(Closed) Cuts and scrapes bleeding more when pregnant?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Did you notice small cuts were bleeding a lot when you were pregnant?
    Yes! Even a small cut looked like a slasher film! : (3 votes)
    75 %
    No! But I'm completely grossed out now! : (1 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 3
    7082 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    Yes, you have a higher circulating blood volume and your mucosa is more enriched.  You should notice that your gums are bleeding a lot more when you floss too.

    If, of course, something won’t stop bleeding after a while, hopefully you are talking to your doctor about it!

    (and this is in no way medical advice!)

    Post # 4
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Oh i’ve heard about the gums thing! My oral hygeniest told me “you must not be pregnant!” because my gums didn’t bleed when they flossed. I said, “what?!” and she explained

    Post # 5
    445 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    More pregnancy fun! I did not know that and I am 5 months! I did know that your blood volume increased, but it didn’t occur to me that I might bleed more or anything. I guess I haven’t cut myself yet! I haven’t noticed any bleeding when I floss, either (which is daily).

    Nevertheless, I will be very cautious around sharp objects … 🙂

    Post # 6
    424 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    In my first pregnancy, this totally freaked me out!! Between flossing and cutting myself shaving, I thought I was losing it!

    In a funny semi-related note, I was vacuuming the staircase a couple weeks ago and my heart started beating really hard and I was super out of breath, so I went and sat on the couch in the living room next to my 5 yo, and my husband asked if I was okay. I told him that bc of all the extra blood in my system it made my heart beat harder, etc, etc. So, now, my daughter tells everyone that “Mom is all full of extra blood bc of that baby!” She thinks it’s so gross! 

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