The first period after miscarriage is an important step to your recovery of health and body.
If you are planning on having a baby after a miscarriage, chances are, you are likely to have a whole range of questions on your mind, while you are dealing with the changes in your body.
Miscarriage Has Its Toll For You:
Having lost your baby, emotionally you feel drained and physically very susceptible. It is a very turbulent phase for you as a woman as it has both mental and physical implications and at the same time, you might feel at an incomparable loss of your unborn child.
We understand your pain, but life is about moving on. There are a few things about the 1st period after miscarriage you should know about and start preparing so that you can move ahead and plan your next baby. It is important to remember that:
- While you are undergoing a lot of stress, your body also needs time to come to terms with the loss and restore it to normal health internally.
- Having your first period after a miscarriage is a good sign. It means your body is nursing itself back to health and getting ready for another chance for you to have a beautiful baby.
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When Should I Expect My Period After A Miscarriage?
It is important to understand and mention here that each woman’s body is different and will respond differently to a miscarriage. While for some, the first period arrives soon, others might have to wait a few months after miscarriage.
How Far Were You Into Your Pregnancy?
One contributing factor to when you will get your period after a miscarriage, depends on how far into the pregnancy you were. If you were into your second trimester, it could take longer to experience your period again. The body takes time to recover from a miscarriage if it was further along into the gestation period.
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So, the timing and the month of the miscarriage will make a difference to when you will have your first period. It will depend on when the HCG level in the body comes down to zero. So, it can take anywhere between 6 to 8 weeks for you to have your period again.
What Is It Like To Have Your First Period After Miscarriage?
While the timing is an important concern, another question you might have is that what your first period after miscarriage will be like? It can again depend on the kind of mental and emotional effect it has had on your body.
The First Period Will Be Different:
For some of you, it can be totally normal and for others it can be heavy or as little as spotting. First period can be very different from your usual period, so you should not bother or worry too much. However, if you see that your periods are highly abnormal and the pattern has substantially changed, it is important to go and see your doctor.
Give It Three Months’ Time:
If you don’t get your periods for up to three months after your miscarriage you should definitely consult your gynecologist.
Above all, don’t let the miscarriage, lower your spirits.
- Your body will take time to recover. So it is important to eat healthy and take care of your body, eat healthy and if you can, try and exercise to strengthen yourself from inside.
- However, consult your doctor before you do any exercise and do NOT take any medicine on your own.
Your road to recovery starts with you taking control of your life and taking care of yourself. If you have much more on your mind, it is important to talk to your doctor and get answers to all your concern.
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