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What Week Is the Highest Risk of a Miscarriage?
Most miscarriages occur in the first trimester before the 12th week of pregnancy. A miscarriage in the second trimester (between 13 and 19 weeks) happens in 1% to 5% of pregnancies. The risk of a miscarriage decreases by 10% after the pregnancy crosses six weeks. The loss of a baby within the first 20 weeks of pregnancy is called a miscarriage. Most women, especially during early pregnancy, will experience a miscarriage that is similar to heavy periods with slightly more cramping and bleeding than usual. It’s also common to have vaginal bleeding and pass large blood clots up to the size of a lemon.
Miscarriage is the medical term for the spontaneous loss of pregnancy from conception to 20 weeks gestation. Risk factors for a woman having a miscarriage include cigarette smoking, older maternal age, radiation exposure, previous miscarriage, maternal weight, illicit drug use, use of NSAIDs, and trauma or anatomical abnormalities to the uterus. There are five classified types of miscarriage: 1) threatened abortion; 2) incomplete abortion; 3) complete abortion; 4) missed abortion; and (5 septic abortion. While there are no specific treatments to stop a miscarriage, a woman's doctor may advise avoiding certain activities, bed rest, etc. If a woman believes she has had a miscarriage, she needs to seek prompt medical attention.
Care Before and During Pregnancy--Prenatal Care
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What Are the Chances of Successful Pregnancy After Miscarriage?
Your body may require anywhere from a few weeks to over a month to recover from a miscarriage. The pregnancy hormones remain in your blood for up to two months. You should expect to get your period four to six weeks after miscarriage.
How to Prevent Miscarriage
While not all miscarriages have known causes, adopting certain habits before and during pregnancy may help prevent miscarriage.
What Is the Best Treatment After Miscarriage?
Dilation and curettage (D&C) is the most common surgical procedure performed for incomplete miscarriage, involving removing the contents of the fetus and other tissues.
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