If you’ve heard the term miscarriage, you probably know that it means the loss of a pregnancy before 20 weeks’ gestation. Miscarriage is something that no one wants to think about during early pregnancy, but 10-20% of all known pregnancies end in miscarriage. Being able to recognize miscarriage symptoms and knowing what to do next can help you be more prepared in case one happens.
A miscarriage can happen suddenly or gradually, which means that you may not notice any particularly early symptoms of a miscarriage. But no matter how fast it happens, key symptoms include:
Pink, red or brown vaginal bleeding or spotting
Cramps or pain in the lower abdomen
Passing tissue or blood clots from the vagina
Every miscarriage is different. The heaviest bleeding and cramps may be over within a few hours, but bleeding could continue off and on for as long as three weeks. And although most people experience cramps, a miscarriage isn’t always painful.
Both vaginal spotting and mild cramps are common during early pregnancy, so it’s possible to have a miscarriage and not know it. This is why you should call your care provider if you experience any of the above symptoms once you’ve confirmed your pregnancy.
When do miscarriages happen?
Most miscarriages happen during the first trimester, which is the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. If you’re not tracking your menstrual cycle or fertility, it’s possible to mistake an early miscarriage for a period. And although miscarriages can still happen after the first trimester, the chances drop significantly – to around 3-4%. It’s also possible to have a pregnancy loss after 20 weeks, but this is referred to as a stillbirth. It’s treated differently and is much less common than a miscarriage.
Will a pregnancy test be negative after a miscarriage?
It takes time for your hormones to return to their pre-pregnancy levels after a miscarriage. The amount of the pregnancy hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) may still be high enough to trigger a positive result on a pregnancy test for several weeks after a miscarriage.
What causes miscarriages?
One of the most important things to know about miscarriages is that they’re often caused by things that you have no control over, including:
Chromosomal abnormalities: This is when a fertilized egg has too many or too few chromosomes. Chromosomal abnormalities account for around half of all miscarriages and are usually random. They can either prevent the embryo from developing or from forming in the first place.
Uterine or cervical issues: In some cases, conditions related to the uterus or cervix can interfere with embryo development and lead to miscarriage. This includes conditions that create growths or scar tissue in the uterus like endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, and cervical insufficiency – which is when the cervix opens too early, typically in the second trimester.
Infections: Untreated sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can cause you to miscarry. It’s important to get tested for STIs before you get pregnant, as you can have an infection without symptoms. You may also miscarry if you become infected with listeriosis, which is a type of food poisoning. This is why it’s recommended that you avoid eating certain foods during pregnancy.
In addition to the above, there are other factors that can increase your risk of miscarriage and other pregnancy complications. These risk factors include:
Age: Pregnancy after age 35 comes with a higher risk of miscarriage. This is because as you age, eggs with extra or missing chromosomes become more common.
Environmental exposure: Working around or otherwise being exposed to radiation, toxins or contaminants.
Health conditions: Certain health conditions, like autoimmune disorders, thyroid disorders, severe diabetes and being over- or underweight.
Lifestyle choices: Smoking, drinking alcohol and using drugs.
Previous miscarriages: Having two or more miscarriages in a row can be a sign that you have a higher chance of miscarrying in general.
What does NOT cause a miscarriage
Physical activity and sex have not been linked to miscarriage. But if you’re ever unsure about whether something is safe to do during your pregnancy, talk to your care provider.
Some studies have shown that stress or high caffeine intake during pregnancy may increase miscarriage risk. More research is needed, but it’s recommended that you try to manage your stress as best you can, and keep your daily caffeine intake below 200 milligrams.
What to do if you have a miscarriage
Again, if you notice potential symptoms of a miscarriage, call your care provider. They will want to confirm the miscarriage and make sure that you aren’t at risk for heavy blood loss or infection. This is usually done with a pelvic exam and an ultrasound.
Miscarriages frequently resolve on their own without any need for treatment. It may take a few days to pass all of the tissue, and you may have moderate bleeding that lightens over the course of a couple weeks. Seek immediate medical treatment if you have heavy bleeding that does not lighten, fever, weakness or other signs of infection.
Medical treatment for a miscarriage
There’s no treatment that can stop a miscarriage. Instead, miscarriage treatment focuses on preventing excessive blood loss and infection, which can happen if the uterus isn’t completely cleared of tissue. Once a miscarriage has been confirmed, options for treatment may include:
Medication: Medication can be used to speed up the passing of pregnancy tissue.
Surgery: If there’s leftover tissue in the uterus or signs of heavy blood loss or infection, a minor surgery called dilation and curettage (D&C) may be performed. In a D&C, the cervix is dilated so that the remaining tissue can be gently removed. This option can also be chosen based on preference.
