Causes and Signs of Miscarriage at 2 Months

Miscarriages are very common occurrences and are known to take place in 3 out of every 10 pregnancies. Most cases of miscarriage occur during the initial twelve weeks of pregnancy. As such there is a high risk of miscarriage at 2 months as well. However, following a miscarriage many women are able to successfully become pregnant again and carry the baby to full term.

Can you have a miscarriage at 2 months?

The 2nd month of pregnancy is regarded as the earlier stages of pregnancy. By this time, most women should be aware of the fact that they are pregnant

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... but there are many women who do not realize it until the 7th or 8th week, which is the later part of the second month.

This is one of the most delicate stages of pregnancy and you will be asked to exercise a lot of caution, with regards to your diet, levels of activity, habits and your lifestyle. This is because the risks of having a miscarriage at 2 months pregnant are quite high. Studies indicate that miscarriage occurs in around 15% to 20% of pregnancies and unfortunately, most of them take place within the first twelve weeks.

What are the causes of miscarriage at 2 months pregnant?

There are several different factors that you lead to a miscarriage, especially in the earlier stages of pregnancy. Given below are some of the most common causes of miscarriage in the first trimester:

  • Nutritional deficiencies: There is a reason that pregnant women are asked to follow a diet that is high in vitamins, minerals, protein, carbohydrates, and so on. You will also be advised to take nutritional supplements like folic acid, calcium, multivitamins and iron. In fact, women who are planning to have a baby may be asked to take folic acid even before getting pregnant. These nutrients help your baby to develop and grow stronger. Following a diet that is high in fat or calories, but low in nutritional value could be a reason for miscarriage at 2 months, as it does not provide your baby with the essential nutrients required for development.
  • Chromosomal abnormalities: All women who are planning a baby are usually advised to quit unhealthy habits like smoking, drinking excessive alcohol and taking drugs. These factors could cause chromosomal abnormalities in the baby, which leads to a miscarriage in the earlier stages.
  • Hormonal imbalance: One of the first signs of pregnancy is a surge in hormones. To confirm if you are pregnant or not, you may be asked to take a blood test to check your hormonal levels. In case your body produces too much or too little of a certain hormone, the risks of miscarriage increase.
  • Uterine abnormalities: In case you have a misshaped or a divided uterus, your baby will not be able to grow properly, which will cause your body to terminate the pregnancy. Women who have had multiple miscarriages in the past could also have the problem of a scarred uterus, because of which the baby cannot grow properly either. A doctor may be able to correct some of these problems through a surgery. This could improve the outlook for future pregnancies.

While there are many other factors that can lead to a miscarriage, in several cases, the exact causes remain unknown.

Miscarriage Signs

The most obvious sign of a miscarriage is bleeding through the vagina. Such bleeding can range from light spotting to heavy bleeding. There may also be the passage of a brownish discharge, blood clots and tissue. Pain and cramps in the lower back and pelvic area are also symptoms of a miscarriage. Pregnancy results in many symptoms such as tenderness of the breasts, morning sickness and a frequent urge to urinate. These symptoms are likely to suddenly stop when a miscarriage occurs. In some cases, there may be no signs and symptoms at all.

In such cases the miscarriage is usually diagnosed during a routine checkup. It is important to report to the doctor any type of vaginal bleeding that occurs during pregnancy. Most miscarriages are the result of chromosomal abnormalities that develop during fertilization of the egg. In most cases these are just chance occurrences and usually not indicative of a problem with the woman or her partner. Miscarriages may also occur due to an imbalance of the hormones involved in pregnancy, problems in immunity and infections. The risk of a miscarriage also increases with age. Other factors such as alcohol consumption, smoking and intake of excess caffeine may also elevate the risk of a failed pregnancy. In many cases the exact cause of the miscarriage remains unknown and once the miscarriage begins to occur, there is not much that can be done to prevent it. However, the right precautions may be taken to reduce the risk of a miscarriage in future pregnancies.

What are the signs of a miscarriage at 2 months?

The most common sign of a miscarriage is vaginal bleeding at 2 months pregnant. The bleeding could be light or heavy and may be accompanied by the passing of blood clots and tissue. In case of a miscarriage, you are also likely to experience severe pain in the lower back and abdominal cramps. There are many pregnancy symptoms that are evident in the second week, like breast tenderness, nausea, morning sickness and frequent urination; in case of a miscarriage, these pregnancy symptoms usually cease.

There are many women who have had slight bleeding or spotting at 2 months pregnant, but have later given birth to normal babies. This is because these symptoms are not always a sign of miscarriage; they could just be an indication that something is wrong. Let your doctor know about these symptoms immediately so that you can go through a few tests and determine if you have indeed had a miscarriage or not. If there is any way in which a miscarriage can be averted, your doctor will be able to help and guide you. In such cases, you need to follow your doctor's instructions to the tee. You will need to take complete bed rest and follow a specific diet, for as long as your doctor asks you too.

Can you have a stillbirth at 2 months pregnant?

A stillbirth occurs in case there is a loss of pregnancy after the 20th week. By this time the fetus will have developed completely and will resemble a baby. Therefore, it is only possible to have a still birth in the second or third trimester of pregnancy, not during the 2nd month. A loss of pregnancy in the second month is referred to as a miscarriage.

After a miscarriage, your normal menstrual cycle should begin in around 4 to 6 weeks. However, it could take your body another month or so to have a full physical recovery. Recovering from a miscarriage is easier said than done, as the psychological damage is usually a lot more than the physical one. Most women are advised to seek professional assistance to help them get back to normal. Alternately, you could also join a support group for this purpose.

There is no reason why you cannot plan another pregnancy soon. However, before you decide to get pregnant again, it is strongly advisable for you to go through a complete internal checkup, so that the risks of a repeat-miscarriage can be reduced.

Pregnancy After 2 Months of Miscarriage

It is possible to become pregnant 2 months after a miscarriage. A woman becomes ready for conception once the cycle comes back to normal after a miscarriage. The occurrence of the next period is difficult to predict in most cases. However if there has been an uncomplicated miscarriage, the woman is likely to experience her menstrual period about 4 to 6 weeks after the miscarriage is completed. Many women take anywhere between a few weeks to more than a month to have a full physical recovery after a miscarriage. The rate of recovery will depend upon how much the pregnancy had progressed when the miscarriage occurred.

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