cramping and spotting

Bre - posted on 04/19/2011 ( 10 moms have responded )

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hello
Im currently 12wks pregnant. On Sunday, I had spotting that only showed when I would wipe... first was pink/red then turned brown. I had spotting until this morning. its only been brown now. (sorry to share that info) I have had period like cramps along with my spotting :( finally for the past few weeks I havent felt sick or tired.Now Im just back on the couch. haha My doctor said that spotting is normal...?...but what about cramping??...I guess I'm just worried! My next appt isnt until next week.
Im wondering if any other pregnant women have had cramping or spotting, and was your baby still okay?

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TOONT - posted on 08/16/2011

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i had one spotting incident i wiped myself once seen something pink then wiped again and it was nothing it neva lasted a hour or more than 2 seconds and then i went to my appointment and hear my baby heartbeat..and when i was a few weeks i felt cramping but it went away now im feeling it again but everyone said its my uterus stretching..

Louise - posted on 06/28/2011

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Hi bre,just read all of the other posts .Im really sorry for your loss.I should of read before writing my post.Were all thinking of youx

Louise - posted on 06/28/2011

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Hi bre,with my 6th child( currently 16 months) At 7 weeks i had a bad bleed and the next morning woke to such bad cramping that i was bent over double.I then had another bleed the day after.My gp took my hcg levels and they were only 570.When i rang for the results he said with levels that low he would guess that i had misscarried.They repeated the test 2 days later to discover that they had risen to 1498 so i was still pregnant.I had a bleed again at 14 weeks and then at 34 weeks.Im telling you this to put your mind at rest abit.Im 23 weeks now with number 7 and get alot of cramping which is worrying but all is well.I hope all goes ok with your pregnancy as well and good luckxx

Korina - posted on 04/28/2011

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HI Bre,
Sorry to hear about your loss, I went through the cramping and spotting too about 5 or 6 weeks ago, but everything checks out fingers crossed. Prior to this pregnancy I had 2 miscarriages, one at 15 weeks and one at 7 weeks. I can't offer any words of wisdom, I am on the same page with Dana though, talking about it helps and finding out what may have caused it also helps, they found out that I had a bacterial infection that compromised the uterus so I googled it and that helped a lot. But I guess you can only do that if they do a post mortem on the fetus which sounds really sterile and awful but I guess it depends on yourself and how everything went down. My husband had to deliver our little girl at home so they were able to do follow up tests. I was worried and angry and scared to even think of babies again but I realised after my research, that it was mother natures way of protecting me from having a less than perfect child. I really hope my story doesn't offend but I found hearing how common it happens made me blame myself less. Anyway, good luck in the future if you decide to go again.

Dana - posted on 04/22/2011

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I'm so sorry Bre.



I miscarried back in June after almost a year of trying to get pregnant. It's the hardest thing I've ever had to go through.

There's really no great advice I can give other than to just let yourself feel the way you feel. Talking about it really helped me and I felt like I might drive those close to me crazy by bringing it up but, they really didn't mind and they loved helping me any way that they could.

I hope you have people close to you that can help you through this.



I'm terribly sorry for the loss of your child. ♥

Rebekah - posted on 04/21/2011

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Oh, I am so sorry for your loss. My midwife told me that every perfectly healthy woman has a 1 in 4 chance of miscarriage prior to 12 weeks.

I miscarried between my first two children at 7 weeks. It was such an emotional experience that I hired a nanny for an entire week to keep my toddler while I grieved and tried to recover. So, I agree that if it's possible, you should take some time for yourself to recover and grieve.

At first, I had no desire to TTC anytime soon, but within a few months I was ready to try again. My midwife told me that you are actually very fertile after a miscarriage so, if you do plan to try again, it likely won't take you as long. We tried about 3 months after my miscarriage and got pregnant immediately. My daughter was born exactly 1 year to the day that I started miscarrying.

Hugs to you!

Bre - posted on 04/21/2011

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yeah, miscarriage really does suck!! I didnt think I would ever have a miscarriage, but guess it can happen to anyone. just stinks bc it took me about 5 months to get pregnant and then was pregnant for 3 months.

my partner said we can try again, but I didnt even want to talk about that at this point.

going through natural miscarriage is hard, even harder with having my toddler home with me. I had a ultrasound yesterday that showed my baby stopped growing around 9wks and there was no heart beat anymore

Im no longer an October mommie :(

Angie - posted on 04/21/2011

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Oh, I'm sooo sorry, Bre!!!!! I feel for you! Like I said in my earlier post, the ER told me I miscarried, so I went a week thinking I'd lost my baby. It was the hardest thing I've ever had to deal with. Just grieve and be sad and mad. It's all normal. Make sure to give yourself some time to feel all the emotions, b/c it is a real loss. People who have never experienced it don't always understand, but try to talk about it. It helps!!!

Just out of curiosity, how does the doctor know you are miscarrying?

I am so sorry you have to go through this!!!

Bre - posted on 04/21/2011

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I just found out yesterday that I am having a miscarriage :( so hard to swallow this! ive never had a miscarriage before and didnt know it would be so hard!

Angie - posted on 04/20/2011

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Bre, did you actually talk to your doctor about the spotting and cramping then? If you did and your doctor isn't concerned, I'm sure everything is fine. It doesn't sound like you were actually bleeding, so I wouldn't worry too much. I actually hemmoraged when I was 5 weeks pregnant and lost a LOT of blood, and was told by the ER that I miscarried. It turned out that the baby is actually fine, but ever since then I am very paranoid about every little thing that could go wrong. Just talk to the doctor about your concerns at your appointment next week and I'm sure you'll be able to rest easy!

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