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    prayforamiracle
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    Heavy bleeding in early pregnancy COULD be NORMAL???

    I am 7.5 weeks along and two days ago, I started bleeding HEAVILY. bright red, about enough to soak one super pad. no cramping or pain, no clotting or tissue, just heavy red blood. i panicked and called my doctor, i was for sure i was miscarrying. i went to the ER, the bleeding had stopped after about 1 hour. I had an ultrasound and bloodwork and everything was fine! saw the baby's heartbeat and all is well. When I spoke to my doctor, he said it is very common and happens very often. WHY DIDN'T SOMEBODY TELL ME THAT??? I have heard that "spotting" and light brown/dark red (old blood) bleeding can be common, but I had no idea heavy bright red bleeding could be considered "normal"!!! I spotted black blood for the next day and passed a large black blood clot, but apparently all is well. I spoke to two friends who experienced the same type of bleeding (right around 7-8 weeks, and emergency ER trip!)
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    prayforamiracle
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    has anyone out there experienced this?? and by the way, the two friends i spoke about both ended up delivering healthy babies...
    me (28) dh (32)
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    6/5/09 - 14dp3dt BFP! Beta #1 - 39
    6/8/09 - 17dp3dt Beta #2 - 129
    6/10/09 - Beta #3 - 307
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    I experienced it around week 11. On my first u/s @ 6 weeks we saw 2 sacs. One sac did not look promising in the beginning and I was told not to expect the baby to make it. My betas started off real slow in the beginning so I was shocked to see that I was pg with twins. Baby 2 did end up developing a heart beat but it was always under 100. So around 11 weeks I had a very heavy bleed. It lasted about 1 hour. I went to the ER and was told the 2nd sac was gone and the bleed was possibly coming from that. I was so scared because I lost alot of blood. When I saw the other baby 1 dancing around on the screen I was overwhelmed with joy. I went on to deliver a healthy little girl. She will be 1 this Sunday.

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    Wow, that's really good information to know. Thanks for sharing. I had light bleeding with my 2nd pregnancy. It was due to having sex. My dh was too scared to have sex after that and during my 3rd pregnancy.
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    I think this thread needs a bump! Good info!
    Me: 39. Hydro blocked tubes, ovarian cysts, TTC since 2002
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    A few more things to add on this topic! Common causes are implantation bleeding, subchorionic hematoma, irritation of the cervix, or unfortunately - miscarriage.

    1. Light pink, red or brown spotting could be implantation bleeding a few days after ovulation.

    2. Light pink, red or brown spotting or bleeding is common in early pregnancy. Brown blood could be "old blood" as the embie settles in and the placenta begins to take over for the yolk sac.

    3. Heavy bleeding can also be common in pregnancy, and does not necessarily indicate a miscarriage.

    4. Bleeding can be an early warning sign of an ectopic pregnancy.

    While bleeding is common, call your doctor and let them know what is happening, whether it is light brown spotting or heavy red flow. They need to know what is happening with you and your pregnancy, so it is best to keep them in the loop, and put your mind at ease! IMPORTANT: if you or your Dr suspect an ectopic, get to a hospital ASAP.
    Me: 39. Hydro blocked tubes, ovarian cysts, TTC since 2002
    2003 IVF#1 BFN poor responder
    2004 IVF#2 BFN poor responder
    2006 IVF#3 donor eggs BFN Immune Issues discovered
    2007 treatment with Attila Toth
    2010 surprise natural pg! DD#1 born 37.5w 06/20/2011
    2012 surprise natural pg! 08/06/12 - MC at 9 weeks
    2013 surprise natural pg! : DD#2 born 40.5 w 9/29/13!


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    Bleeding in early pregnancy is common. It is because of implantation bleeding, breakthrough bleeding and cervical or vaginal infection. In this situation doctor will advice you to visit an early pregnancy assessment unit (EPAU) in the hospital to find out the root cause behind the abnormal bleeding. Here is the list of 22 causes of vaginal bleeding experienced during pregnancy 22 Causes of Vaginal Bleeding During Pregnancy


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    I just want to add to this since I am undergoing another journey. For the first 20 weeks or so of my pregnancy with my son who is soon to be 7 months old (although born at 36 weeks), I experienced heavy heavy bleeding. Not around my period time but crampy ad heavy and twice the paramedics ad myself thought it was a miscarriage because of the lumps. I was told it was a threatened miscarriage and I saw the miscarriage prevention doctor, was at the hospital on IV for a week several times and had pills to stop the bleeding. That was with embryo glue and scratching but every time he was very very well and just chilling out there. There were blood pockets or something and he was born healthy and is now a bouncy little very happy baby. So yes it happens but always best to check that all is well.
    Little Killian born at 9.59pm on 30th April 2016


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