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Monitoring for early first-trimester bleeding

Starting at: Positive pregnancy test
Frequency: As needed
Purpose: Self monitoring for any bleeding or passing of clots

Early first trimester bleeding can cause a premature rupture if a blood clot becomes lodged in your uterus and weakens the membranes. Many women experience some bleeding in the first trimester and do not experience PROM, so don’t be alarmed if you experience first trimester bleeding. However, you should alert your health care practitioner to bleeding at any point in your pregnancy and ask for a high-level ultrasound if you need reassurance.

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