Educator4kids answer on 09 May '11 at 22:16
I am right now in the process of my 2nd miscarriage. It is a horrible thing, physically and emotionally. I would not wish this pain on anyone. One in every 5 pregnancies ends in miscarriage, and one in every 4 if you are over 35. A true miscarriage occurs during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. After that, it is still possible to lose the baby at any time (though the chances are much slimmer). A loss after the first trimester is considered pre-term labor. There are many things women should avoid during pregnancy to protect their little ones. Changing cat litter, soft cheeses, deli meats, certain wrinkle creams- all of these things can be dangerous to the unborn child. For a more detailed list with explanations of their dangers, see ---. This is a list of things you should do and should not do during pregancy and a great source of information. If a miscarriage is happening, there is unfortunately nothing you can do to stop it. The most common cause of early miscarriages is a chromosomal defect that keeps the baby from developing properly. Even if you do everything right and avoid all the things you should avoid, you cannot keep miscarriage from happening if there was a chromosomal defect at conception. Signs of a miscarriage are cramps, lower back pain, pain in the right shoulder (I had this with both of my miscarriages), bleeding, or a brown discharge. That was the first sign for both of mine. Some people will be able to miscarry naturally with no need for d&c, the procedure used to remove all fetal tissue from the uterus. An ultrasound should be performed to be sure all fetal tissue has dissolved or been expelled. If so, you don't need a d&c. If not, the procedure may have to be performed, or the doctor can give you medication to help you expel the rest. Keep in mind that a d&c scrapes out the ining of your uterus, which can make it harder to conceive the next time because the baby may have difficulty implanting. Also, many woman (like myself) have a tilted uterus, which makes it difficult to see the baby in ultrasound, so I recommend waiting a few weeks for another ultrasound before making a decision to have a d&c. See all the miracle stories on ---. No matter which option you choose, your doctor will need to check your HcG levels (the hormone produced during pregnancy) to be sure they get back down to 0. After that, you should wait at least one normal period before trying again. I got pregant the second time 2 weeks after my first miscarriage (I did not wait for the period) and it ended in miscarriage, also, so I highly recommend waiting for that normal period befor trying again. I sincerely hope you never have to worry about any of this, but that should answer your questions. Good luck!
answer on 29 May '12 at 01:29
The most accurate and reliable way is to take a pregnancy test. You can either buy one from the supermarket or drug store or get the doctor to do one. You can take one 3 weeks after love. Doctors say home pregnancy tests are not at all reliable until 7-14 after conception. An HPT (home pregnancy test) is recommended 4 days before your period is due, some on the market now are more sensitive up at 15-20 IUL. To make sure you get an accurate result, it's best to wait until you are closer to your period or till you are at least a day late. A blood test can be taken and be accurate as soon as 6 days after fertilization. Tests are different and women are different. Early pregnancy tests can now be taken 5-4 days before period should start. If you don't know when you start your next period but you know when you had unprotected intercourse take the test 19 days after love. If you don't know when you had unprotected love but you know when your next period should due take the test a week after your period was supposed to start (but it didn't). If you don't know either of them wait 45 days after the first day of your LAST menstrual period. However, the tests are MOST accurate around when your period is already 10-15 days late. Before this time you MAY get a FALSE negative result. I had a BIG FAT POSITIVE on the morning my period was supposed to come. My friend didn't test positive until a week after. Every women is different and we all conceive and have implantation at different times. The first time you miss a period, you should go and take a pregnancy test. I have taken a pregnancy test 4 days before my period was due. I tried 2 different tests. One type one day and the other type the next day and they both came out positive. It just depends on the test and how sensitive it is but I will be taking another one the day my period is due just to make sure. It's best to take a test 3 weeks after you had unprotected love, but that's probably with a cheap pregnancy test because they are less sensitive and need higher levels of the pregnancy hormone to give a positive result. To get an accurate result you should work out when your next period is due and then you can take it the day after a missed period. If your period comes that day, you're not pregnant unless it's implantation bleeding, which is much lighter than a normal period. As above, it can depend on the test, some of the cheaper ones are not good and a waste of money. I would recommend 'Clearblue' or 'First Response'. I think it's best to wait until you've missed your period before you even bother buying a test or just go to your doctors surgery and ask them to do a test. The only way that a woman can be identify she is pregnant is to take one of the following tests: Blood or Urine tests and a pelvic exam are necessary to confirm pregnancy. Urine test confirm pregnancy. ?Urine Pregnancy test is required to confirm pregnancy (Recommended if your period is missed) ?A blood test or a urine test will help in determining the presence of the HCG (Human chorionic gonadotropin) hormone. ?An ultrasound scan will also detect a pregnancy at 4-6 weeks. ?Fetus can also be felt through abdominal palpations at around 3 months