A miscarriage is the process of the body removing the baby on its own. It is technically classified as a baby that is lost prior to 20 weeks of gestation. Sadly, many women experience a miscarriage during their first trimester of pregnancy. It can happen in the second trimester as well but it isn’t as common. 75% of miscarriages take place during the first trimester. For a full pregnancy there are three trimesters lasting three months each in which significant changes and developments take place.
The causes of a miscarriage are many including genetic problems, the body rejecting the fetus as a foreign object, stress, an accident, medications a woman is taking before she knows she is pregnant, smoking cigarettes, diabetes, and other unexplained causes. A miscarriage can be devastating for the parents no matter when it occurs in the pregnancy.
There isn’t much you can do to prevent miscarriages once you have spotted the miscarriage warning signs. Most of the time it would be too late to do anything to save your baby. I know it sounds harsh but is true.
Coping with miscarriage may be a difficult time for you but you must not lose hope. I know of cousins and friends who have had miscarriages but all of them have gone on to have healthy babies after the initial setback. In fact, if you’re looking for real life examples, you might want to check out my pregnancy ebook reviews to discover how some women overcame great adversity to fulfil their dreams of giving birth.