Are nosebleeds a common pregnancy symptom?

Between the classic pregnancy symptoms of morning sickness, fatigue and nausea, you might experience regular nosebleeds. However, such bleeding is usually not associated with pain or inflammation.

So why aren’t nosebleeds commonly known as a pregnancy symptom? Mostly because it is not exclusive to pregnancy. Anyone can experience a nosebleed.

Why do I experience nosebleeding during pregnancy?

Nosebleeds during pregnancy is a direct cause of increased blood flow to the tissue lining – so much so, that it can sometimes “overflow.” The nasal lining is one place where bleeding can occur unexpectedly.

Estrogen is the main culprit of this symptom. It causes swelling in the mucus membranes. Bleeding gums can also be a side effect of this.

How frequent is nosebleeding during pregnancy?

Find out how often you might have these symptoms on the next page…