What is Implantation Bleeding?
Once the blastocyst implants into the uterus sometimes it implants into an area that is filled with blood. As the egg is implanting itself into the endomentrium tissue, the blood will leak out and cause spotting, a small amount of bleeding that often resembles a light period. In fact, many women often mistake implantation bleeding as their period unless they already have a confirmed positive pregnancy test. If you have had a positive pregnancy, this spotting can scare a women because they automatically think that any sign of bleeding is the first signs of a possible miscarriage or a sign of a problem with the pregnancy. It will often send a woman running to their doctor or emergency room immediately to ensure that there is nothing wrong with the baby.
Implantation Bleeding is Normal and Has No Adverse Side Effects
Implantation bleeding has no adverse side effects on the pregnancy and has no cause for concern. However, if your spotting or bleeding is very heavy, you are having painful cramps, increased back pain, or any other unusual symptoms you should contact your health care professional immediately. Always tell your health care provider if you experience any bleeding or spotting during your pregnancy. Implantation bleeding shouldn’t last more than 1 to 2 days and should be very light.
Did you experience implantation bleeding after you discovered that you were pregnant?