Whether it’s your first pregnancy or you’ve been through the process before, there are worries that every parent experiences along the way. Among them, for many, is the fear of miscarrying—especially within the first 12 weeks or first trimester of pregnancy.
Our team at Cache Valley Women’s Center at the Lodge in Logan, Utah is here to support both you and your growing baby throughout the journey of pregnancy. Here is some of our professional advice when it comes to calming miscarriage worries and how you can have a safe, healthy pregnancy.
Miscarriage And Early Pregnancy
Did you know that the majority of pregnancies result in healthy births? In fact, less than 20 percent end in a miscarriage according to current research. Also, many miscarriages happen within the first few weeks of pregnancy when women may not expect or recognize it. Some miscarriages are even mistaken for a normal-looking period.
The risk of miscarriage also decreases significantly—to about 5 percent—after your doctor detects a heartbeat. This typically occurs at around your 6 to 8 week mark. The chances of having a second miscarriage after a woman has already experienced one is also very slim at less than 3 percent.
Many women are consumed with the question, what causes a miscarriage? And what can I do to prevent it? Miscarriages often occur as a result of a chromosomal abnormality—meaning the fetus is unable to develop normally and a miscarriage is completely unavoidable.
That means that in many cases, miscarriages happen not because of anything the mother did or didn’t do. Let’s say that again—most miscarriages happen at no fault of the expectant mother.
Having said that, there are definitely things you can do to lower your risk of miscarriage. This includes cutting back on your caffeine intake to about 200 milligrams or less each day and refraining from smoking, using drugs, or drinking alcohol.
Easing Your Miscarriage Fears
The first several weeks of pregnancy can be hard on mothers mentally, emotionally, and physically. Surging hormones can be to blame, but so can the natural worry about the safety and wellbeing of your child.
Try to remember that your fears are normal, but that this phase will pass. Take time to practice mindfulness, meditation, and take some time for yourself. This could include any stress-reducing activities you enjoy like yoga or going for a walk.
Take time to educate yourself with helpful facts and how to recognize what your body is going through, but try to not become burdened down by your worries.
As a word of comfort, remember that some symptoms that may seem concerning are often normal in early pregnancy. While bleeding and cramping can indicate a miscarriage in some cases, remember that it’s also common in healthy pregnancies during the first trimester. In fact, up to 25 percent of women experience some type of bleeding in early pregnancy.
If you do experience any unexplained spotting, reach out to our team at Cache Valley Women’s Center. We can conduct testing like an ultrasound or blood test to make sure your pregnancy is still on track and healthy.
Cache Valley Women’s Center at the Lodge In Logan, Utah
Above all, try to remain calm and positive. Focus on what you can control—like a healthy diet (or at least drinking plenty of fluids if you’re a morning sickness sufferer), taking your prenatal vitamins, and getting light exercise. And remember, you’re not going through this journey alone.
Cache Valley Women’s Center is here to comfort, guide, and support you throughout your pregnancy journey and beyond.
Contact Cache Valley Women’s Center at the Lodge for any of your pregnancy related questions or concerns. We’re here when you need us.
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Thank you for this I am so beyond terrified im gonna miscarry im only 21 this is my first pregnancy im very small and I don’t have any morning sickness I don’t have sore breast all the time and my stomach only cramps once in a while so I’m constantly wondering am I really pregnant we’re the rest just false positives but this article really helped and moved me to tears out of relief
This was most helpful thank you so much🤍
First time mother here I’m glad this article is here I’m so scared but I’m going to be positive
Ty for the needed comfort
Hello, I have a question and need help. I recently found out I was pregnant July 20th I track ovulation with ovulation test stripes that my doctor recommended. I ovulated somewhere around July 1st to the 4th I took a pregnancy July 9th as well which was negative. My periods are anywhere from 28 to 35 days apart, so I go by 31 days, my app told me I was 2 days late on July 20th and it was positive. Went to my doctor’s appointments thinking I was 7 weeks and a few days along on August 3rd. Scheduled an ultrasound for August 8th there they seen a gestational sac 1.11 cm said I was 5wks 1day no yolk sac or fetal pole. They rescheduled another one for August 15th that one was just the gestational sac again 13.9 mm. It is now August 19th and I still haven’t heard from my doctor about my results for the last ultrasound in which the radiologist said it was a suspicious pregnancy failure. My hcg levels August 9th 6689 August 8th 8740 and the 15th 11834. I’m not sure how to feel right now no doctor or anyone has tried to reach out to me about this. I’m very concerned and worried now
Thank you so much for this article. So helpful and helps to ease my worries.
Thank you at least it would lessen my worries when I feel pain on my right lower abdomen.
I have experienced a lot of pregnancy symptoms to allergies, nose bleeding, vomiting dizziness tingling back headache pelvic pain sleepless nights of worries if my baby still alive.. I’m 12weeks pregnant my first pregnancy so I worry a lot because I read and search on google about miscarriage and abnormalities.
I hope my baby is normal healthy & strong..
Thank you for this article! This is my first pregnancy and I’m naturally a bit of a worrier so this helped a lot.
I had a miscarriage once so my fear is too much each pain I feel I fear it is happening again
I have struggled with fertility for two years and am finally pregnant! I’m almost 6 week but I have suffered multiple sleepless nights because I have so much anxiety about miscarrying. This article was really so helpful and calming! Thank you!
