What Causes Vaginal Bleeding in pregnancy?

(July 1, 2010)

Vaginal Bleeding During Pregnancy Causes

First and foremost, it is important to be aware of the fact that heavy bleeding at any point during a pregnancy is very dangerous and could be a symptom of some complications with the pregnancy. During the first trimester, which is the first three months of the pregnancy, the bleeding may vary from a little spotting to severe bleeding that may also have clots present. Studies have shown that as many as 20 to 30 percent of all pregnancies are complicated because of bleeding in the first trimester. Bleeding in the first trimester does not necessarily mean that the complications with the pregnancy are severe, but a consultation with a specialist is still required.  Bleeding during the second trimester and third trimester is much more of a concern while bleeding that occurs in the 28th week of the pregnancy is a very serious medical emergency and can range from being nothing more than blood flow to being accompanied by severe abdominal pain. Studies have shown that as many as about 50% of all expecting women who experience vaginal bleeding at any stage of the pregnancy will suffer a miscarriage. One must also keep in mind the fact that yeast infections as well as sexually transmitted diseases are known to cause an inflammation in the cervix and cause light spotting or bleeding.

Because of the very severe conditions that prompt vaginal bleeding during a pregnancy, it is extremely important that you visit your family doctor to have the condition examined and treated. Certain medications may be rather strong and are not recommended during pregnancy. In such cases, the doctor may recommend natural treatment for vaginal bleeding in pregnancy. For example, increasing the intake of iron helps boost the immune system – which also helps treat anemia; one of the most common causes of vaginal bleeding.  Another option would be to clean a few pieces of ginger and boil them in some water and drink the concoction about three times a day. You can add some amount of sugar to enhance the taste. One of the major benefits of ginger is the fact that it contains a number of anti inflammatory properties that help treat vaginal bleeding in pregnancy. Other foods that are very beneficial include fresh vegetables, fresh fruits and seafood like salmon and tuna. Foods that should be consciously avoided include red meats, cheese and spicy foods.

Submitted by P T on July 1, 2010 at 04:22

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