A miscarriage is the loss of a baby before the 20th week of pregnancy. It may occur before a mother knows she is pregnant. In addition, it occurs when the fetus does not develop normally. Most people experience cramps during a miscarriage. Therefore, it is painful.
Types of Miscarriages.
- Early- This is the loss of a pregnancy in the first three months. It is the most common type of miscarriage.
- Threatened-The body shows signs of a miscarriage. However, they may not last. Therefore, the mother therefore continues having a healthy pregnancy.
- Inevitable -This miscarriage comes without a warning. The vagina bleeds and therefore the fetus comes out with the blood.
- Complete- All the pregnancy tissue comes out of the uterus. Bleeding occurs for days and the patient experiences heavy cramping.
- Incomplete -This happens when some pregnancy tissue remains in the uterus.
- Uterus problems.
- A problem with hormones.
Symptoms of miscarriage.
The most common symptoms include:
- Pain or cramps in the lower abdomen.
- Bleeding in the vagina.
- Tissue coming out from the vagina.
- Loss of weight.
- Nausea or vomiting.
- Lastly, tiredness.
A woman is at high risk for the following reasons;
- Older age for instance 35 and 40 years old.
- Previous miscarriages.
- Drinking alcohol.
- Diseases such as diabetes.
It is important to note that exercise and sexual intercourse do not cause a miscarriage.
The doctor will do blood tests to check whether a patient has had any before. This is to check if there are pregnancy hormones. In addition, doctors perform an ultrasound. This, therefore, checks the baby’s heartbeat. The doctors also perform a pelvic exam
Measures that can help prevent a miscarriage.
- Avoid drug abuse such as alcohol,
- Quit smoking.
- Regular visits to the doctor.
- Mothers should also take multivitamins.
- Reduce drinking beverages such as coffee.
- Eating a healthy balanced diet.
- Avoid infections.
- Exercising regularly.