Spotting During Pregnancy

Spotting during pregnancy is brown or pink, similar to what you see at the end of your period. If it’s bright red, consider it bleeding. The amount of blood is another significant warning: Spotting during pregnancy doesn't soak a sanitary napkin; bleeding may.

It’s impossible to give blanket recommendations regarding spotting or bleeding because so many different factors can lead to it. If you’re worried, do not hesitate to talk with Dr. Hill.

If you are bleeding heavily (or even experiencing bleeding that looks like a period) Dr. Hill will likely perform an exam to see if your cervix has opened. If it has, the chance that you're having a miscarriage is greater. But if the doctor performs an ultrasound and your baby's heartbeat is still detected, your chances of continuing the pregnancy are greater.

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