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Vaginal bleeding can happen from conception to delivery. Spotting is a type of light bleeding. You might only notice a few blood drops in your underwear. Heavy bleeding is more noticeable. It will require a sanitary pad to protect your clothing.
Last Updated December 2022 | FamilyDoctor wrote this article org editorial staff and reviewed by Kyle Bradford Jones.
Bleeding may be just one sign of preterm labor. Additionally, preterm labor can cause vaginal discharge, lower abdominal pressure, a dull backache, cramps, contractions, and your water breaking.
You may experience minor vaginal bleeding in the early stages of your pregnancy. In most cases, it’s not serious. It may occur within the first 20 weeks for a variety of reasons. It can be the result of something serious or non-serious. Continued bleeding throughout the pregnancy is not common. Call your doctor immediately if you are bleeding heavily. Go to the emergency room if you have severe pain.
What can I do at home to stop my bleeding during pregnancy?
Following advice from your healthcare provider after an examination is always recommended. In most cases, theyll recommend more rest. Avoiding activities such as strenuous exercise and lifting heavy objects can also be beneficial. A panty liner can also be used to stop bleeding. Care at Cleveland Clinic.