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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Cautin
I had a misscarriage December 12, 2016 and had a d&c on February 2, 2017. Had unproductive sex 4 times after my 2 week checkup. Have not started my period yet. Could I be pregnant.
7 months ago
Clongo
I went to the Dr for my 18 week ultrasound and the Dr could not measure my babies head :( he sent me for my full ultrasound (which was supposed to be in 2 weeks) right away !! Basically I was told that my baby had no skull and almost no brain !! Mortality rate 100 % zero chance to survive !! It was soo severe the Dr actually called it terrifying :( was told they need to induce me soon cuz I'm going to miscarry in a few weeks and they wanted to avoid the baby dying inside me !! I've wanted kids for a long time, went through a divorce cuz my ex didn't want kids after telling me for almost ten years we will have kids in a couple of years !! I'm almost 40 this is really devastating for me !! Took me almost a year to get pregnant :( I may not be a mom!
8 months ago
Clongo
My ex husband told me after almost ten years togther that he didn't want children despite saying it was always on the table if I wanted it !! At the time I was about 36 so I went through an extremely difficult divorce !! I met someone who wanted kids so I began tying !! It took me almost a year to get pregant and when I finally did as you can imagine I was over the moon !! I'm now pregnant and was supposed to be due in June !! I went for my routine check up last week at 18 weeeks !! So the Dr put the baby on the smaller screen (my full ultrasound wasn't for a few weeks) we looked at the legs and heart beat and arms all good but when it came to the head he couldn't measure it !! I knew right then in my heart something was wrong !! He sent me right away for the full ultrasound also a sign !! The technician began measuring n when I asked if baby's ok she said she can't talk so I knew for sure !! The second Dr came and told me the news !! Baby sadly has anencephaly!! No hope !! No skull, no brain, nothing past the face and to make it even harder this Baby has Most severe kind and zero percent chance of survival, 100 percent fatal to baby !! Basically very few babies make it to full term and the ones that do have a less severe case then mine but only get to live a few hours a few days at most !! My babies prognosis is a few weeks !! They want to prevent the baby from dying inside which is inevitable:( and it's is really risky to me esp with my stomach issues !! I could get clotting, infection or toxins !! So they have to induce me !! They said they can't risk my health for a baby that can't live !! These little angels just aren't compatible with life !! It's really rare !! I'm numb and sad but it will be ok !! I know you understand!! I may have to accept never being a mom but I'm blessed to be a like step mom to the fathers beautiful girl and nieces and a nephews lucas and I have soo many great kids in my world !! I'm strong though I will be ok !! I just have soo much guilt for this !! I didn't want to go to the Dr cuz I was soo scared !! Now this :(
8 months ago
Gomo23
I am really in a bad space 2 days ago I had my 2nd miscarriage. The 1st was 25th Dec 2015 and 2nd 30th September. I have no friends as I am always consumed in work. My spouse is acting normal and going on with his work. I am even scared to try again because this is the worst torture and punishment ever. I am drugging myself with sleeping pills and alone crying asking God why this again. Is it possible to be pregnant again? I have run out of ideas what to do. Hearing genetic abnormalities is a word I don't want to hear. I have lived, I am not suicidal but this time when I went for a D&C I just wished I never woke up. I can see in my spouse's eyes that he has given up. Please anyone help me to learn to take each day at a time. Right now I don't have an appetite all I do is sleep.
12 months ago
Jessicadiaz
9/18/16 I found out I was pregnant, but I was also on birth control but I started bleeding on Monday and found out I MC , I had to be on bed rest , and the bleeding wouldn't stop , & the cramping was bad ,, I went to see my obgyn and she explained to me what happened , it was a hard process to go thru , but I'm ready to try again , I don't want to wait till my period again so I'm going to try again asap
1 year ago