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Should I call my doctor if I have heavy bleeding during my first trimester?

Dr. Wayne R. Young, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrician & Gynecologist)

Contact your provider if you have heavy bleeding in the first trimester—you may be having a miscarriage. It is common for mothers in their first trimester to have spotting. Fortunately most of those pregnancies go on to be successful. But if the bleeding is heavy, particularly if it's associated with cramping, your provider needs to know. If the spotting is minimal, it's still probably a good idea to contact your provider and let them know.

If you experience heavy bleeding in the first trimester of your pregnancy, call your doctor. If it's during office hours, call and make an appointment and be seen as soon as possible. The important thing would be to find out if this is something that could be affecting your baby.

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