after a miscarriage

After a miscarriage, it's hard not to have feelings of emptiness and despair.

Women who experience them jump from bursting with joy, when they get a positive result in their pregnancy tests, to getting terrible news: losing their babies unexpectedly, which can be devastating. Technically, miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a baby before the 20th week of pregnancy, and it can be caused by many factors, though there are times when doctors can't even tell what goes wrong. That's how complex it is!

As if it weren't tough enough per se, miscarriage can also entail physical problems in the aftermath of losing the baby, which makes the situation even worse to cope with. Other times, though, it doesn't take long for women to recover.

Do you want to know what happens after a miscarriage? Then, don't miss this post.

 

After a miscarriage: Different symptoms, different options 

As you may already know, miscarriage symptoms include vaginal bleeding, lower abdominal pain and even sore breasts, but the way they affect you also depends on how far along you were as an expectant mum. However, after a miscarriage, there are different treatments to help you feel better:

  • No treatment: yes, as easy as it sounds. When there's no tissue remaining in your uterus, you don't need any treatment. Just try to rest for a few days, but that's all.

  • Expectant Management: this is no more than waiting for the pregnancy tissue to be expelled naturally from your womb, which usually takes around one to two weeks. When your bleeding is over, you can most likely assume that miscarriage has come to an end. However, you'll still need to have a home pregnancy test after three weeks to confirm that you are no longer pregnant.

  • Medical management: if you don't want to wait, you can choose to have medication to help the tissue pass out by opening your cervix. For example, you may be offered pessaries, tablets that can either be inserted into the vagina or swallowed. Medical management is also based on taking drugs such as mifepristone and misoprostol, which can make you experience different symptoms, from heavy vaginal bleeding to cramping. You may bleed for several days, but if you feel like the vaginal bleeding gets too heavy, contact your healthcare provider. Again, you'll be advised to take a pregnancy test around three weeks after the treatment. If you get a positive result, you may have to undergo further tests to rule out complications, such as an ectopic or a molar pregnancy. 

  • Surgical management: when medication doesn't succeed to remove the remaining pregnancy tissue, you may undergo surgery as soon as possible. You may be advised the same option in case you are experiencing continuous heavy bleeding or if the pregnancy tissue has become infected. And how does surgery work? Generally, doctors use a dilator, a small tube that has a suction device to remove any tissue left in your uterus.

 

How can I prevent infection? 

During your recovery, you should be careful with your bleeding to avoid getting an infection after miscarriage. For example, you should choose sanitary pads over tampons, have showers instead of baths and avoid going into swimming pools. You should keep yourself from douching and having sex as well.

If you suspect that you may have an infection after miscarriage because you have a fever, among other symptoms, contact your doctor right away. He or she'll prescribe you antibiotics, which you'll have to take exactly as indicated by the doctor. Otherwise, they could turn out to be ineffective.

 

After a miscarriage, the least desirable thing is to go through all of this recovery process. However, it's necessary to prevent you from having any complications that can be a pain in the neck given such a difficult moment for you and your couple. Remember that coping with miscarriage isn't easy, so the faster you physically heal, the sooner you'll be able to focus on your emotions.

 

Need help? Ask other mummies in CaptainMums' forum!

 

Overall Rating (0)

0 out of 5 stars

Leave your comments

Post comment as a guest

0
Your comments are subjected to administrator's moderation.
  • No comments found

Activity Stream

Sallyford added a reply in discussion What are some dating websites ... 43 minutes ago

I chose to contact the individual who lived in my same community. We had several dates but there was no spark for either of us. My second choice was much better. He had a great sense of humor, interesting outlooks on life, and appeared to have a good concept of what he was looking for. We have been together 4 years and are very much in love. We hav...

swratz has earned new badge Sherlock Holmes... 44 minutes ago

swratz started a new discussion What are some dating websites ... 44 minutes ago

What are some dating websites that you have been successful on?...

Alisa77 added a reply in discussion diaphragm... 15 hours ago 52 minutes ago

I haven't used diaphragm, but I'm pretty suspicious about using unprescribed things and taking meds, so I always check the info about them on the internet. If you worry about side effects, I recommend to read the description. I usually use this canadian pharmacy website for this purpose. But I should agree with other members, maybe it is better and...

Sallyford added a reply in discussion Can I get a personal loan to p... yesterday

Yes!!! Personal loan is an unsecured loan and it can be used for any purpose of yours. Only if your are able to satisfy the Personal loan eligibility criteria of a lender you will be able to avail a personal loan. Also most of the Lenders expects a credit score of 750+ from the applicant in order to approve the loan application....

pennyq started a new discussion Can I get a personal loan to p... yesterday

Can I get a personal loan to purchase a computer?...

Bellatry added a reply in discussion What NBA teams do you like?... yesterday

I like Lakers! They are cool! Koby was my favorite player. Now it is Lebron James! I follow all matches online on https://777score.ng/ you can find match results, statistics, schedule and much more....

Aksha added a reply in discussion Looking for a staff nurse jobs... yesterday

Try to search interested jobs on Jooble https://uk.jooble.org/jobs-staff-nurse/London You can find relevant vacancies in few seconds by using their search engine and filter panels. Very comfortable service....

