San doubts, it is quite understandable that women's health issues are not easy to deal with. Especially when you are trying to conceive or have some other female problem. The biggest issue under the circumstances is to make the right decision ab
Spotting or bleeding without pain is common in early pregnancy or 7 week pregnancy. As a mom-to-be, you do not need to worry about it. However, you should contact your doctor or midwife or maternity care centre if you face anything abnormal. Bleeding after 12 week of pregnancy is not common. It is a matter of concern, and you need to instantly consult a respective doctor.
What can make you have Bleeding in Early Pregnancy?
Spotting or light bleeding is common during the first trimester or 12 weeks of pregnancy. It happens due to a few reasons. Here are some significant causes of bleeding in early pregnancy:
- Cervical changes - Your cervix faces some changes caused by pregnancy hormones. These changes can make you have bleeding for sometime in early pregnancy. The cervix has an increased supply of the blood. And as a result, it gets softer. This softness can make you bleed after having physical intimacy. Such bleeding is post coital bleeding.
- Implantation - Implantation takes place when the fertilised egg (growing embryo) gets embedded into your uterus wall. It occurs around the time you have a period in your menstrual cycle. Some of you may have implantation after eight weeks of pregnancy. Implantation bleeding is light and it is pinkish to brown. You may experience it after wiping out or having a look into your underwear. It is not enough to soak through your pad and lasts for a few days.
- Infection - Infection causes occasional bleeding during the first trimester of pregnancy.
Bleeding and miscarriage
Bleeding during pregnancy can be an indication of something serious. However, you need to keep in mind women who bleed in early pregnancy (1st trimester) have a successful pregnancy and give birth to a baby. You just need to keep a close watch on symptoms.
- Miscarriage - It refers to the loss of your pregnancy and happens at any time before 24 weeks. If it occurs, you can experience bleeding (the blood is bright red), cramping or pain in the back or stomach.
- Ectopic pregnancy - It happens when the fertilised egg has implantation outside of your uterus. The organ could be your fallopian tube. You can experience symptoms like pain in the shoulder tip, bleeding, discomfort while urinating, and tummy pain on one side if it occurs to you.
- Molar pregnancy - Your pregnancy is a molar pregnancy when the foetus in your womb does not develop well. When it occurs, you can experience bleeding, an expected swollen tummy, and severe morning sickness.
What should you do if you have abnormal bleeding at 7 weeks pregnant?
As mentioned above, bleeding is common in early pregnancy. You need to be careful and have a close watch on your bleeding if it lasts more than 1-2 days or you notice anything abnormal. As you notice your bleeding is heavy, you have unbearable pain, or you are feeling unwell, you should call or see your doctor or midwife without making a delay. Your doctor will help you treat the detected issue and make you feel better gradually. At FSIVF Centre, we are ready to help you during your maternity journey.