MiscarriagePrevention

In many cases, the cause of a miscarriage is not known and you would not have been able to prevent it.

overview

Miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy during the first 23 weeks.

symptoms

Symptoms of miscarriage include vaginal bleeding, cramps and pain in the lower part of your tummy (abdomen).

causes

Miscarriages can happen for a number of reasons, such as problems with the unborn baby, a health condition in the mother, or an infection.

prevention

Most miscarriages cannot be prevented. You can reduce your risk by not smoking, not drinking alcohol, not taking drugs and by being a healthy weight.

treatments_overview

Miscarriage does not usually need treatment. Sometimes medicines or surgery are needed to remove any remaining pregnancy tissue.

Page last reviewed: 01/06/2018
Next review due: 01/06/2021