First Pregnancy and Spotting

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Dear Midwife,
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.

Thanks, Eelinh


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.