Signs and Symptoms
The first sign of miscarriage is usually either vaginal bleeding or painful abdominal cramps. However it is important to remember that a large number of women experience spotting or bleeding in the first few weeks of pregnancy and go on to have healthy babies.
Other signs of miscarriage include: an absence of pregnancy symptoms or a sudden disappearance of pregnancy symptoms and slow to rise, static or falling hCG levels.
Some women will have no signs that their baby has not developed, or has died, until an ultrasound scans shows no heartbeat, or an empty pregnancy sac. This is called a Missed Miscarriage.
For support after miscarriage please visit Miscarriage Support NZ