Did you notice some bleeding or spotting after pregnancy sex? Find out the possible causes, and learn when to see a doctor. Pregnancy sex has a host of benefits, ranging from lowered blood pressure to increased intimacy in your relationship. But what if you have a romantic night with your partner and notice some blood on the toilet paper afterwards? The panic will probably set in immediately: What happened? Did I hurt the baby?
Light bleeding or "spotting" during pregnancy happens more often than you might think, with up to 25 percent of all pregnant women experiencing it. Spotting -- bleeding that isn't continuous and isn't enough to fill a tampon or pad -- is especially common in the first three months. In many cases there's no cause for alarm, but you should call your doctor whenever you have bleeding during pregnancy -- even if it has stopped by the time you notice signs of it. You'll probably need to go in for an exam to rule out any complications, and to make sure you and your baby are fine.