Most miscarriages are not caused by anything you have or have not done. However, there are factors that can increase the risk.
Stress is not linked to an increased risk of miscarriage.
No. Some women have light spotting or bleeding that doesn’t lead to a miscarriage.
The first step is to visit your GP and ask them to refer you to a specialist doctor at your local hospital.
Unfortunately, miscarriages are common. We don’t always know why they happen so it can be difficult to prevent them. However, there are some things you can do to help reduce the risk.
In many hospitals, you will then be offered a scan – to confirm you have experienced a miscarriage and to judge whether you need a small operation called an ERPC (which stands for evacuation of retained products of conception).
My partner had a miscarriage a few months ago and still cries about it. I can’t seem to cheer her up.
Miscarriages can be very hard to cope with emotionally even when the physical side is over.
The first signs of a miscarriage are usually some spotting or bleeding and/or some cramps in the tummy or back. You may not experience any bleeding but simply feel that you are no longer pregnant.
If you think you may be having a miscarriage, you’ll be offered some tests to confirm what’s happening.
If you have suffered a late miscarriage, most hospitals will offer your hospital may offer you a simple funeral with a burial or cremation.
When a pregnancy is lost, the womb contracts to expel the pregnancy tissue. These contractions of the womb muscles causes cramps and pain.
Tests to investigate causes of miscarriage are generally not offered until a woman has had 3 or more confirmed early losses in a row.
We have answered some of the most commons questions women and couples have asked our midwives about what causes pregnancy loss.
Unfortunately, this can’t always happen. There are a number of reasons why you might not find out straight away if you are still pregnant.
Having a miscarriage is distressing and it’s natural to worry about it happening again. However, if you have miscarried before it doesn’t mean that it will happen again.
ℹLast reviewed on August 1st, 2016. Next review date August 1st, 2019.