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Threatened Miscarriage Treatment

In all cases of threatened miscarriage, it’s crucial medical assistance is sought as soon as possible. This information is NOT an alternative to medical treatment but may help once a medical assessment has been made. Please refer to miscarriage for complete information on the types of miscarriage.

Miscarriage happens for various reasons, and chromosomal issues are the leading cause. However, healthy pregnancies are also lost, and there are patterns to these losses that relate to the morefertile Personal Fertility Profiles (PFPs), but as a very general overview:

  1. Pregnancy is tiring, and once the later stages of the first trimester arrive, pre-existing low energy levels can become an issue for the crucial role of holding a fetus in the womb. Plus, emotional shocks can rapidly reduce energy and disrupt hormonal balance.
  2. Inflammation, infections and physical traumas can also cause miscarriage, plus recent research indicates an altered microbiome can significantly increase the risk of miscarriage.

These are all worth bearing in mind when considering how to manage the risk of miscarriage.

General signs and symptoms

  • Crampy lower abdominal pain
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Lower back pain
  • Dizziness
  • Possibly a fever and raised temperature
  • Possible feeling cold and a dragging sensation in the lower abdomen

PFPs and Threatened Miscarriage

PFP Symptoms
  • Weak and achy lower back and a sinking sensation in the lower abdomen
  • Frequent urination, cold legs, aversion to cold and a desire for warmth
  • The blood that’s lost is pale and thin
  • Irritability, constipation, anxiety, disturbed sleep, night sweats, hot palms and feet
  • Fever or temperature with a thirst for cold drinks, and in the latter stages of pregnancy, the fetus will be very active
  • The blood loss is bright red
  • Abdominal distension with a bearing down sensation
  • Feeling tired with weak limbs, shortness of breath, and possible lower backache
  • The cervix may be slightly open
  • The blood loss is usually the spotting of pale blood
  • Hypothyroidism or an incompetent cervix are sometimes part of this situation
Energy + Hot
  • A dragging or bearing-down sensation in the lower abdomen that’s also painful and may include lower backache
  • Feeling hot, with a preference for chilled drinks
  • A loss of appetite, yellow urine and dry stools
  • The blood loss is fresh blood red
  • Cramping lower abdominal pain with a sinking sensation
  • Tiredness and dizziness on standing, a pale face, shortness of breath and weakness of the limbs
  • The blood loss is usually the spotting of pale blood
  • This situation may involve hypothyroidism or an incompetent cervix
  • Lower abdominal pain that has a gnawing/crampy nature
  • Lower backache and a sinking sensation in the lower abdomen
  • In the later stages of pregnancy, the fetus may be very active
  • The blood loss is of dark blood
  • A significant fall or injury that bruises the womb and fetus usually precedes this
  • A haematoma may have developed, and this requires immediate medical assessment
Fluids + Hot
  • Lower abdominal pain and bloating
  • Itchy skin and fever, restlessness and feeling of heat, headaches and aching
  • Fetal growth may be retarded
  • The blood loss is blood red (rather than pale or dark)
  • An inflammation or infection is threatening the pregnancy, and immediate medical assessment is essential

Once the immediate threat of miscarriage has passed, we recommend following the medical advice you’ve been given. We also recommend women who have a threatened miscarriage follow the advice in their relevant personal fertility profiles and have treatment to improve internal balance.

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