Nosebleeds are common in pregnancy due to dilated blood vessels and increased blood volume. It is not uncommon to notice a small amount of bleeding when blowing your nose or sneezing. If you notice your nose dripping, squeeze the nostrils together and the bleeding should stop. If the nosebleeds seem to be aggravated by dry conditions, particularly in the winter, apply a small amount of Vaseline inside each nostril. A humidifier may also be helpful. If your nose is bleeding heavily, will not stop, or you are swallowing an excessive amount of blood, please contact the office.

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