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Old 10-07-2012, 11:42 AM   #3
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Re: Spotting

bleeding is possible and many times considered normal within the first trimester of pregnancy. I bled for 2 of my 4 kids in my first trimester. 1 of them was bright red bleeding. I went on to have healthy pregnancies (with the exception of them both being 36 weekers).

With that said, I've also suffered a miscarriage, and I believe that each MC is different that other ones. With the one I had, it was crampy, lots of bleeding (both bright and dark blood), tons of clotting, and depression.

I think the best thing you can do right now is to call your OB/midwife, and let them know. They may want to order blood work, do an ultrasound, or have you go to the ER for evaluation.

Sometimes, bleeding can be caused by different factors. Sex, too much exercise/lifting/or straining, too much stress, as well as unknown causes. I've bled after sex while pregnant often. So, we had to be much more careful.

Just call your care providor and let them guide you in the right direction. Good luck!
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