Causes of Bleeding during Pregnancy

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Bleeding during pregnancy
Implantation
Miscarriage
Ectopic Pregnancy
Premature Labor

Not all causes of bleeding during pregnancy are included in this article. Everything included in this article is stuff that my OBGYN went over with me when I was pregnant with my daughter and had been passing blood clots and bleeding heavily.

Bleeding during Pregnancy

During pregnancy, bleeding can be scary, but it is not always something to stress about. As a matter of fact, bleeding during pregnancy is common, especially during first trimester, when the body has much to change. This could be caused from implantation, miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, or premature labor. Usually if one isn't soaking 1-3 pads within a few hours, there is no reason to worry about bleeding during pregnancy.

Implantation

Implantation takes place within the first six to twelve days after conceiving. Many times, the woman won't even know she is pregnant yet. This is when the embryo moves down from the Fallopian tube and implants itself into the uterus. This may cause light bleeding, which is normal, and nothing to worry about.

Miscarriage

In some cases, bleeding during the first trimester of pregnancy could be a sign of miscarriage. If one is experiencing heavy bleeding that soaks one to two pads in the matter of an hour, it is time to go to the hospital. Other signs may be cramping and tissue passing from the vagina. If you see tissue, even if it is light bleeding, then it is time to go to the hospital.

While a miscarriage cannot be prevented during the first 12 weeks, there may be a way to save the baby after 12 weeks. Not all vaginal bleeding means one is going to miscarriage, take that from a mother who had vaginal bleeding for the first three trimesters. If there is a healthy heartbeat, then chances are, the baby will be fine.

Ectopic Pregnancy

In rare cases, there may be another underlying problem to bleeding during pregnancy. Sometimes in the first six to twelve days of pregnancy, the embryo will attach itself outside of the uterus. This usually happens before the woman even knows that they are pregnant.

Debating the cause of the ectopic pregnancy will debate the treatment, though an ectopic pregnancy 9 out of 10 times means that the pregnancy will have to be terminated. On rare case, the child will survive, unfortunately, in most cases, an ectopic pregnancy has an underlying cause that caused it, such as a damage Fallopian tube, or tearing in the lining, which could result in a Fallopian tube having to be surgivally removed. Debating how far along in the pregnancy one is, there can simply be given a pill, or removed with scallops.

The signs of an ectopic pregnancy are strong cramps, pains in the lower abdominal, bleeding and becoming lightheaded. If one suspects that they have an ectopic pregnancy, they need to see their doctor immediately, as it can cause a Fallopian tube to burst and be life threatening to the mother. Untreated it can make a woman infertile.

Most women who have an ectopic pregnancy usually have normal pregnancies in the future. In some cases, having a Mirena in can cause an ectopic pregnancy, which if one has a Mirena and suspects they are pregnant, they should see about having it removed anyways.

Premature Labor

Preterm labor usually occurs in the third trimester. A few days before delivering, one's body may lose the mucus plug, and there may be light amounts of bleeding. This can also occur a few weeks prior to labor. If this occurs before 37 weeks, one needs to contact their doctor promptly for this is signs of preterm labor.

Signs of preterm labor also includes contractions, discharge, pressure and aches in the lower back.

Note to the readers

Not all causes of bleeding during pregnancy are included in this article. Everything included in this article is stuff that my OBGYN went over with me when I was pregnant with my daughter and had been passing blood clots and bleeding heavily. No matter what kind of bleeding you have during pregnancy, let your doctor know so that he or she can find out the reason why.

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Pregnancy, Pregnancy Care, Pregnancy Problems, Pregnancy Tips For First Trimester

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My name is Ashley Mobley. I typically write fiction, or poetry, but I also write non-fiction, and topics I can relate to. I am engaged to be married and have a daughter and a deceased step daughter.

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