Spotting and Bleeding During Pregnancy
Pregnancy can be a very stressful and worrisome time. Even when everything is going fine, it can be difficult not to worry about the health of your baby and the potential complications that can occur. One of the most concerning issues that can occur during pregnancy is vaginal bleeding. Although vaginal bleeding is concerning and should be diagnosed, there are many reasons why spotting can occur that are not major concerns.
During pregnancy, women experience an increase in the blood supply to their cervix. This makes it likely for spotting to occur during activities that involve that area. Women may notice spotting after engaging in sexual intercourse, and some light bleeding may occur after receiving a vaginal exam.
If pain or discomfort is experienced along with bleeding, or unexpected bleeding occurs with no direct cause, contact your doctor and have the issue examined.
If you are in need of an attentive, compassionate, and expertly trained obstetrician and gynecologist, please contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mary Geldernick.