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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Christielynn
I had my son when I was 18, he is now healthy and will be 5 next month. Since then I had a miscarriage in March of 2010 and a second on Christmas of 2010. Then in march of this year I found out I was pregnant again and I was excited. I had cramping the whole time up until spotting in the beginning of the 6th week. I went to the emergency room and they gave me a u/s and said the baby's heartbeat was strong and everything was fine. I wasn't at ease though because I had no symptoms with the son and then the d/c the second time around 6 weeks as well. So two days later I went back to emergency room with heavier bleeding and the babies heartbeat was under 100 by then. I passed the baby the next night at home, it literally was in my hand. I was so sad. Today almost 2 months later I am 6 weeks and 4 days pregnant. I'm highly nervous and anxious for my u/s on Wednesday. I started moderate cramping yesterday and I don't want this to be my 4th miscarriage in a row:(
5 years ago
Kankdr
I had a miscarriage on April 23 with a D&C the following day. I bled for 2 weeks and was told to not to get pregnant before I have gone through a regular cycle. Well I had unprotected sex 2 weeks after the miscarriage and ran to take Plan B 3 hours after for fear of having another miscarriage. I am now experiencing pregnancy symptoms. Could I be pregnant? I am really scared of a miscarriage and do not wish to experience that loss again for a while.
5 years ago
aisilyn
I experienced a miscarraige on April 10th. I was 17 weeks pregnant at the time. I bled for 10 hours straight before they did my D & C. My doctor told me to not have intercourse for 2 weeks and not to get pregnant for 6 months. but on the 15th my fiance and I broke down and had sex. Now I am experiencing abdominal and lower back pain with discharge that is still pink tinted with an odd smell. I am not sure if this is an infection or that maybe i had gotten pregnant since i was told you are highly fertile afterwards and that something is wrong.
5 years ago
georgie92
Very recently miscarried. About 2 days ago! I was 18+2 and from about 17+3 i had some very strange pains and just shrugged them off. Friends and Family said it was just the baby pressing on my bladder. The baby was still wriggling around so I felt happy again. On sunday (18+2) after not feeling the baby move for a couple of days and the abdominal pains returning i thought i best get myself checked out. After an emergency scan i knew that my baby had died and the doctor didnt even have to tell me. I had to give birth to my baby yesterday and I think I did the wrong thing of not holding him. Im only 19 and i feel that i just want to get on with things and go back to work (which i am doing tomorrrow) Can anyone help me and suggest options?
5 years ago
clare raftery
hi, i am new to this site but found reading other experiences a real help, i was 11 weeks pregnant when i suffered a missed misscariage i found this really hard to heal with as had no pains just a brownish discharge, i had, had a scan a 6 weeks and saw fetal heart beat so was very confident that everything was ok, when we discovered it was a missed misscariage i went home from the hospital in disbeilife, i thought i could mange to pass at home but after 3 days it was becoming to much for me to deal with but the 3rd night my pains started that was labour really strong contractions that were cripling me with pain ended up going back to the hospital late on the 3rd night and had a d and c. i have to say after this i felt i could move on a bit and start to deal with everything, it was strange as i was nearly at the 3 month mark and had quite a stomach a boobs had grown, i found this quite hard to deal with cause after d and c everything just disapeared that was quite upsetting. but starting to feel better in myself now and ready to go back to work and get back to reailty. my experience was hard but i have learnt alot about myself i know how much i really want to be a mother as first pregnancy was not planned but i know how much i want this now.
5 years ago