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Hi ladies,<br><br>
Last night DH and I had sex, and this morning I woke up and had some spotting. As soon as I woke up there was a considerable amount (just this side of being considered light bleeding) but then it slowed down to spotting. I'm wearing a pad, and I only have about 2-3 spots of blood on it. However, when I wipe, I see blood-tinged CM. I've been reading about threatened miscarriages, and since I'm 8 weeks, they say I should go in to the doctor to have my cervix checked and possibly get an ultrasound. I've already had an ultrasound at 7 weeks, and the baby is in the right place and had a heartbeat. So I'm wondering if it's absolutely necessary to go in to the doctor or if there is another, less invasive approach to seeing if this is a miscarriage. Is there any harm in just waiting it out and seeing if the bleeding lessens or worsens? Any advice you have would be appreciated! Thank you!
 

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Spotting after sex is totally normal. I wouldn't think you'd have to go in but if you're worried you should call your care giver.
 

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I spotted every time DH and I had sex during my last pregnancy. I called my midwife and let her know, but since it was following intercourse she said just to watch it. It always stopped after about a day. That's just my experience with it.
 

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Im eight weeks and spotting too! Mine did not follow sex and is accompanied by cramps. My spotting is continuous, I dont know whats hapening to my body. I have not been to a doctor yet and have no health care provider at this time. I honestly hate doctors and am avoiding it at all costs. My spotting is pinkish color blood very light.<br><br>
Ive never been preggers before, but my friends who are mommys all say that they spotted and were fine. As long as no tissue is involved.<br><br>
I heard that a little spotting is normal, and from what I have been reading if you are going to miscarry there is nothing you can do to prevent it<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> So, If I am going to miscarry Im letting my body do the work by itself, Im not sure if thats a good decision but I really hate hospitals more than anything<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I read in my pregnancy book that spotting after sex is normal, so you are probably fine. Only time will tell with me I guess
 

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I've spotted or bled in all my pregnancies. In all of them, I spotted throughout the first trimester, and with the first two it stopped and I had normal pregnancies, although I did spot after sex sometimes. That is normal. With this pregnancy, I've had major bleeding in the second trimester and just found out it's from a cervical polyp. That doesn't really affect the baby, who is thriving, and it's really just an annoyance to have postpartum-like bleeding complete with quarter-sized clots. Bottom line: yes, some bleeding isn't a problem. You need to decide your own comfort level with it. I never had my first trimester spotting checked out, because I didn't want the interference, and I was okay not knowing whether the baby was "okay" or not until later on, if it meant I wouldn't be messed with. But that is just me.
 

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I think spotting is common that early in pregnancy. It's definitely common after sex. I would think you're fine to wait and watch, especially since there's nothing that would stop a miscarriage in the unlikely event that your bleeding is the sign of one. It's not like the OB would be able to fix anything, as far as I have ever heard.
 

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I ended up miscarrying the night after I posted the message<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I woke up in the largest pool of blood I have ever seen and started passing huge clumps of tissue, I ended up having to go to the "dreaded" hospital because of how much blood I was losing so fast.<br>
Im ok now, but it definatly was a bad experience, spotting in my case led to a miscarriage.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I ended up miscarrying the night after I posted the message<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I woke up in the largest pool of blood I have ever seen and started passing huge clumps of tissue, I ended up having to go to the "dreaded" hospital because of how much blood I was losing so fast.<br>
Im ok now, but it definatly was a bad experience, spotting in my case led to a miscarriage.</div>
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I am so sorry for your loss, Era28. Take time to rest and heal, physically and emotionally.
 

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Era28 - I'm so sorry honey.<br><br>
Enchantedlife - I hope you're ok. I have been having some spotting too. On Monday - week 10 - I had a about a tablespoon of red blood. Then a bit more Tuesday morning. I called the dr and they said if it stopped (it turned brown and pretty much stopped), then it's ok. They said 60% of women have spotting in the first tri. Mine has been brown on and off since then but only the smallest amounts... I'm not going to worry. I also had a regularly scheduled u/s thursday and got to the see that the babies were alright. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
You should try not to worry. It's pretty normal. But if a dr telling you it's ok or an ultrasound will put your mind at ease, you should do that...
 

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I spotted after sex and my OB said if I was worried to come and we could do a quick ultrasound to check everything out. I did because I was really worried and hearing and seeing that little heart pitter-patting away made ALL the difference. If you are stressed about it, then go see your doc, it would give you a piece of mind and let you know 100 percent everything is ok. Good luck mama.
 

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Spotting and light bleeding is totally normal in your first trimester. I had it through weeks 8 and 9 and was told after sex it's pretty normal too. I'd call your doctor if you start to have painful cramping, but otherwise probably wouldn't worry.
 
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