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Frequent nosebleeds in pregnancy are caused by the increase in pregnancy hormones and the increase volume of blood in your body.  To stop a nosebleed take the following first aid measures:

  • Sit leaning forward
  • pinch just below the bridge of your nose
  • apply an ice-pack or cloth wrung out in icy water to your nose
  • don't blow your nose violently

Mention your nosebleeds to your midwife or doctor, especially if the nosebleeds are frequent or troublesome.  If is unlikely that you would lose so much blood that, over a time, it could contribute to anaemia, but you should mention it at your antenatal visits.

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