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What is the quickest and safest way to natural miscarriage at 20 weeks? What are some remedies that will help for the miscarriage?

What is the quickest and safest way to natural miscarriage at 20 weeks? What are some remedies that will help for the miscarriage?

Abortion: Please understand that asking how to abort your baby on the internet is extremely unwise and is not in any way healthy. One does not naturally cause the death of a fetus this far along. You need to find a professional to assist you in person. Perhaps your family doctor can help with referral. ...Read more

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Miscarriage (Definition)

A "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only ...Read more


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Is it too long to wait 20 weeks for the first ultrasound? I had a past miscarriage 4 months ago.

Is it too long to wait 20 weeks for the first ultrasound? I had a past miscarriage 4 months ago.

Better view: At 20 weeks more anatomy of the developing baby (fetus) can be assessed. It is a good sign that your doctor has decided that your pregnancy is progressing satisfactorily enough to not request an ultrasound until that time. ...Read more

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Miscarriage in June@9weeks. Pregnant again by late aug. August weight:150lbs. 5'5. Now 20 weeks 2 days pregnant: 169. Too much too soon?

Miscarriage in June@9weeks. Pregnant again by late aug. August weight:150lbs. 5'5. Now 20 weeks 2 days pregnant: 169. Too much too soon?

Somewhat: Most weight is usually gained during the 3rd trimester (weeks 29-40). You have already gained 19#. Check with your doctor and watch how much you are eating. ...Read more

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I am 20 weeks pregnant and have had dark to light brown discharge on and off all day. I've had 2 miscarriages before and seen this kind thing before!?

Be seen tonight: Brown spotting at 20 weeks most of the time is nothing to worry about, but sometimes it is a signal of the cervix opening without labor. Best to get it checked out. Call your doctor and get seen tonight. ...Read more

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What is the risk of late miscarriage after 20 weeks pregnant with twins?

High risk: If you miscarriage between 20-23/24 weeks, before viability, there might not be anything doctors can do to save life of the twins. After 24 weeks, if something wrong with the pregnancy, doctors can likely help intervene. The risk of miscarriage depends on many factors. Any health problems you have, any health problems the babies have been diagnosed with. Or problems with placenta or uterus. ...Read more

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I am 20 weeks pregnant and having severe cramping during the night. No bleeding, but I've miscarried before and I didn't bleed then either.

See your OB Doctor: You have had a misscariage before and should see your obstetrician asap or go to the er and get it checked. ...Read more

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Want to know the cause of a miscarriage at 20 weeks, ic or water infection, my sac bulged down at that time and im 13weeks pregnant now, really scared.

Want to know the cause of a miscarriage at 20 weeks, ic or water infection, my sac bulged down at that time and im 13weeks pregnant now, really scared.

You need an OB: You need to sit down with an obstetrician and review your history in detail and try to determine if your prior loss is due to cervical insufficiency, a "weak" cervix. If it is, you may be a candidate for a Cervical Cerclage. ...Read more

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At 20 weeks pregnant, w/hx of 2 miscarriages. Is it safe to fly in a non-pressurized airplane for 45min, max elevation 7, 000ft & climb rate of 500'/min?

At 20 weeks pregnant, w/hx of 2 miscarriages. Is it safe to fly in a non-pressurized airplane for 45min, max elevation 7, 000ft & climb rate of 500'/min?

Yes: The real risk in flying is if something happens, you have to find a place to land and find medical help. It is a possible delay.

There are many women who live at 7000 ft and are pregnant with no problems. Think vail, or in the rockies.

Would discourage inside loops though :). ...Read more

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Almost 20 weeks pregnant, having itching in vaginal area, is it ok to use zinc oxide diaper rash cream on, will it cause miscarriage if some gets inside?

Almost 20 weeks pregnant, having itching in vaginal area, is it ok to use zinc oxide diaper rash cream on, will it cause miscarriage if some gets inside?

Diagnosis: Diaper rash cream would not cause a miscarriage but it is not likely to help much in an adult. A better choice is to have your Obgyn evaluate the area and see if infection is present. External prescription itch creams are available ...Read more

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If you have a miscarriage in ur 2nd trimester how big is the baby when it falls out of you?

If you have a miscarriage in ur 2nd trimester how big is the baby when it falls out of you?

Any size: The size will vary depending on how much development occurred. You can carry a "non-viable" or dead fetus for a while. ...Read more

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Are the chances of miscarriage still high in 2nd trimester with twins?

Are the chances of miscarriage still high in 2nd trimester with twins?

Twin Pregnancies: The twin miscarriage rate is 17-20% overall, but does become less frequent later in pregnancy. Nevertheless, as you already know, twin pregnancy is a high risk pregnancy, and should be under the close care of your OB provider. ...Read more

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Pregnant in 2nd trimester. Can sex/orgasm cause miscarriage? Bled twice while with husband. Does it mean we sld stop havin sex/orgasm till baby comes?

Pregnant in 2nd trimester. Can sex/orgasm cause miscarriage? Bled twice while with husband. Does it mean we sld stop havin sex/orgasm till baby comes?

Pregnancy and sex: Sexual intercourse in pregnancy is acceptable in all normal gestation and do not cause miscarriage. There are some instances where intercourse is discouraged in pregnancy such as preterm labor, bleeding, placenta previa, weak cervix, preterm rupture of membrane. Your doctor need to confirm the location of your placenta and evaluate your cervix as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can accidentally electrically shocking onself during 2nd trimester of pregnancy ever cause harm to baby or a miscarriage?

Can accidentally electrically shocking onself during 2nd trimester of pregnancy ever cause harm to baby or a miscarriage?

