Many pregnant women experience spotting, or light bleeding, early in their pregnancy. You should know that less than half of them miscarry. If you’re soaking a thick pad, you should call your healthcare team’s office or go to an emergency room to be evaluated.
Depending on how far along you are, blood tests, ultrasounds, or other screenings may be used to make sure that your baby is growing appropriately.
Most pregnancies that miscarry do so before 14 weeks. If a miscarriage happens, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a genetic problem. In fact, most miscarriages happen due to other reasons and few women have more than one miscarriage.