Hi ladies, Just wondering if any of you have any reassuring words of wisdom for me - I'm 11 weeks tomorrow & since yesterday, I've had some very slight spotting & period type twinges & I'm a bit scared!! (1st pregnancy - conceived after 18 long months of trying & various medical interventions, including fertility drugs!) I worked out that due to my cycle being shorter than the full 28 days, even though I'm only approaching 11 weeks, I would have been due to have a period right about now, so I'm HOPING it's just a bit of harmless breakthrough spotting - what d'you think?! Basically, sorry to be so graphic, but it's every other time or so that I go to the loo - it's only a small amount when I wipe & is a pale pinky red or brown colour & very watery etc. - almost exactly like the very last dregs of a normal period - it's nowhere near enough to even stain my knickers & isn't in my wee or in the toilet bowl etc etc. I've got some period type twinges but they're more mildy uncomfortable than painful & are nowhere near the level of what I'd consider to be normal period pains. They were on the right side yesterday & have moved to the left today - does this mean anything d'you think?! I called my midwife this morning who told me to go to the doctor's this afternoon & get a referral form for the early pregnancy assessment unit at the local hospital so they can scan me tomorrow. I've done this, but the doctor I saw didn't reassure me in any way - just said 'oh yes, best get that checked out eh?!' I've now got an appt. tomorrow afternoon at 2pm for a scan. Has anyone else had this? Will they examine me fully or just do the scan? Will they tell me the estimated due date & see if everything looks ok etc etc or will it just be a quick check to see that there's a baby in there & a heartbeat etc? (I've got my standard 12 week scan in 2 weeks' time!) Any comments/advice greatly appreciated!! Thanks, Kath.