Natural Miscarriage Bleeding

Submitted by Jenifer on January 17, 2012

Slight blood spotting or white discharge at any time during the gestation period is common in almost 50% of women who ultimately deliver a healthy child. A natural miscarriage period is usually within the first five months or 20 weeks. It is nature's way of aborting an imperfectly developing embryo (due to chromosomal defects). During a natural miscarriage, bleeding occurs and the body pushes out not only the malformed foetus, but also the placenta and blood. During a natural miscarriage, bleeding and other problems generally occur and it normally takes about two weeks for the body to get back to normal.

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A rise in body temperature, abdominal cramps, and blood clots are some of the symptoms of a natural miscarriage. Bleeding is, of course, one of the main symptoms. Emotional stress could be a possible factor but not the main cause of miscarriage.


After various studies, it's been discovered that 60% of miscarriages occur because of hormonal imbalance, difficulties during fertilization, imperfectly developed embryo, a foetus that is not attached firmly to the uterus wall, heavy smoking and drinking habits, or getting pregnant for the first time well past one's prime.

A miscarriage can occur because of any of the above reasons, and once it starts, it can be arrested if immediate care is administered. During a natural miscarriage, spotting is also noticed and this calls for immediate medical attention. It's always better to consult one's doctor should you notice premature signs of natural miscarriage discharge. In some cases, the process can be alleviated by medicines, or by carrying out a D and C to save time and prolonged loss of blood.

Levels of pain and cramps vary from individual to individual. During a natural miscarriage bleeding and blood clots vary from person to person, sometimes continuing beyond a month. During a natural miscarriage bleeding is normal. The blood flow is quite heavy during the initial few days as the body has to clear the uterus by squeezing out the miscarried tissues and blood clots, but it should gradually phase out as in a normal period.

However, heavy bleeding accompanied by severe pain and cramps indicates that some tissue is yet to be ejected. As this could lead to health hazards and/or internal infection, medical help is advised at the earliest. Your doctor, depending on your case, might recommend a D and C. It not only saves time and prevents excessive bleeding, but also helps remove residual tissues and in some cases there's hardly any spotting or vaginal bleeding after the procedure.

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