Am I losing the baby?
pear / 1992 posts
I can't tell you anything for certain, but I can share that I had brown/pink spotting with both my pregnancies early on and they developed normally with healthy outcomes. With my first, around 6 weeks I had red/brown spotting which turned out to be an SCH that resolved itself. With my second it was just around when AF should have happened but didn't.
Always best to call your provider, even just for peace of mind. This is hard, sending you hugs.
nectarine / 2803 posts
@lindseykaye: thank you ️
kiwi / 529 posts
Praying and sending positive vibes your way!
nectarine / 2174 posts
I had redish brown bleeding with E at 6w and 10w both made me so scared. I called my doctor for both and was seen in the office after the 6w scan and went to the ER for the 10w scan. I hope this works out for you.
clementine / 905 posts
I also had some red/brown bleeding early on with both of my pregnancies. The first was enough to fill a liner and I freaked out and had them check my hcg levels. The second was just spotting. Everything turned out ok. hoping it is the same for you!
GOLD / eggplant / 11517 posts
A little bleeding can be normal at the beginning. I had some! Keep us posted on how it goes. You can always call your doctor if you are worried.
apricot / 325 posts
I had what I thought was my first postpartum period when I was actually about 4 weeks pregnant and didn’t know it. It was either very heavy implantation bleeding or a SCH. I found out I was pregnant a few weeks later...I’m so glad I didn’t know at the time or I would’ve definitely panicked. Sending you lots of positive thoughts that it’s nothing to worry about
Nurse said it’s normal. So, I’m trying not to worry!!
Should I request betas?
persimmon / 1337 posts
Just wanted to say I'm 10+3 and have been spotting brownish pink since about 6 weeks. Have had 3 ultrasounds in that time and baby is right on track. I don't even have any visible subchorionic bleeding. They think it's my cervix that's causing the spotting. FWIW, with my miscarriage I never bled/spotted at all.
You could request betas since you're still really early, but my practice stops doing them even if you're high risk once a clinical pregnancy has been established because levels and doubling times can vary so much from pregnancy to pregnancy.
squash / 13199 posts
It’s a little red now, but not much. I’m scared
persimmon / 1483 posts
@CatchAFallingStar: I bled my entire first trimester with LO2 - sometimes brown, sometimes bright red. It was terrifying but ultimately ok. Fingers crossed for you.
persimmon / 1433 posts
@CatchAFallingStar: have you taken another frer yesterday or today? Hoping for the best for you!
@Chuckles: no.. I think it would be positive but wouldn’t tell me much
@CatchAFallingStar: I know it's not a totally reliable indicator, but I've had 3 losses between 4 and 5 weeks and all 3 times the lines on my tests got lighter before I started bleeding. If your line is still strong, I'd think that would be a good sign.
I’ve never felt so profoundly sad. I’m so sorry for all the mothers who have gone through this.
kiwi / 624 posts
@CatchAFallingStar: if they’ll do betas for you I’d do those just to see that they go up normally. I had bleeding with my positive pregnancy test this time and went to see my doctor who ordered three betas. I had early bleeding on and off this time and in my second pregnancy too. Hope everything is going to go well for you.
I’m in the ER... per my MILs suggestion.
apricot / 286 posts
I had spotting with both pregnancies. And both resulted in healthy babies!
Turned out I had low progesterone. I was put on progesterone supplements (candidly, they SUCK! but worth it...) and that fixed everything. I would ask to have your progesterone levels checked.
pomegranate / 3521 posts
@CatchAFallingStar: thinking of you ️
pomegranate / 3588 posts
@CatchAFallingStar: thinking of you ️️️
It feels like a period now. No cramps yet, but I’m fairly certain it’s not a viable pregnancy. Still waiting for the doctor.
@CatchAFallingStar: I'm sorry you are going through this! I'm hopeful that an ultrasound can be done soon and will give you some good news.
kiwi / 520 posts
@CatchAFallingStar: ugh I'm so sorry you're going through this. I went through a chemical last cycle and it sucks so bad. I hope it turns out to be nothing. FWIW many ladies (including spotting) have had spotting/bleeding that ended in a normal pregnancy. Fingers crossed for you!
My beta HCG was only 5.6, so it’s not a viable pregnancy. I’m surprisingly ok. I don’t know why. I think maybe because this opened us both up to knowing for sure we want another baby. We will most likely have to go back to our fertility doctor, but that’s ok. It’s very sad to say goodbye to this pregnancy. But, I know that our baby is still waiting to come to us.
Sorry to hear this. Glad it cemented the baby desire for you and you can move forward together with a plan. What a hard thing.
persimmon / 1168 posts
@CatchAFallingStar: you are a strong mama! lots of love to you
grapefruit / 4462 posts
@CatchAFallingStar: I'm sorry Very glad to hear both you and your husband are on the same page about how to move forward
@CatchAFallingStar: I'm sorry this didn't work out for you.
@CatchAFallingStar: I'm so sorry to see this, but glad to hear it brought you some clarity. All the luck for when you're ready to try again.
You must login / Register to post
see more leaders...
Ask for Help
Make a Suggestion
Frequently Asked Questions
Most Viewed Posts
Postpartum Care Essentials
Sensory Play Activities
Starting Solids Gear
Transitioning to Toddler Bed
Who We Are
About the Bloggers
About the Hostesses
Apply to Blog
Apply to Hostess
Submit a Guest Blog
How We Make Money