Most miscarriages result from a genetic abnormality in the embryo or fetus. The symptoms are pain, when the uterus is in contractions, vagina bleeding and leak of amniotic fluid, but this happens in later miscarriages.
Remember that miscarriage is not an intended decision, it is spontaneous and the medical terminology labels this event as a spontaneous abortion.
Besides all that, losing a baby is a devastating experience for a woman. Fathers also grieve after pregnancy loss and may need space for their own feelings. There are three types of abortion:
The missed abortion In this case of abortion, the woman’s body does not expel the dead fetus. Because of the lack of symptoms, missed abortions may go undetected for several weeks.
If a missed abortion occurs at six and a half weeks or less, the doctor may suggest the woman wait a few days to see if her body will expel the fetus spontaneously, as it does in most cases.
In the case of missed abortion, a D&C (dilation and curettage) is avoided.
The incomplete abortion It comes with symptoms like an open cervix, cramping, and the discharging of blood and fetal matter. Because it’s called incomplete, only parts of the pregnancy tissue will be expelled.
The complete abortion Its symptoms are the passage of all pregnancy tissue and a closed cervix. During this kind of abortion, the woman’s body expels all tissue. She births a nonviable fetus.