What causes bleeding in early pregnancy?

I am currently nine weeks pregnant, but I’ve been spotting from the beginning, and recently the bleeding became heavier. I went to my gyno last week, and she said the baby is growing well and nothing to worry about and put me on progesterone. The bleeding has since gotten slightly worse, but no pains except for very, very mild period pains here and there. I went to the GP, and she can not find any infection and sent me for HCG blood works and bed rest. My question is 1) Has anyone ever experienced the same. What was it like and when did the bleeding stop, and did you go on to have a full-term pregnancy? 2) How long does progesterone take to start working?


I bled through my first trimester. I would spot for a couple days, then I’d be fine, then it’d come back. One day it was heavier than normal so I went to the ER scared I was having a miscarriage (no pain though). Turns out it was just a blood clot. They put me on pregnancy-safe antibiotics for a week and NO sex for 10 days. Bleeding stopped after that. My child is now 5 and perfectly healthy. The only thing I’m concerned about for you is the cramps you’re having. I’d definitely keep getting checked. But good luck Mama! I hope everything turns out well for you and your little one❤️

I had bleeding early on with my now 6 year old son, first born. My progesterone was dangerously low. It should have been 10+ and was at 1.6. I highly recommend not having sex until 12+ weeks when the placenta starts producing its own progesterone. You don’t want to aggravate your cervix. Try to relax as best as you can. Drink your water. My bleeding started around 6-7 weeks and got better around like 8-9 weeks.

Help a mama out and respond anonymously on our forum. What causes bleeding in early pregnancy?

Could be a subchorionic hematoma blood clot.

I spotted a lot with my 2nd son. They said my placenta was low. It “moved” as I got further along and the spotting stopped.

I bled in my early pregnancy due to blood being around my uterus and had some back pain. It only happened a few times but everything was great. I was out on bed rest and further along I got, the blood went away. Maybe try seeing if there’s blood around your uterus?

I got told my uterus was expanding.

Google placenta previa. It can cover entirely and make you bleed more.

I’m currently expecting and experienced this in the beginning up until 10 weeks. They did ultrasound to make sure i wasn’t miscarrying, well come to find out it was a subrichonic hemorrhage. Everything has been great since and I’m 22 weeks.

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My doc had me taking progesterone vaginally. I started it around 6 weeks and stopped at 13 weeks. I didn’t have heavy bleeding, but lots of bad cramping and spotting until 14 weeks

I had cramping and bleeding my entire first trimester. Somewhat heavy and bright red at times. I wasn’t put on progesterone. I had an overall healthy pregnancy up to 38 weeks.

I bled from about 6-12 weeks. No pain, tissue, or clots came with it. At 10 weeks we discovered I had a subchrionic hematoma and that I was expecting twins. Once I got past the 1st trimester it stopped.

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I was put on progesterone but that’s cause I had a short cervix
After …I think it was 10 days of using the capsules… my cervix had gone from 2.5cm to 3.1cm

I had subchorionic hemorrhages with baby #4&#5. I bled off and on until 16 weeks when it resolved itself. Most of the time they heal on their own.
I’ve never had to take progesterone.

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I had a hematoma . I seriously thought I was miscarrying . I hade a large amount of blood and blood clots. Caught me so off guard . I just stood in the kitchen for 10 mins in shock bleeding. I didn’t want to make the white carpets bloody that’s how bad it was. But it didn’t work lol . It was scary then but now I know it was harmless . And I destroyed my stairs :joy::woman_shrugging:t3:

I actually got a regular “period” monthly until I was 6 months.

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I had a wonderful first pregnancy but with my second son I bled my whole entire pregnancy from spotting to random gushes of blood. It’s scary as hell. My OB gave me progesterone until I was 14 weeks just incase but everything was fine with baby. Some mamas just bleed.

I had this problem when I was pregnant with my second baby. I bled so much and hurt so bad and cried so much bc I thought that I was going to lose my baby. They couldn’t tell me what was wrong. They kept sending me home to “wait and see what happens”, to keep coming back every week for a month so test my hcg levels in my blood. Turns out I was pregnant with twins and lost one of them but I got blessed to still have my beautiful baby girl. She is now 4 and is really something else. Her brother, her and her sister are the lights of my life :heart:

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Same happened to me, I am RH negative, and also had small placental detachment/hemorrhage …my son is now 7 mons. I bled to the point of being hospitalized and needing blood transfusion :cry: