Miscarriage Symptoms, Risk Factors, & Signs

Miscarriage Symptoms, Risk Factors, & Signs

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Going through a miscarriage is always a fear for women when they are pregnant. While there isn’t a pay to prevent or stop a miscarriage from happening, it is important to keep an eye out for the signs of one. If you do notice that you are having symptoms related to the miscarriage, it is important that you talk to your doctor and head to the emergency room as soon as you can. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Here are some of the signs that you are going through a miscarriage.


This is one of the most common signs that a woman is going through a miscarriage. Typically, this will start as light bleeding and then progress to heavy bleeding as time passes. This type of bleeding could also be regular or irregular depending on the circumstances. If you begin bleeding while you are pregnant, you will definitely need to talk to the doctor.

Keep in mind that there are times when you may bleed during your first trimester. However, this is minor bleeding and it should not be coupled with pain. If you are bleeding and in pain, you are most likely going through a miscarriage.


Cramps and Abdominal Pain

This is also a sign that you are going through a miscarriage. This could be something as simple as a dull ache low in your back or as complicated as pelvic camps or belly pain. While sometimes this starts at the same time as the bleeding, it is also possible for the pain to come a few hours or days after the bleeding first occurs.

When you are bleeding and going through this pain, you may also notice blood clots or grayish tissue that is discharged through the vagina. This is another sign that you may be going through a miscarriage.

Risk Factors

As before mentioned it isn’t possible to predict or stop a miscarriage from taking place. In fact, many women don’t even recognize the signs of a miscarriage when one does happen. However, there are some risk factors that could make it more likely that you would experience a miscarriage.

For example, women over the age of 35 are more likely to have a miscarriage. Those with certain medical conditions and viral infections are also at a higher risk. In addition to these items, women who have a history of recurrent miscarriages are also more likely to have a miscarriage when they become pregnant.

The most important thing you can do to avoid a miscarriage is to take care of your health and see your doctor regularly. Following this advice will allow you to have the healthiest pregnancy possible.

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Monica Scott, BS, RN
Monica Scott, BS, RN | ConceiveEasy
Ms. Scott joined ConceiveEasy after working in prenatal obstetrical care for two years in a private practice before being promoted to Director of Nursing. She has a strong interest in women's health with an emphasis on promoting fertility awareness.