Bleeding During Pregnancy

Medically Reviewed by Dr Sravya, MBBS, MS 


During their pregnancy, up to one out of every four pregnant women (up to 25%) can have some bleeding or spotting. Pregnancy bleeding and spotting may not usually indicate a problem, but they can be a symptom of miscarriage or other significant issues. Let’s see the frequently asked question:  Is bleeding common during pregnancy? What can cause bleeding during pregnancy? How does it feel while bleeding during pregnancy? How can we differentiate between spotting and bleeding? How can we get treated for bleeding during pregnancy?
Bleeding during pregnancy

Is bleeding during pregnancy common?

What can cause bleeding at different stages of pregnancy?

1. First trimester bleeding

Bleeding or spotting during the first trimester is typical and does not always indicate a problem. Try not to be concerned. Make a note of the sort of bleeding you detect and notify your healthcare professional of your symptoms.

Some of the reasons for early pregnancy bleeding include:

2. Second and third trimesters bleeding

Bleeding in  the second part of pregnancy is frequently related to more serious issues, so notify your doctor right away so they are aware of your concerns.

The following conditions can include bleeding in the second and third trimesters:

3. Other causes

How does it feel while bleeding during pregnancy?

Heavy vaginal bleeding along with

How can we differentiate between spotting and bleeding?

During pregnancy, there is a distinction between bleeding and spotting (light bleeding).

How can we diagnose bleeding during pregnancy?

Your doctor or midwife will inquire about the bleeding and any other symptoms you have been experiencing, as well as your pregnancy and overall health.

How can we get treated for bleeding during pregnancy?

Among the therapies for vaginal bleeding during pregnancy are:


Bleeding during pregnancy are difficult, but with the right understanding and proper guidance, you can manage them successfully and avoid them. You can keep a healthy balance by identifying the signs, knowing the causes, getting early treatment, and adopting preventive actions. Remember that if you have a serious illness, it is always more beneficial to get individualized guidance from a physician.

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