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What to do if you are pregnant and experience bleeding?
If you are less than 16 weeks with vaginal bleeding/pain/any other pregnancy issues you should contact your GP who may refer you to the Early Pregnancy Antenatal Unit (EPAU) if appropriate. If out of hours you should call 111 or access the Emergency Department.
Your GP must refer you to the Early Pregnancy and Antenatal Unit (EPAU) so an appointment can be made for you. The EPAU Team do not provide a drop in service.
Information about the Covid-19 vaccine during pregnancy or if you are breastfeeding
- Covid-10 vaccines can be given at any time in pregnancy.
- In low-risk situations some women may choose to delay vaccination until 12 weeks of gestation, aiming for vaccination as soon as possible thereafter.
- If there is a higher chance of contracting infection, or a woman is at higher risk of severe illness from Covid-19, the vaccine should be offered at the earliest opportunity, including in the first trimester.
- Breastfeeding women can receive a Covid-19 vaccine; there is no need to stop breastfeeding to have the vaccine.
- Women planning a pregnancy or fertility treatment can also receive the Covid-19 vaccine and do not need to delay conception.
- About two thirds of women who test positive for Covid-19 in pregnancy have no symptoms at all.
- In the UK approximately 1 in 100 pregnant women who have been admitted to hospital test positive for Covid-19 (although this will change during the stages of the pandemic).
- Pregnant women can get life-threatening illness from Covid-19, particularly if they have underlying health conditions.
- In the later stages of pregnancy women are at increased risk of becoming seriously unwell with Covid-19. If you have Covid-19 in pregnancy you are twice as likely to have a stillbirth.
- If a woman is infected with Covid-19, It is twice as likely that a baby will be born prematurely which can affect their long term health.
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