Jump to content
5 weeks and spotting
8 replies to this topic
Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:07 AM
I am 5 weeks today and have just noticed some pinky red spotting when I wiped. This is my 4th baby and the only after times I have bled (with 2 pregnancies) was implantation bleeding before I found out I was pregnant.
Could it be the baby snuggling in further at 5 weeks or should I prepare myself for the worst? I am feeling very down ATM.
Thanks so much
Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:40 AM
I had bleeding one night at around 5 weeks with my bub. It was bright red. As I had had 2 miscarriages previously, I went to my GP and got a referral for 2 blood tests about 4 days apart to test if the level of my pregnancy hormones were increasing. If the levels are increasing then everything is going fine.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:16 PM
I had spotting at 14 weeks and it turned out to be ok. Sometimes bleeding occurs for a number of reasons. Yours could still be implantation bleeding that's taken a while to trickle down? But I agree with the previous poster - go to your doc and get your HCG levels checked.
Good luck and best thoughts for you and yours family.. xx
Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:34 PM
The implantation bleeding that you experience during your LP is actually a debated topic. Many will say it's not an implantation bleed but a result of a second surge in oestrogen to prepare the lining for implantation.
Real implantation bleeding can happen between 5-6 weeks as the embryo burrows down deeper and the placenta starts to make it's initial attachments and this could be what you're experiencing. There are many many things that can cause a bit of bleeding though. If it's just a bit, it doesn't mean anything specific. It's important to be aware of possibilities (ectopic for example) and see a doctor of you get any pain but mostly just take it one day at a time for now.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:30 PM
Thanks ladies. I haven't had any spotting for 8 hours and the lower abdominal discomfort I was experiencing has eased a little but I can still feel something not cramping just something. I spoke to my Dr at lunchtime and he has advised to take one day at a time. I really hope it is implantation and bubby is just snuggling in deeper but I can't help but feel nervous.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:52 AM
Spotting has started again - more red today but still mucousy. I have booked in for an ultrasound next Thursday when I will be 6 weeks - hoping to see something then. I am not feeling very optimistic.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:18 AM
i had spotting in 5 weeks then scanned at 6 wks normal. spotting went away n returned in 8 weeks and scanned normal again. saw bub wave in fact. spotting has just went away again now at 11 wks and going for 12 wk scan next week. My doc said if there is h/b at 6 weeks and strong / fast hb indicates low chance of m/c. dont worry too much
Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:14 PM
Thanks ladies. No spotting today and only 1 spot yesterday. Discomfort has eased but am feeling very bloated today. I just wish Thursday would hurry up. Trying to think happy thoughts. Thursday can not come quick enough. Thank you for all your replies has made me feel a little better that these things can be very normal. You would think I would have no surprises being my fourth pregnancy!! xx
Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:39 PM
Just to reassure you, I have had spotting between 6-8 weeks. I was so scared and had a scan, bub was fine. The reason for my spotting was due to a vascular cervix, apparently they can get soft and sensitive during early pregnancy and can easily 'bleed'. My spotting would occur after BD or an internal U/S. Good luck, I hope everything will be just fine for you also.
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
The workplace isn't always a friendly place for pregnant women. Yet working women inclined to conceal a pregnancy from prying coworkers may be better off opening up and carrying on, according to a new study.
To celebrate Mother's Day this year we are giving you the chance to win one of five great prizes simply by telling us your story.
There is so much pressure about having a baby who sleeps 'all night' , it's no wonder you worry about your baby if she wakes in the night.
What makes some names have comebacks while others silently fade into oblivion? A few factors come into play.
Dads can have many reasons for not wanting their partners to breastfeed their baby, but both parents should learn more about it before making a final decision.
Most new mums would recoil at the thought, but Sarah Stage has shared a post-pregnancy selfie just four days after giving birth.
If you're a new mum and feeling ignored by the older mum/the old hand/the has-been, please know, it's not you, it's me. Blame the last child parenting fatigue.
Having a new baby isn't tiring - it can be downright exhausting.
I was on a high. I'd done it all by myself with no help from anyone.
We're big fans of kids' birthday parties - but this is one bash we're glad we didn't get an invite to.
Everybody loves a bargain - including the Duchess of Cambridge.
A lengthy note put on the window of a fish & chip shop has gone viral due to the writer's serious doubts about the romance of travel.
Pregnant women are under pressure to do all the "right things" to have a healthy child. It results in women feeling judged about their decisions.
Giving your child a sibling when you don't want to have another baby can be a complex issue.
The mother of missing toddler William Tyrrell says she has a vision that somebody "picked him up and moved him on ... that's the only way ... to explain for him not to be there".
Most 23-year-old blokes spend their hard earned cash on fun times with mates or romantic dinners with their girlfriend, but not Tommy Connolly.
The first all-female quintuplets born in the United States were delivered last week, at 28 weeks and two days.
He may be less than a week old, but baby James Hunter has already helped his model mum silence her critics.
A recent Reddit thread has revealed some of the more creative names in the world.
A US woman awakened this week from a four-month-long coma that doctors had feared would be permanent and learned that she had given birth to a baby boy, according to her family.
Posting a lot of baby photos doesn't make you a bad person. It may make your Facebook feed a little irritating, but it doesn't make you a bad person.
It's time to shift the focus off what dads aren’t doing and shine it on what they are.
If you're only just joining the modern cloth nappy movement, or would like to spruce up your collection, we have to introduce you to Designer Bums.
When you’ve just had a baby, having sex isn’t usually top priority. In fact, for a lot of women it rates about as appealing as changing another dirty nappy.
Is it acceptable to use these car parking spots when pregnant? How many of us would admit to doing it?
Fertility doctors have described their "most extraordinary case" - creating a healthy baby from sperm taken 48 hours after a man had died.
Sign up to receive 30 amazing tips and ideas for play with baby during the month of April and submit a picture or tip on our social wall for a chance to win an amazing Fisher-Price prize pack.
Top 5 Articles
You have less than a week left to win your child one of five Fisher-Price toy packs valued at over $600 each - hurry, enter today!
Let’s keep talking about these issues and not allow them to be put into a neat little box that’s labelled ‘Fix childcare and everything is solved’.
When trolls felt the need to comment on 35-year-old singer-songwriter Pink's weight, her answer was an awesome ode to body love.
A national chain of fertility clinics is offering egg donors a $5000 payment to cover their expenses, a first for Australia which is raising concerns the money could act as an inducement.
Australian officials could do nothing to stop an Australian couple from abandoning their baby son, born through surrogacy in India, after they decided they did not want to bring him to Australia.
Individual choice works for haircuts and handbags, but not for preventing infectious diseases that kill kids.
If there is one thing Leilani Rogers knows about childbirth, it is that no two deliveries are ever the same.
Note to self: less sewing, more life. Not the party dress, but the party. The toddler, as usual, has it all figured out.
In 1965, Zella Jackson-Price was told her premature baby girl had died shortly after birth.
New research suggests that taking specific pregnancy probiotics could be the answer to a range of common pregnancy side effects.
Announcing that you're expecting can be a time to express your creativity, sense of humour and imagination. Check out how other parents and parents-to-be have broken the news to friends and family.
Are you one of those that know the whole IKEA catalogue by heart? Love their stuff but want to personalise it? Here's some inspiration to help you realise the potential of IKEA furniture and fittings.
A French court may have ruled out Nutella as a baby name, but that doesn't have to stop you from taking inspiration from the supermarket (or bottle shop). See what parents in the US have chosen for their delicious little ones.
Last week to submit a picture of your baby at play for your chance to win. Visit the Play Wall to view our recent entries.