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I was wondering what could be causing this spotting?

Hello.
Im 8 weeks pregnant & having some brown spotting occasionally when I go to the toilet & wipe its not alot.
I have been & seen my doc & she was excellent. She sent me for another blood test, an ultrasound & did a pap smear. Everything came back normal & the baby was fine.
I was 5 weeks & 5 days & the baby had a heart beat of 103 beats per min. I drink plenty of water & am not really stressed. I was wondering what could be causing this?? Its my first baby so its all new to me

Sarah...
Answer: Hi, Spotting in early pregnancy is very common. It can happen when the placenta separates a tiny bit at the edge and this causes a small amount of bleeding. There can also be a small amount of blood collect behind the placenta on implantation and this can cause bleeding later. Sometimes there is no reason found for the bleeding. Try not to worry too much it should all settle and the pregnancy will continue as normal. Best wishes, Alex
Answered: 22 Nov 2008