Bleeding during pregnancy: What are the reasons?

While you are pregnant, you must be scared when it comes to bleeding while you are pregnant. Blood loss does not always stand for the miscarriage. Bleeding during the first trimester of pregnancy is quite common and does not tend to the risks. According to the research the 25% pregnant women experience the bleeding during the first trimester of their pregnancy but only in few cases, heavy bleeding is found. These types of bleeding last for three days only or less than that. Most of the women experience the while you are pregnant but some women are there who experience bleeding throughout their pregnancy.

What are the causes of while you are pregnant?

Egg implantation

Causes of bleeding during pregnancy

You can experience bleeding when your fertilized egg gets itself implanted in the lining of the uterus, you may notice the light red blood spots. Many women get confused about their pregnancy and consider this spotting as their regular period and do not understand that they have conceived.

Breakthrough bleeding

Breakthrough bleeding is caused due to the hormones that stop your periods are imbalanced and get unable to perform their work that causes breakthrough while you are pregnant. Breakthrough bleeding does not cause any harm to your baby and you because the placenta starts to take over the hormones development from the ovaries that stops the bleeding OR few women may experience breakthrough bleeding throughout their pregnancy. The symptoms of breakthrough bleeding are same as you experience during your regular periods such as cramps and backaches, therefore, some women do not realize their pregnancy during the first trimester and take this breakthrough bleeding as their normal menstrual cycle.

Sex causes bleeding

It is quite common to experience while you are pregnant after sex. There is no harm to your baby and you due to these types of bleeding it is quite safe. Bleeding after sex is caused by the extra supplies of blood as well as softening of the cervix. You should let your doctor or healthcare provider know if they ask the question about having sex so the doctor can suggest you if you need to stop sex. Usually, you do not need to stop sex during pregnancy but if you have any medical history of health issues and miscarriage then your doctor OR healthcare provider may suggest you to stop sex seeing the condition of your pregnancy.

Ectopic pregnancy

Ectopic pregnancy is when the fertilized egg gets itself implanted out of the uterus most of the time in the Fallopian tube. There are many symptoms of ectopic pregnancy such as nausea, cramp in the downside of your abdomen, pain, and dizziness. The pain or cramp you experience in back during ectopic pregnancy may disappear all of sudden in the condition of tube ruptures but it returns within the hours and days that make you feel unwell. The ectopic pregnancy is quite complicated that can rupture the Fallopian tube which causes the internal bleeding and this is an emergency situation in which you need frequent medical care. Your Fallopian tube may get removed along with your pregnancy due to the damage to the tube. You do not need to be worried if such situation occurs because that does affect your future pregnancies.

Abnormally placed placenta

Causes for bleeding in 4th month of pregnancy

Abnormally placed placenta causes the painless vaginal while you are pregnant. Bleeding from the placenta occurs when the placenta gets itself set low down in the uterus which is called abnormally placed placenta. Sometimes the placenta gets itself set right over the cervix that is called the placenta praevia. This is the rare condition in pregnancies. The placenta praevia results bleeding during the second trimester. These types of the condition during pregnancy needs repeated ultrasound that helps your doctor to diagnose you accurately. You may get the instruction to get bed rest to prevent the risks to your baby.

Placental abruption

Placental abruption is another cause of while you are pregnant. This is the condition when the placenta gets detached from the wall of the uterus. This is the very rare case of pregnancies.

There are symptoms of placental abruption include heavy bleeding and severe pain. This is the condition when blood may be concealed or visible in the uterus that gets hard and tight as well as painful. There are some certain causes such as smoking, blood pressure, kidney issues, OR pre-eclampsia that can make your pregnancy more at the risk.

This condition needs immediate medical care. The instructions are based on the severity of while you are pregnant.

The fibroids of the uterine

You need to know first what is the fibroids of the uterine, this is the masses of muscles and fibrous. The fibroids of the uterine are found inside the uterine wall as well as outside of the uterine wall. The fibroids of the uterine can be problematic or it can be problem free also. The growth of uterine fibroids depends on the location of the fibroids. The fibroids of the uterine lead to ectopic pregnancy, heavy bleeding, even the miscarriage. Sometimes the fibroids of the uterine cause no problem during pregnancy. But you can not take the risk you must consult with your doctor if you have the fibroids of the uterine.


The most cases of miscarriage occur during the first trimester when many women don’t even realize that they are pregnant. There are some reasons for getting miscarriage during the first trimester.

The damage to the fetus: when the body of pregnant woman rejects the pregnancy or unable to survive and carry the baby then miscarriage occurs. You can be sure to your pregnancy as you complete the first trimester.

There are the symptoms of miscarriage in which bleeding is the most common but along with that there are some other symptoms that, include backache, cramping, and the abdominal pain.