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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Navdhio
Hi, im 7 week pregnant and experienced brownish spotting since last two days. I have no pains in abdomen and no heavy flow of blood too. My question is is it possible mc or ecotopic pregnancy can happen without the two above said symptoms ?
6 years ago
harrosmum
Hello, im new to the site-ive got a 5.5 years old and recently suffered a misscariage. we were devastated-its been 3.5 months since it happened-i was 14 weeks pregnant. We have been trying since but nothing!! waiting for my af to arrive, did a pg test this morning it was negative-anyone had pms symptoms but they were pregnant??
6 years ago
ShannenR
babyonthebrain -- I am so sorry for your loss. I too am new to this site and have had two miscarriages and understand how devasting it is. I think the first thing to do is go see your ob/gyn and have them refer you to a fertility specialist. They can help you sort through all your questions, ease your stress and anxiety about thinking you may not be able to get prego and will help you come up with a treatment plan. I think once thing to consider is if you are taking birth control pills to stop the bleeding, your body may be confused as to if it is supposed to get pregnant or stop a pregnancy. Also, just because you have endometriosis, this still does not ensure that you wont be able to concieve and have a healthy pregnancy and baby. My husband and I have been trying for several years and just started going to a fertility dr in August. He helped us answer so many questions, and we did all kinds of tests to rule out issues. It can be really scary to have all these tests and sometimes uncomfortable, but let me tell you, to know that we are both okay, did help relieve some stress. It also frustrated me because we don\\\'t have any answers pointing to why we cannot seem to have a healthy pregnancy. I have felt very supported and do feel like I have some level of control now that I have answers and a treatment plan. I am glad you reached out to this sute for support. Most women don\\\'t understand what we are going through because getting pregnant appears to be easy for them. Thinking of you.
6 years ago
babyonthebrain
Hello all. I am new to the site so please bear with me. I really feel I need to talk to (or write in this case) to other women who went through the same things as me. I have always wanted to have a baby. I found out I was pregnant last week of February. My fiance and I were so excited. I made an appointment with my ob/gyn , but he is ALWAYS busy. I saw him the 2nd week of March. I had loads of appointments. A few days later, started bleeding and went to the ER. They did a ultrasound and could not see anything. The doctor said that it was ectopic. We decided to go home and wait for me to miscarry. They told me that if I started having any pain to go directly back to the ER. To make a long story short, had to have surgery to get one of my fallopian tubes removed. My doctor keeps telling me that I can still get pregnant, but I think I have too many things going against me. Not only do I now have only 1 tube, I also have endometriosis (I think I spelled that right) which can cause infertility. I still can not get over what has happened. My fiance and I still do have sex when I am not bleeding for weeks at a time and in order to stop the bleeding, I will have to take birth control pills to regulate my periods. I thought about seeing a professional to deal with how I feel, but I am not sure that is the right way. I just do not know what to do.
6 years ago
MilaS
I am so sorry to see that so many women go through these issues. I have a 1 and half year old but trying for #2. I had a miscarriage in Nov 7 2011 and then a ectopic in mid jan. I had the Methotrexate shot and hcg levels went down within 3 weeks or so. I should be geeting my first period soon, I am hopeful and staying positive that everything will be good next tme around, but for sure want to wait 2 cycles. I will keep youposted. I know it is such a emotional roller coaster for us and very hard to see the light but everything will work out for us
6 years ago