Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss

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Frequently Asked Questions About Miscarriage

By JustMommies staff

What is a miscarriage and how will I know if I have had one? A miscarriage is a pregnancy loss before 20 weeks of pregnancy. After 20 weeks it is considered a stillbirth. Signs and symptoms of miscarriage include heavy bleeding, cramping, and loss of pregnancy symptoms. Only your doctor can confirm whether
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What is a Blighted Ovum?

By JustMommies staff

If you have had an early miscarriage, you might have been told you had a blighted ovum. A blighted ovum is a very early miscarriage. When an ovum is blighted it does not mean you were not pregnant. It means that the pregnancy ended so early that the fertilized egg did not result in the formation of a
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Miscarriage May Result in Future Pregnancy Complications

By JustMommies staff

A recent report on Reuters Health suggests that women who have had a miscarriage may be more likely to have complications with future pregnancies, even if they have only had one miscarriage. Dr. Sohinee Bhattacharya of the Aberdeen Maternity Hospital and her colleagues looked at the records for 32,000
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What happens during a D&C?

By JustMommies staff

A D&C is one of the most common surgical procedures performed on women. A D&C is a generally performed to diagnose a condition. Having a D&C performed gives women more information and treatment options. Many years ago, when a woman was suffering with uterine conditions, the most common treatment was
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