Has it happened that you experienced some spotting or blood loss during pregnancy? Well, if you are you need not worry. In this blog post, we bust some myths about blood flow during pregnancy, and how it can affect your health if not taken care of at the early stage.
Check out a few pointers below:
- Bleeding and spotting from the vagina during gestation are common.
- If you bleed or spot during pregnancy, it doesn’t always mean there’s a problem but in some cases, they may be signs of a problem for you or your baby’s health
- If you bleed or spot during gestation or
- If you have heavy bleeding, tell your provider about any bleeding or spotting you have during gestation
Bleeding and spotting from the vagina during gestation are common. Up to 1 out of 4 (up to 25) of all pregnant women have some bleeding or spotting during their gestation. Bleeding in gestation doesn’t always mean there’s a problem, but it can be a sign of abortion/miscarriage or other serious complications. Confinement is when a baby dies in the womb before 20 weeks of gestation. One should check with your doctor if you have any bleeding or finding, indeed if it stops. It may not be caused by anything serious, but your doctor needs to find out what’s causing it.
What’s the difference between bleeding and spotting?
Bleeding or finding can be anytime, from the time you get pregnant to right before you give birth. Spotting is light bleeding. It happens when you have many drops of blood on your undergarments. Spotting is so light that the blood wouldn’t cover a panty liner. Bleeding is when the blood inflow is heavier, enough that you need a panty liner or pad to keep the blood from soaking your undergarments and clothes.
- Call your health care provider if you have any kind of bleeding during gestation and do these effects.
- Keep track of how heavy your bleeding is, if it gets heavier or lighter, and how numerous pads you’re using.
- Check the color of the blood. Your doctor may want to know. It can be different colors, like brown, dark or bright red.
- Don’t use a tampon, douse or have coitus when you’re bleeding.
- Call your doctor right down at any time during gestation or go to the exigency room if you have.
Symptoms of Heavy bleeding
- Bleeding with pain or cramping
- Dizziness and bleeding
- Pain in your belly or pelvis
What causes bleeding or spotting beforehand in gestation?
It’s normal to have some finding or bleeding beforehand in gestation. Bleeding or finding in the first trimester may not be a problem. It can be caused by:
- Having Coitus
- An infection
- When a fertilized egg (embryo) attaches to the filling of the uterus (womb) and begins to grow.
- Hormone changes
- Changes in your cervix. The cervix is opening to the uterus that sits at the top of the vagina.
- Certain types of testing during gestation like amniocentesis or Chorionic villus slice (CVS)
- Problems related to smoking
There are tests that are done to check for inheritable abnormalities in your baby. Inheritable abnormalities are changes in the genes that are passed down to a baby from the mother or father.
These inheritable changes can cause health problems for a baby. However, it’s important to check before gestation or as soon as you know you’re pregnant. Occasionally bleeding or spotting in the first trimester is a sign of a serious problem, like Confinement. Nearly all women who suffer miscarriage have bleeding or finding before the confinement.
How are bleeding and spotting treated?
Your treatment depends on the causes of your bleeding, which may require a medical exam and tests. Most of the time, treatment for bleeding or spotting is rest. Your doctor may also suggest treatments like:
- Take time off from your work and stay on your feet for a little while
- You might require medicine to protect your baby from Rh disease. Rh disease occurs when your blood and baby’s blood are incompatible or say can’t be fused together. This disease can cause serious problems even the death of the child.
- Don’t have sex, douche, or use tampons
- If you have heavy bleeding, you may need a hospital stay or surgery.
Thus, in case you encounter any such issue, one should not get panic in fact, refer and update your doctor for any such problem. The doctor shall treat you and give the best treatment for your condition. Also, do not delay in case you encounter any serious pain, but opt for an early address to your problem.