Miscarriage, a second name for pregnancy loss or a spontaneous abortion or child bearing loss is the process of natural demise of an growing stage embryo or foetus before it is able to survive on its own or viable. Miscarriage is one of the most common complications which are associated with an early pregnancy. Miscarriage usually occurs during the first new building months of pregnancy and most frequently during the woman’s first trimester. The fatal death after 20 weeks of gestation is known as stillbirth, which is also the delivery after the 20 weeks of pregnancy of the death of baby.
What are the signs and symptoms of Miscarriage?
The most frequent symptom of a miscarriage is vaginal spotting or bleeding, which can differ in density of colour, from slight brownish discharge to a very heavy bleeding and a bright red blood which may occur and go over several days. Other signs and symptoms may include:
- Cramping of abdomen with intense pain.
- Fluid discharge from the vaginal opening.
- Tissue discharge from vagina.
- Felling low, light headed or even periodic unconsciousness with uncertain weakness.
- Restlessness, sign of fear or confusion.
- Rapid breathing, thirst, vomiting accompanied by nausea.
- Felling profuse sweating, abnormal heart beat rate.
In case of any match symptoms in pregnancy, it’s suggestive to immediately contact to doctor for a consultancy advice.
After the miscarriage:
Physical Recovery: It may take a few days till some weeks to recover physically fit after a miscarriage. It may make you tired or low headed, or may feel better and relieved after the process. The total effect depends on the amount of loss which may include the amount of bleeding you had and how long it happened. Generally it takes four to six weeks after miscarriage to recover, in severe cases may take even longer.
Coping up with grief process:
The feeling of grief process is true and painful deep inside even in the early stages of child bearing loss. After all a sympathetic support can make you move on. Try to have the support of your husband and don’t hesitate to have faith in god. You may be shocked with numbness, you may develop tendency to blame other with a lot of anger and guilt or may bear depression and despair but finally try to overcome with whatever happened and have an ethic of acceptance with the loss. Just accept the reality with confidence and remember that the thing you lost is not that you can never have it back again. Believe in your family and God.
Getting Pregnant again:
Doctors and health care specialists recommend waiting a couple of months after child bearing loss, though the uterus is good and recovers in no time after an experience of miscarriage and its prescribed to be prepared for a new pregnancy once you pass one normal menstrual cycle. Don’t be afraid because about 65% have a successful probability of successful live and healthy birth in next pregnancy. For a vast majority, miscarriage is considered to be a one-time process and actually indicates a future fertility.