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on June 13, 2000 at 08:04:02:
In Reply to: Miscarriage posted by Vasantha on June 13, 2000 at 02:38:02:
Signs would be, cramping (very bad, a lot of women experience mild cramping in pregnancy, which is normal, but anything that is very painfull should be checked out). Bleeding of course...depending on how far along in the pregnancy it could just be a little bit of blood, and then in the late second and third months hemmorging.
As far as avoiding one, in the first three months (when your at highest risk), just take it easy, try to stay relaxed, and if you have a hisory of misscarriage you need to be monitered very closely by your doctor. But in many cases a misscarriage happens without reason, it's just one of those things. Many times there is nothing that could have been done to prevent it. But high amounts of stress can cause problems, so just take it easy for the first few months.
But if you suspect you've had one, no matter how little bleeding there is you need to be checked out, even if there is very little, an ultrasound needs to be done to see if the baby is ok, and if not is the baby going to abort itself (sometimes they'll give you a week or so to try and avoid having to do any unecessary procedures on you) or will a d&c have to be proformed...it can be very serious if these things aren't checked out, you can get infections, and scarring, which will make it harder or impossible to get pregnant again.