I’ve been trying to get pregnant for 20 years after my first child. I’ve got pcos and endometriosis and I’ve just found out I’m 5 weeks pregnant which is a massive shock. I’m obsessed I may miscarry. I feel better after reading this article.
Thanks for this article! I am awake with insomnia and worrying about this since I got my bfp 🙂
This is a great article I have had two miscarriages and really scared of another
Thank you for this calming article. I’m currently 4w2d and have had 2 blood tests to confirm my levels are increasing appropriately. I’ve been testing every day analyzing the lines to ensure progression and sending myself into a panic when one line seems faintly lighter than the other day. I miscarried at 4w1d in June and am so anxious and nervous at every twinge. I find comfort in this article and that other women are going through the same feelings. I want to be ecstatic and celebrate but am also so scared. Prayers to all for very successful rainbow pregnancies
Thank you for this article it really calmed my nerves as I am 8 weeks pregnant and suffered a miscarriage 3 months ago.
Im currently experiencing my first pregnancy after thinking I couldn’t have a baby for years. This article really eased my mind. I wish nothing but a healthy baby for all women who commented.
Thank you. I’m 10 weeks , I miscarried back in march
I am so terrified, I had a miscarriage and it’s taken more than a year to get pregnant again. I am already advanced maternal age. I went to an ultrasound and the gestational sac appeared empty. My doctor thinks it’s possible that I am too early in pregnancy to see baby. I have to wait 2 weeks to try again. This feeling is terrible. I will try meditation like suggested and I do feel less alone.
Thank you so much for this. I teared up reading this, relieved at the realization that I’m not the only one equal parts excited and worried at such an early point in pregnancy (4w). And this gives me comfort that should something happen, it’s through no fault of my own. You have no idea what this article settled within me.
Thank you so much for this I’m 5 weeks , and nervous and happy all at the same time being a first time mother excites and nerves me all together
Thank you so much. This really calmed my nerves. I can’t even celebrate our first pregnancy after 13 years because of the scary miscarriages I have heard. Pray for me and all other beautiful preggos🙂
Thank you so much for this positivity. I am going to try to just enjoy every moment I can.
I’m 7 weeks today, first time pregnant , 34 with PCOS. I’m so nervous because I don’t feel as nauseous anymore. Good luck to all the women going through this worry, praying for healthy babies at the end of the journey.
😭😭 thank you for this. I bawled my way though it… Hormones 😂😭
Thank you for this! I am just over 4 weeks pregnant with my little rainbow baby and get worried at every little thing. This helped calm my nerves immensely and to focus on being excited for this little one to grow!
Thank you for this article, my fiancé is pregnant with our/my first and her second. With a prior miscarriage she is stressed and worried and this helped us both.
This is my first pregnancy and Ive been super worried . Thank you for easing my thoughts lol ❤️
Actually crying as I’ve been reading this article and all the comments. I found out I was pregnant 4 days before Christmas. My first pregnancy, and I’m beyond terrified of having a miscarriage. Is all I can think of. I don’t have an appt with my OB until Jan 18, it’s been a nightmare trying to get one. I should be going into my 8 week now. I hate not knowing, or having an ultrasound to make sure my baby is okay, and that is slowly killing me inside. I pray everyday that my baby is growing healthy strong, and I’m trying my best to stop worrying so much; I think until Jan 18th that’s going to be quite hard. I’m glad I stumbled upon this website, it has helped me find some sort inner peace knowing I’m no the only one going through this. To all mommy’s-to-be out there, I pray for all of us and I hope and wish we all have healthy babies.
This is my fourth pregnancy but I lost two of three (triplet pregnancy) during my last pregnancy. I have delivered three beautiful, healthy baby’s in total. For some reason this pregnancy I am completely freaking out. I have taken a pregnancy test every day these last two weeks even though I am having normal pregnancy systems and no abnormal symptoms. This obsession (fear) is freaking me out and I don’t know what to do. I don’t have my first OB appointment for another two three weeks.
I’m scared to death this is my 6th pregnancy I lost my 3rd child.to SIDS back in 2016 after my son I decided I was gonna get my tubes tied then me and my husband decided we wanted more children so we got my tubes untied I got pregnant 10 months later then I miss carried I’m now 37 and pregnant again I just hope everything gose well this time please say a prayer for me my first appointment is Monday the 13th and I’m scard
This article helps to calm my stress down since I was miscarriage twice and now I’m just getting pregnant again I’m 8 weeks a today just finished my ob this Friday the ultrasound showed that my little is normal and heartbeat is good ! I keep praying every day and night because I want nothing but just the babe growing healthy 🙏
I am 9 weeks and have a sub chorionic hematoma with bleeding. Now they are seeing a cyst on my ovary and I am bleeding again. The ultrasound shows a healthy baby with a strong heartbeat but the feeling of seeing blood while pregnant is something only a women could explain. I have one living daughter and I don’t remember my pregnancy with her being like this. I am very scared and don’t even want to leave my bed. Thank you for the kind positivity in the numbers. Numbers don’t lie and they have given me comfort.
This article is just what I needed to read this morning 🙂
Thank you for the positive message.
Thank you for this positive article. I am pregnant with my first baby and will save this when I need a reminder that everything will be okay!
This was the most helpful thing I could’ve ever read, Thank you !
Thank you. This article is like a warm hug.