How to avoid a miscarriage


What you need to know about miscarriage, miscarriage prevention and miscarriage crisis centers.


What’s the risk of miscarriage?

There’s no guarantee a miscarriage will occur.

The likelihood of miscarriage increases in the weeks after a woman’s last menstrual period.

Women who have had a normal pregnancy, have a normal delivery, and have not had a miscarriage are at a higher risk.

There is also no guarantee that a woman will not miscarry.

For example, a woman who miscarries and is bleeding heavily may still be at risk.


What happens to a woman after a miscarriage?

After a miscarriage, there are some things a woman can do to help prevent miscarriage: Reduce the amount of alcohol consumed by the woman.


How do I tell if I have a miscarriage or not?

A miscarriage does not mean you’re pregnant.

A miscarriage is not a sign of infertility.

If you think you have a premature birth, call your health care provider.

If your health is healthy, the best thing to do is to avoid pregnancy for a few weeks.

You may have a baby, but the baby will likely not be born.

If a miscarriage does occur, you may need to have another ultrasound or vaginal exam.


How can I get a miscarriage help?

If you or a loved one have ever had a premature pregnancy or have a high-risk pregnancy, your health and wellbeing is at risk if you or your partner has a miscarriage.

You should get checked out for symptoms and treatment as soon as possible.

Your health care team will work with you and your health provider to plan treatment and to help you stay on track to pregnancy.

You can also call 1-800-222-1222 to speak with a crisis center about miscarriage resources.