A threatened abortion is vaginal bleeding that occurs in the first 20 weeks of the pregnancy and can be accompanied by abdominal pain.

The symptoms of threatened abortion or threatened miscarriage indicate a possible miscarry.

Vaginal bleeding is fairly common among pregnant people. In a 2016 cohort, 24% of women experienced bleeding during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. Of these women, 60% carried their pregnancy to term.

The exact cause of a threatened abortion usually isn’t known. But it’s more common among people who previously had a miscarriage.

Any vaginal bleeding during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy can be a symptom of a threatened abortion. Some people also have abdominal cramps or lower back pain.

People who have a regular miscarriage experience dull or sharp pain in their abdomen and back. They can pass clot-like material from the vagina.

If you are pregnant and experiencing these symptoms, call your doctor.

“Sometimes the cause of a threatened abortion isn’t known. Some factors may increase your risk of having one. These include:”

  • A disease during the birth of a baby.
  • The abdomen has been traumatised.
  • The parental age is advanced.
  • Exposure to certain chemicals.

Other risk factors for a threatened abortion include obesity, unmanaged diabetes, and unmanaged thyroid disease. If you’re overweight, have diabetes, or have thyroid disease, speak with your doctor about ways to stay healthy during pregnancy.

You should tell your doctor if you take any drugs. Some may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

If a threatened abortion is suspected, your doctor will perform a vaginal exam. Your doctor will examine your reproductive organs during a pelvic exam.

They will look for the source of your bleeding and determine if the amniotic sac has ruptted. The exam will take a few minutes.

An ultrasound will monitor the heartbeat and development of the fetus. It can also help determine the amount of bleeding. A transvaginal ultrasound, or an ultrasound that uses a vaginal probe, is typically more accurate than an abdominal ultrasound in early pregnancy.

Your doctor will insert an instrument into your vagina during a transvaginal exam. The probe uses sound waves to create images of your reproductive organs, which your doctor can see in more detail.

Blood tests, including a complete blood count, may also be performed to check for abnormal hormone levels. Specifically, these tests will measure the levels of hormones in your blood called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) and progesterone.

During a pregnant season, your body makes two hormones: hcg and srB. It is possible that a problem may be caused by atypical levels of either hormone.

A lot of times a miscarriage can be prevented. Your doctor may suggest ways to lower your risk of having a miscarriage.

Your doctor may tell you to avoid certain activities as you recover. If you have symptoms, bed rest and avoiding sex may be suggested. There is no research to back up these suggestions.

Your doctor will also treat conditions that increase the risk of complications during pregnancy, such as diabetes or hypothyroidism.

Your doctor may also want to give you a progesterone injection to increase hormone levels. Your doctor will also administer Rh immunoglobulin if you have Rh-negative blood and your developing fetus has Rh-positive blood. This stops your body from creating antibodies against your child’s blood.

People who experience an abortion go on to have healthy babies. If the fetus is still attached to the wall of your uterus, and your cervix is dilated, this is more likely. If you have atypical hormones, hormone therapy can help you carry a baby to term.

Approximately 50% of people who experience a threatened abortion don’t have a miscarriage. Most people who do miscarry will go on to have successful pregnancies in the future. But you should see your doctor to discuss possible causes if you’ve experienced two or more miscarriages in a row.

For some people, a threatened abortion is a very stressful experience and can lead to anxiety and depression. It’s important to talk with your doctor if you’re experiencing symptoms of either condition following a threatened abortion or miscarriage. They can help you get the treatment you need.

Your doctor may know about local support groups where you can discuss your experience with others who can relate to what you are going through.

It is difficult to prevent a baby from being born, but certain behaviors can help. These include:

  • avoiding drinking
  • avoiding smoking
  • Not using illegal drugs.
  • Reducing the consumption of coffee.
  • avoiding certain foods that can make you ill and harm your fetus
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals or harsh cleaning solutions is not advisable.
  • promptly treating any infections
  • Taking vitamins during the early stages of development.
  • At least 2 hours a week of exercising.

“You can maintain a healthy baby by getting early care. PreNatal care can help your doctor detect and treat health problems early on in the baby’s life. This will help ensure a healthy delivery.”