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23/02/2018 at 11:16
I’m 11 weeks pregnant and this is my first baby, so I don’t know if Im just extremely paranoid or not! But I had my first scan booked for yesterday however when I woke up yesterday morning I had some bright red bloody spotting when I wiped after doing a pee, it sounds gross but it looked like when you blow your nose and have bloody bits? I kept an eye on it and it turned into a light brown discharge. I had my scan and everything was healthy, good heartbeat and baby was very active! The midwives had no concerns and just told me to keep an eye on the bleeding/discharge. Now the discharge has been on and off and I did phone the midwife and she’s said it will just be from the original bleed so not to worry. But I just can’t help but worry :( I felt like I couldn’t even enjoy my scan as much because I was so scared! I have slight cramps but nothing major. Just wondering if anyone else experienced this or has any advice?
24/02/2018 at 22:07
I know bleeding is horrible but do try not to worry yourself especially since the medical professionals aren't worried. It's really not that uncommon, although worth keeping an eye on.
I had this with my first...on and off spotting throughout my first trimester and a proper bleed around 7 weeks. Then also a big bleed at 20 weeks (due to having my cervix examined) I found out that I have a cervical ectropian which is basically like having a very sensitive cervix which is prone to bleeding but doesn't affect the baby at all. It's really common in pregnancy and not a problem at all.
If I were you I'd relax about it since it's stopped but if it happens again, ask for your cervix to be checked to see if that's what's causing the bleeding just to put your mind at rest.
Congrats on your healthy scan!!
25/02/2018 at 10:17
Thank you so much! I’ll keep an eye and like you said if it continues I’ll get it checked out. It seems to have stopped just now so I’ll try not to worry too much. Thank you again xx
25/02/2018 at 14:42
The exact same happened to me almost two weeks ago except my bleeding was bright red and watery then had spotting so got scanned early and strong heartbeat they don't have any worries with me I'm only 7weeks x
25/02/2018 at 17:28
Oh okay so it must be quite a normal thing then! I’ll try not to worry thank you xx
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