Tips for recovering from a miscarriage
To prevent infection, avoid putting anything in your vagina during a miscarriage, and for two weeks afterwards. This means avoiding sexual intercourse and using pads instead of tampons.
If you’re having painful cramps during or after a miscarriage, take acetaminophen – follow the label instructions.
Your iron levels may drop as a result of the bleeding. To offset this and support your body’s blood production, eat a healthy diet that’s high in iron and vitamin C. Iron can be found in red meat, shellfish, beans and leafy green vegetables. Vitamin C can be found in citrus fruit, kiwis, bell peppers and many other vegetables.
A miscarriage can be an emotionally difficult time, and there’s no right or wrong way to feel. It’s common to experience a variety of emotions, including mood swings, grief, anger and loneliness. Talk with family, friends or a counselor if you’re feeling overwhelmed or need support after a pregnancy loss.
Be kind to yourself. The physical and emotional toll of a miscarriage can be draining. It’s okay to take a step back from your regular activities if you need to rest and recuperate.
Once your miscarriage has been confirmed, go to any recommended follow-up appointments, and report new or worsening symptoms to your care provider as soon as possible.
Can you avoid a miscarriage?
After a miscarriage, it’s normal to wonder if you could have done anything differently. Remember, a miscarriage is rarely anyone’s fault, and there’s no sure way to prevent one from happening. That said, there are a few healthy lifestyle choices you can make to minimize your risk:
If you smoke, drink alcohol or use drugs, quit as soon as possible.
Get tested for STIs.
Talk to a medical professional about any health conditions you haven’t had treatment for.
Stick to any treatment plans or other methods you’ve already been given for managing health conditions.
Get enough physical activity.
Eat a balanced diet.
Keep your risk low
If you aren’t pregnant yet, one of the best things you can do to minimize your risk of miscarriage and other complications is to make a preconception appointment. This is an opportunity for your care provider to review your medical and lifestyle histories, and make recommendations that can give your pregnancy the healthiest possible start.
And if you’re already pregnant, stick to your prenatal appointment schedule. Your prenatal appointments ensure that you and your little one are getting all the care you need. Plus, these appointments give your care team the chance to catch signs and symptoms of complications before they affect your pregnancy.
Make a preconception appointment or a prenatal appointment.
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Article was originally published on Nov. 7, 2017 and updated on June 6, 2019.
It can be stressful when your period is later than expected. Although menstrual cycle length can vary, some people may worry that their late period is actually a very early miscarriage (also known as a spontaneous abortion).
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Miscarriage, or the loss of a pregnancy in the first 20 weeks (1), is common. At least 1 in 3 pregnancies end in a miscarriage (2), though people do not always know that they were pregnant when miscarriage occurs. Sometimes the egg implants only for a short period of time, and then the pregnancy ends. Most people would not know they were pregnant in this scenario. About 1 in 5 clinically recognized pregnancies (pregnancies recognized with a positive pregnancy test), end in miscarriage (2, 3).
Miscarriages are most common in the first six weeks of pregnancy, becoming less likely as the pregnancy develops (2,3). If a pregnancy loss happens, it’s most likely in the first trimester (the first 13 weeks by gestational age) (4).
When a miscarriage occurs before a person knows that they are pregnant, it may be difficult to tell the difference between a normal menstrual period and miscarriage.
Symptoms of both menstrual periods
and miscarriage can include (1, 4-7):
If you are experiencing a
miscarriage, someone may also notice:
Reduction in or disappearance of pregnancy symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or sore breasts (5)
Signs of being sick, like a fever (if the miscarriage is caused by an infection) (5,6)
If you get your period less than 2 weeks after your period is expected, it is difficult to know whether it is a late period or a miscarriage. Miscarriages in this time frame are not usually experienced with heavier or longer bleeding (7). People who miscarry in less than or equal to two weeks after an expected period are likely to experience bleeding similar to a period (7). There may be about half a day more of bleeding than the typical period (7).
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Are miscarriages and fertility related?
It is unlikely that a single early miscarriage occurring before it’s even detected has implications for long-term fertility. Early miscarriages are common and many people who experience these types of miscarriages don’t know they miscarried at all.
Although miscarriages that happen around the time of a period don’t represent a threat to a person’s health, people may be concerned about their chance to have healthy pregnancies in the future. But people who miscarry, even later into pregnancy and multiple times, can go on to have healthy pregnancies in the future (2, 6, 8).
If you’re unsure about whether or not you might be pregnant and want to know if your bleeding is a miscarriage or a normal period, take a pregnancy test or visit your healthcare provider.
