The Symptoms and Causes Any kind of bleeding during pregnancy can be scary, but what if it happens in those later months? Heavy bleeding can be a symptom of threatened miscarriage, which is a term used when a woman experiences bleeding but the cervix is still closed. Fancy not paying for nappies for all of next year? Sadly, 1 in every 5 to 6 pregnancies are miscarried. They can sometimes be caused by other things, such as a stomach bug, but they need to be checked out by your midwife or doctor. Light bleeding, or spotting, during pregnancy is common, especially during the first trimester.
Ectopic pregnancies are less common than miscarriages, occurring in 1 of 60 pregnancies.
Bleeding or pain in early pregnancy
While most instances are fortunately nothing to worry about — nine out of 10 women who bleed in pregnancy go on to have healthy babies — it helps to stay informed so you can feel reassured and in control. Early days Your NHS pregnancy journey Signs and symptoms of pregnancy Health things you should know Due date calculator Week by week 4 to 8 weeks 9 to 12 weeks 13 to 16 weeks 17 to 20 weeks 21 to 24 weeks 25 to 28 weeks 29 to 32 weeks 33 to 36 weeks 37 to 40 weeks 40 weeks plus Pregnancy week by week Twins Antenatal care with twins Pregnant with twins Healthy multiple pregnancy Getting ready for twins Preparing for the birth Where to give birth: If you have minimal blood loss and are not in severe pain, you will be assessed as a non-emergency patient and you may be referred to the Early Pregnancy Assessment Service EPAS clinic at King Edward Memorial Hospital. Pregnancy can cause changes to the cervix, and this may sometimes cause bleeding — after sex, for example. The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Bleeding in early pregnancy Miscarriage Treating miscarriage Ectopic pregnancy Hydatidiform mole.