But then, you spot blood. Is it your periods?
Is it normal to get periods when you’re pregnant?
Well, these questions are not as uncommon as you might think. A fair percentage of women experience vaginal bleeding or light spotting in their first trimester.
But, to answer the question; no, you cannot have your periods during pregnancy.
During early pregnancy, women experience spotting that is implantation bleeding. Implantation is the process where the fertilized egg gets implanted in the uterus. But, this happens a while before you take the pregnancy test.
So, what can be the reason of bleeding when you’ve already got a positive result in your pregnancy test?
The first thing to keep in mind here is the amount of blood. A lot of women experience spotting during their early pregnancy.
Spotting refers to a few drops of blood; that you would not need a pad for while bleeding refers to blood flow that is heavy enough to require wearing a pad. If you bleed during the first trimester, you should wear a panty liner or a pad so that you are able to get an idea of the amount of bleeding. The next step should obviously be to talk to your health-care professional.
Another reason for bleeding can be changes in the cervix. The production of hormones during pregnancy can cause changes to the cervix; making it softer and more prone to bleeding. Other major reasons for bleeding during pregnancy can be cervical infection, growths in the cervix or inflamed cervix.
Many women who experience bleeding during pregnancy go on to have normal births without complications. However, bleeding during pregnancy should be treated as a concern and should be brought to your doctor’s attention. Furthermore, you must also take a note of physician symptoms such as cramping, fever, contractions, or chills.
There is no alternative for a doctor’s advice. So, do not ignore anything no matter how insignificant it might seem. We wish you a healthy and safe pregnancy!