This evening I was doing my nightly floor stretches and when I sat up I noticed a small amount of vaginal bleeding. I have no pain and the baby is still active 2 hours from when I noticed the initial bleeding. I called my dr on the after hours line and he said to keep an eye on it however if it becomes more active or increases in quantity to go to the emergency room. The total amount of blood wouldn't have filled even the smallest pad but I'm obviously still worried. There is no pain, and I've been checking and there seems to only be a tiny bit of occasional blood (checking every 15 mins). Anyone experience this? I'm about 33 weeks at this point with no history of complications.
coconut / 8472 posts
I would insist on an ultrasound.
pomegranate / 3895 posts
I did bleed at 34 weeks. I had some complications (wasn't my first time to bleed that pregnancy and was extremely heavy), but they did tell me that it was common to spot when you first start to dilate. I'd still get checked out today, though.
The really scary stuff - I.e. Placental abruption - is usually associated with heavier bleeding than you are describing and pretty bad discomfort.
grapefruit / 4923 posts
my friend had some bleeding like that around that time. everything turned out fine, but it was scary and she did see the doctor when it happened.
how is the bleeding now?
nectarine / 2317 posts
call your doc.. just to be safe
grapefruit / 4321 posts
I would get checked out. I bled most of my first pregnancy but had a little more than what was typical for me at 32 weeks and it turned out I had a very bad UTI with no other symptoms.
pomegranate / 3904 posts
I had placental abruption with my third pregnancy, accompanied by heavy bleeding which was dismissed as "normal" by the L&D nurses and doctor. Everything turned out fine, think goodness, but I will be more forceful and getting checked out in the future.
That said, it sounds like you have a very small amount of bleeding which can be pretty normal.
It never hurts to get checked out just in case
olive / 61 posts
I passed what looked like an old clot at 3am and now it seems that inhaling very slight residual blood that's very very light. I spoke with my dr this morning and he said to just keep an eye on it. I have an appointment with my perinatalogists already on the books for this afternoon so we'll see what he says. I also spoke with my doula this morning and she said it was probably nothing as well.
cantaloupe / 6687 posts
@Pinkberrry: I had so much random bleeding with my most recent pregnancy. I had bleeding randomly through week 16. Then again randomly a few times around 30ish weeks. I always went and got checked at the doc to make sure everything was ok - ultrasound for baby and checking to see if they could find the source of the bleeding. Always it turned out to be ok and couldn't find what was causing the bleeding. One time around 30 weeks it happened over the weekend so I ended up going to the ER and they did an ultrasound and again everything was fine. I just had unexplained bleeding - good signs were no sharp pain etc. The bleeding would range from heavy spotting to a one time gush of blood that would get lighter over the next day or two. My baby was born totally healthy and is 9 weeks now.
For peace of mind you would probably want to get checked if the bleeding persists or if you start having pain. But most likely it's fine and some women just have unexplained bleeding throughout their pregnancy
pomegranate / 3375 posts
Others would need to weigh in on this, because I lost my mucus plug during labor ... but, isn't it possible to start losing your mucus plug as early as 33 weeks? Would it be bloody or clot-like?
pear / 1599 posts
I had what I thought was random bleeding at 32 weeks. I went to the ER per my Drs orders and I was actually in labor and didn't know it. No pain or anything. It was blood and my mucus plug, bloody show.
Good luck this afternoon, hope it's nothing!
olive / 61 posts
I went to my perinatologist and they couldn't find a source and this doctor wasn't concerned once we ruled out placenta previa. I'm still pretty bummed out about the whole thing though and emotionally exhausted. I'm just glad he said the baby was fine/fluid levels are normal/ and otherwise everything else is good
pineapple / 12053 posts
@Pinkberrry: glad to hear it!
hostess / wonderful watermelon / 39513 posts
@Pinkberrry: good news!