Bleeding During Pregnancy: When It’s Normal and When It’s Cause for Concern

When you’re pregnant, especially during the first few months, every twinge, pull, and pain in your pelvic area may cause you to worry. If you experience any kind of bleeding during those first months, you may really start to panic. But instead, pause and breathe.

Many women experience spotting or light bleeding during the first trimester and go on to deliver healthy, full-term babies. Bleeding in the early months doesn’t always indicate an impending miscarriage. Studies show that nearly 30% of women experience bleeding in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, and of those women, half will go on to have a healthy pregnancy.

Your pregnancy matters to us, and Dr. Jehuda Renan and our staff take your concerns very seriously. We want you to experience a healthy pregnancy, and we’ll do everything possible to ensure that outcome. When you have reason for concern, such as bleeding, Dr. Renan works to resolve the issue and put your mind at ease.

Bleeding during the first trimester

Anytime you encounter bleeding during your pregnancy you should notify our office right away. Dr. Renan will want to see you and make sure you’re not experiencing any complications. There are a few other reasons you may be experiencing bleeding in your first trimester, so it’s not necessarily due to a miscarriage.

More serious reasons for first trimester bleeding are:

Bleeding in the second and third trimester

As your pregnancy progresses, the cause for concern increases if you experience bleeding. Although your tender cervix may still be to blame, especially if you bleed after intercourse, there are a few more dire reasons for bleeding during the later months.

Excellent prenatal care is the best way to ensure a good outcome for both mom and baby, and that’s what Dr. Renan offers for women living in or around Tarzana, California. For more information and to schedule an appointment for any of our woman-centered services, contact our office or click the “request appointment” button.

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