Pregnancy Loss

Pregnancy loss can be an overwhelming experience. Pregnancy-Info provides you with helpful, reliable resources on how to cope with pregnancy loss.

Learn more about what causes miscarriage, what it means for future pregnancies, how to cope with your grief over the loss, and how to move on to a successful pregnancy.  

The good news is your miscarriage most likely occurred not because of anything you did (so you don't have to feel guilty) and most women who experience a miscarriage then go on to have perfectly normal, healthy and successful pregnancies. 

Miscarriage

Learn about different types of miscarriage, including recurrent miscarriage and blighted ovum. Here you'll also find information on common miscarriage symptoms and on what factors increase the risk of miscarriage.  If you feel as though your miscarriage is due to medical negligence and you should be compensated for this, a lawyer will be able to guide you.

Did you know that your morning cup of coffee is increasing your risk of pregnancy loss? Also learn to see the signs that something might be wrong with a pregnancy and find out how you can tell the difference between normal bleeding during pregnancy and signs of a miscarriage.  

Grieving Your Loss

Grieving is an important part of coping with pregnancy loss. There are ways to honor the memory of your child as well as tips on how to cope emotionally after losing your baby.  Giving your baby a name or having a memorial service for your baby may help you to cope with your loss and begin the grieving process.

You may also need to take some time off from work to mourn your baby. Find out how to break the news to friends, family and co-workers about the loss of your pregnancy.  Also read up on when it is time to seek counseling to deal with your grief and to get the tools you need to move on past this terrible loss.

Pregnancy after miscarriage may seem like a long ways off, but eventually many couples are ready for this step. Learn about how you and your partner can prepare yourselves for pregnancy after losing a child.  

Many couples find their next pregnancy very nerve racking as they are always afraid that they will loose this next baby too.  Learn more about how to relax and ease your fears.  You may want to consider renting a baby heart beat monitor for your home so that you can listen to your baby's heart beat any time you want. 

While support is often given to women after experiencing a miscarriage, often times men feel unable to truly mourn the loss of their baby. Find out about typical feelings men experience after miscarriage as well as advice on grieving and how to rebuild your relationship after miscarriage in our Men and Miscarriage section. Although men many not show their emotions as much as women do, they are also grieving this loss. Find out more about how to cope with a miscarriage as a man.

Stillbirth

Stillbirth can be a devastating type of pregnancy loss. Learn the differences between a stillbirth and a miscarriage and about the causes of stillbirth as well as warning signs that can help detect a stillbirth.

Also find out more about how to prevent this horrible pregnancy loss and about how to cope if you loose your baby in this way. Stillbirths can be a much more devasting experience than a miscarriage.

Learn more about how to minimize this risk and about what to do if you or someone you know experiences this terrible loss.

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paula1985
i have went through a pregnancy loss its not nice at all would never want to go through it again
6 years ago
paula1985
i went through a miscarriage myself there was in hospital had a d and c
6 years ago
preethy
I hate to live.I m going through my second miscarriage.I m devasted
6 years ago
Gerra
Hi barbiedOll, i feel your pain.I also lost my son at six months and unlike you they could'nt find any reason why it happened.Two weeks ago i went to another gp she took my blook and it came back that i had rubella (german maesles).I grasped to that explanation but it was taken away from me a day ago.I went to see another gynae for a check up because we are thinking of trying again.To my suprise the gynae said there's not reason enough to indicate that i had rubella while pregnant.The test only showed that i had it at some point.It hurt so much because for the first time in 3months (i lost my Cameron on April 6 2011) i could sleep without imagining i could feel him kicking for my gynae to put me back to all the questions again.I was supposed to have been the happiest woman tomorrow July the 15th 2011 because it's when my boy was due but im dreading the day.I just pray that i will be able to go through the day without any one remembering it was suppose to be my baby's due date.Although we are thinking of trying again im so afraid that it might happen again.I had a healthy pregnancy with no morning sickness at all and then suddenly i started to cough, when going to the gynae she could'nt find his heartbeat and my whole world went crashing.Im so sorry to hear about your lost and it's true, regardless of loosing your child at 4,5, or 25 or even fullterm the hell you go through is nothing i would ever wish onto my worse enemy. Baby dust to y'll!!!!
6 years ago
IndoBoo
Hello, In January I had a check-up but I havent been to the doctor before that in about a year or so. My results came back + for chlamydia. My boyfriend and I were both treated with Doxycycl HYC. We both took the medication and completed without having any intercourse. We informed the doctor that we were trying to conceive and she told us to not have unprotected sex, wait one week after the medication and a follow-up check-up to continue trying. We completed the medication at the end of May 2011 because we waited so long to get on the same page and start the meds. As of today (7/511) I am two anda half weels latemy period was due on 6/23/11. I keep hearing and reading the chances of me getting pregnant with this type of infection are slim because it makes both partners really sterile. My tummy feels so weird and it feels like a bulge in my stomach. I feel nausea, small cramps. sleepy, hungry, more often bathroom trips and my stomach seems to be poking out some but I am already kind of fat. I took a pregnancy test 6 days before my period was due but I have not taken another sinced I missed it. What is my deal?!! Now just 3 days ago I began pink spotting and minor cramps. This morning I woke up with a full pad, clots and mild cramps. This still feels nothing like my period and totally different experience. I have read about this and I feel that I having a miscarriage. I am going to the ER as soon as my BF arrives home. What do you guys think?
6 years ago