Aksha is now ranked up to Junior Member... ! yesterday
Aksha started a new discussion What NBA teams do you like?... yesterday

What NBA teams do you like?...

Cherry2 added a reply in discussion Looking for a staff nurse jobs... yesterday

You can try ScraperWorld Job Finder app, its is pretty good in scarping web and provide you the information exactly related to your search. It will help you to get all the updates on time regarding job vacancies, you will not need to go through different job search websites anymore. It scrape all the job opening details from all top job search we...

ESO201722 added a reply in discussion How could you miss RS3gold up ... 2 days ago

Fortunetly, The April Fool's day is on coming, Do you want to get surprise in this day, RS3gold is hosting amazing 9% off rs3 gold for sale activity, have you know about it?If not, come here. Big News! Hurry up to join RS3gold April Fools 'Day Best Promotion:up to 9% off code "HAF9" for rs players buying RS3 gold,RS 2007 gold or other products on ...

ESO201722 added a reply in discussion Would you like to grasp RS3gol... 2 days ago

Fortunetly, The April Fool's day is on coming, Do you want to get surprise in this day, RS3gold is hosting amazing 9% off rs3 gold for sale activity, have you know about it?If not, come here. Big News! Hurry up to join RS3gold April Fools 'Day Best Promotion:up to 9% off code "HAF9" for rs players buying RS3 gold,RS 2007 gold or other products on ...

ESO201722 added a reply in discussion Have you already get cheap up ... 2 days ago

Fortunetly, The April Fool's day is on coming, Do you want to get surprise in this day, RS3gold is hosting amazing 9% off rs3 gold for sale activity, have you know about it?If not, come here. Big News! Hurry up to join RS3gold April Fools 'Day Best Promotion:up to 9% off code "HAF9" for rs players buying RS3 gold,RS 2007 gold or other products on ...

ESO201722 started a new discussion How could you miss RS3gold up ... 2 days ago

Fortunetly, The April Fool's day is on coming, Do you want to get surprise in this day, RS3gold is hosting amazing 9% off rs3 gold for sale activity, have you know about it?If not, come here. Big News! Hurry up to join RS3gold April Fools 'Day Best Promotion:up to 9% off code "HAF9" for rs players buying RS3 gold,RS 2007 gold or other products on ...

ESO201722 started a new discussion Would you like to grasp RS3gol... 2 days ago

Fortunetly, The April Fool's day is on coming, Do you want to get surprise in this day, RS3gold is hosting amazing 9% off rs3 gold for sale activity, have you know about it?If not, come here. Big News! Hurry up to join RS3gold April Fools 'Day Best Promotion:up to 9% off code "HAF9" for rs players buying RS3 gold,RS 2007 gold or other products on ...

ESO201722 started a new discussion Have you already get cheap up ... 2 days ago

Fortunetly, The April Fool's day is on coming, Do you want to get surprise in this day, RS3gold is hosting amazing 9% off rs3 gold for sale activity, have you know about it?If not, come here. Big News! Hurry up to join RS3gold April Fools 'Day Best Promotion:up to 9% off code "HAF9" for rs players buying RS3 gold,RS 2007 gold or other products on ...

ESO201722 started a new discussion Up to 9% off RS3gold how to ge... 2 days ago

At the cheap runescape 3 gold Washington Examiner. The four star hotel possess 66 lavish rooms and exquisite suites which features modern decor. Remember, though, that there are different depths to each bond and that somewhere inside that group hug, someone is usually dropping an elbow.. In recent weeks, processors have been paying 6 to 9 cents/...

Sancsa started a new discussion Looking for a staff nurse jobs... 2 days ago

Where do you search vacancies?...

pennyq added a reply in discussion How do I find a good custom es... 3 days ago

Try custom essays https://www.customwritings.com/custom-essay.html We used to order some paper works for our daughter when she studied at university. This company hires only professional writers and prices quite affordable. Hope it can help...

davidwind added a reply in discussion How do I find a good custom es... 3 days ago

Are you still searching for the answer about good custom essay writing service? Everyone is looking for what he/she finds important for themselves. And I personally care about the quality and the price. I do not want to pay much for the absence of my paper or the grade that I could get without their ‘professionals’. Often I go to "Marvelous Essays"...

Sallyford has earned new badge Sherlock Holmes... 3 days ago

Sallyford started a new discussion How do I find a good custom es... 3 days ago

How do I find a good custom essay writing service for my son, he is a college student?...

ESO201722 started a new discussion Gain RS3gold rs gold shop with... 4 days ago

Improving buy rs 3 gold operating leverage will lead to expansion in EBITDTA margins over FY13 16E and improving free cash flow generation. CA has got to be at least as good as CT and Iowa(I was in Iowa City everything was covered) I would also go to the financial aid office and spell the situation out bring doctors letters and a written copy of yo...

swratz added a reply in discussion Can I trust online dating?... 4 days ago

Depends upon who the other person is and whether you have any common friends who can reassure you about the person. If the dating is through video calls, then at least you know who you are talking to, otherwise faking social media accounts and creating a fake persona just to date is on the rise. Lying and two timing is also a distinct possibility. ...