One of the most frequent questions we get at UrbanMommies is about spotting in early pregnancy. This is usually nothing to be concerned about, but I certainly was! Every time I spotted I took to the internet – and when I was trying to conceive I noticed some spotting during ovulation as well. We have always worked with various doctors to answer your questions, and here is Linda Ducholke’s take on the issue.

Q – I just discovered I’m pregnant and I’m thrilled. I am about 5 weeks pregnant and this morning when I went to the bathroom I found a few tiny spots of blood. What does this mean? Am I still pregnant? Is something wrong?

A – Spotting in early pregnancy is quite a common phenomenon and often is nothing to worry about. However there is a chance that this is the beginning of a miscarriage. I would suggest a blood test (a quantitative BHCG) which can let the doctor know how pregnant you are. Once the level of 5000 is reached we can always see a heartbeat on U/S so this could be ordered next to ensure that everything is okay.

– Dr. Linda Ducholke, a mother of two, has been a successful Family Practitioner with Obstetrical privileges for the past 20 years. The main focus and passion of her practice is obstetrics and childcare.

Updated October 30, 2019

Jill Amery

Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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