Blood in Cervical Mucous

QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
Can you tell me what fresh blood in cervical mucus might mean?

I believe that I should be ovulating today and have been ttc since January. I have a close to normal 28 day cycle.

ANSWER

Usually, it's just a variation of normal, so nothing to worry about, especially if it is just a spot or two. I am assuming that you are under 35, but if you are over that age, then you should report it to your gyn.

-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.

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.