…..Let us end our review of vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy with a few points:
- Early pregnancy bleeding often stops on its own, and the cause is not always determined.
- Vaginal bleeding is a common problem, and observing vaginal sonograms and hCG blood levels is helpful to determine the cause of the bleeding and to assess the chance of a successful pregnancy.
- If the bleeding continues past the third month of the pregnancy, there is an increased chance of problems later on in the pregnancy, such as early rupture of the membranes and preterm (early) delivery.
- This type of bleeding is a cause of great fear and anxiety for a couple, and emotional support from the medical team, family, and friends is imperative!