It is not uncommon to experience vaginal spotting during early pregnancy, especially in the first trimester. In most cases, this is considered normal and not a cause for concern. However, if you are experiencing spotting for more than 5 days or if it becomes heavy or accompanied by severe pain or cramping, it is important to consult your healthcare provider.
At 6 weeks of pregnancy, it is possible that the fetal heartbeat may not yet be detectable on an ultrasound. The presence of a gestational sac and fetal pole is a positive sign indicating that your pregnancy is progressing.
Your doctor's advice to wait is based on the understanding that sometimes it takes time for the heartbeat to become visible on an ultrasound. Waiting allows for further development and growth of the fetus before drawing any conclusions.
In the meantime, try to stay calm and take care of yourself by getting plenty of rest, eating well-balanced meals, staying hydrated, and avoiding strenuous activities or heavy lifting. If you notice any changes in your symptoms or if you are still concerned about the spotting, don't hesitate to reach out to your healthcare provider again for reassurance or further evaluation.
Remember that every pregnancy is unique and individual experiences can vary. It's important to trust your instincts and communicate openly with your healthcare provider throughout your pregnancy journey.