Bleeding From The Sac

QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I had a ultrasound done and I was told of bleeding from the sac. Whats this and what can happen?

I'm 6 weeks, the baby has a good heart beat at 120 per minutes.

ANSWER

It means that you are at higher risk for miscarriage. However, sometimes these bleeds resolve on their own, and women go on to carry a healthy baby to term. As long as the baby seems to be doing ok, not to worry!

-- Cynthia, CNM

Cynthia Flynn

Cynthia Flynn, CNM. PhD, is the General Director of the Family Health and Birth Center which provides prenatal, birth, postnatal, gynecological and primary health care to underserved women and their families in Washington, D.C. Recently Cynthia served as Associate Professor of Nursing at Seattle University. There she not only taught, but remained in full scope clinical midwifery practice at Valley Medical Center where she cared for pregnant and birthing women, and practices well-woman gynecology, family planning, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.

Cynthia founded Columbia Women's Clinic and Birth Center, where she took care of pregnant women and infants up to two weeks of age and attended both birth center and hospital births. Before Cynthia earned her CNM, she worked as a registered nurse in labor and delivery and postpartum and is a certified Doula and Doula trainer.