Miscarriage First Aid  

When a woman loses a fetus prior to 20 weeks of gestation, it is known as a miscarriage. Usually, miscarriages occur spontaneously when the fetus is not developing normally. Around 15 percent of pregnancies are ended due to miscarriages, especially prior to the twelfth week of pregnancy. In some women, miscarriages even occur before they are aware about the pregnancy. Regardless of when the miscarriage takes place, knowing how to provide first aid to the affected woman can her before she is taken to the hospital.

Miscarriage first aid begins from the moment that the woman notices vaginal bleeding. This blood can be bright red or brown in color. Some women just get spotting. There could be emitting of tissue via the vagina and the woman may experience cramps and pain in the abdomen. Make sure that you make the woman lie down while you inform the doctor about it.

Whatever tissue the woman has passed, should be preserved carefully, so that the same can be checked by the doctor. Put the tissue into an air-tight container and rush the woman to the emergency room of the nearest hospital. Here the woman will be checked by professional medical personnel to ensure that all the tissue has been passed out from the uterus.

Usually, the doctor will perform a pelvic exam. If there is a chance that some tissue is still in the uterus, the doctor may request for a blood test. Some women, who have tissue remaining in the uterus, may have a dilation and curettage procedure. This helps to get rid of the lining in the uterus and also removes the remnants of the tissue. The woman will bleed for a few days, but this will eventually stop. Then the healing of the uterus begins and thereafter a woman is well enough to try for another baby.

Miscarriages are very common and most women do not have a problem conceiving again. However, many women go through emotional grief after the loss of their baby. This can grief can take time to subside and during that period, the woman requires a lot of emotional support. In fact, being loving and listening to the woman, who has suffered a miscarriage, is part of the miscarriage first aid. If the grief is extreme, the woman may need to join a support group. It is best to consult a doctor to find out about such groups.

Usually, a layperson cannot do much about a miscarriage. The first aid for a miscarriage involves taking the woman to the hospital and ensuring that she gets adequate rest and support thereafter.

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