To many women, getting pregnant is special. It marks the start of a journey towards motherhood. It presents them with an opportunity to nurture and finally bring into the world a new life. That said, pregnancies are a bitter-sweet experience. After the initial joy of celebrating your conception, comes the ugly side of nasty pregnancy symptoms.
If you know anything about Bleeding in the first trimester of pregnancy, you definitely understand that it’s something very normal and should not be a cause for alarm. Vaginal bleeding is the first trimester of pregnancy is also known as spotting. That said, not every bleeding should be mistaken for spotting. It is very important that you be sure of the kind of bleeding that you are going through before you dismiss it as being completely normal.
Bleeding during pregnancy might be due to a lot of reasons and depending on the cause, the bleeding will either be minimal and indicated by a few spots or it might be so much. Minimal bleeding is okay. It can be brought about by implantation. During the implantation process, some blood may be released due to the process of the egg implanting itself on the wall of your uterus. This is safe. You may also bleed after sex in your first trimester of pregnancy because your pelvic muscles are a little sensitive. This will not threaten the baby but you should see a doctor and have a checkup just to be on the safe side.
Even though the bleeding is minimal, you should not ignore it. It can be caused by something else that may be a danger to both you and the baby. There are some really dangerous causes of bleeding during pregnancy in the first trimester. The worst case scenario is the probability that you could be experiencing a miscarriage. It can also be a sign that you are having an ectopic pregnancy where you baby grows in the fallopian tube rather than implanting itself on the wall of the uterus or a molar pregnancy which is when you have strange tissue growing in your uterus.
Bleeding can also be caused by other things that are not in any way related to pregnancy but can be fatal to your pregnancy. An infection may occur in your pelvic cavity or your urinary tract which may cause you to bleed during pregnancy. It is not however normal for bleeding to be brought about by these factors. To be on the safe side, whenever you notice you are bleeding, take it upon yourself to bring this to your doctor’s attention as soon as possible. This is instrumental to know the exact cause of your bleeding and whether it’s normal or not.
Once you’ve established that the bleeding is normal, you can sit back and relax. All you need to do is ensure you wear sanitary pads or panty liners so as to feel comfortable. Tampons are not advised during pregnancy because they may bring an infection.
In conclusion, the safety of your pregnancy is dependent on you. Avoid rigorous exercises, avoid bad habits such as drinking or smoking and bring anything unusual to the attention of your doctor. Spotting might be normal but if you feel as if the bleeding is heavier than necessary, run to your doctor for a proper diagnosis.