Signs of Miscarriage
If you’re experiencing spotting, cramps or sudden loss of pregnancy symptoms, don’t panic (those symptoms can be normal too), but do call your doctor to make sure you’re not having a miscarriage
Call a Doctor
Could you be miscarrying? A miscarriage is defined as pregnancy loss before 20 weeks (after that, it’s considered a stillbirth). If you experience a worrisome symptom, it’s normal to consult Dr. Google and start imagining the worst. However, remember that many of the signs of miscarriage can also end up being nothing to be concerned about. So before you get too upset and rush to the emergency room, jot down your questions and call your ob-gyn to schedule a pelvic exam or ultrasound, since only a doctor can confirm a miscarriage has taken place.
We talked to Mark Perloe, M.D., the medical director of Georgia Reproductive Specialists in Atlanta to find out the most common symptoms of miscarriage. Read on to find out if you’re at risk, and when to call your doctor.