red spotting/bleeding in early preg. how critical is bed rest?
anon (no login) Posted Jul 17, 2012 10:13 AM
Sorry that I am the anon who asked the questions about how many betas before ultrasound. My third beta is 1250 on Monday. So it seems I haven't lost this pregnancy so far.
I am now 5w3d post ovulation. I had minor brown/pink spotting last week. I took it easy and had self-imposed bed rest for two days and I didn't have spotting on the days I took bed rest. Then last friday I was busy all day and I had red spotting ever since. It is less than a period, not full flow, but everytime I wipe I see red blood. Though I spent the weekend on the couch most of the time, the spotting/bleeding didn't stop. I am deeply concerned and not sure whether I should just have bed rest for this week. I know this is an old topic. I searched the board and saw many people said they had red bleeding but continued to have a normal pregnancy. However, it is also said miscarriage risk is higher for people with bleeding than w/o. I guess people who miscarried just didn't post. So I am here for your advice.
Just wondering how critical it is to take some bed rest or I can go as usual?