I just found out today I am pregnant!! According to my last period, I should only be about 3-4 weeks. I have an appointment with my OB in April.
Last week, when my period should have occurred, I had one instance of spotting. I thought I was starting my period, but I wasn't. Tonight, I spotted again.
Should I call my doctor or is this normal? Should I be worried. This is my first pregnancy so I don't know what to expect.
The first spot might have been an implantation bleed. But if it was, then the second one wasn't. I recommend reporting any bleeding during pregnancy to your provider as soon as you see it. Usually it is nothing serious, but that is not for you to decide :-).
-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.
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.