What do miscarriages look like?

A miscarriage early in pregnancy can resemble a large clot of blood. Sometimes a women does not even know she is miscarrying. Most miscarriages happen before the 7th week of pregnancy (which is about 5 weeks after conception) and only 3 weeks after a missed period. Which is why most women dont even realize anything is wrong. As the embryo grows the miscarriage will be much more noticable. Usually intense cramping followed by a day or two of bleeding, eventually expelling the embryo(s).(which might resemble a tampon in size and coloring) If experiencing any signs of a miscarriage it is important to be seen by a doctor. Sometimes a womens body does not expell all the embryo and sac and this could lead to an infection. A procedure called a D & C can be preformed to prevent this.