Bleeding in early pregnancy
Often, once you have become pregnant, all your thoughts are about making sure your new baby is safe and well. Bleeding is often concerning to pregnant women but is in fact very common. With around 1 in 4 women having bleeding in early pregnancy, it is important to keep in mind that this does not necessarily mean you are going to miscarry. If you do suffer from bleeding in early pregnancy and/or have period-like pain, we recommend that you seek advice from your local doctor.
If your GP refers you to Dr Budden, we will see you (within 24 hours), take a history and organise appropriate tests. Dr Budden may organise blood tests to determine your pregnancy hormone level and blood group and will probably perform an internal pelvic ultrasound scan to determine where the pregnancy is located and find out how the pregnancy is progressing. Dr Budden will then be able to provide you with advice about the next steps and the options for ongoing care.