Docstoc

Miscarriage

Document Sample
Miscarriage Powered By Docstoc
					Miscarriage
Miscarriage
 Loss of pregnancy before 20 weeks
 Nature’s way of ending a pregnancy that is
  not developing normally
 Length of pregnancy will affect number and
  severity of miscarriage symptoms
 Occurs close to conception, might think it is just
    A late period

    An extra heavy period
Miscarriage Symptoms
   Vary from person to person
     Includes:

        Bleeding

        Pain or cramping in lower abdominal area

        Pregnancy symptoms like nausea and breast

         tenderness have subsided or lessoned
        Just “don’t feel right”
Miscarriage Symptoms
   If you experience symptoms contact your health
    care provider—may send you to Emergency Room
      Heavy bleeding

      Passing clots or tissue

      Fever higher than 100.4

      History of ectopic pregnancy

      Severe vomiting

      Severe pain in abdomen or back
Causes of Miscarriage
 Sometimes  errors occur when gene’s
  come together and mix
 Fetus has abnormal chromosomes

 50%of time
  No explanation

  No known cause
Causes of Miscarriage
   May Contribute:
    Multiple pregnancy
    Age
           Under 35
              • 6.4%
           35 to 40
              • 14.7%
           Over 40
              • 23.1
Causes of Miscarriage
   May Contribute:
     Poorly managed diabetes
     Lupus

     Smoking

     Occupational exposure to solvents/toxins

     Certain medications

     Certain infections
Miscarriage Statistics
 Occur  in about 1 in 4 pregnancies
 4.4 million confirmed pregnancies in
  US each year
 900,000 to 1 million end in miscarriage
 Approx 75% occur during 1st trimester
Miscarriage Statistics
 Statisticsare for confirmed
  pregnancies
 Believed that about 40 to 50% of
  all pregnancies end in miscarriage

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Tags:
Stats:
views:212
posted:11/30/2011
language:English
pages:9