LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 3rd, 2017, 14:44 PM   1
Trying to conceive (TTC)
Active BnB Member
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Canada
Posts: 38

Calling all mamas who had breakthrough bleeding in 1st tri!

Hi ladies,

I'm not in the third trimester. Hopefully this isn't breaking some unbreakable rule

My head is spinning a bit... I had obvious and persistent implantation cramps at 9DPO, but then days 11 - 14 I've been bleeding. More than spotting, less than a true period. It's bright red. A pantyliner is good for the day. I've been getting BFPs every day, and they're consistently darker.

My question is - how many of you had breakthrough bleeding or similar experience? How much did you bleed? What colour was it? Did you have to take progesterone or did it just sort itself out?

My previous pregnancy I didn't bleed a drop, and my previous miscarriage pregnancy tests were negative before bleeding started. Not really sure what's going on here? Any shared experiences would be so welcome!

Again - sorry for posting here when I'm obviously not in the third tri - just looking for someone who's been through this!

Status: Offline
Old May 4th, 2017, 02:43 AM   2
Mum (Mom)
BnB Addict
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: States
Posts: 9,549
I bled with DS1 around week 5 I think but it was brown, enough to change/fill a light pad. If your tests are still positive, that's good! Some women have a thing I can't remember the name of....subchro...something...bleed? It's like a pocket of blood that releases during pregnancy. Totally normal and harmless to baby.

Did you contact you ob/gyn?

Status: Online
Old May 4th, 2017, 03:11 AM   3
Mrs Dragonfly
Mum (Mom)
BnB Addict
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 7,697
I would contact your doctor, like Gigglebox said it could be subchronic something - I forget the name too. I had it but my body absorbed it instead of bleeding it out like some do.

Status: Offline
Old May 5th, 2017, 10:00 AM   4
BnB Addict
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: East Coast, USA
Posts: 9,658
I had what I thought was a regular period - 5 days of my normal bleeding, with cramps. I got my BFP 2 weeks later at 6 weeks along. I let it go and went in for my first ultrasound at 9w3d. My baby measured 12 days small but caught up over the course of a few weeks and after that was right on target with my dates. I'm not sure what the bleeding was about, and I'm not sure why she measured small at first, but I only had sex once, so I knew when I conceived, and I'm in third tri now, and she's healthy. I hope everything is beautiful with your pregnancy.

Status: Offline
Old May 7th, 2017, 03:31 AM   5
Mum (Mom)
BnB Elite
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: So. California
Posts: 12,371
I bled with my son starting before I got a +hpt. I thought it was my normal spotting before AF was expected to arrive. Nope. I then bled at 5 weeks and from there I bled or spotted every single day until about 17 weeks. I had a subchorionic hemorrhage, and I had 5-6 giant bleeds (as in bled through my jeans and blood dumped out into the toilet ).

So if this continues by the time you have your first checkup, definitely bring it up. You could also ask for betas every 2 days to make sure your hcg is rising appropriately.

Bleeding in pregnancy is soooo stressful. I think it robbed me of my first half of my pregnancy with my son because I was so scared and thought I was going to lose him at any moment. But he's a happy, healthy, smart little boy now. Born at 37.5 weeks and 7lb2oz.

Status: Offline
Old May 7th, 2017, 07:42 AM   6
Pregnant (Expecting)
Active BnB Member
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 751
I bled as well first and second tri. But mine was just very light, mainly brown spotting and pretty sure it was coming from my cervix.

Status: Offline
Old May 13th, 2017, 09:04 AM   7
Mum (Mom)
Chat Happy BnB Member
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 1,977
I bled at nearly 5 weeks. I remember having to wait for over a week until they scanned me to check everything was OK. It turned out I had a bleed in my womb outside of the pregnancy sac and they told me I would likely bleed some more but it was unlikely to harm baby. I'm now 36+5 and baby is doing well.

Status: Offline
Old May 13th, 2017, 11:11 AM   8
Pregnant (Expecting)
Active BnB Member
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 120
I bled during first tri. But it was light.

Status: Offline