Pregnancy is one of the most crucial stages in a woman’s life as she is open to risks and dangers may occur. One of the worst things that may happen during the pregnancy stage is ending it with an unfortunate miscarriage. 

Oftentimes, miscarriages happen in the most unexpected moment in which mothers do not even know the reason why. A pregnant woman who is smoking, drinking and is taking drugs increases her risks of losing her baby in the process. How to take care of yourself after miscarriage should be first concern if you loses your baby.

Physical Recover After Miscarriage

Important Notes: Know What to Expect After Miscarriage

Cramping pains and bleeding for up to two weeks are only some of the after effects of miscarriage. The pain and the amount of the bleeding vary from every woman and how her miscarriage was treated: may it be surgically, naturallyor medically. Normally, the bleeding and the pain will lessen after two weeks; however, if both become worse, there is a probability that you have a vaginal discharge. Also, if the pain and the bleeding worsen, together with the high temperature, they may be a chance that you got an infection and it is a must to see the doctor as soon as possible.

Here are some of the things to remember to care for yourself after miscarriage:

1.      Avoid Infections

In this stage, it is best to avoid further infections. Thus, it would be better to use regular pads than tampons. Also, miscarriage does not affect your regular bathing and showering. However, it would be best to not swim not until the bleeding and or the discharge had stopped.

2.     Do Not Anything into Your Vagina

After the miscarriage, you are not allowed to insert anything in your vagina or any sexual intercourse not until the two weeks had passed or the bleeding had stopped. For assistance, your health care provider will give you instructions to be followed as to the resume of the sexual intercourse.

3.      Be Careful with Resuming Daily Activities

A few days after the miscarriage, you can already return to your regular activities. However, some women prefer to return to their normal activities right after giving birth. As long as they are not heavy and tiring, within 24 hours after the miscarriage, it’s ok for you to do daily activities.

4.      Do Gentle Exercises

Painful cramps are expected to occur but they should not last for an entire day. Also, getting some regular exercise will help as long as your doctor permits.  By exercising regularly, your body will be less stressed, as it will be releasing endorphins or the happy hormones. In this stage, it is important to unwind and move; that is why a 30-minute walk is also advisable to those who had their miscarriage.

5.      Eat Healthy

It is also important to make yourself feel better, and one of the best ways to do so is to eat healthy foods. It would be best to eat nutritious foods that would help you restore and heal your stressed body. Having a healthy diet will also help you regain the physical strength and would help you boost your energy.

Also, it would be best to eat healthy foods that are rich in folic acid like green vegetables, eggs, beef, soy beans, grapefruit, bran flakes, oranges, avocadoand also berries.

6.      Have Regular Check-up

Have a regular check-up with your doctor so as to ensure that you do not have illnesses such as sexually transmitted disease, bacterial infections and other problems that may hinder you from conceiving normally. There are some of these illnesses that have visible symptoms like the herpes.

Emotional Recovery After Miscarriage

Feeling grief is normal: Grieving for your child’s loss is normal. However, your mind and body will be affected by grieving. There will be a feeling of guilt, anger, overwhelming sorrow, and of course, shock and numbness.

Having a miscarriage will also keep you up at night amid the fact that you always feel exhausted. Your regular activities everyday may seem meaningful and at times, you my even find yourself eating, but you cannot even concentrate well. In this stage of a mother’s life, shock, depression, grief, fatigue, and a sense of failure are all understandable feelings. However, sometimes it is even harder to handle the feeling that some people give you sympathy rather than comfort.

Allow yourself to feel sorry and know that you are not to blame: Amid this all, what is important is that you allow yourself to feel what you are really feeling because it is undeniable that miscarriage is indeed a loss of a loved one.

In miscarriage, there is no one to blame as it is a very common event in the first trimester of pregnancy. What you can do is try to talk it out with your husband and at the same time, give each other enough room to mourn. After having a miscarriage, you would want to have some time off work and that would be very helpful.

Preparing For Another Pregnancy

Wait for you are fully recovered: According to health care providers, a woman must wait for some time before trying to conceive again. With this, they did not only wait for the emotions to be stable again but at the same time, the body was left with enough time to heal to be able to handle a much healthier pregnancy. When one had a miscarriage, there is actually a probability that it would happen again. And that would occur if you are healthy enough to handle a new pregnancy.

How long to wait: Doctors advise that one must wait for a full cycle before trying to conceive again. However, those who did not undergo tests or treatments to know the cause of the miscarriage may wait for two to three menstruation cycles before getting pregnant again. For those who are deeply emotionally wounded, six months to one year must be their waiting time.

Do not lose faith: Miscarriage brings a fear for another loss during pregnancy. However, 85 percent of the women who had a miscarriage before were able to have a regular pregnancy. For those who did not have any infections, their body may be ready to ovulate again two to four weeks after the miscarriage.