Spotting During Pregnancy

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Spotting During Pregnancy

Spotting during pregnancy, although it may spook many new moms, is a normal part of pregnancy. According to a study done by Columbia Presbyterian hospital, spotting occurs in about 30 percent of women within their first trimester. This is often caused by implantation, the process where the fertilized egg attaches to the uterine lining.

Bleeding due to implantation can often occur before a woman knows she is pregnant, or it can occur afterwards. However, implantation can happen anywhere from 6-12 days after possible conception. The spotting is usually lighter than the flow of bleeding found in menstrual cycles.

Cervical polyp is another potential cause of spotting in the first two trimesters of pregnancy, this occurs due to a harmless growth on the cervix that can appear due to higher levels of estrogen.

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Pregnancy Weight Gain

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Pregnancy Weight Gain

Pregnancy weight gain refers to increase in body weight that occurs during the pregnancy. In the world, it is estimated that majority of women experience increase in body weight during pregnancy. The woman`s body increases in size for example, the limbs become a bit bigger and appear to be swollen. The face appear broader, the cheeks may become swollen than normal. The total weight of the mother is her own weight plus that of the fetus, that`s why her weight seems to have occurred suddenly.


Weight gain during pregnancy is a must and therefore a woman who experiences weight gain should not panic. This is because, apart from eating for her own nutrition requirements, she also eats for the growing fetus.

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