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*TW??* spotting after intercourse?

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Hey ladies. DH and I had sex this morning (it was fairly vigorous too) and I spotted afterward. It looks like it's stopped and I have no other issues (no cramping or anything). Of course I started sobbing and freaking out, but I'm trying to calm down now. I'm 6w today. I left the midwife a message and hope to hear back. I know you all aren't doctors but I guess I hoped someone might have had this experience and could reassure me (or tell me why I should worry). We've had sex other times since finding out but it wasn't very intense, and DH often hits my cervix (sorry if TMI), so I'm hoping it's just some broken blood vessels...
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Re: *TW??* spotting after intercourse?

  • All. The. Time. My last pregnancy, I was actually banned from sex for two months because I kept bleeding every time we had it. My poor husband was a very good sport about it. Definitely worth a call the the midwife, but what you're describing is super common. I wouldn't panic while you wait for a callback, especially if it's stopped.
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  • The cervix is a very friable membrane, especially now that all the different hormones are flowing. It's totally normal to spot after sex but I'd always recommend calling your provider for reassurance. 
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  • I agree with everybody else. Increased bloodflow to your pelvis, including your cervix, will make it more prone to bleeding. 
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  • My understanding is that spotting after sex or pooping is almost never cause for concern, but you're right to call your OB just in case!
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  • It's perfectly normal. Having said that, DH sworn sex off this time as last time it started a series of unfortunate events, totally unrelated just a coincidence, so we are overly cautious.
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  • I had this already. My doctor said to wait 24 hours after any spotting to be intimate if it was just light. 
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  • Had this happen during my first pregnancy. Freaked out.  Baby was fine.  I was still cautious about it though and have told DH he is not getting any until 2nd trimester this time.. Probably a little ridiculous on my part but I don't feel like doing it anyways right now!
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  • @Cait32 So glad you called your midwife and the nurse confirmed there's nothing to worry about! I haven't experienced this (yet - famous last words!), but I've definitely heard about this possible symptom given how different cervixes are during pregnancy. Glad you don't have anything to be concerned about :) 
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  • I'd definitely be concerned too. We having done it since we conceived. A little bc I'm I'm just tired. And a little bc I'm scared something might happen. This is our second with a perfect pregnancy last time but I think I'm more cautious this time. 
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  • Glad to hear you have reassurance.  
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  • Cait32 said:
    Hey ladies. DH and I had sex this morning (it was fairly vigorous too) and I spotted afterward. It looks like it's stopped and I have no other issues (no cramping or anything). Of course I started sobbing and freaking out, but I'm trying to calm down now. I'm 6w today. I left the midwife a message and hope to hear back. I know you all aren't doctors but I guess I hoped someone might have had this experience and could reassure me (or tell me why I should worry). We've had sex other times since finding out but it wasn't very intense, and DH often hits my cervix (sorry if TMI), so I'm hoping it's just some broken blood vessels...
    @Cait32&nbsp; - It's usually perfectly fine and in this case it sounds like it is. When I had my spotting the 1st thing they asked when I called was if I had sex in the last 48 hours because that can cause it. Especially early into a pregnancy. Glad to read (in a later comment) that you did call your OB
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