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Term: Antepartum Hemorrhage

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2012-11-05


A significant amount of bleeding from the uterus occurring prior to childbirth. (Magann EF et al., 2005).

In Heaman et al. (2012), a woman was considered to have had an antepartum hemorrhage by the presence of:

  • one or more hospitalizations (ICD-9-CM 641, 641.0, 641.1, 641.2, 641.3, 641.8, 641.9; ICD-10-CA O44, O45, O46) in the gestation period indicating antepartum hemorrhage; OR
  • one or more physician visits (ICD-9-CM 641, 641.0, 641.1, 641.2, 641.3, 641.8, 641.9) in the gestation period indicating antepartum hemorrhage.
See Appendix Table A.4: Table of Codes - Antepartum Hemorrhage in Heaman et al. (2012) for more information.

Related terms 


  • Magann EF, Cummings J, Niederhauser A, Rodriguez-Thompson D, McCormack R, Chauhan SP. Antepartum bleeding of unknown origin in the second half of pregnancy: A review. Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey 2005;60(11):741-745.(View)

Term used in 

  • Heaman M, Kingston D, Helewa M, Brownell M, Derksen S, Bogdanovic B, McGowan K, Bailly A. Perinatal Services and Outcomes in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Report] [Summary] [Updates and Errata] (View)

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