U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 31-year-old member asked:

Can i expect to bleed a lot in pregnancy?

2 doctor answers14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ruth Crystal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
No: Most women do not have vaginal bleeding during pregnancy. If a woman does have significant bleeding in pregnancy, she should immediately call her doctor or midwife. If a woman is rh negative, she probably will need rhogham if she has bleeding in pregnancy. See this acog handout for more info: http://bit.Ly/hkiwhv.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
No: Bleeding occurs in many pregnancies that have good outcomes. However, the first episodes bleeding during a pregnancy are always worrisome to women and to most providers. So women with bleeding should notify and see OB providers for evaluation of themselves, ultrasound their fetuses and placentas, attempt to determine cause, check on blood type or hemoglobin, counseling about what to do and not do.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jun 10, 2014

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.