Pain, Bleeding, and Discharge: When Should You Worry?
When should you worry about your baby’s bleeding?
There are many reasons why you might have concerns. If you are worried about your baby having any problems with bleeding then it is best to seek medical attention immediately. Your doctor will take care of all the necessary tests and procedures so that they can make sure that there aren’t any health issues or other complications that could cause harm to your baby.
What is Bleeding During Pregnancy?
Bleeding during pregnancy happens due to several different factors. One of these factors is the hormones produced by your body while you are pregnant. These hormones may cause some bleeding from the uterus (womb) or cervix (opening up of opening up of womb). Other causes include infections, conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome, certain medications, and even trauma to the uterus.
The most common type of bleeding during pregnancy is called “precocious” because it occurs before the normal time. Precocious bleeding usually begins between weeks 10 and 16. Some women experience precocious bleeding throughout their whole pregnancy, but not all do.
Sometimes precocious bleeding does not occur until after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Other types of bleeding during pregnancy are less common than precocious bleeding. They include:
Abnormal detachment of the placenta from the wall of the uterus
Severe infection that causes a fever and contractions
Rupture of a uterine blood vessel
Trauma to the abdomen, such as falling from a great height or being in a car accident
When should you worry?