Recovering Physically & Emotionally

What should I expect physically after having a miscarriage?

It could take a few days to several weeks for you to recover physically and emotionally after suffering a miscarriage. You may experience the following after a miscarriage.
  • Mild lower abdominal cramping.
  • Vaginal bleeding that should not be too heavy or prolonged.
  • You periods may return within the next 3 – 6 weeks.
  • Breast discomfort, engorgement or leaking milk. This should settle down soon.

When could I return to my normal activities?

Avoid strenuous activities in the next 24 – 48 hours following your miscarriage. You could return to your normal daily activities within the next few days.

How do I prevent an infection following a miscarriage especially if I had a D&C done?

  • Avoid wearing a tampon, instead wear a sanitary pad
  • Avoid sexual intercourse at least 2 weeks following your miscarriage.
  • Do not douche
  • Take showers instead of hot baths

How do I cope emotionally after my miscarriage?

Recovering emotionally from a miscarriage may take even longer than recovering physically. Different women may react and cope differently after a miscarriage. You may feel anger, confused, have difficulty sleeping or concentrating. There may be even marital disharmony between a couple as each may react differently too. A man may grief differently from a woman.
Here are several ways to may help you cope after a miscarriage:
  • Talk and letting out your emotions with those you are close to may help you
  • Take time to heal and grief
  • Join a support group which be even online to learn how other women and couples deal with their loss
  • Discuss with your partner, seek support and accept that he may deal or react to the miscarriage differently.
  • Read up a book on how others have cope and gone through the same things that you are now



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