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It's not your fault: why there are unsuccessful pregnancies and how to recognize them
It's not your fault: why there are unsuccessful pregnancies and how to recognize them

An unsuccessful pregnancy is a topic that few are willing to bring up, although it happens more often than you might imagine. According to statistics, about every seventh pregnancy ends in miscarriage, but in fact, the percentage may be higher, because sometimes people do not even know about it. Why are miscarriages and how to recognize it?

It's not your fault: why there are unsuccessful pregnancies and how to recognize them
It's not your fault: why there are unsuccessful pregnancies and how to recognize them


A miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy before 20 weeks. The most common cause (about half of all miscarriages) is chromosomal abnormalities in the embryo. In fact, the body gets rid of the improperly created creature, and, as a rule, it is not possible to prevent it from doing so. Other causes include problems with the uterus, cervix (such as fibroma), and infections. At risk are pregnant women over 35, those who have had miscarriages, use drugs and alcohol, as well as serious medications.

If a miscarriage occurs, this is not at all a woman's mistake! And this does not mean that next time it will be the same. Most likely, everything will be fine.


Weeks 2-4

In the first weeks after conception, many women are unaware of pregnancy, and only very accurate tests can show it before menstruation is delayed. Therefore, a miscarriage at this stage is called biochemical and is most often mistaken for menstruation with the same symptoms: spotting and cramps.

Weeks 4-12

In the first trimester, the signs of miscarriage remain almost unchanged. Most often these are discharge of varying intensity, brown, pink or red. The stronger and brighter the discharge, the greater the likelihood of an unsuccessful pregnancy. There may also be cramps in the abdomen or lower, lower back pain. The longer the period, the more unpleasant the symptoms.

After a miscarriage, pregnancy symptoms (chest pain, nausea, sleepiness, etc.) gradually decline along with hormone levels.

It is best to see a gynecologist to determine if all excess tissue has left the body, and to choose a tactic for further action.

Weeks 12-20

Added to the above symptoms are severe pelvic pressure and other types of discharge. At this time, it is impossible to miss a miscarriage, and for any strange symptoms, you should consult a doctor.

Types of miscarriages

There are many options for unsuccessful pregnancies, and almost all of them cause similar symptoms.

Anembryonia - A fertilized egg does not develop into an embryo.

Recurrent miscarriages - if they happen one by one, see a doctor.

Threatened miscarriage - the presence of symptoms, but the ability to maintain a pregnancy with proper medical care.

Ectopic pregnancy - A fertilized egg attaches outside the uterus, usually in the fallopian tube, cervix, ovary, and even the liver. As a rule, it is impossible to save it. An ectopic pregnancy is a very dangerous thing that requires a doctor's supervision!

Molar pregnancy (cystic drift) is a condition in which the embryo does not appear, and the chorionic villi grow into bubbles. This happens if there are no chromosomes in the egg or if two sperm have fertilized it at once. In addition, cysts and malignant tumors may appear. The condition requires immediate treatment and monitoring of hCG levels. It is rare, heals completely, does not affect further pregnancies.

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