What Is Miscarriage?
Miscarriage is the loss of pregnancy within the 20th week of gestation. More than 80% of miscarriages occur within the first three months. The medical term for a miscarriage is spontaneous abortion.
What Are The Symptoms Of A Miscarriage?
Symptoms of Miscarriage are:
- Severe cramps
- Bleeding which progresses from light to heavy
- Abdominal pain
- Back pain
What Causes Miscarriage?
- Chromosomal abnormality in the fetus
- The risk for chromosomal abnormality in a fetus increases as the mother’s age increases
- Blighted ovum
- Poor maternal health condition
- Problems with the cervix or uterus
First Aid Treatment for Miscarriage:
Recommended steps for miscarriage management include:
- Assist the woman to a resting position that is most comfortable to her.
- Immediately call for ambulance or emergency medical assistance.
- Observe the woman for any change in condition.
- Watch out for dry lips and moisten it.
- Do not give any food or fluids.