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. Continue reading “Spotting During Pregnancy”