Pregnancy

Bleeding in early pregnancy is normal?


Pregnant only one or two months, it happens to have small blood loss as the end of menses. Should we worry about these bleeds? The answer of Dr. Yéhouda Benchimol, gynecologist.

Bleeding is common early in pregnancy

  • These bleeds (in fact are brown losses) that occur in early pregnancy in the first trimester, worried future mothers who fear to miscarry.
  • These brown losses correspond to the elimination of "old blood". This is a common event (about 20% of all pregnancies), most of the time without any serious impact or impact on the progress of the pregnancy.
  • This corresponds to the simple implantation of the fetus at the time of implantation and the development of the gestational sac in the uterus.

Pregnant blood loss: consult

  • IHowever, it is advisable to consult your gynecologist to be examined, to eliminate the causes, rarer, sometimes more serious, like a pregnancy termination, a threat of miscarriage (a spontaneous abortion) with an egg detachment or an ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy which develops in outside the uterine cavity), and perform an ultrasound to rule out other causes of bleeding. Even mild blood loss, with or without pain, is one of the symptoms to report to the doctor when you are pregnant.
  • Similarly, if you have bleeding that is accompanied by severe pain in the lower abdomen, go to the hospital. The doctor will examine you (if necessary with an ultrasound) and reassure you.
  • Do you notice blood loss after sexual intercourse? This is probably due to the fact that the cervix is ​​weakened by pregnancy. It's normal, but here again talk to the doctor.

Good to know

You are a little worried because your vaginal secretions are more important. Nothing more normal in your condition, do not worry. In fact, these losses protect your vagina from infections. Similarly, if you have tugging in the lower abdomen, do not panic: the ligaments that support your uterus move to accommodate the new size of your pelvis.