One in five women have a miscarriage during the first 10 weeks of their pregnancy. After 10 weeks the risk of miscarriage drops significantly.
The most common symptoms are cramping and/or bleeding. If you are concerned, contact your midwife or doctor for advice. Often a scan will confirm there has been a miscarriage. However sometimes further tests are needed.
Most women recover physically soon after a miscarriage, but it can be very upsetting and a grieving period is normal.
For support following a miscarriage contact the Miscarriage Support Group www.miscarriage.org.nz