Spotting during pregnancy

Is this experience normal..? Bleeding or spotting during pregnancy is very common, especially if this happens during the first trimester. However, since bleeding can sometimes be considered as a sign of something that is serious, it is important to know what has caused it. Thus, it is always advisable to seek medical help to make sure that you and your baby are healthy. Bleeding During the First Trimester of the Pregnancy Bleeding or spotting during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy is fairly common. In fact, about 20 percent of women experience this. There are several possible causes of bleeding during the first trimester. These causes include: Implantation Bleeding. This type of bleeding may be experienced within the first 10 to [...]

Early signs of pregnancy

The first and classic early sign of pregnancy is a late or missed period... Whether you deliberately go out to get pregnant, or it is something totally unplanned, the signs of pregnancy are the same, excepting that in the latter case you may miss the cue because you are that anxious. No doubt many women can hardly wait to know if they are pregnant. But do you know what signs to look for?  From very early after conception takes place, you may suspect that it has happened because you are seeing some changes taking place in your body.  Knowing what to look for can take the anxiety out of the whole process. Although the best way to be sure [...]

Pregnancy symptoms

A quick reference guide to pregnancy symptoms... Could I be pregnant? Skipped a period? Morning sickness? Is it pregnancy or the flu? Below we will discuss common pregnancy symptoms to help you determine if you might be expecting. Common pregnancy symptoms Every female in her childbearing years has experienced least one of the common pregnancy symptoms at one point or another, maybe even to the point where it was a full-blown pregnancy scare. Many of the most common pregnancy symptoms are similar to other illnesses so it’s not always easy to do a self-diagnosis. Of course the best way to determine if you are legitimately expecting a child is to see a physician, but why run to the doctor [...]

Bleeding during pregnancy

Spotting or bleeding occurs in approximately 20% of women... In the first trimester spotting or bleeding occurs in approximately 20% of women. The normal spotting occurs during less than 24 hours and is usually very light bleeding. Natural causes of bleeding are Cervical irritation. Since extra blood flows to the cervix during pregnancy, a pap smear test or intercourse can cause bleeding that is of no concern. Implantation bleeding. It is normal to see some vaginal spotting in the first two weeks after conception. The bleeding is thought to be caused by the implantation of the fertilized egg in the lining of the uterus. This can last for hours or even days. Bleeding can also be a cause for concern in this period [...]