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Spotting During Early Pregnancy

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Bleeding During Pregnancy

Vaginal bleeding can occur during pregnancy for many reasons. This can be a very frightening experience for an expectant mom. If you experience any bleeding during pregnancy contact your doctor immediately. Some women will have light bleeding during early pregnancy. Twenty to twenty-five percent of women have spotting or bleeding during pregnancy. » Read more

Implantation Bleeding

After ovulation the egg travels into the uterus and burrows into the lining of the uterus. For some women implantation will cause slight bleeding or spotting. This is called implantation bleeding. This is sometimes confused for an early period. » Read more

Can You Have a Period When You Are Pregnant?

Although you may have heard of women that had “periods” during pregnancy, the truth is you cannot be pregnant and have a period at the same time. Once a woman conceives her body starts producing hCG and her menstrual cycle stops. This is not to say that a woman cannot have bleeding that resembles a period when she is pregnant, but the bleeding is not actually a period. » Read more

Miscarriage Symptoms

  A miscarriage can be an emotionally crushing experience for a woman to deal with no matter how early it takes place. According to the ACOG about 15% of pregnancies will end in miscarriage. » Read more

Spotting During Late Pregnancy

Second and Third Trimester Spotting Preterm labor and placental problems may be the cause of spotting during late pregnancy. Although light spotting may not be as concerning as bright red bleeding, it is still something that warrants a phone call to your doctor or midwife. » Read more

Ectopic Pregnancy: Ten Symptoms You Should Not Ignore

An ectopic pregnancy, sometimes called a tubal pregnancy, happens when a fertilized egg implants somewhere other than the lining of the uterus. Most ectopic pregnancies occur in the fallopian tube but other places where an ectopic can implant are the abdominal cavity, ovary or cervix. Ectopic pregnancies are sometimes difficult to diagnose. » Read more

Danger Signs in Pregnancy

Below are a list of signs and symptoms you should be aware of during pregnancy.  Should you experience any of these you should consult with your health care provider for further advice.  » Read more

5 Weeks Pregnant: Your Pregnancy Week by Week

Welcome to the fifth week of your pregnancy.  It is still early in your pregnancy and you may have only recently tested positive. If you haven’t started having any pregnancy symptoms, you might be getting a little worried. » Read more

Ovulation Spotting

If you are trying to get pregnant you may want to look for some physical signs of ovulation. Some signs of ovulation include increased cervical mucous, cramping on one side, or breast tenderness. » Read more