The occurrence of bleeding during pregnancy discussed

October 5, 2014

The process of bleeding during pregnancy occurs quite commonly in all people. The occurrence of the bleeding is more common during the period of first trimester. But as the process is quite natural so there is no cause for any kind of alarm or concern if it occurs. But still the occurrence of bleeding is usually associated with something harmful occurring in the body so it is always wise to consult a doctor to know for sure that nothing harmful has occurred inside the body. This ensures that both the baby and the mother are absolutely safe and in the pink of their health.

Bleeding during trimester

Most of the bleeding during pregnancy usually occurs during the first trimester. This period includes the first twelve weeks of the pregnancy. Nearly 20 percent of the women have sufficient amount of bleeding during the first twelve weeks of pregnancy. There are different causes for the occurrence of this the most common being the occurrence of bleeding due to the implantation process. The implanting of the egg which has fertilized causes this kind of bleeding. Normal spotting occurs within the first 6 to 12 days after conceiving. The egg is implanted on the lining of the uterus. Many of the pregnant women do not realize the fact for themselves and think that the slight bleeding that occurs is a kind of light period.

The possibility of the occurrence of a miscarriage is very high during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. This is a very serious issue faced by the pregnant women as bleeding during pregnancy, especially during the first twelve weeks often results in a miscarriage in the end. But one does not need to worry about losing the baby, even if a little bit of bleeding has occurred during the initial course of the pregnancy. If other signs of miscarriage are absent, then one can be quite sure that no miscarriage has occurred. The other signs include occurrence of cramps in the lower part of the body and in the tissues which pass through the vagina.

Ectopic pregnancy

If a pregnancy is termed to be ectopic in nature, then it may be said that the embryo after undergoing fertilization, implants itself outside the lining of the uterus. This usually happens in the fallopian tube. A continuous growth of the embryo inside the tube may even cause the tube to burst open. This can prove to be fatal for the mother; ectopic pregnancy is a really rare occurrence.

Other causes

During the course of the pregnancy, the amount of blood flowing into the cervix is more than the usual volume. Sexual intercourse during this time can cause bleeding although this kind of bleeding is harmless in nature. Also occurrence of any kind of infections in the different parts of the body such as the cervix, vagina can cause the occurrence of the bleeding. Bleeding during pregnancy also occurs in its very late stages. When the placenta covers the opening of the birth canal partially or completely, this kind of bleeding can occur.