Missed miscarriage - is a pathological condition that is characterized by stunted growth and development of the embryo or fetus, its death. It occurs in women of different age categories. A woman planning a pregnancy should be familiar with the signs of a missed miscarriage. But this does not mean that she now needs to think about it every minute and look for threatening symptoms in herself. A frozen pregnancy can occur at any time. But most often it is diagnosed in the first trimester.
Fetal fading in the first months of pregnancy may be accompanied by no obvious signs. It even happens that everything goes unnoticed, without bloody discharge, pain. The dead fetus may not be torn away and, along with the placenta, remains in the uterus. Signs of a missed pregnancy in the later stages have significant differences from those that appear in the first weeks. A woman feels comfortable: toxicosis, toxicosis recedes, her appetite rises, there is no pain. But the unborn child has already died, and mother does not even know about it. . Keep in mind that if your usual «pregnant» discomfort suddenly disappeared, it makes sense to consult a doctor. But it also happens that there are pains in the lower abdomen, spotting. Stirring of the child stops.
Signs of a Fading Pregnancy
The first thing you should not do is make a diagnosis on your own. If there is any reason for concern, contact a specialist,and he/she will prescribe an ultrasound. During the ultrasound the doctor discovers the absence of a heartbeat, the mismatch between the size of the fetus and the pregnancy.
The causes of pregnancy fading
The causes of this pathology are many:
- hormonal disruptions in the female body;
- fetal chromosomal abnormalities;
- infectious factor (flu, chlamydia, mycoplasmosis, herpes, ureaplasmosis, toxoplasmosis etc.);
- abuse of alcohol, smoking, drugs;
- taking drugs with a teratogenic effect;
- living in an environmentally disadvantaged area.
After the diagnosis of “dead pregnancy” has been confirmed, the doctor prescribes a curettage procedure. This is done in order to prevent the development of toxic poisoning by the decay products of the placenta and fetal tissues.
In the recovery period, at the stage of planning a second pregnancy, it is important to undergo: an ultrasound scan, take tests for thyroid hormones, the TORCH complex. Pregnancy is recommended no earlier than six months later. The body during this time will rest and return to normal. Forget about alcohol, cigarettes and other harmful addictions, take vitamin complexes that your doctor will prescribe. And most importantly - believe that everything will be fine. A healthy lifestyle and a positive attitude will certainly help you conceive, endure and give birth to a healthy baby. Good luck!