It can be concerning to experience bright red bleeding during pregnancy, but it doesn't necessarily mean a miscarriage has occurred. Bleeding in early pregnancy is relatively common and can have various causes such as implantation bleeding, cervical changes, or even a subchorionic hematoma. It's important to follow up with your obgyn as they will conduct further tests like blood work and an ultrasound to determine the cause of the bleeding and check on the health of your pregnancy.
The blood work will help measure your hormone levels (such as hCG) which can indicate if the pregnancy is progressing normally. An ultrasound will provide visual confirmation of the fetus's development, heartbeat, and any potential issues like an ectopic pregnancy or subchorionic hematoma.
While waiting for these tests, try to remain calm and take care of yourself by avoiding strenuous activities and getting plenty of rest. Remember that every woman's experience is unique, so it's best to consult with your healthcare provider who has access to your medical history and can provide personalized guidance based on your specific situation.
If you experience severe pain or heavy bleeding (soaking through more than one pad per hour), seek immediate medical attention as this may indicate a more serious issue.
Remember that stress can also impact both you and your baby's well-being, so try to stay positive while awaiting test results.