Pregnancy is the time to cheer and celebrate yet it is prone to miscarriage. Miscarriage is surely a thing no one wants to face. However, it is strongly advised to remain watchful throughout your pregnancy. If you observe either of the following signs of miscarriage, rush to the doctor. Following symptoms is just an indication to the termination of pregnancy. A chance still exists that your pregnancy still progresses and these symptoms vanish away later. Most people think that miscarriages are very rare, but actually, they are remarkably common, said Dr. Zev Williams, director of the program for early and recurrent pregnancy loss at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, and a miscarriage researcher. “That’s one of the big misconceptions about pregnancy loss,” he said.
Don’t feel guilty if a miscarriage happens, you are helpless in this regard. According to DR. Williams, The majority of miscarriages — or 60 to 80 percent of them — are due to an abnormal number of chromosomes in the embryo.
7 Signs of Miscarriage
Nearly 10 to 20 pregnant women out of 100 have to suffer from miscarriage. This can happen to any pregnant woman but especially to those who are conceiving for the first time. But every bleeding or spotting is not among the signs of miscarriage. Nearly 70% of pregnant women bleed at some point. So one must check what she is suffering from. If a pregnant woman sees some blood in her panty she should check some signs first before going to a doctor or calling her midwife. Refer below to know more about the signs of miscarriage.
1. Bleeding or just spotting
According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), bleeding is one of the signs of miscarriage to be looked for. See carefully whether it is bleeding or just small spots on your toilet paper or pad. Don’t worry! Sometimes due to the implantation of the embryo in mother’s uterus, some blood vessels rupture, so small amount of blood comes out through the cervix. This blood can be implantation bleeding not among the other signs of miscarriage.
However, if you feel heavy clots passing away or if your sanitary pad is soaked within 1-2 hour seek medical help.
2. Time matters a lot
If it is 12th to 20th week of your pregnancy and you see white-pink mucus or a large amount of blood coming through your uterus tube, it could be one of the signs of miscarriage. So you must call your midwife or go to the hospital where the doctor will examine you and will do DNC or whatever treatment you need. Do not ignore this type of bleeding especially at the fourth month of your pregnancy. Until 8th month you should be very careful. So bleeding at this particular stage of time in pregnancy should be checked up by an experienced doctor. Otherwise, you can face dangerous consequences.
As stated by Dr.Christiane Manzella (Ph.D.) who works in The Seleni institute that women who suffer many times from miscarriage not only have physical problems but also psychological problems. Most of them suffer from extreme fear, unsafe, alone and phobia of being pregnant again.
3. Pain is a symptom
If a pregnant woman suffering from an abortion, she will surely feel a deep pain in her lower belly. So pain and bleeding are most important and vital signs of miscarriage. Cramps and pain in lower abdomen or in back indicate a miscarriage. Whether it is painful bleeding or just bleeding at 12th to 20th week of pregnancy it should be examined by a qualified doctor. Shooting pains may indicate you towards the warning signs of miscarriage. Slight pains during pregnancy are noticed at different stages of pregnancy. But deep pains are often considered as the real signs of miscarriage.
4. Notice the heartbeat of fetus
An expert lady doctor or midwife can feel the heartbeat of your baby. So do regular visits to your doctor. It happens usually in the case of miscarriage that heartbeat of fetus stops a few days before bleeding starts. You must have to check it weekly. If your doctor or midwife suspect that heartbeat of your baby is stopped she may examine you by ultrasound or blood test. So we can say stoppage of the heartbeat of the fetus is surely among the signs of miscarriage. But surely it will be decided by your doctor or competent midwife, not by you. Even if you are seeing other signs of miscarriage.
5. Sudden change of symptoms pinpoints the signs of miscarriage
Although some woman doesn’t feel vomiting throughout their pregnancy but one who is feeling vomiting on starting of pregnancy, and suddenly these feeling stops she must visit her doctor. Because stoppage of vomiting can be among the signs of miscarriage. Signs of pregnancy are laziness, vomiting and sometimes a huge change in your sleeping habits. And if all these feelings stop and it’s your 12th week of pregnancy it should be checked up by your doctor whether all is going well or these are the signs of miscarriage.
6. Increase in your own heart beat
Just before seeing signs of miscarriage your heartbeat can increase abnormally. It could be due to change in your body. It could also be a result of high blood pressure. If your blood pressure is increasing even if you are observing prevention, you must be mentally prepared for the signs of miscarriage.
7. Age of pregnant woman
According to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) a lady who conceives at the age of 35 or above is at the higher risk of miscarriage. The risk is reduced up to 90% in women conceiving in the 20’s or earlier. So if you are feeling cramps in your legs or back or bleeding at the fourth month of your pregnancy and your age is above forty, these are surely the signs of miscarriage.