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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Shaquitia24
Hi everyone my name is shaquitia and I was 3wks pregnant and the doctors did a early ultrasould and the egg was in my right tube which they said is call a ectopic pregnancy so the gave me a shot so my quant levels would get to zero so I have to get my blood drawn every week so they can make sure my levels are going down today I been having some pain in my lower back and right ovary what this mean
6 years ago
hthrly
SamMarie21 sorry to hear what you went through. I also had 1 ob who was rude & didn't explain much. I went to see my family dr 01/12/2012 b/c it was going to take a couple of weeks for me to be seen by my ob. I was also concerned about an odor but she checked & informed me I had nothing to worry about w/the odor b/c she didnt notice an odor. I had a natural M/C & by Tuesday 01/17/2012 I had comPletely stopped bleeding & the pains were gone. If you feel the odor is of concern you should go get checked ASAP b/c it can ruin future plans. Good luck.
6 years ago
fox13
Hi again.. ok to hthrly they told me i could try right away, that there is always a good chance right after a mc to get pregnant again so we only had sex once in december, and apparently i got pregnant again, i tested positive early january to only have bleeding again on the 7th...which he said was another miscary..a very early miscary, but i still dont know if it was or if it was just left over hormones. Just make sure they watch your numbers down to 0 bc they didnt for me and now i just dont know if im pregnant again or if its just from last miscarry. Im still testing positive, todays the 24th, ive tested quite a few times the last couple of days and its not getting any darker just a little faint line, so im assuming its not a new pregnancy, all of this is just way too fustrating. Im going on friday to see the lady who did my d n c in december and hopefully she can figure this out. To SamMarie, i had weird brown discharge about 2 weeks after my d n c in december and it was kinda funny smellin, they put me on antibiotics bc they said it was probably infection. So i would definitly get that checked out! Im still having the brown discharge sometimes, but without the smell. and i am too driving myself crazy, its so hard not to think about all of this.
6 years ago
hthrly
Thanks for the advice fox13. When did you have your m/c? You must be going insane with all the confusion. When I was at the ER the dr told me when I stopped bleeding & I was comfortable we could TTC. I'm just nervous. How long did you wait TTC again? This whole ordeal is just nerve wrecking!!
6 years ago
SamMarie21
I just recently had a miscarriage myself Jan 10, 2012. I had taken my first pregnancy test Dec 1, 2011 so this was like a Christmas present for me because this was something that we truly wanted and even planned for. Dec 22, 2011 I went for my first doctor's visit and ultrasound. She said I looked to be around 4 weeks pregnant then but going by the missed period in Oct I should have been roughly 7 weeks along but she wasn't worried about it so I was ok and I felt fine. On Jan 9, 2012 I woke up with light bleeding & completely flipped out. I couldnt believe this was happening but I was in no pain. I was taken to the er and by the time I got there the bleeding had slowed so much that it wasn't there whenever I used the bathroom. I thought everything would be ok and that this was just something normal considering I've read about it in a pregnancy book. They did the ultrasound and the er dr was confused because then I looked to be only 4 wks when i should have at least been 7. A team of OB/GYN drs came in and ran more tests (of course I did not like this certain dr because of her attitude) more ultrasounds were done and she said this wasn't a viable pregnancy and that I should have a "procedure" done to get rid of it (even though my cervix was still closed showing no signs of miscarriage). This dr would not explain to me what could have caused this, what happened or even what this procedure was. She told me I had 3 options, 1 wait it out to see what happens, 2 induce it with a pill (didn't explain that either) 3 do the procedure. She seemed way to excited to want to do this procedure on me especially when not explaining anything to me about it. My fiancee and I decided to wait it out to see what would happen that by some chance and miracle our baby would live. When we told her our decision she was down right mad about it and stormed out of our room. We went home, talked about it and felt good with our decision. The next evening I began cramping and the bleeding got heavier. I was taken back to the er and eventually the pain go so bad I was given a pain shot. A short time later they released me because there wasn't really anything they could do because I was already in the middle of miscarrying. From the stress, pain & the meds I got extremely sick. When I threw up that's when I passed everything at 1 time. On Jan 19, I had a check up with my OB/GYN but I wasn't able to make it now I'm having alot of discharge with a slight odor and I don't know if that's normal? I've been trying to get in touch with my dr but haven't been able to talk to her about it. The next appointment is Feb 13th but I'm still worried about this because I don't want to ruin my chances of being able to try for another baby (which isn't anytime soon for fear of losing the next pregnancy). I feel like I'm driving myself crazy just thinking about it all the time. Is this normal? Does anyone know?
6 years ago