Pregnancy: Bleeding During the First Trimester - Experience

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Bleeding during pregnancy the first trimester facts

  • Vaginal bleeding during the first trimester of pregnancy is relatively common.
  • Some amount of light bleeding or spotting during pregnancy occurs in about 20% of pregnancies.
  • In some cases, particularly when there is heavy bleeding and cramping, bleeding during pregnancy is the sign of a serious problem.
  • Implantation bleeding is bleeding that occurs when the fertilized egg implants in the lining of the uterus. This happens around the time of the expected menstrual period.
  • Implantation bleeding may occur before a woman realizes she is pregnant.
  • Serious causes of vaginal bleeding in the first trimester include
    • miscarriage,
    • threatened miscarriage, and
    • ectopic pregnancy.
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Comment from: no name, 19-24 (Caregiver) Published: January 23

I just found out that I am pregnant and I missed a period, but yesterday I started to bleed but only spot bleeding.

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Comment from: kre, 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: January 29

I just found out I am pregnant about two weeks ago and am lightly spotting. I am terrified. I have three kids already and have never experienced this before. Hoping for all to be well. I will be seeking a doctor as soon as possible.

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