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Bleeding in Pregnancy

Is Bleeding during Pregnancy Normal?

Bleeding during pregnancy can be worrisome but it does not always mean something is wrong.   There are many different causes of bleeding in pregnancy. Here are the most common:

Implantation Bleeding

This occurs when the fertilized egg attaches to the uterine lining, about 2 weeks after fertilization.


This bleeding can be light at the start but will often progress to heavy bleeding with cramping.

Ectopic Pregnancy

An ectopic pregnancy is when the fertilized egg attaches outside the uterus.  Bleeding with severe pain can indicate an ectopic pregnancy

Placental Problems

Placental Abruption: Placental abruption is when the placenta separates from the wall of the uterus.  This can cause serious problems in pregnancy if not found early.
Placenta Previa: Placenta previa is when the placenta grows over the cervical opening.  This can cause bleeding.  Often this resolves on its own as the uterus grows, but if not you may need a cesarean delivery.
Placenta Accreta: When you are pregnant you can get inflammation or cervical polyps that can cause bleeding. Also, when your cervix changes in preparation for the birthing process you can get some vaginal bleeding.


When to seek help

Contact your health care provider

Any bleeding during pregnancy should be reported your your health care provider.  They can help you determine possible causes and if there is a concern. 


Seek immediate help if you experience heavy bleeding (soaking a pad or more every hour), severe pelvic pain, dizziness or fainting.


We are conveniently located Downtown Spokane in the Doctors Building and in the Spokane Valley. You can request an appointment online for either location.

Downtown Spokane

Sacred Heart Doctors Building
105 W. 8th Avenue, Suite 6060
Spokane, WA 99204

(509) 838-4211 | GET DIRECTIONS

Spokane Valley

Valley Mission Professional Building
12509 East Mission Avenue, Suite 201
Spokane Valley, WA 99216

(509) 928-2866 | GET DIRECTIONS

Construction Notice

The City of Spokane Valley is improving the Pines & Mission Intersection near our Spokane Valley location. 

Starting April 15th, 2024, most of the work will happen between 8:00 PM and 6:00 AM, with some daytime work too.

They’ll try to limit traffic disruptions, keeping the intersection open and businesses accessible but please plan accordingly when visiting our Spokane Valley office.

Click below for more details:

We can expect minor traffic changes mostly around the northeast and southeast corners of the intersection. This involves digging for the wall, upgrading traffic and pedestrian signals at Pines & Mission intersection, and improving its northeast and southeast corners.

Traffic revisions involve closing westbound Mission Avenue and the northwest shoulder of Pines Road near the 190 offramp, with ongoing modifications to traffic signals, retaining wall construction, sidewalk improvements along northwest Mission Ave, and prep work for repaving Pines Road and Mission Ave.

Traffic changes will close westbound Mission Avenue and part of the northwest Pines shoulder, limit center lanes on the east side of Mission and the south of Pines, pave parts of Mission Avenue and Pines Road, and reconstruct the traffic island at the Pines Road and Mission Avenue intersection.

Mission Avenue will be fully closed from the Pines intersection westbound to just before Applebee’s parking lot’s west driveway, with center lane restrictions on eastbound Mission. The project involves grinding existing asphalt, paving new asphalt, adding traffic islands, installing new road markings and signs, and landscaping the northwest quadrant of Mission and Pines.

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