What to do if you notice spotting or bleeding in pregnancy

spotting in pregnancy

early pregnancy bleeding

It’s impossible to give blanket recommendations regarding spotting or bleeding because so many different factors can lead to it. The only truly universal bit of advice is this: If you’re worried, do not hesitate for a second to talk to your doctor. If you are bleeding heavily (or even experiencing bleeding that looks like a period) your doctor will likely perform an exam to see if your cervix has opened. If it has, the chance that you’re having a miscarriage is greater. But if your doctor performs an ultrasound and your baby’s heartbeat is still detected, your chances of continuing the pregnancy are greater.

If you are having a miscarriage,be rest assured that there’s nothing wrong with you (it in no way predicts that you won’t be able to have a baby — in fact, now you know you’re fertile), and know that you’re not alone. Most women will experience a miscarriage at least once in their reproductive life, many having one before they even knew they were pregnant.