Bleeding can be a traumatic experience at any point in the first trimester, particularly at the time of 11th week and 12th week of the pregnancy.
The bleeding which occurs in the first trimester stage of pregnancy ranges from light to heavy.
When a heavy bleeding is associated with the abdominal cramps, it signifies as a serious health position. In this case you should immediately look for emergency care.
It is very essential to be aware of the reasons for bleeding at 11 weeks pregnant for your peace of mind as well as for your safety. There are several reasons for bleeding at the 11th week of pregnancy. These may be miscarriage, cervical changes and ectopic pregnancy.
Miscarriage is a loss of fetus earlier to the 20th week of pregnancy. Miscarriage is medically termed as spontaneous abortion, but according to the common definition this is not termed as abortion. Most of the miscarriages happen within the first 3 months of pregnancy. Miscarriages will occur less likely after the twenty weeks gestation. These are called as late miscarriages. Miscarriage symptoms may include bleeding which advances from light to heavy, fever, abdominal pain, severe cramps, back pain and weakness.
The cervix cells frequently change during the pregnancy and it makes more probably to bleed especially after the sex. These changes in the cell are harmless and known as cervical ectropion. Vaginal infections also results in little bit of vaginal bleeding.
Ectopic pregnancies are not much common when compared to the miscarriages, and approximately affect 1 in 100 pregnancies. Bleeding may be an indication of ectopic pregnancy, when an implantation of fertilized egg takes place in the womb outside. This fertilized egg cannot grow well and if the pregnancy continuous, your health may be at risk. So this egg should be removed through medicines or operation. The symptoms for ectopic pregnancy may include vaginal bleeding, bowel pain, vomiting, diarrhea, one side pain of abdomen.
Solution or prevention
For preventing the bleeding during the 11th week, avoid exercising strenuously, lifting up heavy things and standing for a very long time.
Most of the women expect that the bleeding which occurs during the 11th week is a sign of miscarriage. But the American Pregnancy Association determines that half of the pregnant women who come across the bleeding in the time of first trimester do not proceed to have a miscarriage.