When to take a pregnancy test
If you have a late period, are trying to get pregnant, or are worried you are pregnant, and you’re unsure if you should take a pregnancy test, consider your risk of pregnancy:
You are at risk of pregnancy if you had unprotected penis-in-vagina sex or had a high risk of sperm touching your genitals. The risk varies over the course of your cycle. Find out here if you are unsure about how you can get pregnant.
For people with typical cycles (the number of days between periods rarely varies by more than a couple days):
Sperm exposure poses the highest risk of pregnancy from around the middle of the cycle to about 2 weeks before your anticipated period, because this is when most people ovulate. This is only true in general, and it might not be reflective of any given cycle, so you shouldn’t rely on this rough estimate for pregnancy prevention.
(Note that the ovulation day displayed in Clue is only an estimate — your actual day of ovulation might have different timing, which can vary cycle-to-cycle along with the start date of your period)
Sperm exposure towards the beginning or the end of the cycle in general poses less risk of pregnancy, because it’s less likely that a person ovulated close to or during those times.
Take a pregnancy test or contact your healthcare provider if your period is nine or more days late.
If you want to take a pregnancy test sooner, wait at least two weeks after your estimated ovulation day, or around when you expect to get your period. For the most accurate results, wait a few days after your expected period. Some pregnancy tests advertise that you can take them earlier than that, but the earlier you take a test the less accurate it is (9). It’s up to you if you want to take it sooner.
If you have an unpredictable cycle (you don’t know when your period is going to come, and the difference between your longest cycle and shortest cycle is more than 7–9 days):
Unprotected sex or exposure of sperm on your genitals at most times represents a higher risk because it’s harder to estimate when in your cycle you were ovulating. You can take a pregnancy test about two weeks after your last unprotected sexual encounter, though waiting a few days longer will help improve the accuracy of the results.
(We talk more about how pregnancy tests work here.)
If you are using an active form of natural birth control (fertility awareness-based methods or natural family planning) or are tracking fertility signs for body literacy, you will have a better idea of the timing of your ovulation and can use that to assess your risk of pregnancy.
(Remember, any form of unprotected sex at any time represents a risk of sexually transmitted infections)
If you know you are pregnant and begin bleeding:
It is important to contact your healthcare provider. Bleeding during early pregnancy is common and isn’t necessarily a sign of a miscarriage (10), but it’s good to let them know what’s going on.
If you experience abnormal bleeding, severe pain from your pelvis to your shoulders, and are feeling weak or are fainting, you should seek medical care immediately (11)
These could be signs of an ectopic pregnancy (when a fertilized egg attaches and grows somewhere other than the uterus, most commonly in the fallopian tube) (11).
Ectopic pregnancies are life-threatening and should be treated as medical emergencies.
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Victoric in English "Happy Englsh"
Grade 2, 1st year of study
To consolidate the lexical, grammatical and phonetic skills acquired in the academic year
To instill interest in English
Material used, Equipment:
SISTEN results on the board
The course of the quiz game
1. The beginning of the lesson. Organizing time.
- Good morning, boys and girls! I am glad to see you.
- Good morning our teacher! We are glad to see you too.
Thank you. Sit down, please. How are you today? I hope you are well. I see no one is away today. Let's begin our lesson. Today we have an unusual lesson. There are a lot of guests at our lesson. But don't pay attention to them and don't be afraid to answer and to make mistakes. We are just students and learn English. I forget all your names and want you to introduce yourselves. (I forgot your name and I want you to introduce yourself. The teacher asks each student a question. What is you r name? (children answer: My name is… )).
Good! thank you!
- And now let's greet each other. Let's greet each other. (Children take turns greeting each other and answering the greeting)
Before the start of the game, students are divided into two teams (by class) and sit at tables along the wall and windows opposite each other. They have drawing paper, felt-tip pens/pencils.
Before the start of the game, I suggest that the teams learn the motto One for all and all for one
We start the quiz with the choice of the captain: the children must answer the questions in turn:
I began to learn colors Color in English ... colour. I have no doubts
Black in English … black. Brown dress bought this Frau,
We know very well, brown … brown.
Oh, not a ripe tangerine. It's green, just... green.
Gray mouse, run away quickly!
English Grey. Mouse - ... mouse, cat - ... cat
White ... white, and black ... black. Pink roses fall into the ring.
Beautiful pink, in English pink. I'm sure you will remember:
Orange… orange. Don't be lazy, but repeat: Family otherwise ... family.
She dreams of being an artist My sister is my … sister.
My brother broke a vase today My brother is a baby, My brother is … brother.
The clubfoot bear can barely walk. Bear, bear cub in English ... bear .
