Internet Explorer is no longer supported on our website. Spotting is common during the first trimester because the cervix is sensitive to touch. Bleeding from the cervix does not hurt the baby. Spotting may occur after you have a pelvic exam or sexual intercourse. If you bleed every time you have sex, you may want to avoid intercourse for a few weeks to reduce any fear you may have that there is a problem with the pregnancy. Spotting can also be a sign of a miscarriage, so please call us if you have any vaginal bleeding.
A little bit of knowledge can go a long way in easing your fears! Spotting is typically a small amount of often blood-tinged mucous that you only see when you wipe with tissue after urinating, or you may see a few spots on your underwear. The earliest spotting that you may experience can actually be a sign that the embryo is implanting into the wall of the uterus. Known as implantation bleeding, this often occurs about 2 weeks after you have missed your period. This spotting is very short-lived and should not continue, or get heavier. Another kind of spotting can happen after you have sex.
The most common cause for peeing blood is a UTI Urinary Tract Infection , which is more common during pregnancy as the foetus adds growing pressure on your bladder and urinary tract. This makes it easy for bacteria to become trapped and cause an infection. Below, we take a closer look at UTIs and other factors that might cause blood in urine during pregnancy. Acute urethritis or cystitis: Acute urethritis means inflammation of the urethra, and cystitis refers to inflammation of the bladder.
The next 9 months may bring some uncomfortable changes to your body. During pregnancy, be sure to watch for signs of the following complications, which do require medical attention:. Ectopic pregnancy.