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A miscarriage is best defined as the end of a pregnancy before twenty weeks of gestation period, usually a period of three months. This occurs before the fetus becomes mature enough to withstand the life outside the uterus. Most miscarriages often occur before a woman even misses her first period and thus at this period she does not know whether a pregnancy existed or not.
It is therefore essential for a woman planning a pregnancy to be aware of the miscarriage signs and symptoms so the precautionary measures can be taken without much delay.
Threatened Miscarriages: With threatened miscarriage, mothers often have one or two signs of miscarriage but because they are only mild, mothers carry the baby till birth.
Incomplete Miscarriages: In this mothers have several signs of miscarriage such as bleeding and severe cramping while there remains some tissue in the uterus.
Possibilities of ectopic pregnancy: There might be complications like ectopic pregnancy that cause such signs and symptoms which may endanger both the baby and the mother.
Cramps: Cramps can be evident in the lower abdomen or in some cases it can be felt in the pelvic region and thus it becomes among the first sign of miscarriage in any pregnancy. Cramping with heavy breathing calls for immediate medical attention.
Bleeding: Heavy bleeding is indicative of a miscarriage. However, at times, the initial phase of pregnancy experiences slight spotting. You need to be careful enough to figure out if it's the normal spotting or a miscarriage is on its way.
Pain in the Lower Back: During the early days of pregnancy, the mother may experience sharp pain which often is among the signs of miscarriage as the pain can spread and be felt in the pelvic region or in the lower back of the mother.
Blood clots: Blood clots in most cases do not pass the vagina and thus if such a thing happens, then this becomes one of the signs of miscarriage.
Movement of fetus is stopped: The movement of the fetus after the fourth month is a sign of good development of the baby and thus if the movement suddenly stops, it is a sign of miscarriage.
Heavy feeling in the stomach: Some mothers can even have a very heavy feeling in the stomach or in the pelvis in the first three months of pregnancy. These signs and symptoms often occur under threatened miscarriages; those which can be treated much earlier and thus enable healthy pregnancy to prevail.
Bleeding at different times: Bleeding that usually happen during the normal menstruation period or even at different times of the month means an early symptom of miscarriage.
You should visit a doctor and get the pelvic test done to find out signs such as thinning of the cervix, increased cervical dilation and ruptured membranes as these can earlier be prevented from threatening the life of the mother and the baby. A timely medical help can be of great support in preventing the miscarriage