Signs of a Miscarriage

Miscarriages are often signaled by bleeding and cramping. However, the bleeding and cramping are not dead-on signs of a miscarriage. That is why it is important to watch out for other signs or symptoms of a miscarriage.

Vaginal bleeding

Bleeding is the most common sign of a miscarriage. However, it is not the most accurate. Bleeding can occur during implantation and may stop once that is done, and the pregnancy may continue without anymore problems. B

leeding may also be caused by cervical irritation. It is reported that around 10% of all pregnant women experience bleeding during their pregnancy.

It is important though that you report vaginal bleeding to your doctor so that he can determine the cause of the bleeding and confirm if it’s anything to worry about.

Abdominal pain

If you experience abdominal pain at one point during your pregnancy, have yourself checked by your doctor immediately. Abdominal pain is a symptom of an ectopic pregnancy.

Have your doctor check you immediately if you experience intense abdominal pain, especially on one side of your abdomen. However, if you experience mild cramps, they do not necessarily mean that you are having a miscarriage.

Fading pregnancy symptoms

If one day you wake up and notice that practically all of your pregnancy symptoms are gone, do not be alarmed. Pregnancy symptoms come and go – but remember to tell your doctor about this on your next scheduled check-up.

Not feeling the baby move

In your 2nd-3rd trimester, you may already feel you baby move. But if you feel that your baby hasn’t moved for a period of time, see your doctor immediately for a fetal heart monitoring to make sure nothing is wrong with your baby.

Preterm labor

Preterm labor is characterized by:

  • Contractions every 10 minutes or more

  • Changes in vaginal discharges

  • Pressure in the pelvic area

  • Crams similar to menstrual cramps

  • Backache

If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor. He/she may advice you to go to the emergency room, depending on your symptoms.

If you have any of the pregnancy loss symptoms, it is best to see your doctor immediately. Schedule for a diagnostic testing to see if you are going to have a normal pregnancy or a pregnancy loss.


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