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
    1. A miscarriage is the loss of growing fetus along with regression of pregnancy signs in a pregnant woman less than 20 to 24 weeks.
    2. You can't cause or prevent a miscarriage
    3. Riding on a motorbike or bicycle, contracting illness-none of that will impact your pregnancy greatly.
    4. Miscarriages happen for genetic or other internal reasons. The exceptions are extreme situations e.g. traumatic accident/ drug abuse.
    5. The vast majority of women who miscarry go on to have healthy babies in future pregnancies.
    6. 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.
    7. 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?
    1. First trimester miscarriages are usually due to chromosomal abnormalities, related problems in family history.
    2. Second trimester miscarriages are usually due to abnormalities in structure of uterus
    3. Incompetence of the cervix to hold the fetus any more can also cause miscarriages.

What tests are done after a miscarriage?
    1. Your Doctor doesn't arrange for you to have any special tests after a first miscarriage.
    2. 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.
    3. Even with very sophisticated tests, it's often not possible to diagnose the cause for a miscarriage.


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