Q: I have had some vaginal discharge and spotting for two weeks now, is that a problem?

A: Spotting in early pregnancy is also called a "threatened abortion." This may be a scary word but it does not necessarily mean you are miscarrying. Many women report spotting around the time of the first missed period but most women will go on and have a healthy baby. There are many possible reasons for bleeding early in pregnancy. If the bleeding is associated with pain, then it's suggested that you call your doctor right away. Spotting or bleeding and pain in early pregnancy could also mean other complications such as an ectopic pregnancy.