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1935851 tn?1332348173

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Is there any sign that your baby could have stopped developing in the womb? I'm only six weekss and have to wait until the ninth to have a Dr. Appointment. I'm terrified of having a miscarriage, are they common?
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Some women don't feel much early on, but here are a few pregnancy-related aches and pains you might expect in weeks 6-8 that are nothing to worry about: cramps around your sides and lower back, little shooting pains, gas/bloating, nausea (nausea's actually good), headaches, perpetual sleepiness, hot flashes, sore boobs, constipation. Some women have a little spotting with no trouble at all but any blood should be noted and reported to your doctor.  
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The development period between 6-8 weeks is the most dangerous. The good news is that miscarriage risk drops off sharply after 8 weeks, and even more after 12. So being a little anxious is perfectly natural. It's a scary time.

A "missed miscarriage," which is when the baby stops developing but you don't find out for a long time, does happen but is much less likely than a complete miscarriage. With a full miscarriage, you would expect fever, strong headache, severe pain/cramps in the front of your lower abs, sudden heavy bleeding, nausea and tissue/clot passing. A very sharp pain on one side of your back accompanied by bleeding should be reported to your doctor immediately in case of ectopic pregnancy.
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1935851 tn?1332348173
Thank you. No I'm not showing any bleeding, didn't even show implantation bleeding and my cramps have been very slight. I just wish I could tell how its going now. I'm just worried I guess, first baby and all.
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377493 tn?1356502149
Miscarriage in the first trimester is always a possibility.  Statistics claim that approximately 20 to 30% of pregnancies will miscarry in the early stages.  I know, its scary, but try not to let it worry you to much.  Is there a reason you are worrying?  Are you showing any signs or symptoms of loss?  If you aren't that try to relax and enjoy this wonderful time in your life.  Chances are higher that it won't happen then that it will.  Congrats on your pregnancy.
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