Early pregnancy bleeding can be very scary especially if you have no idea why this could happen. It is not the same as getting your period. Most of the time, this is actually very common and normal.
However, you should still be aware of what the reasons might be for the bleeding. There are several to discuss.
Implantation bleeding is one of the most common reasons for spotting in the first trimester. This usually happens after the egg attaches itself to the uterine wall. Many women who are not aware they are pregnant, yet, think that this might be a light period.
Often times it comes around the same time as your period would have. Fortunately, this is considered completely normal and should cause no concern.
It is possible that you may be experiencing a miscarriage. Some bleeding can mean you may have a miscarriage or that you already did. With the bleeding you would also feel cramping.
If you are concerned that you might be having a miscarriage, contact your physician right away. In some cases, your body will end up keeping the baby.
Perhaps, you were just dehydrated or have a urinary tract infection. Sometimes the egg does not implant itself in the right spot. In these cases, the embryo will not be able to develop normally. This can be very serious. Symptoms usually include pain or feeling faint accompanied with bleeding.
A molar pregnancy is quite rare. This is when you think you are pregnant but an ultrasound shows that you have abnormal tissue. It is actually a cancer. The hormones similar to the ones that you experience when pregnant are involved and that is why you think you are pregnant.
Bleeding can also happen after you engage in sexual intercourse. This is usually nothing to be concerned about. Your cervix goes through many changes throughout a pregnancy to adapt. It can become inflamed and sensitive.
Sometimes after an internal examination you might bleed as well. So keep that in mind after you visit your doctor or midwife.
Early pregnancy bleeding can be completely normal. Sometimes, though, this can be a sign of a serious problem. Stressing out wont help the situation so try and remain calm and lay down.
If the bleeding lasts for more than a couple days, is heavy, and you feel pain then you should call your physician. It is always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to this sort of thing.