Blood loss at the beginning of your pregnancy can be a cause for concern. Yet is does not always mean that you will have a miscarriage. About half of the women who have blood loss in the first three months of the pregnancy, it ends in a miscarriage. Blood loss at the beginning of the pregnancy can also be harmless and stop automatically. For example, it can be caused by the implantation of the embryo in the womb wall, by hard stools, by sexual intercourse, by a polyp or spontaneously for no apparent cause. If you have blood loss, we would be happy to make an ultrasound to provide more clarity. Please contact us if you have blood loss and when you are worried!
What is a miscarriage?
A miscarriage is the loss of a non-viable embryo. The first symptoms are often vaginal bleeding. It is also possible that a non-vitable embryo is found with the first ultrasound scan. This is called a missed abortion. The cause of a miscarriage is almost always a predisposition disorder. The embryo has not developed properly and nature finds a logical solution: it does not grow any further and gets rejected. Since a miscarriage is caused by a predisposition disorder, treatment is not possible. Unfortunately, 1 in 10 pregnancies ends in a miscarriage.
Going through a miscarriage
The miscarriage usually starts a few days after the first blood loss. It can also take more time, sometimes up to a few weeks. A cramping abdominal pain starts gradually and the blood loss and pain increase and after that the amniotic sac will be ejected in the course of a few hours. The blood loss can be very severe before and during the ejection of the amniotic sac. You can lose a lot of blood clots. This may last for approximately 4 hours.
Contact us directly
- If you have heavy blood loss for more than 4 hours (with or without clots).
- If you have heavy blood loss and are dizzy or have a tendency to faint.
- If you develop a fever (temperature above 38 degrees).
- If you are worried.
Through this link you will find more information about a miscarriage.