Lots of women experience a little bit of spotting during pregnancy. If you notice a few drops of blood in your underwear, don’t worry just yet. It may be caused by something that’s totally normal.
For example, an irritated cervix can also cause bleeding during pregnancy — particularly after you have sex. Or if you’re early on in your pregnancy, the blood may simply a sign that your egg has implanted into the wall of your uterus.
Should I Talk to My Doctor?
Yes! Just in case. You should tell your doctor or midwife about any bleeding you experience while you’re pregnant, especially in the later stages of your pregnancy. While spotting is natural, it may also indicate problems. Your doctor will want to rule out that possibility.
Wearing a product like ALWAYS Xtra Protection Liners can help protect your underwear and keep you feeling fresh. Some moms-to-be begin wearing pantiliners every day.
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), Patient Brochure 041: Bleeding during Pregnancy