How many of you moms had bleeding while you were pregnant but went on to deliver healthy babies?

Rachel - posted on 07/19/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )

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I've never bled while pregnant, but for the first time yesterday I started bleeding. went to the ER and doctors and they say everything is fine, the baby has a good heartbeat and its pretty common to bleed in the first trimester. I am 11 weeks. Did any of you bleed but not have a miscarriage and gave birth to your baby???? We have tried for so long to get pregnant again and I am so scared I will lose this baby.

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Lady Heather - posted on 07/29/2010

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Yes! I had two really major bleeding episodes. The first one I was sure I was miscarrying. Bright red, tons of blood. Eeew. I went to the hospital in tears and then we got to see the little Beanie on the ultrasound machine! They said they saw another clot in there, so when I bled the second time I wasn't worried at all. Still don't know why that happened, but I have a healthy 13 month old now!

Joanne - posted on 07/29/2010

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I'm expecting my 3rd baby and have bled in all 3 of my pregnancies. This time was the longest I've bled and I did have some menstrual type cramping so was quite concerned, but I've had 2 ultrasound scans (one at 7 weeks when I bled, and my 11 week dating scan) and they both show a baby with a heartbeat and no evidence of bleeding coming from inside. I think its very common to bleed from the cervix in the first trimester due to hormonal changes and the forming of the mucus plug. I would always get it checked out though...Hope you have a happy and healthy pregnancy..:-)

Julie - posted on 07/19/2010

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Hi Rachel, I bled throughout my entire pregnancy. It is a scary and stressful thing, but I made it through the pregnancy and have a beautiful little girl who will be turning 3 next week. I started bleeding around 7 or 8 weeks, I had light bleeding and heavy, heavy bleeding, so much so that I was positive I was miscarrying (yet again). Listen to what your doctor says - try to stay off of your feet as much as possible (and then try to do it even more than that!). Even if you are feeling better, continue to stay off your feet if you can and keep your doctor informed of everything even if you feel like it might be insignificant - that's what they are there for. Best of luck to you!

Becky - posted on 07/19/2010

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I bled for over a week in my first trimester. I was on my honeymoon in Europe at the time and it was a really terrifying experience. We came home early and the bleeding stopped a few days later (in my 9th week). I had no more bleeding and the rest of my pregnancy was 'normal'.

We had a great gp and whenever I got worried I made an appointment with her and she let us listen to the hreatbeat and gave us heaps of info. She also advised me not to have any internal examinations during my pregnancy due to the bleeding I had.

We were scared for our baby every day of my pregnancy and we found out the sex at 19 weeks, named her and would talk to her all day long. We also had an extra scan at 34weeks, which was our own choice, as we just wanted to see her again.

I delivered a healthy little girl who is now 8 months old and thriving.

Good luck, I hope everything turns out for you and your baby. Try not to worry too much xx

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Sabrina - posted on 12/08/2012

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I'm in the same boat so to speak. I'm 9 weeks and started bleeding pretty heavy with clots. Went to the ER and had an internal ultrasound the baby looked fine and had a strong heartbeat and my hcg level was where it should be. 2 days later I'm still bleeding but I don't have pain but have passed some more clots. This is my 3rd pregnancy and was unexpected, my other two kids are 13 and 10 but my husband and I are happy and really want this baby. I hope you have a healthy baby and I wish you luck.

Tara - posted on 07/28/2010

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I bled with both my pregnancies in the first trimester and have 2 healthy girls now. I also had high blood pressure/preeclampsia. What I did was take it a little easier and make sure that the heartbeat and ultrasound scans showed the baby was fine.

Jodi - posted on 07/22/2010

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I bled thrughout my entire pregnancy, albeit, never heavy and not daily! Just here and there I would find a few spots of blood in my panties. I was told I have a "sensitive cervix" that bled easily from the strain, stretching and kicking of the baby and pregnancy. BUT, I always called my OBGYN anytime I found blood just to be safe.
I delivered the day before she was due and she is now a perfectly healthy and happy 16 month old! I would definately call your OBGYN or midwife first thing in the morning and let them know about the bleeding, it will clue them into any potential problems that may be arising, and sooth your anxiety to learn that nothing is wrong! Good luck and Congrats!!!

Jennifer - posted on 07/22/2010

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Some bleeding can be normal but i would suggest you call your OB asap just to be on the safe side. If you can go to them not the ER that would be best. Hope all is well. Hang in there!

Rachel - posted on 07/20/2010

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Thanks ladies! you all have made me feel a lot better! I am so worried, but trying to stay relaxed and rest as much as I can. That is a little hard with a very active 3 year old! The bleeding stopped the same day it started and I never had any cramping, back pain, or anything. So maybe it was just one of those weird things your body does while pregnant. Again, thanks for your input, it has made me feel a lot better!

Casey - posted on 07/19/2010

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yes I bled when I was pregnant with my son the first time I bled was at 3 months and the second time was at 5 months, I have also had a miscarriage before so I know what that feels like and so long as the bleeding stops and there isn't alot of blood and you don't get alot of pain or back aches then you should be fine, but you did the right thing going to the er for a check up. If I were you I would just take it easy for a couple of days just to be safe.

Ricky - posted on 07/19/2010

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I had one night of heavy bleeding during my 7th or 8th week of pregnancy. I went to the ER right away and after an ultrasound they told me the heart was still beating and to just take it easy. So just take it easy for a while, stressing out is not good for you or the baby and is the reason why some ladies have miscarriage. After that one night of bleeding everything else in my pregnancy was normal and healthy.

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I bled lightly during my first trimester. It upset me greatly, but I learned that it can be very normal for some women. I continued to spot throughout my whole pregnancy and gave birth to a healthy boy.

Shannon - posted on 07/19/2010

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Hi Rachel,

I personally did not but my cousin had bleeding in her first trimester and went to the ER about it. Made them give her an ultrasound to be sure everything was ok and it was. They said it was simply from the baby burrowing deeper into the uterine lining. She now has a perfectly healthy soon to be 6 yr old. Also I have a friend who just gave birth to her baby and she had light bleeding. It was due to her cervix being sensitive and getting agravated when her and her husband had intercourse. I hope everything is ok and wish you a safe, happy, and complication free pregnancy! Good luck!

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