Types of First-Trimester Pregnancy Loss
The term miscarriage is fairly general for the spontaneous loss of a pregnancy in the first trimester, but some subtypes exist (note that some of these can also be diagnosed in the second trimester). Some miscarriages will not fall into any of these categories.
Signs of Early Miscarriage
Most miscarriage symptoms are not definitive indicators of pregnancy loss, but possible signs include vaginal bleeding in pregnancy, cramping, and loss of pregnancy symptoms.
- What Does a Miscarriage Look Like?
- Bleeding in Early Pregnancy
- Cramping in Pregnancy
- Loss of Pregnancy Symptoms
- What Happens During a Miscarriage?
- What Do My hCG Levels Mean?
General Concerns About Diagnosis and Recovery
Your doctor should give you some guidance on what to expect from the testing process and ultimately the treatment, but here is some general information about diagnosis and physical recovery from first-trimester miscarriage.
- When to Go to the Emergency Room
- How Doctors Diagnose Miscarriages
- What Can an Ultrasound Tell Me About Miscarriage?
- How Do Doctors Treat Miscarriage After Diagnosis?
- Why Do Some Women Choose Natural Miscarriage?
- Do I Need a RhoGAM Shot?
- Does D & C Increase Risk in Future Pregnancies?
- What Should I Expect from Physical Recovery?
- How Long Will the Bleeding Last?
- When Will My Period Come Back?
- When Is It Safe to Have Sex After a Miscarriage?
- When Can I Try Again?
First-Trimester Miscarriage Causes
Doctors believe most first-trimester miscarriages happen because of factors outside anyone's control, and rarely can anyone pinpoint the cause of a specific miscarriage. Doctors do have some ideas about possible causes, however.
- What Causes Miscarriages?
- Why Do Chromosomal Abnormalities Cause Miscarriages?
- Can Food Poisoning Cause a Miscarriage?
- Does Coffee Cause Miscarriages?
- Does Fever Cause Miscarriages?
- Can Viral or Bacterial Infections Cause Miscarriages?
Preventing First-Trimester Miscarriage
Most of the time, you cannot prevent a miscarriage from happening. Most miscarriages happen for reasons out of anyone's control. That said, occasionally some lifestyle modifications can put you in a lower risk category. Find out about what does and doesn't decrease your risk.
- What's My Risk of Miscarriage?
- What Are the Main Risk Factors for Miscarriage?
- Can Low-Dose Aspirin Prevent Miscarriage?
- Why Do Moms Over 35 Have Higher Pregnancy Loss Risk?
- Does Strenuous Exercise Cause Miscarriages?
- Do Rh Negative Women Have Higher Miscarriage Risks?
- Does Second-Hand Smoke Cause Miscarriages?
- Are Cats Safe in Pregnancy?