Information about Abortion
What women worry about most in any pregnancy is losing the baby. However tragic losing a baby is you should remember that there is nothing that you can do to cause or prevent a miscarriage
Facts about miscarriage
- A miscarriage is the loss of growing fetus along with regression of pregnancy signs in a pregnant woman less than 20 to 24 weeks.
- You can't cause or prevent a miscarriage
- Riding on a motorbike or bicycle, contracting illness-none of that will impact your pregnancy greatly.
- Miscarriages happen for genetic or other internal reasons. The exceptions are extreme situations e.g. traumatic accident/ drug abuse.
- The vast majority of women who miscarry go on to have healthy babies in future pregnancies.
- Miscarriages are very common -- and serious medical problems aren't usually to blame. It is very likely that your next pregnancy will be a successful one.
- Having a miscarriage does not necessarily indicate that you have a fertility problem. Studies show that between half and three-quarters of women who have had three or more miscarriages eventually have healthy babies without requiring any special medical treatment.
Why do miscarriages occur?
- First trimester miscarriages are usually due to chromosomal abnormalities, related problems in family history.
- Second trimester miscarriages are usually due to abnormalities in structure of uterus
- Incompetence of the cervix to hold the fetus any more can also cause miscarriages.
What tests are done after a miscarriage?
- Your Doctor doesn't arrange for you to have any special tests after a first miscarriage.
- If you have a second miscarriage, your doctor might suggest testing your blood for antibodies, but you're unlikely to be referred to a specialist unless you've had three miscarriages.
- Even with very sophisticated tests, it's often not possible to diagnose the cause for a miscarriage.
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