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Is it bad or normal for a pregnant woman to bleed?

By Sara Salgado B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 03/09/2022

It will depend mainly on the reason for the bleeding. Generally, light bleeding is not a cause for concern, it is considered normal. However, if it is heavy, painful or prolonged, it may be indicative of a pregnancy complication and it is advisable to see a doctor.

 Sara Salgado
Sara Salgado
B.Sc., M.Sc.
Embryologist
Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Master's Degree in Human Assisted Reproduction from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). Certificate of University Expert in Genetic Diagnosis Techniques from the University of Valencia (UV).
Embryologist. Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Master's Degree in Human Assisted Reproduction from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). Certificate of University Expert in Genetic Diagnosis Techniques from the University of Valencia (UV).