Miscarriage: Causes, Signs, Symptoms, Treatment And Precaution
Pregnancy is an exciting period however it is important to be well informed about pregnancy loss or miscarriage so that one can stay alert and have safe pregnancy to healthy newborn.
What is Miscarriage?
Miscarriage is a term used for loss of pregnancy by itself. A Miscarriage usually happens in the early stages of pregnancy, between 4 to 12 weeks, so it’s important to take good care of yourself in the initial pregnancy months.
Read through this article to know all about causes of miscarriage, early miscarriage symptoms, signs of miscarriage, reasons for miscarriage and miscarriage treatment. If you still have any questions, you can contact your doctor or comment below and fellow readers will try to answer your queries based on their experience.
So, let’s get started and the first topic is, what causes miscarriage.
Causes of Miscarriage
There are no evident reason for miscarriage and in most of the cases, actual causes of miscarriage cannot be identified. However, based on research done, during the early pregnancy stages, chromosomal abnormality is identified as one of the main cause of miscarriage. The chromosomal abnormality in common wordings is any issue with baby’s chromosomes like damaged egg or sperm cell which causes miscarriage.
What Can Cause a Miscarriage
Cause of miscarriage in later stages of pregnancy can be
- Hormonal infection
- Health issues or Infection
- Lifestyle issues – drugs, alcohol, smoke, excessive caffeine or any other toxic substance
What Are The Risk of Miscarriage?
For women within the age group of 25 to 35 years, the risk of miscarriage is anywhere from 10% to 20%, however, this percentage increases to 30% for women that are between 35 to 45 years. Women over 45 years of age, the risk of miscarriage is 50% hence we can strongly say that the maternal age is directly related to the risk of miscarriage.
Early Miscarriage Symptoms & Signs
It is very important to keep a watch on the following signs of miscarriage and contact your gynae for assistance when you notice any of these early miscarriage symptoms:
- Drastic Weight Loss
- Sever Back Pain
- White or Pink Mucus
- Heavy Bleeding
- Blood Clot passing through Vagina
Different Types of Miscarriage
Miscarriage is a broad term hence in this section, let’s break it down into subheadings to know various types of miscarriage. The most common types of miscarriage are listed below:
- Missed Miscarriage: This is the most common type of miscarriage and it happens without any early signs. A missed miscarriage is the death of the embryo which is detected by an absence of fetal heart tones by ultrasound.
- Blighted Ovum: The fertilized egg gets implanted into the uterine wall but the development of the fetal does not start hence using treatment, the egg has to be removed from the body.
- Ectopic Pregnancy: In this type of miscarriage, the fertilized egg gets implanted somewhere else in place of the uterus. Miscarriage Treatment is done to remove the fertilized egg from the body.
- Molar Pregnancy: Loss of pregnancy due to the growth of abnormal tissues within the uterus.
Miscarriage treatment has to be performed to prevent infection and stop excess miscarriage bleeding. In most cases, the body is likely to expel all the fetal tissue on its own needing no medical procedures. If it does not happen naturally then a small medical procedure as a part of miscarriage treatment has to be performed to stop miscarriage bleeding and infection by the physician or gynae.
What Can Be Done To Prevent Chances of Miscarriage?
Since chromosomal abnormalities, explained above, is the most common cause of miscarriage hence there is very little that can be done to prevent chances of miscarriage. However, maintaining a healthy body can help increase your chances of having a successful pregnancy. To maintain a healthy body..
- Eat healthy
- Monitor your weight
- Exercise regularly
- Adopt a healthy lifestyle – say No to smoke, alcohol, drugs etc
How to Cope with Miscarriage
Once a miscarriage has happened it takes a long time for the body to recover and conceive again. Emotional support from friends, family can help to stay positive and recover emotionally. If you have experienced a miscarriage in your life, then do write your experience in the comment box below. I am sure your experience of miscarriage and the whole journey to successful pregnancy will help many women going through the same phase.
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