Ailments & Conditions

What Causes Spotting in Pregnancy?

Overview of Spotting in Pregnancy

Spotting during pregnancy refers to light vaginal bleeding. It is not uncommon and affects about 20 percent of pregnant women, especially during their first trimester. In most cases, there will be no serious problems and the babies are still healthy. But when unusual symptoms occur, it may indicate an underlying health problem. That’s why you need to know what actually causes spotting in pregnancy and talk with your doctor to prevent further complications. Read on the next sections to learn more about common causes to take proper preventive measures and ensure a safe pregnancy. [1]