Summary

Here is a summary of the important concepts discussed during this chapter. Miscarriage

• This is the most common type of pregnancy loss and occurs in 15 to 20 percent of all pregnancies, usually during the first three months of pregnancy.

• Symptoms of miscarriage include vaginal bleeding and cramping in the lower abdomen or back.

• The cause of miscarriage is usually not known, but it is estimated that more than half are due to chromosome problems within the fetus and occur randomly.

• Miscarriage is not caused by work, exercise, sex, most falls, frights, stress, or morning sickness.

• Miscarriage is diagnosed based on a combination of your symptoms, pelvic examination, blood hormone levels, and pelvic ultrasound.

100 Pregnancy Tips

100 Pregnancy Tips

Prior to planning pregnancy, you should learn more about the things involved in getting pregnant. It involves carrying a baby inside you for nine months, caring for a child for a number of years, and many more. Consider these things, so that you can properly assess if you are ready for pregnancy. Get all these very important tips about pregnancy that you need to know.

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