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  • Tee Tee 02-15-08 | 10:48 PM
  • Hello,

    I am new to this entire to being pregnant (this is our first baby) and new to the thread as well. I do have a question I found out that I was pregnant last week Friday only because my cycle was abnormal it was very light and dark brown and only evident when I wiped..sorry I know that was graphic. Anyway, I took a pregnancy test and it came up positive (as did the next 5 test I took). Anyway, I went to the midwide Monday and told her about the bleeding (which at that time had only been going on for 3 days) and she did not seem overly concerned although I also told her that I was experiencing some cramping as well. We did blood work and on Monday my HcG level was 337.4 and again on Wednesday where my HcG level was 760.2 so the midwife was encouraged. I told her when she called me Thursday to give me the results that I was still experiencing the bleeding (no more than about a tablespoon a day I would day) and it that it was still dark brown and that I was still having some cramping and she said that was ok. She told me to schedule my first ultrasound for the first week of March at which time I will be 8 weeks pregnant but as of today (officially one week from the day I found out I was pregnant) I am STILL bleeding. My question, have any of you experienced this and if so how many days did this bleeding occur, I am really ready for it to STOP it is quite concerning. I have heard stories about women who have brown spotting and then it stops and comes back but this has been consecutive and has tiny clots sometimes (no tissue or anything and nothing outside of what my normal clots would be if it were a regular cycle). I am just ready for the bleeding to stop. I don't want to panic and go to the after hours facility but I would like another blood test to make sure my HcG levels are still rising. Any advice/assistance/or shared stories are appreciated.


    Tee Tee

  • jillrn jillrn's Avatar 02-16-08 | 09:31 AM
  • I dont blame you- I would want another HCG too. Also ask for the US a little earlier maybe. I have never had bleeding but I know lots of woman who have and have successful pg! Keep us updated.
  • MrsKeebler1002 02-17-08 | 10:43 PM
  • I am going through the same thing. I have already had one child and everything was fine, but I started having bleeding like that on Valentines day and am still receiving it. I went to my doctor on Friday and she said that it is dried old blood and you have nothing to worry about. I am currently 7 weeks along and for some reason I can not get it out of my head that I am ok. They said to watch out for red, gushing blood and abdominal pain. I have none of these other symptoms. I have another blood test on Tuesday to check my levels again, and an ultra sound to make sure that I am ok. I am scared though that they aren't going to find the baby or something is going wrong. I just wish I knew how long this would last but they can't tell me. Please let me know how your tests come out. I am like you though I wish it would stop so I can put mind at ease!

    Good luck and let me know how things go!
  • :domesticgoddess: :domesticgoddess:'s Avatar 02-19-08 | 04:02 PM
  • Bleeding can be 100% normal early in pregnancy. Try not to worry, and continue to eat well and get plenty of rest. Cramping is totally normal too - your uterus is stretching and growing and it causes those pains here and there throughout pg! Stay + ladies and hang in there!!!!!
  • TheHartFamily 05-09-09 | 07:26 AM
  • I'm having bleeding too and I'm worried. It began last week as light brown spotting, then it was very dark brown spotting, and today there is some red mixed with the brown. It is pinkish-reddish brown. I am having some cramping on my lower back. I am not sure what this is. Any advice and shared stories would be greatly appreciated, as I am very worried and I'm not sure if I should call my doctor today (it is Saturday) or if I should wait until Monday. Thank you.