Early pregnancy problems

If you have any concerns talk to your doctor or midwife.

Problems in early pregnancy are most likely to be due to a pregnancy not attaching or forming properly.

Usually if a pregnancy is not going to be viable it will miscarry. Mostly, that will happen very early in the pregnancy, often before the mother even knows that she is pregnant. Most miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies happen in the early weeks of a pregnancy. Sometimes a pregnancy can seem to be developing normally and, for reasons that are often mysterious, a miscarriage may happen many weeks later. Consequently, early pregnancy can be a worrying time for women, especially if the parents have been waiting a long time for the pregnancy. This section will guide you through some of the more common concerns in early pregnancy and help you to know how to respond if things don't go as planned. 


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