What's up with spotting?

The good news is that spotting is so super normal, especially within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. It’s not usually a full on period, but generally lighter in flow and the color can range from pink to red and brown. Although it’s easy to get freaked out, do not panic! 

One cause of spotting could be implantation bleeding, when the fertilized egg attaches to the uterine lining. This spotting often happens before you even know you’re pregnant and most women confuse this with a period. Another totes harmless cause of spotting is a cervical polyp (a growth on the cervix), which is more likely to bleed due to higher estrogen levels. As usual mama, if you’re feeling like any bleeding might NOT be normal, please contact your healthcare provider. The more you know!