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Symptoms of a Miscarriage

The most common symptom of an impending miscarriage is vaginal bleeding. However, please know that bleeding in early pregnancy does not necessarily mean that you will miscarry.

Bleeding can occur for a number of reasons and half of all pregnancies that experience early bleeding, continue to the birth of a healthy baby.

If bleeding does occur, contact your doctor immediately. You may be required to have blood tests or an ultrasound to check the progress of your pregnancy.

Lower abdominal cramping with or without bleeding is also a symptom of an impending miscarriage. This can begin very lightly and then continue to be quite painful, depending on how far along in your pregnancy you are.

Sometimes a gush of fluid or clear liquid from the vagina may occur, which also can be a sign of an impending miscarriage.

If you are experiencing a miscarriage we are so deeply sorry. Unfortunately, there is very little that can be done when this occurs.

If you are 12 or less weeks gestation, you may be given the option to have a natural miscarriage at home or a Dilation and Curettage to speed up the process. If you are experiencing a later miscarriage, you may be given the option of having a D&C or giving birth naturally in hospital.

Time permitting, please discuss your options with your health professional.