The possibility of miscarriage or abortion is the worrying factor for every pregnant woman. Some women are more likely to have an abortion than others. Most abortions occur in the first 3 months of pregnancy. This is due to the result of faulty germplasm, which means that the egg or the sperm may be defective and abortion is nature’s way to get rid of a defective foetus.
Later abortions occurring in pregnancies are due to some maternal diseases like diabetes, abnormal function of the thyroid gland, high blood pressures syphilis or some abnormality of the uterus or cervix.
High fever or diarrhoea and dysentery may also result in contractions of the uterus, and then in abortion.
If there is any blood-stained discharge, or spasms of pain in the lower abdomen similar to the pain some women get during menstruation, you should take complete rest in bed and get in touch with your doctor.
Complete bed-rest for a few days may be all that is necessary, but if the bleeding does not stop or increases, then you must consult your doctor or go to the hospital immediately.