| I found out that I am pregnant. My last period was 13 March.
The problem is that I see some spotting on my panty liners
after urination. I went to see my doctor and he told me that
my baby is at the bottom of the womb. I have been seeing this
from Thursday 23rd April. Do you think that will harm my baby?
What you are experiencing is very common. During the first
12 weeks of pregnancy about a quarter of all women experience
bleeding which is part of the normal process and not an
indication of a problem. There are several common causes
bleeding: Brief and light bleeding may occur as the
fertilised egg implants into the placenta, usually 5-
10 days after conception.
- Period: it is not uncommon to experience slight spotting
around the time that you would normally have experienced
- Intercourse: The tender cervix is engorged with blood
and after intercourse it is possible to have light spotting.
However, heavy vaginal bleeding is the most common symptom
of a problem. Whatever stage of pregnancy you have reached,
if you are experiencing bleeding you should call your doctor
and go to bed. Severe cramping and tenderness on one side
should also be reported to the doctor as soon as possible
even if not accompanied by bleeding.
If the bleeding is accompanied by cramps, abdominal or lower
back pain and passing of clots then you should contact your
doctor urgently or go to your nearest hospital casualty