Most women suspect they have had or may have a miscarriage when they notice vaginal spotting or bleeding, the passage of tissue and cramping. If you have had these symptoms, please visit your doctor: He or she will perform an ultrasound to look for a fetal heartbeat, and may take blood to tests to look for hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), as a decrease or lack of increase of hCG can indicate that the fetus is not growing.
If you have miscarried and wish to try again, there’s good news: Your chances are excellent! Your first menstrual cycle usually occurs four to six weeks after your miscarriage, and it is generally safe to conceive after one normal cycle. If you have concerns, or have had several consecutive miscarriages, consult with your physician about screening for conditions that may lead to miscarriage, including genetic factors, anatomical factors, cervix incompetence and immune disorders.