Yesterday as my partner turned 13 weeks pregnant she noticed a small amount of spotting (described to me as a teaspoons worth) after urinating.

She became alarmed and claimed she had tummy pains. She was sent home from work and the bleeding subsided. She has had no bleeding for about 18 hours now, however is complaining of "period pains".

Can you let me know if we have a real reason to worry?

She phoned the midwife, who reassured her, however said to book in with her GP if she was worried.