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Pregnancy and bleeding

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Last reviewed: July 2016

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Pregnancy: Vaginal Bleeding | myVMC

Vaginal bleeding can occur early in thepregnancy (spotting) or late (antepartum haemorrhage) and should be investigated by a medical professional.

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Bleeding during pregnancy

Trusted information on bleeding during pregnancy including the causes and finding out the cause of the bleeding, plus links to trusted resources.

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Types of miscarriage

There are several types of miscarriage – threatened, inevitable, complete, incomplete or missed. There are also other types of pregnancy loss such as ectopic, molar pregnancy and a blighted ovum.

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Bleeding or pain in early pregnancy

One in 4 women will experience bleeding and/or pain during their first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Unfortunately half of these pregnancies may also end in miscarriage, which cannot be prevented.

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Miscarriage

A miscarriage refers to the loss of a baby during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. The majority of miscarriages occur in the early stages of pregnancy, mostly during the first three months of pregnancy or 'first trimester'.

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Threatened miscarriage

Bleeding in early pregnancy is very common. Sometimes the bleeding is an early sign of a miscarriage (loss of the pregnancy) or an ectopic (tubal) pregnancy. In most cases however, the pregnancy will proceed normally.

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

New mums: your body after birth | Raising Children Network

New mums: your body has been through a lot. Heres all you need to know about vaginal bleeding, afterpains, nipples and breasts, continence and weight.

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Complications during pregnancy

Some women will experience complications such as bleeding, itching, high blood pressure or severe vomiting during pregnancy that will require treatment.

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Vitamin K at birth

All newborn babies have low levels of vitamin K. It is recommended that all babies are given vitamin K at birth to prevent a bleeding problem called Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding (VKDB).

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