Not if minor: You're asking a theoretical question. Fetal well being can be checked by ultrasound / biophysical profile if you are worried that a recent exposure to electricity caused any harm. ...Read more

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Good pm doctors. Pls is there any implication having high vagina swap (hvs) test in pregnancy? Hope d test doesn't cause miscarriage in 2nd trimester.

Good pm doctors. Pls is there any implication having high vagina swap (hvs) test in pregnancy? Hope d test doesn't cause miscarriage in 2nd trimester.

Cervical swab: 33 you pregnant female desire for clarification. The cervical swab is safe in pregnancy but it has to be done under direct visualization with the speculum in place. Please avoid blind cervical swab while pregnant. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I miscarry at 20 weeks by taking vitamin C pills 1000 mg 3 and 4 times a day?

Can I miscarry at 20 weeks by taking vitamin C pills 1000 mg 3 and 4 times a day?

Being Pregnant: Nope. Not in any way. If you want to end your pregnancy please get to a gynecologist or planned parenthood. For thousands of years women have put their lives at risk in the same situation. Now a days we do not have to live with this danger. You are not alone and you are not wrong to want this. But, please get help. ...Read more

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I'm 20 weeks pregnat two years ago I had a miscarrage at 18 weeks do you think it will hapen agai? Do you think I have an incompatent cervix?

I'm 20 weeks pregnat two years ago I had a miscarrage at 18 weeks do you think it will hapen agai? Do you think I have an incompatent cervix?

Risk4preterm labor?: Congratulations. You have already beat the odds by going beyond the point at which the miscarriage happened in prior pregnancy. It is impossible to state whether cervical incompetence is a factor without doing ultrasound study or seeing prior records. Report all concerns to your ob. There is an excellent university perinatal center in your state if you or your doctor want perinatal/mfm evaluation. ...Read more

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I miscarried Feb 20. That day my hug was less than 5. When can I expect to ovulate?

I miscarried Feb 20. That day my hug was less than 5. When can I expect to ovulate?

Do u mean hcg?: Assuming your periods are regular, you should ovulate about 14 days after the first day of your next period. ...Read more

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What is the percentage of first time moms (age 28) miscarriages? I was told only 20% of 1st time moms carry to term, 80 % miscarry...

What is the percentage of first time moms (age 28) miscarriages? I was told only 20% of 1st time moms carry to term, 80 % miscarry...

You: You have the statistic backwards. The miscarriage rate for first time moms is about 12-15% and thus 85-88% deliver. Now the risk of miscarriage goes up with age and older moms have higher risks. Since you are only 28 (peak age for fertility), you should do well.

If you have a miscarriage then the risk for the second pregnancy to miscarry is up to 25-30%. About 1/500 couples have recurrent pregnancy loss and miscarry over and over.

So, you should be reassured that you will have a great chance for a healthy pregnancy. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am 32 & since I was 18 I have been pregnant over 20 times with all but 2 (both premies) ending is miscarriages. What could be the cause of this?

I am 32 & since I was 18 I have been pregnant over 20 times with all but 2 (both premies) ending is miscarriages. What could be the cause of this?

Need a workup: Lots of things could cause this. You need a workup looking for possible causes of hypercoagulability (increased blood clotting), as well as evaluations by your OB looking at whether your Progesterone level doesn't climb the way it should or if your cervix opens too soon ("incompetent cervix"). Good luck! ...Read more

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Two miscarriages in 4 months. In april I had a missed miscarriage. In august I had a miscarriage at 5 weeks. What could cause this? I'm almost 20 and 80lb

Two miscarriages in 4 months. In april I had a missed miscarriage. In august I had a miscarriage at 5 weeks. What could cause this? I'm almost 20 and 80lb

Low BMI.: Poor maternal nutritional status as evidenced by your 80 lb weight is a known predisposing factor to miscarriage. At your age, I would advise maintaining your body mass index (bmi) at the 19-27 range if you are trying to conceive. Take Folic Acid >1 mg daily and best of luck! ...Read more

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Till when should I rest if I had miscarried before 5 weeks from now? My back hurts sometimes if I lift 20 lbs babies and do house work and yoga

Till when should I rest if I had miscarried before 5 weeks from now? My back hurts sometimes if I lift 20 lbs babies and do house work and yoga

4-6 weeks: Decreased work load should be 4-6 weeks, but this doesn't mean you should be doing week 5 what you were in week 1. You need to gradually increase your participation in activities so your muscles stay toned and the transition back into full activity is easier. Light housework and yoga can certainly be attempted by 5 weeks, and then listen to your body's response, adjusting your work load as needed. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of 2 back to back miscarriages. One missed miscarriage in april, and one miscarriage in august. Almost 20 years old 80 lbs.

What could be the cause of 2 back to back miscarriages. One missed miscarriage in april, and one miscarriage in august. Almost 20 years old 80 lbs.

Nutrition possibly: You don't give your height. But as an adult 80 pounds is extremely low weight. At times nutrition can affect the growth of an embryo. There are also other things that may affect miscarriage such as abnormal uterine shape, low progesterone, and blood clotting factors. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage dec.20 2012 I was only just about 5 weeks I found. Out I was pregnant again in the jan.2013 how many weeks am I this is a new prego?

I had a miscarriage dec.20 2012 I was only just about 5 weeks I found. Out I was pregnant again in the jan.2013 how many weeks am I this is a new prego?

Hard to know: The pregnancy test could still be positive from the miscarriage now being completed. It is also possible to get pregnant within about 3-4 weeks after completing a miscarriage. If this is the case you would not be more than 2-3 weeks along. ...Read more