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Can I expect to bleed a lot in pregnancy?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Ruth Crystal
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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