MiscarriageOverview

A miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy during the first 23 weeks.

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, drinking alcohol or 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