September 15, 2023

Spotting during pregnancy

Spotting during pregnancy

Experiencing any type of bleeding from the vagina during pregnancy can be scary, but it can also be very common, especially during early pregnancy.

The good news: Spotting or light bleeding in early pregnancy that's not heavy like your menstrual period, occurs for nearly one-third of all parents-to-be and often poses no threat to the pregnant person or baby.

There can be a lot of different reasons for the bleeding: For instance, it's common for a small percentage of pregnant people to have spotting after intercourse, and others may have bleeding for reasons that have nothing to do with pregnancy, such as infections or tears to the vaginal wall.

When is bleeding during pregnancy serious?

When determining the seriousness of the bleeding you're experiencing, it's important to pay attention to the qualities of the bleeding and other symptoms accompany it, such as:


*Any cramping or contractions

*How heavy the bleeding is

*If the bleeding is getting worse

*If there is any fluid or other discharge

*If you have a fever

*The color of the blood (such as bright red vs.

brown or pink)

We always recommend to rather be safe, even if there is only a tiny little spot, to always report this to your healthcare provider.

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*All of our information are only guidelines and are not intended to replace the advice of a professional medical specialist; we are providing information to you on a general information basis only.  My Pregnancy Journey disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information. 

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