What do you know about Miscarriage? Do you know it is a major complication of pregnancy? Lets learn something about it today.

Miscarriage is defined as the spontaneous loss

of a fetus before it is *viable, The medical term for

miscarriage is “spontaneous abortion”.

A fetus is “viable” when it has the potential to survive outside the womb.

Miscarriage is one of the most common complications  associated with early pregnancy. Sadly, around a quarter or even more – of all pregnancies result in miscarriage.

Most miscarriages occur during the first few months of pregnancy. An estimated 75 percent of miscarriages happen during the woman’s first trimester. Although miscarriage is relatively common, it can be an extremely traumatic and devastating experience.

 Signs and symptoms of miscarriage

The main sign of miscarriage is vaginal spotting or bleeding, which can vary a from slight brownish discharge to very heavy bleeding.

Other symptoms include:

  • Cramping and pain in the abdomen
  • Fluid discharge from the vagina
  • Tissue discharge from the vagina
  • Feeling faint or light-headed

If you are pregnant and experience any of the symptoms mentioned here, please contact your doctor, midwife your ante-natal clinic immediately.



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