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Pregnancy (vaginal bleeding after 24 weeks gestation)

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This is bleeding from the vagina after 24 weeks gestation up until labour. Before 24 weeks, bleeding heralds threatened or inevitable abortion.

APH occurs in 2% of pregnancies and is an important cause of foetal and maternal death - 30% of maternal deaths are caused by APH, of which 50% are associated with avoidable factors. (1)

 

Reference

1. Antepartum haemorrhage (Green-Top Guideline No. 63) RCOG 2011. Available from: https://www.rcog.org.uk/guidance/browse-all-guidance/green-top-guidelines/antepartum-haemorrhage-green-top-guideline-no-63/

 

 


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