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Old Dec 13th, 2007, 13:36 PM   11
Jenny
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Aww hon, I really wish I could give you a hug right now. I've had a miscarriage before and at first I started to bleed a tiny bit, then it got heavier and progressively heavier after that. The cramps didn't start until I had been bleeding for a full day and it was a heavy period flow. The cramping you felt was probably stretching pains, as they probably didn't hurt that bad right? and since its only when you wipe and theres no need for a pad then thats a good sign. Also, it could be IB bleeding since its around the time you get your period and thats happened to me with two of my pregnancies. Only thing I can suggest is to go lay down hon, put your feet up. Hopefully the spotting will go away soon



 
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Old Dec 13th, 2007, 13:49 PM   12
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Thankyou to everyone who has responded....I will try to relax and put away the tissues.. What if it turns into a flow? Cramps are like a stabbing pain but only lasts a few seconds.



 
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Old Dec 13th, 2007, 13:50 PM   13
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If the discharge gets heavier (flow or clot like) than I would recommend going to see your doctor. I really hope they don't though and you are just experiencing normal spotting



 
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Old Dec 13th, 2007, 13:53 PM   14
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When I was around 5 weeks I was getting some intense pain in my uterus and my doctor reassured me it was only because it was preparing itself for the baby. You'll notice throughout your entire pregnancy that you will cramp from time-to-time from stretching and also round-ligament pain.

Don't stress too much over it, you'll only work yourself up and your LO can sense stress as well. Take a warm bath or just have a nice lay-down.

I really wouldn't worry all too much unless it becomes quite red and the cramps become too much to handle. So far, sounds as though it really is just spotting which is 100% normal!



 
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Old Dec 13th, 2007, 13:56 PM   15
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Thankyou Vickie, Sarah, Jenny and Goldlion for your comments....i will actually try and relax and update you later.



 
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Old Dec 13th, 2007, 15:06 PM   16
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According to the books I'm reading (or more accurate, DH is reading since I'm too tired and fall asleep before the book is even open), it is not uncommon to spot, especially around this time. It could be implantation bleeding...you're at around the right time for it. In a couple weeks, you can also get a second round of implantation bleeding, when the placenta begins to implant itself...perfectly normal :-) The Mayo Clinic Guide to Healthy Pregnancy (which I think I've mentioned several times on this forum) is a great book. It has tables of different symptoms you might experience and then lets you know if it's something you should be worried about, and when/if you should call a doctor. Looking at that has put my mind to rest many times!

I think if it were me, I would just monitor it, and realize that unless it either gets much heavier or is accompanied by serious cramping, you're probably ok.



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