What to Expect After Miscarriage

The recovery process after a miscarriage is both physical and emotional. Here's what to expect and how to manage.

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When you have suffered a miscarriage there are a few things to keep in mind as you are recovering emotionally and physically from it. If you Doctors concerned that there is any remaining tissue left in the uterus, your doctor may prescribe a medication that will help to bring on more bleeding and passage of the tissue. Or a brief surgical procedure called a D and C. The bleeding that comes with miscarriage is usually heavier than a period oftentimes longer and with passage of clots. It may last for up to two weeks but is usually not heavy for more than seven to ten days. Once you stop bleeding from your miscarriage it may be four to six weeks before you have another period. This period may not be like your normal period. It may be longer, with more clots. You may have more spotting before or after that period. After you get your first period, you can expect to ovulate when you normally do in your cycle. If your normal cycle length is 28 days, this is usually around day 14. [MUSIC] And at this point, it's safe to conceive again. In terms of emotional recovery, it's important to remember that a miscarriage is a loss. You need time to grieve. If you feel that your grieving process is more severe or is interfering with your daily activities, you should speak with your doctor about this. [MUSIC]

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