Small amount of spotting at 8 weeks
Should I be worried?
, Jan 15 2013 11:49 AM
11 replies to this topic
Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:49 AM
I had my first dating scan at 7 weeks 2 days and the baby's heartbeat was 130 and all was looking good.
Exactly a week later at 8 weeks I had lots of pain at night, which I took to be gas pain as was in my stomach rather than crampy period-like pains, then in the morning on first wipe I had a small amount of blood.
I decided to wait and see and have had no more spotting and aside from a little constipation and discomfort, no real pain either. I'm now 9 weeks 1 day. all other symptoms remain (mild nausea, heavy breasts, tiredness).
I called my GP, she seemed happy and said if I'm still 'feeling' pregnant, she isn't too concerned but offered another ultrasound before my 13 week planned nuchal translucency anyhow, if I want it.
What do you think? Am I overreacting in being so worried?
Thanks for reading !
Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:52 AM
I've had two spotting episodes - very light pink show followed by a browner show some hours later. My baby is fine. I trust yours is too xox
Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:59 AM
I would take the optional ultrasound, for peace of mind.
Spotting in early pregnancy is common, especially around the time that you would have had periods (4, 8, 12 weeks), but you know you won't feel completely fine until you have seen your baby is safe and well.
Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:01 PM
I had spotting from 9 weeks and then a full on bleed at 10 weeks! Ended up being a sub chorionic hematoma. I freaked out but sure enough baby was fine, I did have another bleeding episode at 12 weeks but since then all has been fine...
Maybe for peace of mind get another scan, can't hurt
Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:02 PM
I'm sure your baby is perfectly fine in there
I'd personally take the scan if it's being offered as I know I'd keep worrying till my next scan, but that's just me, I'm a worry wart in pregnancy. Nothing wrong with seeing all is totally fine and you can relax
Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:04 PM
This is just my story.
At 12 weeks 2 days I went to the toilet & when I wiped I had a small amount of red blood. I went to the local DR who did NOT do an US but felt my tummy & said all was feeling fine for my gestation. I had my NT scan 2 days later & unfortunately for us, our baby had no heartbeat.
I have read 100's of stories on EB where spotting has had no reflection on the health of the baby & then there are stories like mine where there isn't a good outcome.
If it were me, I would go and have another US just to see if they could pinpoint the origin of the bleed & double check that the baby was OK.
Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:10 PM
I'm really sorry Charlie23.
I also had spotting, from 6 weeks through to 10 weeks. Fortunately for us ours had a happy ending but I would definitely have the ultrasound just to be sure. I have read that although bleeding in early pregnancy is very
common, it's never "normal," so being the stress head I am would definitely get it checked out.
Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:19 PM
In two of my pregnancies that eventuated in healthy babies I had brown-red spotting from 8-9 weeks.
Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:31 PM
I had spotting during weeks 9-10 when I was pregnant with DD. The pain can also be from growing/stretching. I had two extra ultrasounds during this time just for peace of mind. However, having an ultrasound will not change the outcome in the end so it is up to you whether you think it is worth it or not.
The chance of a miscarriage is much lower once you have seen a healthy heartbeat (though still possible), so I hope that the outcome is good for you.
It is so hard not to stress when you're faced with situations like this!
Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:38 PM
I have had bright red spotting in both of my pregnancies in the first trimester, DS is now 2&1/2 and im still baking the other at 20weeks.
Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:38 PM
Sorry to hear about your outcome Charlie23.
Thanks all for your insights, much appreciated. I'm going to think about it over the next day and if I can't let it go, then I'll book an ultrasound.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:26 PM
I had the tiniest bit of blood when I wiped and I (well, my husband because I was hysterical) rang my OB and he had me booked in for the next scan for peace of mind. Turns out my placenta was low and that was the cause.
I have another scan in 2 weeks (34weeks) to ensure that it has moved.
My only advice: Always ring your doctor. Even if you feel it is nothing, you will feel better.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users
"It dawned on me that I could do some catch-up work while he fed, but I needed something to help me hold a bottle and my smartphone."
A new mum angered by people suggesting women who deliver their babies via caesarean section have not "given birth" has challenged that misconception by sharing a photograph of her scar.
Actress Olivia Wilde and her fiance Jason Sudeikis are parents again.
A newborn baby is without the tip of one finger after a nurse accidentally cut it off with scissors.
It's a long overdue move for kids and parents alike.
If you've ever shared a bed with a dyed-in-the-wool doona stealer you'll know how frustrating it can be.
Special rituals, as well as favourite cutlery and plates, can make dinner times less challenging and a lot more fun!
Most mums of toddlers have a funny horror story about the time they turned their back for 30 seconds only to find mayhem on their return.
Surgeons at a New York City hospital have separated a pair of 13-month-old boys who were congenitally joined at the head, completing a rare operation that carried a risk of death and severe brain damage, their mother said.
Babies can sometimes get themselves into unusual positions while sleeping, but this youngster has the makings of an acrobat.
In the park near our house my partner and I have a bench. We paid to have it put there last year after our twin boys Fred and John died.
Vaginal or caesarean, bottle- or breastfed: it all influences our gut microbes and future health.
Getting well and falling in love with my son has brought a feeling words simply can't describe. But I didn't expect it to be a little heartbreaking, too.
Haven't we all needed more hands when travelling with babies and toddlers?
Rather than hiding her postpartum hair regrowth, author Giovana Fletcher has photographed and shared it.
With his bald head, light goatee and bulging arms covered in dark tattoos, Officer Kenneth Knox is an imposing figure.
A mother of six from the US claims that Facebook disabled her account because she posted a photograph of herself tandem breastfeeding a stranger's baby along with her own.
Enter now for your chance to win 1 of 4 trips for two to Hawaii, staying at Outrigger resorts in Waikiki.
Take a trip down memory lane with these vinage and retro toys that you may have had in your childhood or your parent's childhood.