For all pregnant women, realizing that you are experiencing miscarriage symptoms is a frightening event. However, many pregnant women also confuse many normal body changes during pregnancy for miscarriage symptoms; for this very reason, we will be looking at some of the most common and obvious miscarriage symptoms.
The following list will help you understand changes and symptoms that can be alarming and that should have you give a call to your gynecologist to make sure everything is going well – or confirm that there might be a problem to be solved.
1. Vaginal Bleeding
One of the most common miscarriage symptoms is vaginal bleeding. This symptom is a bit hard to diagnose, since first-trimester bleeding is very common and entirely normal. However, if you are experiencing pain or if the bleeding just seems abnormal, make sure to visit your gynecologist. Many women who have been through a miscarriage have experienced that symptom without thinking it was alarming; in the end, they realized that they should’ve looked more into it. Again, don’t self-diagnose and go consult a professional health provider if you are experiencing bleeding or bleeding with pain.
2. Back Pain
Another major miscarriage symptom is pain. If you experience lower back pain or cramps that are much stronger than your normal menstrual cramps, you are probably experiencing a sign of miscarriage. Lower back pain is normal for a pregnant woman in her third trimester – even then, it can be a sign a pre-term labor and needs to be checked out by your gynecologist. If you are in pain or having cramps early on in your pregnancy, make sure to get a consultation with your doctor.
3. Blood Clots
Blood clots and ‘passing tissue’ are other common miscarriage symptoms. If you are experiencing bleeding under the form of clots, there is something wrong with your pregnancy. If you are passing blood clots, you might also notice some sort of tissue along with the bleeding; this is a very good indication that you are indeed having a miscarriage. Please consult your health professional as soon as you start noticing this; your doctor will be able to help you with the situation and tell you what you should do in that event.
4. Important things to Remember
One thing that is important to remember about miscarriage is that it is not a single event; it is a series of events that result in miscarriage. This is why it is important to contact your health provider in the event that you experience any of the listed above miscarriage symptoms. Hemorrhage is also highly possible in women who have just experienced a miscarriage, which is yet another reason to get in touch with a doctor immediately if you notice any of these symptoms. If you also notice a reduction in pregnancy symptoms, you may also be experiencing a miscarriage, as usual symptoms normally persists throughout the first and second trimester.