A threatened miscarriage is when your body is showing signs that a miscarriage may occur.
If you experience any bleeding or lower abdominal pain or cramping pain, which can vary from period-like pain to strong labour-like contractions it is important to consult a doctor or clinic. A threatened miscarriage may result in a miscarriage, although if the symptoms cease the pregnancy may continue.
When a pregnancy threatens to miscarry there is often very little the mother, father or health professionals can do to alter the outcome. This can be a time of considerable uncertainty and anxiety for many women and their partners as they wait, hoping the symptoms will go away and that their baby is still alive and growing. Feelings such as fear, guilt and sadness may be intense as parents search for explanations for the onset of the symptoms.
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Last modified: 10/10/16