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First Trimester Vaginal Bleed


First trimester vaginal bleed is bleeding that occurs during the first 13 weeks of your pregnancy. Your baby's heart rate and size are good.


Return the emergency department if:

  • You have a fever.
  • You have pain or cramping in your abdomen or low back.
  • You have severe vaginal bleeding or clotting.
  • You pass material that looks like tissue or large clots. Collect the material and bring it with you.

Contact your healthcare provider if:

You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.


  • Keep track of bleeding. Use sanitary pads to keep track of how much vaginal bleeding you are having. Do not use tampons. Keep a record of how many pads you use each day.
  • Ask about activity. You may need to rest, limit certain activities, or not have sex until your symptoms are better.

Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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