Spotting During Pregnancy

Updated on January 03, 2008
J.F. asks from Piney Flats, TN
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I am pregnant with my 2nd child due in Aug 2008, i am 9 weeks 2 days and for the last couple of days i have noticed when i go to the bathroom there is some dark brown blood there only when i wipe. I called my doctor and he said not to worry about it unless it is red blood, and that this happens some in pregnancy and if im not cramping or it not bright not to worry but if it gets worse let him know. I didnt do this with my 1st pregnancy but i have talked to people and alot say they have done this with there 2nd and not there 1st. I think im just stressing because i didnt do this with the 1st you know. I did have a miscarrige back in Oct of 2006 at 4 weeks 1 day but after that we found out that i had poly cystic ovarian syndrome and we think that is what led to it. My doctor says i should have a normal and healthy pregnancy. Just wondering if anyone has had this happen.

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Thanks so much for all the responses!!! I am extremley close with my doctor i have been around him since i was 10 years old he is like my dad he takes extra special care of me. I really think that it had to do with when i was suppost to start i started spotting on that day and i stopped about 3-5 days later i guess we will see if this happens next month. Thank you all.

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answers from Chattanooga on

I had the same spotting when I was preggo with my twins. I know it's hard to do, but try not to stress about it, the Dr told me the same the your Dr told you, it's perfectly normal. In fact that pregnancy turned out to be easier than the first pregnancy (first pregnancy was reall hard on my body, lots of morning sickness, miserable, and then 2 weeks bedrest at the last, second pregnancy was a dream compared to my first). I'm sure all will be well, just take it easy when you aren't working and it'll be fine!!



answers from Nashville on

I experienced the same problem with my second pregnancy. I am now at 28 weeks, but when I was right at 9 weeks I saw some spotting and got very nervous. My doctor said that spotting around this time is normal due to some hormonal changes which affect the uterus. She told me just to take it easy and call if the spotting got worse. It never did. I did not have this problem with my first pregnancy. I, too, work long days and hours and have a 26mos old daughter. We just have to take it easy when we have time, and sometimes we have to make time!! Take care and good luck!



answers from Memphis on

Hi J.,
If you feel worried for any reason and you dont necessarily feel 100% about what your doc said then you should get a second opinion. If i would not have done that in my 1st pregnancy then my daughter would probably not be here. My doc said that it is the dark brown blood that signals a problem. I am on my second pregnancy and that has not happened to me. So be on the safe side and get a second opinion.
I see doctor Tinker at Memphis OBGYN. He was my second opinion and have been there ever since!
Good luck and I really hope everything is fine!!!



answers from Memphis on

Honey, I know it's scarey, but, try not to worry. I had that with my 2nd pregnancy, and I now have my own personal Dennis the Menace who is now 6.

I had that spotting early on, and then again later in the pregnancy after they did a required PAP when I was about 7 months. I freaked out too, because I had suffered a miscarriage before that pregnancy.

Like I said, just relax and enjoy your pregnancy. If your doc isn't worried, you shouldn't be either.

Let us know in August if you had a boy or girl! I love follow up stories!

Christian mom of 2
28 yrs & 6 yrs. (yep, they're both mine!)



answers from Knoxville on

First of all, congrats! I have two children, and they are a complete joy! ;) You'll love being a Mom again the second time around.

I don't remember if I did that or not with either of my pregnancies ... seems like when it's over you forget everything! But, I do have a very good friend that is due right around the same time as you are (she's almost exactly as pregnant as you) with her second. She's been having the same type of bleeding (dark, not too much, etc.) for the past few days. I think it's totally normal, and as long as your doctor says it's fine, you should be okay!

I wish you a very healthy pregnancy and delivery! All the best to you and your growing family in the New Year!



answers from Little Rock on

Isay better to check it out than to guess and wait! I NEVER spotted with either of my pregnancies! It is better to get checked and it be nothing than to wait and it be something bad! Go to your docs office and have them check you out! Let us know what you find out!




answers from Jonesboro on

Hi J.,
I had some bleeding when I was pregnant with my youngest daughter. I freaked out and called the doctor and went in for a checkup. Everything was fine. I wouldnt worry unless you have a history of miscarriage(more than 1) or unless it turns bright red and you have severe cramping along with it. If you are still worried go to see your doctor and have them check you out, ask for a ultrasound so you can see your baby's heartbeat for yourself. Alot of women do have bleeding in their first trimester of pregnancy. Most of the time it is implantation bleeding. I wish you the best of luck!



answers from Shreveport on

I'm pregnant with my third, also due in August. I had some spotting last week, and my Dr.'s office was closed. I went to the Er and they said I had an infection. They put me on antibiotics. He said the infection would've been dangerous to the baby. But all seems fine now. I didn't have any spotting with my first, but my second, I spotted once a month for three months. She's fine, now, but she had a lot of problems in utero (sp?). It's probably nothing, but if you don't think you can relax until you know, tell him you want to come in, or go to the ER.



answers from Honolulu on

If your dr says don't worry then I would try really hard not to worry. First of all, every pregnancy I had was different. I spotted dark blood with 2 of mine. It never lasted and wasn't there evertime I wiped, so it was off and on. I had a miscarriage once and I cramped really bad, almost the entire time and I didn't miscarry until the 13th week, but never spotted what so ever. I know a girl that had a period the entire time she was pregnant, leaving her to not realize she was even pregnant until she began to show, then she had to go to the dr. She thought she was bloated or had a tumor. It is really a joke with all of us now with her walking around with the little tumor. I know it is scarey and you worry, but listen. Everything is fine. Worrying and stress will cause you more problems than any blood anytime. Lay down and rest and find something to take it off your mind. You will be fine.



answers from Knoxville on

J., I had spotting through the first 4 months with my oldest son. I was scared too. My doctor told me the same thing. He was right, my son is now 17. I have a friend that had regular periods through the first 6 1/2 months of her pregnancy and her baby turned out just fine. I think you will be alright, just if you start cramping or if the blood is bright red, then you may need to be concerned. I wish you luck..


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