Miscarriages – Symptoms, Causes, Options Women's Health Symptoms

What is a Miscarriage?

It’s the loss of a baby before birth, usually before the 20th week.  They can be emotionally devastating so few women openly discuss them.  If you have experienced a miscarriage, we will listen to you and help however we can.


  • Bleeding from light to heavy
  • Severe cramps
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fever
  • Weakness
  • Back pain


Miscarriages are caused by many factors, including:

  • Age
  • Infection
  • Exposure radiation or toxins
  • Hormonal problems
  • Uterine abnormalities
  • Involuntary cervix openings
  • Smoking, drinking alcohol, or using illegal drugs
  • Immune system disorders
  • Severe kidney disease
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid disease
  • Certain medications
  • Severe malnutrition
  • Chance