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Early miscarriage

Published: 21/09/2016

This information is for you if you want to know more about miscarriage in the first 3 months of pregnancy. It may also be helpful if you are a relative or friend of someone who has had an early miscarriage. 

Information covered in this leaflet:

  • What an early miscarriage is and why it happens
  • What you should do if you have bleeding and/or pain in the first 3 months of pregnancy
  • How an early miscarriage is diagnosed
  • What your choices are if a miscarriage is diagnosed
  • What to expect physically and emotionally after a miscarriage
  • About trying again for a baby
  • Further information and support available

This information is based on the NICE Guideline Ectopic Pregnancy and Miscarriage: Diagnosis and Initial Management, which contains a full list of the sources of evidence used to produce this guidance.

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