11 signs that alert you that you are going to have a miscarriage
Vaginal bleeding is the most common symptom of early miscarriage.
The bleeding flow can be light or heavy and can last between two to three weeks. Sometimes there are only light drops of blood or there may be bleeding. However, mild vaginal bleeding may occur even if there is no miscarriage.
Severe abdominal pain
This happens very rarely in 1% of pregnancy cases and is mostly symptoms in the first trimester. Pain during or after miscarriage is worse than normal menstrual pain.
Usually, there is severe pain on one side of the abdomen. This could be a sign of an ectopic pregnancy, which requires immediate medical attention.
In addition, there may be pain in the shoulder during an ectopic pregnancy. There could be a lot of discomfort when passing urine.
Other symptoms of this type of miscarriage may be absent; bleeding or blood could be black. If there is heavy bleeding and the abdominal pain is severe, you should go to the hospital immediately.
Flow of tissues
A tissue flow is a red, thick discharge from the vagina. Some women have thick white discharge and they may be worried because it may seem like a fetal tissue.
But until 5 weeks of pregnancy, the fetal tissue is not formed. This white tissue-like substance is likely to be cervical mucus. However, if this white tissue appears after 5-6 weeks, you have to worry if there is bleeding and accompanying pain.
No morning sickness
Women who have had nausea in early pregnancy, but suddenly they do not feel nauseated after a few weeks could be at risk for miscarriage. Although it is common for morning sickness to end after 12 weeks and this does not indicate miscarriage.
However, if this occurs at the same time as other symptoms of miscarriage such as bleeding and cramping or lower back pain, this may be due to spontaneous miscarriage. In this case, an ultrasound may be necessary to check the development of the fetus.
Disappearing symptoms of pregnancy
In the event of miscarriage, most symptoms disappear dramatically and women may experience changes in the body and may feel like they are having a miscarriage.
When existing symptoms suddenly disappear, this should be cause for concern. This happens because the fetus stops growing and the placenta stops producing hormones that create the symptoms of pregnancy.
Usually, during pregnancy, women gain weight because there is an increase in blood volume and water content in the body. During regular exams, if there is sudden weight loss, this could be an early sign of miscarriage.
The body does not recognize the miscarriage and the placenta continues to produce hormones. Many women who start losing weight almost every day do not experience any other symptoms of miscarriage. Sometimes, in the absence of other symptoms, a miscarriage is not known after 3 to 4 weeks.
However, during an ultrasound, it is discover that the baby is underdeveloped or does not develop. Weight loss in these cases is common and should be closely monitored by every woman during pregnancy. Missed miscarriage is rare and affects only 1% of pregnant women.
This is usually a worrying sign when women experience lower stomach pain throughout pregnancy. But each calamity and pain must not be a sign of miscarriage. Because of the changes that occur in the body, there could be many types of pain and cramps.
Without any bleeding or any other symptom of miscarriage, cramps can occur in the case of a normal pregnancy. So, if the pains are not intense or if they are mild without bleeding, it does not really mean a miscarriage. Cramps as well as duration of pregnancy and other symptoms can determine if there is a miscarriage.
As already noted, miscarriages are more frequent in the first trimester. As pregnancy progresses, there is less risk of miscarriage. Pain or mild cramps can occur in the second and third trimesters and are quite normal. But if the cramps are constant and there is bleeding, that could be a warning sign. Any pain that gets worse should be brought to the doctor.
Fever may be a cause of miscarriage early in pregnancy or may be the result of miscarriage. It is believed that high fever in early pregnancy causes miscarriage.
If the fever exceeds 38 ℃, a doctor should be consulted immediately. According to medical experts, high fever can affect the fetus if it occurs early in pregnancy, especially during the first eight weeks. Therefore, as soon as the mother has a high fever, she should get medication after consultation with the doctor.
The doctor may also prescribe antibiotics that are safe to use during pregnancy in case of bacterial infection. Avoid eating raw meat during pregnancy because there are risks of contracting bacteria such as Listeria, which causes fever and chills.
Vaginal pressure / pelvic pressure low (12-20 weeks)
If there is a feeling of pressure on the uterus or vaginal canal, especially when standing, it could be a symptom of a cervix. If the pressure is soft, there is nothing to fear, but if there is a lot of pressure, it can be a sign of worry.
In such a condition, the pressure decreases while sitting. The level of vaginal discharge also increases in such a condition. This should be immediately reported to the doctor.
The incompetence of the cervix affects only 1 percent of women and often leads to premature delivery or miscarriage. Its causes are:
- Damage to the cervix during birth or previous surgery,
- malformed cervix,
- trauma caused by in utero exposure to diethylstilbestrol (DES).
The good news is that there is a treatment of cervical incompetence in which the cervix is closed by stitching it.
Cramps or pain in the lower back
Cramps or back pain may be due to: a risk of miscarriage and an inevitable or incomplete miscarriage.
- In case of risk of miscarriage, the cervix is closed and bleeding occurs due to implantation. Bleeding of implantation means there is irritation on the lining of the uterus when the cells (before they become embryonic) become implanted in the lining of the uterus. Implantation bleeding usually occurs between 6-12 days after conception.
- In case of unavoidable miscarriage, the cervix opens or dilates or clears. Bleeding could be caused by rupture of the membranes. If the miscarriage is incomplete, bleeding and cramps or back pain continue. Back pain and bleeding decrease when the miscarriage is complete or when the uterus has been cleaned of an embryo remains
Absence of baby’s movements
Usually, fetal movements begin between 18 to 25 weeks of pregnancy. Not feeling movements around the 25th week is good because the baby is not big enough and it is difficult, during the first pregnancy, to identify the movements earlier. During the third trimester, the baby’s movements are very frequent and perceptible. However, if there is a lack of movement, you have to worry. Usually, it is very rare for a miscarriage to occur in the second or third trimester.
There is usually a pattern in the baby’s movements. The baby may be active during a specific activity that the mother does such as walking, eating or lying down. If movements are missing during their usual time, the doctor should be consulted. If there is a decrease in fetal movements, this does not indicate a miscarriage in most cases.
There could be another reason. Only a doctor can understand what is happening and take corrective action.