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Oh dear. Spotting before your period – what does it mean? Your period is not due for at least another week, but you have found a little blood or pink or brown discharge that isn’t followed by normal flow bleeding. This is spotting and tends to always lead to your heart skipping a beat.
What does it mean? Illness? Too much Indian food? Or… you might be pregnant…. Seriously?
If you had sex while you were ovulating (that is, when your egg was released from your ovaries about 10 days after your period ended and about 2 weeks before your next period is due) then spotting could be a sign that you are pregnant. Spotting sometimes occurs when the fertilized egg implants itself into the wall of your uterus. This would typically occur 3-5 days after having unprotected sex. Your uterus is lined with nourishing blood for the growing baby and some of this blood can be expelled at implantation. Implantation is a necessary step in pregnancy and allows mom’s body to start nourishing the growing baby.
However, not all pregnant women experience spotting, and in fact few do. If you experience spotting and your period does not follow a week or so later, of if you’re concerned about what it means, it’s time to see a doctor and take a test to find out if you could be pregnant. (Don’t we all just love the pee stick test. Ugh.) Spotting could mean nothing and could be just a minor blip in your menstrual cycle. As always, if you have any concerns about your menstrual cycle or any other aspect of your body’s normal functioning, it is best to consult your doctor. (After searching for endless hours on the web, of course.)
A wise course is to try and eliminate as much stress as you can from your routine, and take even better care of yourself. Whether you do turn out to be pregnant or not, your body will cherish the nurturing. We’d love to hear your story in the comment section – did you experience spotting that indicated your were pregnant?
Culled from http://www.urbanmommies.com/the-belly-pregnancy-spotting-before-your-period/
I spotted for d first time on day 24, my period came on day 26, as against d usual day 28. Got me wondering.
@ oluwakemi, I don’t recall doing anything unusual, as for d stress part I was relatively stable n even very hopeful to get a positive result. Not to forget to mention, I got many msgs/news of peeps who had given birth n at each one my heart twinges even though I am genuinely excited n happy for d new parents.
<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”></span>so I usually don’t spot prior to my period. My dh and I have been ttc for about 3 months now. We tried on my ovulation day which was on the 19th of November. I’m not to see my af until well the 3rd, but I’ve been having the usual symptoms mimicking pms and this morning I went to Pee, and after I cleaned up the toilet paper had pinkish blood on it.. very light so I put on a panty liner should incase its af wanting to cramp my style. After an hour, when to the loo again just to make sure, but nothing I cleaned up again and nothing just some discharge. Last night I had the craziest nausea ever I almost passed out.. please tell me I’m not overthinking it and getting over my head here 😥
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