Spotting, bleeding and miscarriageWhen you find out you're pregnant and you start spotting it is horrifying!
You automatically think the worst. Although spotting isn't necessarily a good sign, it certainly doesn't mean you are miscarrying or going to miscarry.
Spotting during pregnancy can be caused by a number of things including implantation and infection. It could be a sign of something more serious so it's a good idea to have it checked out. But don't always expect the worst. Spotting during pregnancy can be quite common. I spotted for three months during my successful pregnancy which otherwise was completely normal.
Reasons for spotting include:
you conceive as the fertilized egg implants itself in the lining of the uterus. Some women don't realize they are pregnant because they mistake this bleeding for a light period. Usually the bleeding is very light and lasts from a few hours to a few days.
Miscarriage: Because miscarriage is most common during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, it tends to be one of the biggest concerns with first trimester bleeding. About half of women who bleed in pregnancy eventually miscarry, but that doesn't necessarily mean that if you're bleeding you've lost the baby, especially if you don't have any other symptoms.