Spotting During Pregnancy

Spotting during any time of pregnancy is really a bit terrifying to the expecting mother. But lots of these concerns depend on the amount of blood discharged. Light spotting of blood is very natural at the early or late pregnancy days. However, it could even occur in the middle period also. Actually light spotting may occur for few reasons.

It can happen at the early stage of pregnancy, when the embryo is being implanted into your uterus. Probably this is the time when you conceive and expect for your period without even knowing that you have conceived. Many women initially mistake this light spotting with their normal period. But since it does not stay for long time, you might be curious about the cause of this symptom.

Sometimes spotting could be the result of some internal pelvic examination during your regular visit to the obstetrician. As your cervix gets soft, tender and more swollen with excess blood circulation, it could easily get scratched during the examination process. Even a pap smear test can also cause some spotting of few drops of blood.

Several vaginal infections like bacterial vaginosis etc could also cause inflammation to the cervix or the internal wall of the vaginal canal. If not treated in right time, then the inflammation may increase to bleed few drops of blood to create mild spotting.

Whenever you have light spotting you should immediately talk to your doctor, although it may not be too concerning. You never know the reason behind the spotting, so it is always better to be on the safe side. However, heavy spotting or period-like bleeding is always a serious concern.

You should never waste your time to be at your doctor’s clinic for immediate check up. Heavy bleeding might lead to miscarriage. Even if it is not so, you should be under the medical care to stop the blood loss and to support the normal growth of your baby.

In case of a miscarriage also, you need to be under doctor’s guidance to ensure safe recovery on your part. So, a mild spotting or heavy spotting – in both situations, you should contact your obstetrician.