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  • Bleeding from the vagina in early pregnancy happens in almost one in four pregnancies.
  • About a third to half of all women who have bleeding while pregnant will go on to miscarry.
  • If you are having a miscarriage during early pregnancy, there is no emergency care that will save your pregnancy.
  • Bleeding in the second half of pregnancy can be a sign of a serious problem.

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Reviewed on: 21-03-2022