Started having some brownish discharge this morning. Called the doctor and they wanted me to go ahead and come in today. I haven't had any cramps or anything today, only spotting and it isn't continuos. Had an ultrasound done and there was a healthy little nugget in there with at 130BPM heart rate. Also, they put me at 6 weeks 4 days. However, the doc said that I have "threatened miscarriage" because of the bleeding. She said something about the bleeding coming from where the placenta is. So, I am on "bed rest" for 1 1/2 weeks until I go back. Seems really strange to me. I thought brownish discharge wasn't really anything to be concerned over. Especially since I am not having any pain. Has anyone experienced this same thing and went on to having a healthy pregnancy? Is 130BPM a good heart rate for 6 weeks 4 days? I still have this feeling like everything is okay. I just don't know if it is necessary to be put on bed rest for 1 1/2 weeks. Don;t see how that would prevent a miscarriage this early on. Your thought are much appreciated!
I had pink/reddish (although not bright red - which they say is what you want to watch for) spotting at 9 weeks. I went to the doctor (at that point, I didn't have a midwife yet), and she told me, "If you're going to miscarry, there's nothing that can be done" ... Thanks lady!
So, I went to the ER and they did an ultrasound and everything looked fine, and they did an internal and say nothing abnormal.
I went on to have a healthy pregnancy, although I spotted again at 35 weeks and had my LO at 36 weeks, but he's doing fantastic.
I'd say there's not a whole lot of cause for concern, especially with your doctor not being that worried. Bright red blood and cramping are more the warning signs (and even that doesn't necessarily mean miscarriage), and you don't have those. But if your doctor says bed rest for a week and a half, just do it, and enjoy the ordered time to relax. I always say better safe than sorry, anyways, and in a few short months, you'll wish you had a week and a half to relax!
I had red spotting at 5 weeks and then brown spotting for about a week and a half around at 7 weeks.. my OB has me going in every two weeks for scans, she said so we don't miss anything. She never put me on bed rest for it, but it has really kept me from working out. before I got pregnant I was working out every day!! I figured I'll start working out again when I get into the second trimester Keep your head up and just listen to your doc! And congrats on your pregnancy!
Don't be too worried, stress can cause more bleeding. I had A LOT of bleeding 2 weeks ago and cramping, I went to the ER and was told it was a threatened miscarriage, I panicked but they did say that the baby is there and healthy. I was ordered to 3 weeks of bed rest. After seeing my OB things were much more clear, the bleeding I had was due to a blood clot passing and after some intense internal ultra sounds they said I still have another clot in there. If I am too active, this other blood clot could come loose and in the process the baby might not survive. She said that when there is unexplained bleeding they like to stay on the safe side and have women keep their feet up because they don't know if something else could trigger more bleeding
I had some brown discharge at just short of 8 weeks, had a scan and everything was fine measured just right for dates and heartbeat seen.
They use the term 'threatened miscarriage' as a catch-all for any bleeding in early pregnancy, no matter how minor, so it sounds much more scary than it is! Brown blood/discharge is usually nothing to worry about, though it still should be checked for reassurance. Crossing my fingers everything is OK hun xx
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