They shot at the wolf: poof and poof! Wolf in English ... wolf .
Red-haired miracle phlox! Red Fox ... fox .
Grandfather robs the grass with a rake. Wants to eat our rabbit ... rabbit . Jumped out of the garden, right on the threshold,
Green beauty, in English ... frog . Someone was jumping through the trees.
An intellectual among animals, Elephant, baby elephant ... elephant .
So funny and clever Monkeys ... monkey .
The pig wants to eat every moment, We call the pig ... pig .
Everyone knows the chicken, In English it is . .. hen .
My cat ate an omelette yesterday, He is a thief, this one ... cat .
The bee buzzes me: “Go away!” And the bee in English ... bee .
In English every day we call the pen … pen .
I hung my drawing and put it in a pencil case - what? … pencil .
I see a lot of hands in the class! Book in English ... book .
I am learning English words, I just take a run. Briefcase, I know it is ... bag ,
Hush, children, don't, shout: English teacher comes into the classroom.
I was wrong: ah-ah-ah! I am a pronoun ... I .
You do not stand on the edge, You and you - otherwise ... you .
We declared our love, We are the pronoun ... we .
He laughed: hee hee hee. He is a pronoun ... he .
She was in a hurry! Do not rush! She is a pronoun . .. she .
Mine, mine, remember! My, mine, otherwise ... my .
I drew a bucket. Draw - otherwise ... draw .
He is the king of beasts, our formidable lion. To have, I have, means ... have .
It is useful to read a lot of books. Read, read means ... read .
I love to play cowboys, Riding a horse - To ride to the kitchen and back, It's a pity there is not enough space.
Do you see anything in the distance? see in English see .
Sing a song about the blue sky. Sing, sing and sing ... sing .
You will go swimming, but not alone, To swim, to swim means ... swim .
All alone you wander there. One, one - otherwise ... one .
Two raisins in the mouth. In English, two ... two .
Come here quickly! see: The cat has three kittens - three .
The car has a wheel, There are only four ... four .
Never forget That five is ... five .
In the example x is unknown. Six in English will be ... six .
I am young and green. Seven years to me means ... seven .
My sister is eight years old. eight in English ... eight .
Nine - you remember - In English, just ... nine .
The tenth day has already begun. Ten in English ... ten .
Those who made a mistake sit down one by one. Questions are asked at a fast pace. The remaining 2 people (one in each team) are appointed captains.
I congratulate the captains and announce the start of the game.
Contest #1: Can you count?
Will three pupils from each team come up to me? I want to see which of you are the best at mathematics.
Team members are located opposite each other at a certain distance, and the teacher in turn tells each of them an arithmetic example and throws the ball. The student catches the ball and calls the result of the arithmetic operation.
Each correctly solved example (addition or subtraction within 10) brings the team 0.5 points.
9008 9008 Competition No. 2: “Arrange the letters in alphabetical order” (“Assemble the snowman”)
Two sets of letters are “scattered” on the left and right sides of the board. You need to collect them in order. The captains come to the board. Who is faster - 1 point.
Contest #3: “Invent Your Own Little Man”
Dear children, meet my friend! He is Timmy. Timmy is very lonely. The task for you is to draw your little man using as many English letters as possible
The ABC song. Let's sing! Athletes from different countries run0768 Noisy, rejoicing stadium In the light of bright lamps. The champion jumped great! And he will jump - jump
Our Maxim loves to swim, Swim - in English - swim Ball, ball, fly away! Fly, remember, it will be - fly That is good. stand up!
3 people are invited from each team. Children, moving near the chairs, execute commands:
At the command: “sit!”, the children should sit on the chairs. The student left without a chair is out of the game. The last player left wins. His team gets 5 points
Competition No. 5: "Interview"
2 students participate from each team. One must ask any questions to the opponent, and the opponent must answer them correctly.
Competition No. 6: Decorating the Christmas Tree
There is a drawing of a spruce on the board, but there is not a single toy on it. The toys are on the table. Team members come out one by one, take a toy, name the color and attach it to the Christmas tree with glue. Each correctly named color is 0.5 points. When the Christmas tree is decorated, the teacher attaches a yellow star.
Competition No. 7: "Captains, go ahead!"
For the last task, we will need the captains of both teams. First, one captain works, and after the completion of work by the first captain, the task is performed by the second. Task: in 30 seconds you will need to click on all the letters of the English language in alphabetical order. http://english5kids.russianblogger.ru/english-alphabet-flash-game.html If students fail to meet the time when completing a difficult task, then it is taken into account who “passed further”.
Hand in hand, all the children sing the song “If you are happy and you know it…”.