thoughts your way. I am envisioning a healthy little babe with a healthy placenta.
I spotted lightly (similar to your description) on an off for about 3 weeks, with the last incident around 9 1/2 weeks. My ds is now almost 4 months old.
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Sending you good vibes, momma. Spotting is pretty common in early pregnancy--I would get it checked out, to be on the safe side, but it doesn't necessarily mean anything bad.
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I am thinking of you and sending positive healthy baby thoughts your way!

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thinking of you and sending sticky vibes your way. please take it easy as much as you can!!
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Praying for you mama!!

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Thinking of you Hoping everything is fine.
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- me too.
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Thinking of you and wishing only sticky thoughts!!!!
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I'm in the same boat-- spotting since week 5.5 (am now at 7.5 wks) and I am sending you all kinds of good healthy pregnancy vibes. My gyno can literally give me no reason at all for my spotting, she said sometimes it just happens. Try to take it easy and drink a lot of water (the taking it easy part is probably difficult with 2 little boys who are also sick right now!).

You are in my thoughts and prayers.
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Sending you both lots of positive thoughts and sticky vibes

I agree with everyone else, spotting is pretty common. Hoping it resolves for you guys soon!!

C ~ mama to (16), (13), (9) (5)

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I'm in the same boat-- spotting since week 5.5 (am now at 7.5 wks) and I am sending you all kinds of good healthy pregnancy vibes. My gyno can literally give me no reason at all for my spotting, she said sometimes it just happens. Try to take it easy and drink a lot of water (the taking it easy part is probably difficult with 2 little boys who are also sick right now!).

You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Ditto to the spotting. This is happening as well to me and is very unnerving!

Thinking of you!

Stacy - mom to Lily 5-20-06 , Angel, stillborn @ 25 wks 12-17-07 , and Cami 4-21-09.
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thinking about all of the mamas who are spotting. It can be very scary.
sticky thoughts.

Children deserve the respect of puzzling it out.
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I've had this too - lots and badly with my first DS, and a few very very small incidents this time.

One thing that is always helpful to me to think about is that one cause of spotting can be fluctuating hormone levels at the time you would ordinarily have gotten your period. Sure enough, I spotted every time I would have had my period my first pregnancy for about a week.

This time I got my first spot and mentally freaked out. Then I started counting days and realized it was exactly the day I would have gotten my period. I calmed down a lot just from that realization.

8 1/2 weeks is just about right for this to be what's happening for you, too.

Hugs to you and your boys and to your precious little one.

Here as mama to W (2/04), R (5/06), D (7/09), and J (12/9/12!), co-parenting with my DH

I WOH part-time, am a doula & childbirth educator, home/unschool, and hope we are nearing the center of chaos


 
  

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