Vaginal Bleeding During Pregnancy

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It’s usual for mums-to-be to experience some vaginal bleeding during the course of their pregnancy, but since it can be a potential sign that something serious could be wrong, it’s recommended you talk to a doctor if you do experience it.

Our GPs can discuss your symptoms, decide whether further action needs to be taken and get your treatment underway.


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What Causes Vaginal Bleeding During Pregnancy?

Light vaginal bleeding (also called ‘spotting’) is especially common during the early stages of pregnancy and occurs due to the developing embryo interacting with your womb.

Some women also experience heavier bleeding during this stage, and while this isn’t a serious issue for many – can be a sign of a more serious problem, such as a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy (where the fetus begins to develop outside of the womb).

Because of this, it’s always best to talk to a doctor if you experience any bleeding during the course of your pregnancy.

Bleeding can also occur in the later stages of pregnancy, due to issues like: 

  • Changes in the cervix
  • Infections in the vagina
  • Problems with the placenta

Although vaginal bleeding may not always be a sign of a dangerous condition – it’s important to treat it very seriously, since it can signify a potential risk to you and your baby.

Our doctors can discuss your symptoms, identify whether they could be associated with a serious condition and if needed, refer you on for monitoring or further treatment.

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