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Advice on Spotting at 10 Weeks Pregnant

I am 10 weeks pregnant and lately I have experienced a little pink or dark pink spotting. It's not actual red blood drops that I see just red or pink tinge in the normal discharge. I also have a little pressure at the same time, not any strong cramping. I am a little stressed because last year at this same time I had a miscarriage at 12 weeks with no cramping and literally one tiny drop of blood. I went and had an ultrasound last week and the tech said everything looked fine. I saw my little peanut and heard his heart beat. But I am so worried I start thinking about losing this new baby and I think I start having a panic attack. I feel like everything and anything I do could set off a miscarriage, I cant go through my whole pregnancy feeling like this. I know I need to think positively and I want to enjoy this cute little miracle growing inside of me it is just so hard not to panic. Does anyone have any advice for me.

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Thank you to all of you who responded to me, somehow it is comforting to know that there are women like you who are always willing to help and make people feel better. Unfortunaly I went into the Dr. on Wednsday and found out that my baby's heart had stopped, I had to have a D and C, four hours later. I know that some things are meant to be, so hopefully I will get another chance later. Thanks again.

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This is the best advice I can give. I haven't been through miscarriages, but I did deal with infertility problems and had to resort to in vitro fertilization to get my kids here. I also dealt with miscarriage scares as I spotted (and even bled) in the early stages of 2 of my 3 pregnancies. So I may not understand completely where you are, but I can relate to how stressful it can be to get a healthy child here when things are not going like clockwork. The one thing I learned from all of that is that, unfortunately, we are not in control of all aspects of our lives. We cannot always control when we are able to get pregnant & we are not able to control whether or not any given pregnancy will result in a full-term, healthy baby. For me, it was important to realize what I could and could not control. All I could control is getting proper medical advice, and then following it. As I understand things, at 10 weeks of pregnancy, the only thing you can control is making sure certain hormones are at the proper levels (like progesterone). Other than that, there is not much you can do to prevent early stage miscarriage. For me, it helped - as difficult as it was - to accept that what was going to happen was going to happen - with or without my consent - and to work on adjusting my thoughts to accept that, learn what I could from it, and concentrate on being okay no matter the outcome...knowing that I was already doing everything I possibly could, and the rest was out of my hands. Once I got to a place of acceptance, it became much easier for me to cope with what was happening. It was still difficult at times, but I wasn't stressed & sad all the time. Sometimes it helps going to the worst case scenario in your head & realizing you can handle it. What really stresses us out, I think, is being in resistance to things we can't control. Try not to worry about what you "should" be feeling. It's okay to feel the difficulty of the situation. Just try to adjust your thoughts. Do what you can, educate yourself as much as possible, and then accept that you've done everything you can. I hope this is helpful to you. I'm sorry you're going through this. And I wish there were an easier way to get through it...in my experience, this is all that helped me.

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I know that being pregnant is a wonderful and beautiful (but very scary)time. I did the same thing with my middle son and it scared me. He ended up being my biggest child. I think that sometimes our body responds to carrying the baby in different ways. The is true especially as we age. I was very tired my entire pregnancy and the doctor suggested that I go on bed rest. I could not do this since I had an older daughter to take care of. Everything turned out fine and he is a big boy now also. Just hang in there and take time out everyday to get your self together and enjoy the experience.

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Just take it easy for the next 2 weeks. Don't lift anything heavy. Eat right. Sleep right. Don't over work yourself. Let your body know that you are ready to be pregnant.

Once you hit that 12 week mark, your risk of miscarriage goes WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY down. You're good after that. Just take it one day at a time and keep telling yourself that you're OK.

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I don't really have any advice, since there are no absolutes. I do know that my doc always said if I was having a lot of morning sickness the hormones were kicking in, but I know moms who never have a moment of nausea and carry every baby to term. I have had spotting with babies - both wre placenta previa so I have to be pretty careful. Does the spotting come out of nowhere? Or is it after sex or vacuuming or picking up a child? There may be a pattern. Or not.

Sounds like you've seen the doctor. Does he have anything to say about it? Good luck! Try to find peace knowing others will be thinking about you and praying for you!

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I went through a couple weeks of spotting when I was 8-10 weeks with my second. I was really scared and went in for an extra appointment and ultrasound. The doctor told me that, once we've seen a heartbeat, the chances of miscarriage are much lower because we know that there is a live embryo (in a lot of miscarriages, the zygote never makes it to the embryo stage; but not always true). And, as far as I understand, a previous miscarriage generally doesn't put you at any higher risk for another (unless it was caused by some medical issue of yours).
I know it's not easy, but try to relax. I don't know if you're religous, but if you are, ask for some special prayers from your clergy and/or memebers of your congregation. It can give you some piece of mind.

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