Maybe your pregnancy test was positive…but is your pregnancy viable? That is a great question, and the answer can change EVERYTHING about your pregnancy plan, whether you are considering abortion, adoption, or parenting. You might not need to decide at all.
Having an unplanned pregnancy can be overwhelming, and when you start hearing terms like ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, or viability it can get even more confusing. Take a deep breath….
Little Way is here to offer support, education, and to provide real medical services to empower you.
A miscarriage is a natural end to a pregnancy prior to 20 weeks and can happen for a multitude of reasons like a mother’s hormonal imbalance, abnormalities of the baby, or chromosomal problems.
Did you know that 20% of all first trimester pregnancies end in natural miscarriage? One in five – that’s pretty common! So, when you are trying to figure out your plan for this pregnancy, determining whether, or not, you are likely to miscarry is a very important first step.
Some common symptoms:
- Inability to detect a fetal heartbeat or other early pregnancy characteristics via ultrasound when expected
- Bleeding greater than the typical menstrual period
- Cramping pain in the pelvis, lower back, or lower abdomen
- A gush of warm liquid from the vagina
- The passage of true tissue (not just blood clots) or of a small recognizable baby from the vagina
Treatment: Because continued blood loss or retained pregnancy product could be harmful, anyone experiencing miscarriage symptoms should go to their OB/GYN, or if you don’t have one, the emergency room.
Little Way can provide additional miscarriage information, as well as offer an ultrasound to check for viability to see if a miscarriage is likely.