Worried About Bleeding During Pregnancy

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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
Yesterday I went to the e.r. because I've been bleeding for 2 weeks, prior to which I'd been about a month and half late. They did some tests and came back and told me I'm 6 weeks pregnant. Not that I'm miscarrying, but that I'm pregnant. Is this normal?

I just don't understand why I'm bleeding. It scares me. They want me to go next week to try and get a heartbeat. I don't really "feel" like I've miscarried. I feel pregnant.

ANSWER

Unfortunately, some women do spot frequently during pregnancy. Sometimes we can figure out why, other times we never do. I agree with the plan you've been given, and hope they find a heart beat.

If so, it's time to get prenatal care, which may reveal the reason for the bleeding. Let's hope so!

-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.

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