A complication of pregnancy include health issues that happen when you’re pregnant. It can involve the health of the baby or your own health. Some women may have health problems that occur while pregnant. Alternatively, they can be health problems that happen prior to getting pregnant which can pose a problem during pregnancy.
Bleeding has a different meaning depending on where you are in your pregnancy. When you bleed heavily with abdominal pain much like menstrual cramps, it may be a sign you are having an ectopic pregnancy. This is when the fertilized eggs implants somewhere other than your uterus. Its life threatening and should be addressed immediately.
If you’re bleeding heavily and have pregnancy during the first or second trimester, this could be a sign of miscarriage. In the third trimester, bleeding may indicate placental abruption. This is when the placenta separates from the uterine lining. Regardless of when you bleed during pregnancy, you should see your doctor as soon as possible.