Like any other serious issue, when it comes to miscarriage, we have a million questions running through our minds. So to answer your doubts, we have compiled a list of some of the most common questions regarding miscarriage.
1How is an abortion different from miscarriage?
An abortion can be termed as a voluntary act of removing the fetus or the embryo from the womb.
On the other hand, miscarriage is something that occurs naturally. Most often because of genetic problems.
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2How likely am I to miscarry?
First refer to our post ‘Everything you should know about miscarriage’.
Other than that, it mostly depends on your family history of genetic problems and your lifestyle that would decide how likely you are to miscarry.
Keeping a healthy lifestyle is the best option you have. Also, if you happen to be over 35 years of age and pregnant, the likelihood of a miscarriage increases slightly.
3I got a positive pregnancy test one day and two days later it was negative. Have I miscarried?
It is very likely that you have miscarried. But it’s not something to be saddened about because it happened so quickly.
According to a study, about 75% of miscarriages are chemical pregnancies when the fertilized egg is expelled out without being implanted.
4I miscarried twice before, how likely it is to repeat in my next pregnancy?
Just because you miscarried twice, does not mean that there are more chances of the same happening in the next pregnancy as well.
Our best advice would be to consult your doctor and see what the underlying causes of those miscarriages were.
Once you’re aware, you will be more cautious towards your next pregnancy.
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5When can I start trying for another baby?
You can try for another baby as soon as you feel you are ready. Although there are definite debates on the topic. Some suggest that as soon as you feel emotionally and physically better, you should start planning for another baby again.
However, there are others who feel it is best to wait anywhere between 6 and 18 months for the same.
Before proceeding on to anything on your own, it is better to consult a doctor and just make sure that you do not have any infections whatsoever.
6I noticed mild spotting, does that mean I have miscarried?
It is likely that you may have miscarried. But to be sure about it, you need to immediately get in touch with your doctor.
Apart from a sign of miscarriage, spotting can also be due to hormonal changes in the body due to miscarriage. Not only that, if you have recently had an intercourse with your partner, the spotting could be because of that as well.
It’s best to consult with your doctor if you doubt any further.
7I’m pregnant again after have miscarried earlier. How can I have a safer pregnancy?
The very first thing I would advise is to make sure you don’t miss any appointment with your doctor. Not only that, you have to ensure that you take a well-balanced diet and all your vitamin supplements (if recommended). Also, maintain a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise. And don’t stress a lot.
Whether or not you’ve had a miscarriage before, pregnancy demands a lot of attention on its own. You have to be extra cautious about what you’re eating and drinking, this includes the medications as well.
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Sometimes we often self-medicate thinking that “I have always taken this medicine when I’ve fallen sick. So what’s the harm” This is where you are wrong now.
Any and every medication while pregnant has to be taken in due knowledge and/or recommendation of your doctor.
Do you have any questions to ask us regarding miscarriage? Let us know in the comments.