Question: My pregnancy is 6 weeks and now is about 3 days I am bleeding. blood is
red and much. My doctor examined me and said baby is ok and pregnancy is going like
normal. so why bleeding is not stop?even i do not have a pain is it normal to have
this much blood? S. (Finland)
Answer: The heavy bleeding that you are describing is a cause for significant concern. I am not sure what you mean when you say your doctor ‘examined you’. What sort of examination was it? The only way you can ascertain the baby in the womb is OK at this early stage of the pregnancy is by ultrasound scan. If this has not been done, you should get that done promptly. If it has been done and shows a viable pregnancy, all you and your doctor can do is wait and see. Best wishes.
Question: I’m 9 weeks pregnant and experiencing light bleeding and am a bit worried. I had a 6 week scan previously which showed the baby’s heartbeat was present. What should i do? K. (UK)
Answer: Of course you do have a personal issue here which is pre-occupying you and affecting your mood. You are feeling down and the circumstances you have described makes that understandable. However, you can be sure that the bleeding episodes you have experienced have nothing to do with your mood. It is almost certainly an unrelated issue. If you haven’t done so, I would advise that you see your doctor as a matter of priority to have an ultrasound scan to see what is going on with your pregnancy. Repeated early pregnancy vaginal bleeding is and should be a cause for concern. On the wider issue of reactive depression and pregnancy, there is no evidence that depression can directly cause miscarriage or any other adverse effect for that matter.
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