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 [...]