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Threatened Miscarriage (cont.)

Threatened Miscarriage Treatment

If a miscarriage is inevitable and the health care professional does not think the woman has a living pregnancy, an obstetrician will be consulted as well. The obstetrician may recommend the cervix be dilated and the contents of the womb be extracted (dilation and curettage or D&C), or the obstetrician may recommend that the woman be monitored as the body expels the pregnancy on its own.

The woman may be sent home with special instructions in the following circumstances:

  • The cervical os is closed.
  • Bleeding is not heavy.
  • Lab study results are normal.
  • Ultrasound reveals the pregnancy is not tubal.
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