When you are pregnant, your body is undergoing some massive changes. Often, these changes take place naturally without any issues. However, if there is any abnormality or possible complication, your body will show you the signs and symptoms immediately. Sometimes these signs indicate mild issues and in some cases these may be warning signs of miscarriage.
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Signs Of Miscarriage In Pregnancy
To make sure that you get the right assistance at the right time, here are some warning signs of miscarriage that you should not ignore:
#1. Extreme Abdominal Pain
It is quite common to have some discomfort or pain in the abdominal region because your muscles are stretching and being pulled to accommodate the growing baby. However, it may be considered one of the signs and symptoms of miscarriage if it is persistent and severe. Pain that is on the right side of the abdomen especially is a warning sign. When abdominal pain is combined with symptoms like severe headaches, swelling of the limbs, cramps, blurring of vision or lower back pain, it is recommended that you consult your doctor immediately.
#2. Vaginal Bleeding
This is one of the signs of miscarriage in early pregnancy. Some spotting or mild bleeding may occur in the initial period of your pregnancy. This is when the fertilized egg is attaching itself to the wall of the uterus. However, if the discharge of blood is similar to the kind of bleeding that you have during your periods, it is a serious issue. It may be a sign of issues like placenta praevia which can be dangerous for the baby and the mother. This is an indication that the placenta is not healthy or in the correct place which means that the development and health of your baby may be affected.
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#3. Discharge Of A Runny Fluid From The Vagina
Having watery discharge from the vagina very early in your pregnancy or any time before you are 37 weeks into your pregnancy is another one of the common signs and symptoms of miscarriage. This indicates that the amniotic fluid is leaking or flowing out. The amniotic fluid is responsible for keeping the baby safe and healthy through the pregnancy. So, if it is drained out early, your fetus may have serious developmental issues. This condition is quite serious for both the mother and the baby.
#4. Reduced Movement Of The Baby
By the time you are into the 16th to 24th week of your pregnancy, you will begin to feel your baby move in the womb
. These movements include kicking, fluttering and turning. As your pregnancy progresses, these movements will also increase. After 32 weeks, you will be able to monitor your baby’s movements easily. At the same time each day, make a note of the different movements and the intensity of these movements. If you notice any drastic change in the movement or the pattern of these movements, especially if they seem to be lesser than usual, make sure that you consult your doctor right away.
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#5. Feeling Dizzy And Faint
This is another sign of miscarriage in early pregnancy. When you enter the second trimester of your pregnancy, you will normally feel light headed and tired most of the time. This is quite normal as the levels of a type of hormone called progesterone increases in your body. However, if you begin to feel very faint or actually have a few spells of fainting in the initial part of your pregnancy, make sure that you have yourself checked. If you have any additional symptoms like blurred vision, abdominal pain, vaginal bleeding, or headaches, you must ensure that you get medical assistance immediately.
#6. Sudden Weight Gain
Any increase in your weight during pregnancy must be gradual. However, when you have conditions like preeclampsia that are related to your blood pressure, there can be abnormal changes in your body weight. In addition to increased body weight, you may also experience swelling of the feet, hands, and your face. While weight gain and edema are common in pregnancy, you must make sure that you have it monitored even if you believe that it is not sudden or abnormal.
The goal of any treatment for these signs and symptoms of miscarriage is to ensure that there is no infection or internal bleeding as a result of them. Medication may be provided to alleviate some symptoms. However, in extreme cases, the fetal tissue may be removed by the body automatically or may have to be removed surgically to prevent any serious complications.
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