The Big M-Miscarriage
Symptoms of a miscarriage
The main sign of a miscarriage is heavy vaginal bleeding, which may be followed by cramping and pain in your lower abdomen.
Contact your doctor or closest clinic, If you have vaginal bleeding. You might be send to a maternity unit if the pregnancy is over 3 months. Remember that light spotting is common during the first 3 months of pregnancy.
What causes a miscarriage?
There are even unexplained reasons why miscarriages happen. It’s taught that most miscarriages are caused by abnormal chromosomes in the fetus. Chromosomes are genetics that increase the development and growth of the fetus. Should a fetus have too many or too little chromosomes, it cannot develop fully. Some studies showed that hormonal imbalance can be the cause, but in most cases it isn’t anyone’s fault, but chromosomes. Many women have successful pregnancies after having a miscarriage.
Can miscarriages be prevented?
Not totally, but supplements and a good diet can lesson the risk of a miscarriage. Other risk factors include substance abuse, maternal trauma, excessive smoking or alcohol abuse.
What happens if you think you’re having a miscarriage?
A doctor will perform an ultrasound to establish whether you’re having a miscarriage. They will advise you around your options and what would be the best solution for your situation. Pregnancy tissue will pass out naturally in 1 or 2 weeks. Medicine will assist the passage of the tissue or minor surgery can be done.
After a miscarriage
Miscarriage can be an emotional draining experience. You may have feelings of guilt, shock and many why’s. You can try for another baby as soon as your symptoms have settled and you’re emotionally and physically ready. Having a miscarriage does not necessarily mean you’ll have another if you get pregnant again. Most women are able to have a healthy pregnancy after a miscarriage, even in cases of recurrent miscarriages.
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