Early Miscarriage: Causes, Signs and Symptoms, Prevention

Causes for Early Miscarriage

The reason for miscarriage is varied, and most often the causes cannot be identified. During the first trimester, unfortunately sometimes, it so happens that something goes wrong with the baby’s chromosomes. Medically, it is termed as “Chromosomal Abnormality”.

early miscarriage - causes, symptoms and prevention

This is the most common cause of miscarriages in the early stage of pregnancy.

The normal development of the fetus is adversely difficult and the survival becomes almost impossible when there is a problem with the chromosomes, resulting in Pregnancy loss.

Another common factor that could cause miscarriage is abnormal hormone levels in the mother, such as thyroid hormone.

Read More – Challenges During First Trimester: Tips to Manage and When To Visit Doctor

Which week of pregnancy, most miscarriages occur?

Most chances of miscarriages are higher in the week 0 to week 6. Many women, mostly the first-timers, at this stage don’t even realize that they have had a pregnancy loss and it is unsafe to remain so. It becomes critical to have enough knowledge on how to stay safe and cautious during those initial weeks and also aware of symptoms of any loss in pregnancy.

Miscarriages during the second trimester or after, are not as common as during the first weeks of pregnancy and reasons may include sudden mishaps, unexpected health issues of the pregnant woman and no proper growth of the fetus which is kind of very rare.

Must Read: First Weeks of Pregnancy – What You Need to Know and Do

Silent miscarriage

Many of you might not have heard about the term ‘Silent Miscarriage’. It is just the case of missed abortion, which is happening because of the problems in the formation of the fetus itself and the fetus dying without affecting the placenta growth. In this case the placenta and embryonic tissues will be alive in the uterus. One cannot really know about the loss until it is revealed by a scan.

Symptoms of Early Miscarriage:

Heavy Spotting in Red, Dark Brown colour

Bleeding with stomach cramping

Blood Tissues discharge through vaginal area

Lower Abdominal pain with spotting

Uterine Contraction with Vaginal discharge

Abnormal sudden Nausea and Vomiting

Uterine Bleeding with Irritation

Lower back pain and pelvic pain

Fever and feeling weak

Prevention of Early Miscarriage?

A pregnant lady:

  • Should take folic acid supplements regularly.
  • Should practice healthy, balanced diet habits.
  • Should overcome the mood swings.
  • Maintaining healthy weight gain.
  • Should stay away from drinks and smoke.
  • Should avoid Travels and bumpy rides.
  • Should avoid eating heat generating foods.

Vitamins that prevent early miscarriage

 Certain Antioxidants are needed for those planning for the baby and also for pregnant ladies as it plays an important role controlling the stress during the pregnancy period. Vitamin E, Vitamin C and Folic acids help to reduce the risk of miscarriage. So it is advised to take folic acids rich foods and supplements and foods rich in vitamins C, E once your pregnancy is confirmed.

Foods To Avoid To Avoid Miscarriage

Commonly, foods that generate heat in the body can result in early miscarriage. So fruits such as Pineapple, Papaya, Grapes and Nuts such as Dates and Non vegetarian foods like Chicken, Crabs could be avoided.

Know About the Diet During First Trimester: Diet During Pregnancy – First Trimester

Also this: 4 Essential Nutrient Supplements During First Trimester of Pregnancy

When to meet Doctor?

If there is over bleeding with stomach cramping, uncontrollable back pain and pelvic pain, Red spotting, sudden Nausea with excess vomiting, you should meet the doctor immediately.

Required medical diagnosis

Once if it is medically proven to discontinue the fetus growth, Abortion should be done at the right time and in the right way, for medical reasons. There are several ways to abort such as:

  • Medical Abortion by Tablets.
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Vaccum Aspiration.
  • Dilation and Evacuation.

Never ever take your own steps to abort the baby. It is not only extremely dangerous but also illegal. The cleaning should happen in a proper medical center under a qualified doctor’s guidance, otherwise it could cause serious damages to the health of the pregnant woman, sometimes could be fatal too.

Hope this article helped you with information of miscarriages, how to avoid, the precautions to follow and ways to realize if something is not normal.

The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your gynecologist. There may be variations in treatment that your gynocologist may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.

Happy Pregnancy!!!

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