Bleeding at Six Weeks

QUESTION

Hello,
I am 6 weeks pregnant with my second child. I have been having some vaginal bleeding. I am wearing a liner but the blood is only there when I wipe. I'm not having cramps or any bad discomfort, just the normal feelings when your tummy is preparing itself.

Please can you advise me if I need to seek help or advise or if I'm just being over sensitive?

Thanks,
Mel

ANSWER

ANY bleeding should be reported during pregnancy. There is no way I can assess it over the internet, only your own provider can do that.

Chances are it is nothing serious, but I certainly could not say that for sure.

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.