MOUNTAIN OF FIRE & MIRACLES MINISTRIES
EXPECTANT FAMILY DEPARTMENT
What Is Miscarriage?
Miscarriage is defined as the spontaneous loss of a foetus before it is viable. In the USA, it is the 20th week of pregnancy and in the UK, the 23rd week. The medical term for miscarriage is “spontaneous abortion”.
A foetus is “viable” when it has the potential to survive outside the womb.
Miscarriage is one of the most common complications associated with early pregnancy. Sadly, around a quarter – or even more – of all pregnancies result in miscarriage.
Most miscarriages occur during the first few months of pregnancy. An estimated 75% of miscarriages happen during the woman’s first trimester.
Although miscarriage is relatively common, it can be an extremely traumatic and devastating experience.
What are the Signs and Symptoms of Miscarriage?
The main sign of miscarriage is vaginal spotting or bleeding, which can vary from slight brownish discharge to very heavy bleeding.
Other symptoms include:
If you are pregnant and experience any of the symptoms mentioned here, contact your doctor, midwife, ante-natal clinic for help and your pastor for spiritual counselling immediately.
Causes of Miscarriage
How to Prevent Miscarriage
There are ways to prevent the chances of miscarriage. In fact, a few simple lifestyle changes can make a world of difference: