Yes, 2. Both times, I stayed home. Sad as it is, it's not as hard as birthing a full term live baby, & I figured if I could birth a 9 lb baby at home, I could surely do a tiny fetus at home too. But after the 1st one , I kept bleeding profusely, so went in and had a D&C, which only took about 2 hrs. We went in soon enough that I didn't need any blood transfusions. The 2nd time it went smoother, and I didn't loose much blood at all.
If fragments are retained, you will keep bleeding more and more until they pass or go in and get them scraped out. If it is a normal miscarriage, you will bleed only as much as a slightly heavy period. Once the fetus has passed, bleeding will gradually slack off. So, relax, I'm sure everything will be okay. take your temp frequently, as a fever is another sign, along with increased bleeding, that something is indeed left inside. Most of the time, everything passes at once. On the rare occasions when it doesn',t your body will give clear signals it needs help getting cleaned out. Your midwife is right.
Thank you for your replies. Im so sorry for your loss. Its an awful thing to go through and I cant imagine losing twins :( Today was the first day in 10 days that I have almost no blood, so Im thinking Im ok? Im just going to trust my midwife because surely there will need to be trust there when I do get pregnant again and hopefully go through 9 months.
LADIES--were you able to get pregnant after your miscarriages? How long afterward did you start trying? How long did it take? And finally, did you have a healthy 9 month pregnancy following the miscarriage?
THANK YOU...I dont know what id do without this forum!
First I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I found many blogs out there that helped me. Just reading other women's stories makes it a little less scary and I also bought a photo done by Carly Dudley (http://namesinthesand.blogspot.com/) My miscarriage in July of 2010, passing the baby on the 18th and found out I was pregnant August 16th. The very next month with out having had a menstrual showing between. I am now almost full term and expect no issues with birth.
I know how hard it is to trust after loss, but you can do it. You will go on to have beautiful healthy babies, give yourself time to grieve and put your baby to rest. Each and every baby we carry is precious and we love each forever. Much love to you.
I'm so sorry to hear of your miscarriage. I remember the first couple weeks after my miscarriage being enormously challenging and I just want you to know that I'm thinking of you.
I miscarried my first pregnancy at 8 weeks and bled for about ten days afterwards. My doctor advised us that while my next period was likely to be a couple weeks late, there was no reason to stop trying and that we would get pregnant again when my body was ready. Turns out my body was ready quite quickly. We were pregnant within a month (our due date is actually this Friday, April 1) - but counting back days, it would literally have been the result of our first intimate encounter after the miscarriage.
When I saw my doctor to have this pregnancy confirmed she told me that women are particularly fertile after a miscarriage and that most women have a pleasant and uncomplicated subsequent pregnancy. While obviously this would not be everyone’s experience, it has certainly been true in my case. Very best of luck to you Cheryl.
First I want to say sorry for your loss. Only those who have had a miscarriage know the pain of losing a baby.
I had a miscarriage in Jan. 2010 at 11 weeks and everything came out naturally. I bled for a little over a week and that was it. As for getting pregnant after the miscarriage I waited three months and got pregnant on the first try and we were blessed with a precious little boy on January 10, 2011.