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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hthrly
Hi every one. I am new to this. I never thought in a million years I would be here seeking help. I recently had a miscarriage 01/09/12. I had been spotting for a couple of days but pregnancy was far from my mind, I had not been pg in 9yrs. Spotting is normal for me, i have irregular periods. Last year I had maybe 4 total. On Monday i thought the discomfort i was feeling was starting my period, it all happened so quickly. I put a pad on, took midol, went to the rr & i felt something come out & i looked in the toilet & there was my baby. I was hysterical, I was alone. I call my husband, he immediately left work & picked me up & we rushed to the hospital. I was freaking out that I was pg. How could I not know??!! I kept asking myself that question. While at the hospital, they ran test only to confirm what I already knew that I was pg but had miscarried. I was devastated. Maybe if I had known sooner I would still be pg. The dr's believed I was about 12 weeks. They gave me no answers as to how or why. They said everything had come out so they sent me home after 4 hours. They did not give me any kind of medication. i continued to cramp & bleed. 2 days later I felt like I was having contractions & i pushed & out came the placenta. How could I have passed everything but still have the placenta?? I was still passing tissue a couple of days after that. Now for the past 3 days no more tissue. Past 2 days no more bleeding. Of course now I want a baby so badly. GOD has blessed me w/2 boys, 12 & 9. I thought I was done having children,but now after this whole ordeal, I want another 1. Now my question is, is it ok to TTC now? Should I wait til my OB appt next week? Please help. I am so sorry for all the losses, I understand each & every one of you.....
5 years ago
SANDRA PIRRE
I am very scared because I realized today that I'm pregnant and I did drugs 3 days ago, I smoke cigarettes, weed, drink alcohol, do not do not want my baby is born with problems you may only have 15 days of pregnancy my son goes wrong or problems? I'm not going to do but go back with what I did is wrong PLEASE HELP ME I DONT KNOW WHAT I DO.....???
5 years ago
fox13
Hi im new to this...and just wondering if anyone has had this happen or could help me figure this out. I was almost 12 weeks and miscarried at home,dec, 20th.. i went in and they decided to do a d&c bc there was still a bit left. Had that done went home and i bled for about 5 days. Now on January 4th i needed an xray so they asked if i could be pregnant and i said highly doubtful only having sex 1 time since d&c, so they said they would have to check and it came back positive, so they checked my numbers and i was at 14, so my dr said he really thought this was a new pregnancy. Which i was totally shocked, and thinking that it must be left over hormones from my miscarry. I was spotting brown for a few days, but something just did not feel right and now on the 7th i had bright red blood heavy, and feeling of pressure. So what do you think? Pregnancy or just first period back after d&c? I really wish they had of checked my blood levels to see where they were at so i could just know if this was a new pregnancy or not. I also didnt really feel pregnant it was different from the last in the begining. Any info would be lovely. Thanks
5 years ago
nrd0514
on dec 5th i had my first ultrasound i was 9 weeks pregnant everything was fine the heartbeat was perfect--we were so excited. my bf would kiss on my stomach talk to it and was already saying it was a girl we were all thrilled. then the wednesday before christmas i started spotting and slightly crammping i didn't pay it any attention because it stopped; then thursday morning i woke up to a light flow of light colored blood we went straight to the hospital they checked my cervix said it was closed told me to take it easy and sent me home. not even 30 min of being home i started cramping and passed a blood clot the size of a softball then 10 min later another the size of a golfball the pain was slowly increasing so we went back to discover that my cervix was slightly open they did an ultrasound and saw that the baby and the sac were both still there but there was no heartbeat. at this time i was supposed to be 11 weeks and 3 days pregnant but my baby was measuring barely 10 weeks. they gave me the news and sent me home with pain meds; that next day i started cramping with a feeling like i was about to start labor (i have 2 kids so i knew the pain) then about 45 min into the slight cramping it was as if i went into full blown labor and the "contractions" were barely 3 min apart i knew what was coming i knew what to do so i went to the bathroom and right when i got there it was as if my body released something i pulled down my pad and there laid my baby i bled some more...we went to the hospital they confirmed what i knew there was no longer a baby or a sac but there waws still tissue. i go to the dr next week but i'm still bleeding and cramping and passing blood blots and what looks to be tissue. we want to try for another baby and the constant bleeding is reminder that we lost our baby. what i want to know is how much longer will i bleed and how long until we can try again?
5 years ago
NICHOLE86
HELLO MY NAME IS NICHOLE AND I AM 25 I WANTED TO KNOW IF SOMEONE CAN HELP ME OUT I WAS HAVING BLOOD COMING OUT WITH BLOOD CLOTS ON FRIDAY SO I WANT TO THE ER TO SEE WHAT WRONG WITH ME I WAS THERE FOR HRS AND THEY TOLD ME THAT I WAS HAVING A THREATENED MISCARRIAGE AND MY HCG WAS 2287 SO I WENT TO MY DR MONDAY AND HE SAID I HAD A MISCARRIAGE I WAS ONLY 7 WEEKS BUT THEY DID A OTHER HCG AND IT WAS 2300 I DOn't GET WHY ITS GOING UP AND I STILL HAVEn't HAD THE BABY COME OUT CAN SOMEONE PLZ HELP ME THANKS.
5 years ago