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brittni87 posted:
Hi I'm 5 weeks along and I have started cramping and bleeding light pink.. Is this normal?
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Sarah McMoyler, RN responded:
This is one of the baffling and disconcerting moments that accompany early pregnancy- it could be absolutely normal as the embryo embeds into the lining of the uterus, and it could possibly be the early stages of a miscarriage.

If this is going to proceed towards a miscarriage, the bleeding will become bright red and heavy; if this is simply early pregnancy, the pinkish discharge should dissipate.

I suggest staying in touch with your OB/Gyn - for reassurance and guidance.

Wishing you all the best,

Sarah RN
www.thebestbirth.com
 
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Sarah McMoyler, RN responded:
This is one of the baffling and disconcerting moments that accompany early pregnancy- it could be absolutely normal as the embryo embeds into the lining of the uterus, and it could possibly be the early stages of a miscarriage.

If this is going to proceed towards a miscarriage, the bleeding will become bright red and heavy; if this is simply early pregnancy, the pinkish discharge should dissipate.

I suggest staying in touch with your OB/Gyn - for reassurance and guidance.

Wishing you all the best,

Sarah RN
www.thebestbirth.com


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