Did anyone experience Spotting?? Please share your experience with me.....

Erica - posted on 09/02/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I've experienced some spotting the other day and was quiet worried as i had a miscarriage in the past which started with a normal spotting. I rang the nhs-direct got some good advice and i also got advice from my GP out of hours service,fortunately it stopped but i still feel worried thou.....did anyone get more than one spotting during their pregnancy?

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Bethany - posted on 09/04/2009

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Hi Erica!

Yes, I've had some spotting, which was terrifying because I've miscarried four babies, two before my first child, and two between her and this one. A couple times spotting were for no obvious reason, one was definitely due to stress, and the worst one was after my husband and I were intimate. Every time is scary. Have you heard the heartbeat? Once you hear it your chances of losing the baby go down drastically.

Whenever I start spotting or cramping I drop what I'm doing and rest as much as possible. Who cares if nothing gets done as long as your baby is safe?

Christen - posted on 09/04/2009

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I spotted about 4 times in the first 9 weeks. Doctors did an ultrasound at 10 weeks and everything was ok. They said it is very common and only to worry if you get severe cramps and bleeding enough for a pad. I am currently 17 weeks now and everything is great. Don't stress

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Yep me! I had a completely straight forward, normal first pregnancy with my son, followed by 4 miscarriages and then this pregnancy.



First lot of spotting was at 6 weeks - got an ultrasound, found a healthy bub and no problems.



Next lot of spotting was at 11 weeks - got NT scan at 12 to find a very very active and healthy bub and last lot was at 14 weeks (I am now 16 weeks)



My Dr put it down to either harmless cervical bleeding or perhaps from somewhere else like a rectal fissure or slight vaginal tear after sex (which I don't think are either)



I have a doppler at home and find that it helps ease the anxiety if I see a bit of blood I can hear bub's heartbeat and all is ok.



So it can happen where spotting occurs in a normal pregnancy.



It did scare me at first though, because my miscarriages had no symptoms AT ALL except spotting one day and then I started bleeding within 48 hours

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Lesley - posted on 09/11/2009

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i wouldnt call it spotting it was just blood everwhere by hte time i got to the er and checked in it stopped i spend 6 hours in the er anyway. got new ultra sound pics out the deal and the baby was find he or she was in there dancing

Valerie - posted on 09/10/2009

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I spotted off and on all the way through my 16th week. This is baby number 2 and I did the same thing with the first one. Not cool, but I'm not nearly as worried about it as I was the first time. Although this time they did restrict me to no intercourse. They didn't seem to care much besides that.

Shanna - posted on 09/10/2009

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I had some bleeding 2 diff. times. I went to the hospital.. and everything was 100% ok! The Doc. said sometimes women just spot. as long as your OB knows whats going on and says everything looks good, I would not stress. :)

Shay - posted on 09/07/2009

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i expirenced a bit of spotting a couple of weeks ago but every thing was fine aparentley i had some old blood caught behind the placenta

April - posted on 09/05/2009

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I have had normal spotting serveral times with this pregnancy. Each time was soon after a BM, or coughing spell. My OB said my cervix was soft and sensitive and I was breaking blood vessels. I am almost 19 weeks now and we just saw the baby on the ultrasound this week and all is well. My first pregnancy I spotted brown or pink blood ever few days for the entire first trimester, it was so nerve racking but thankfully I had a healthy 9 lb baby girl.

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