Dr. Chaitra explains how bleeding during pregnancy is managed
The management of antepartum bleeding will depend on the cause and severity of the bleeding. Some common interventions include:
Observation and Monitoring
If the bleeding is light and there are no other symptoms, your doctor may recommend monitoring the pregnancy for continuity. They will perform ultrasound scans, blood tests, and other tests to assess the fetus’s health and monitor the pregnancy.
In some cases, your doctor may suggest additional measures such as bed rest or prescribe medications. Medicines like progesterone supplementation or antibiotics can manage the bleeding and support the pregnancy.
Surgery may be necessary to remove the affected tissue and prevent further complications in cases of ectopic pregnancy or molar pregnancy.
If you experience any vaginal bleeding, seek prompt medical attention as it can be a sign of a serious problem. A healthcare provider will provide a personalized plan to manage the bleeding and ensure the health of both the mother and the fetus.