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Forum Name: Obstetrics

Question: spotting and cramps 20 weeks pregnant


 tmdurant - Wed Feb 23, 2005 3:40 pm

I'm 20 weeks today and this is my 6th pregnancy with two of them being miscarriages. I've been spotting for 5 days with cramping whenever I exert myself. What is causing this? I felt the baby move the first time a few nights ago and felt movement again this morning.

I see my midwife in a few days. She said to take it easy and if the bleeding got worse to call her. Does anyone know what causes this and can I expect it to go on for the rest of the pregnancy? Does it have anything to do with the placenta detaching or not being attached right? Any insight would be greatly appreciated!
 Theresa Jones, RN - Wed Mar 02, 2005 7:15 am

User avatar Hi tmdurant,
Some women may experience some sort of vaginal bleeding during pregnancy without any significant problems. My concern however, is that you are also experiencing cramping. In my opinion, you should not wait until your scheduled check-up. Problems of placental placement may cause spotting and cramps among other things. I would hope that an ultrasound will be performed to evaluate for abnormalities. Call back and get an evaluation!
Sincerely,
Rntdj

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