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It's a topic you never want to think about, let alone discuss, especially if you're pregnant. Even though they're incredibly common, miscarriages are rarely talked about. Here's what you need to know now.
Many instances can cause a miscarriage. Almost all of these situations are out of your control. If you are taking care of yourself and your body, there is virtually nothing that you can do to stop it from happening once it has started.
- Hormonal problems that are untreated such as thyroid or adrenal gland infection.
- Bacterial or viral infections.
- Uncontrolled or undiagnosed diabetes.
- Lupus and other autoimmune disorders.
There are clear signs that a miscarriage is under way or has already occurred. While some of these occurrences may not mean a miscarriage, it is best to know about them and then have yourself checked out. Note, as well, that some miscarriage symptoms or signs can look like the start of a period cycle. There will be marginal differences which we will educate you on.
Bleeding. Bleeding is typically the first sign of a miscarriage, but it may be misleading. "About 30 percent of women will have bleeding during their pregnancies, but not all of them will miscarry." Contact your doctor at the first sign of bleeding so she can check your health and your baby's.
Pain. Pain, especially associated with other symptoms like bleeding, is the other leading symptom of a miscarriage. The pain may be located in the abdomen, pelvic area, or lower back, and can range from dull and aching to period-like cramping. It may be difficult to distinguish if the pain is normal, since round ligament pain and even cramps can be common during early pregnancy as your body expands for the growing uterus.
Decreased activity of the baby. The majority of miscarriages occur during the first trimester, but signs of a loss later on in the pregnancy may be different. One of the primary ways to determine your baby's health is staying attentive to her activity. If you notice a sudden or drastic decrease in her activity, be sure to let your doctor know so he can determine if further testing is necessary.
Change in pregnancy symptoms. Less common but still noticeable symptoms of a miscarriage could include a decrease in pregnancy-related symptoms such as nausea and vomiting or breast tenderness."If there's an abrupt change before the second trimester, it may be due to a decrease in pregnancy hormones". A blood test to measure the levels of pregnancy hormones can be done to determine if the pregnancy is still viable.
Miscarriage, or spontaneous abortion, as it’s commonly known as well, normally occurs in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. There is no hard and fast rule to when a baby will miscarry, and the reasons behind a miscarriage are numerous. A guestimate is that between 30 and 40 percent of pregnancies end up in a miscarriage. Sad but true. And they are generally the first pregnancy of your life too.
If you really are not sure and have an uncomfortable feeling then it is best to seek professional advice.
I hope that out comprehensive article has helped you to be better informed about miscarriages and the symptoms that could arise. If at all in doubt or you are experiencing a symptom not mentioned, then please consult your gynae or doctor. Your body is a precious temple and so is the life that you may be carrying, so while you can self-diagnose, if you really are not sure and have an uncomfortable feeling then it is best to seek professional advice.
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