What is implantation bleeding?
A implantation bleeding occurs as a result of a process called implantation which is the first stage of the pregnancy. Implantation is a process where the fertilized egg gets implanted in the uterus for the development into a fetus.
When the fertilized egg enters the uterus some amount of uterus layer is shed allowing the egg to pass in. As a result this little blood is shed called as the implantation bleeding. This is usually pink or brown and not much than just a spotting.
Identifying implantation bleeding:
Not all bleeding that occur during pregnancy is a worrisome issue . In the first early month a mild pinkish blood may come which is very mild pink or brown not bright red which is called the implantation bleeding. A implantation bleeding occurs just a week prior when your menses is to occur . Mild cramps are also common when implantation bleeding occurs. Only after a implantation one can have rise in hcg and a week later you can use a kit which may now show a bfp (positive). Not all can notice a implantation bleeding. And if occurs many may be confused if it is a irregular period occurring or something else.
Difference between implantation bleeding and periods?
A implantation bleeding lasts only a day that too just mild spotting need not require a pad and mainly it looks mild pinkish never bright red. And implantation bleeding occurs a week before your period is due. Wheras a period occurs as bright red blood and also with heavy cramping.
The implantation bleeding never contains clots or tissues in it , it’s just a plain pink spotting . Wheras a period may start with mild blood and starts bleeding with clots and lasts few days. In this way u can differentiate implantation bleeding from periods.
When to approach a doctor?
But it is also to be noted that the spotting doesn’t necessarily be a sign of pregnancy. since there are many other reasons for spotting to occur like pcos , hormonal imbalance etc. If your spotting becomes heavy requiring a pad and if feels like periods occurring on inappropriate time then it’s time to visit a gynecologist to clarify.
Is Having Sex during pregnancy good or bad? Safe or not? Know more.
Pregnancy is the most beautiful phase of life. But a women has to cross many hurdles for a perfect healthy delivery of a baby. Like physical changes and mental changes. She is required to eat foods which she may hate and her growing tummy causes stretches and marks and itches and also non bearable pains like round ligament pains , joint pains,migraine, and the most wonderful delivery pain.
In spite of these a couple has to make compromise on sexual life as well. From the moment you come to know you are pregnant your mind tends to change. Some women gets a big desire for sex whereas some women’s sexual drive disappears. A men has to cope up with these in order to make your little one and your beloved wife feel comfortable. Our body is our biggest guide. Our body tells exactly what we need to do and if we listen to our body 90% of our health issues will be solved.
On your first visit to your Gynecologist, ask her if you are OK to have sex because it’s most said that the first 3 months are very crucial stage as the baby in the womb is not so steady and almost 25% end up in a unfortunate miscarriage. Only if your GP says it’s OK then you can continue sex. If you find yourself spotting after sex it’s very common and nothing much to worry but let your GP know . If you are bleeding after sex immediately contact your GP and do not have sex at least for the 3 months time. It all depends in you and carts from women to women and delivery to delivery. Not all are the same.
Once you have passed 3months time then congrats you can resume your normal sexual life. Note: few very few may be guided by your gp to stop until birth.
It is said that the enzymes in the sperm tends to stimulate contractions which helps with birth . Using a condom before 8 months would be better so that no infections could be passed on during sex and reduces the UTI urinary tract infection as well.
After the 8th month you can have sex and can be continued till birth. A good sex can help as a great stress reliever and also promotes contractions. The sperm proteins help rupture the walls of the uterus hence helping with opening as well as promoting contractions. So it is said that sex doesn’t hurt during pregnancy.
So how long can I have sex? What positions can I have? You should be carefully with the positions as not all possible positions are now safe to have sex. Never press your tummy . It’s dangerous .you can try women on top positions and side-wise positions only. Have sex very precise time and in a smoother way . If it hurts please stop and consult your gynecologist.
In short : sex is perfectly safe in pregnancy until your gynecologist suggests to stop or any bleeding occurs.
Is Having Sex during pregnancy good or bad? Safe or not? What do you feel? Please share and feel free to register your thoughts below in the comment section.
Hi all pregnancy is a beautiful phase of life. Today many of us almost 50percent people undergo csection due to many reasons. I am one among you.
The postpartum checkup will be scheduled at ur 6th or 8th week after your delivery. Till then a good rest is very necessary. After you leave the hospital you are set free to take care of yourself.
It is a little hard time for few since you are not allowed to take your baby out till the baby is 40days old. Baby needs to be breastfed for at least 6months for its well-being. And no sex strictly till you complete your postpartum checkup. It might be a worrisome for few.
Your incision may take some time to heal so taking rest never hurts. Always use a antiseptic lotion and clean the area once your stitches are removed by your GP. Always keep it dry and clean to avoid further complications.
After delivery depression is very common in among 80percent of women. Things tend to be normal but your hormones sudden drop may play a vital role in mood swings and your are required to be awake in nights as the baby needs to be fed every 3hrs. So sleepless nights also cause depression. Few needs counselling as they weep all time which is not good for a just operated women. This may make them sick . If you feel so down you can deliberately share your feelings with your family especially your husband. Since talking over can make you feel comfortable.
You should be very careful when you take tablets. Other than prescribed tablet you should never take tablets on your own. since tablets may pass over through breastmilk which may cause issues in the baby like diarrhea. So always contact your GP before taking tabs for your health issues or other. This should be followed till you continue breastfeeding.
Let your GP know if your bleeding has not stopped after 6weeks of time since there may be a issue .usually bleeding stops by 5weeks time. Any internal issues or incision issue may cause bleeding after 6week time.
Why is postpartum checkup for ?
Will be continued in my next post…