Miscarriage and loss
Important indications of a miscarriage
Coping with the loss of a child during pregnancy is an extremely
crushing and traumatic experience for a couple to undergo. A miscarriage
is a loss of pregnancy within 20 weeks of gestation. Normally,
a it takes place in the initial 12 weeks of the pregnancy and
it is a more widespread occurrence than many people are aware
The most familiar indications of a miscarriage to look out for
consist of vaginal bleeding or cramping. Although this pregnancy
loss commonly occurs because of genetic complications in the growing
embryo, it is still very unbearable and tragic. A majority of
miscarriages happen even before any indications of a pregnancy
can be detected. A very tiny percentage of pregnancies produce
an effective implantation of a fertilized egg. Even though miscarriages
in the early stages of pregnancy are quite common, looking out
for indications tends to be unsettling to the expectant woman.
It is very vital to bear in mind to that mere bleeding itself
does not indicate that a miscarriage will occur. In case you suffer
from bleeding, you should have it examined at once. Even though
your physician may regard the bleeding as well as the cramping
as indications a miscarriage may occur and attach a "threatened
abortion" tag to it, there still exists a small possibility
that you will carry your pregnancy to term. Several women experience
initial symptoms and indications of a miscarriage that bring about
Whereas the reason for most miscarriages is uncertain, one reason
is an ectopic pregnancy—a pregnancy
in which a fertilized egg attaches to the fallopian tube. It is
not possible for an ectopic pregnancy to be carried until the
full term. As you go further into you gestation period, the probability
of it decreases.
A majority of women tend to take it easy and relax slightly once
the initial 12 weeks of pregnancy pass, since the likelihood of
a loss diminishes considerably. Usually, when women experience
a miscarriage, the fetus dies even before the symptoms and indications
start to appear. There are certain women who do not experience
any of the indications and, in fact, the miscarriage is discovered
only during an ultrasound.
An expectant woman who experiences any symptoms or indications
of a possible miscarriage should call her physician or rush to
the hospital without further delay. A doctor will normally try
to detect the fetal heartbeat and perform an ultrasound. In addition,
he or she may also carry out a blood test in order to measure
HCG levels. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to be tuned
in to the warning signs of a miscarriage in order to request medical
assistance the moment you detect something amiss.
Whereas a miscarriage is one of the most harrowing and distressful
occurrences a couple can go through, with the passage of time
and with emotional support, the process of healing starts. The
majority of medical specialists counsel couples who suffered this
to go for another pregnancy after waiting for, at the very least,
one or two menstrual cycles following the miscarriage.
Repeated or recurring miscarriage is commonly described as one
that takes place when a woman suffers three or more successive
miscarriages. It is imperative to note that it usually does not
occur by itself and therefore a procedure like a D&C (dilation
and curettage) might be required. Even though this is a very trying
and upsetting time for everyone concerned, it is a common occurrence:
getting the necessary support and mourning your loss are principal
components of the recovery process.
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