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blood loss

today i went for a doc app. she had checked to see if i was dilated i was dilated 2 and she said i would bleed a little but i'm bleeding a lot!!!!!! how mch is normal and should i go to the hospital?

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Asked by suckedintolife at 4:53 PM on Sep. 17, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • if its enough to soak a pad in one hour, call your doc, or just show up at labor and delivery, but its common to be spotting after getting checked.

    Answer by newmom092009 at 4:55 PM on Sep. 17, 2009

  • The usual thing is if you soak a pad in an hour or less. But if you are worried go in. It's better to be safe than sorry. How far along are you? I don't remember bleeding after being checked for dilation, but maybe she stripped your membranes too? Good luck.

    Answer by canadianmom1974 at 4:56 PM on Sep. 17, 2009

  • 38 weeks

    Answer by suckedintolife at 4:58 PM on Sep. 17, 2009

  • She may have stripped your membranes, which can also cause bleeding, but also at this point your cervix is pretty ripe with blood, so it is normal to bleed some after doing anything to it (like checking for dilation). If you are soaking a pad in an hour, it's cause for concern, otherwise it should be fine. But, like I said before, if you're really worried, go get checked, and don't worry about what the nurses will think. They're used to worried moms coming in, that's what they're there for.

    Answer by canadianmom1974 at 5:05 PM on Sep. 17, 2009

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