Signs And Symptoms Of Miscarriage
Miscarriages are more common than one would think. Almost 25% (possibly more that go undocumented) of all pregnancies end in a miscarriage, out of which 80% will happen in the first trimester.
One important thing to note is that a miscarriage is not something you can entirely control, it is mostly due to genetic abnormality in the embryo.
How does one know that they are miscarrying or have miscarried?
Here are some signs and symptoms you can look out for:
Vaginal bleeding: If it is very early on in the pregnancy, you may even confuse this with your regular period. The bleeding can vary in amount, from spotting to continuous bleeding ranging between 1-5 days. However, not all bleeding means you are miscarrying. Do check with your doctor.
Period-like cramps: This could be due to your body trying to expel any pregnancy tissue in your system.
Lower back pain
Blood clots or a pink mucus discharge from your vagina
Loss of pregnancy symptoms like nausea: If you seem to suddenly lose the symptoms of pregnancy that you have been experiencing, it may be a sign of miscarriage.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is best to visit your doctor right away. However, do keep in mind that once a miscarriage is underway, it is highly unlikely to be stopped. The appropriate care must be taken post-miscarriage to ensure that the mother recovers well.