After a miscarriage, how long until cycle is normal?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@NEbride2Be:  First I just want to say how sorry I am about your loss. I mc at 7 weeks back in Sept.  To me it felt like an eternity waiting for AF to arrive, she showed up on CD34. I immediately started charting/temping and using opk’s, after the whole experience I just wanted to get to know my body. So far I’ve had 3 cycles varying from 30-31 days and ovulating between CD15-CD17 so I’d say that yes my cycle went back to normal. I however emotionally and physcially still don’t feel back to normal.  Right before O and AF my face breaks out like a teenager it’s ridiculous.  The week before AF arrives I get so bloated and feel these terrible cramping/pulling pains on my lower right side. I brought these issues up to my OB since I’ve never ever experienced any of that before but he says to give it time. I’m so incredibly fustrated (sorry for the semi rant, I guess I just had to vent). I hope your cycle returns quickly and that you get your BFP sooner rather than later!   

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

It took me 6 weeks after MC to have a regular cycle. I got pregnant again on the fourth cycle.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

It took me 3 cycles to feel like I was back to “normal”. My cycle was 28 days pre MC. Now it’s 33/34 days long.  but the first 2 cycles I had super heavy bleeding. This last one was much more normal in amount for me.  I had a missed MC that was found at 8 weeks. Dr said it looked like the fetus stopped growing at 6 weeks. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@NEbride2Be:  I think the distinction between a MC & CP is really just a matter of timing. The way I understand it, CP’s are before you missed your period, MC’s happen after your period is already late. You’re really right on that line where they can be used interchangeably because of the timing.

I miscarried at 5+4 weeks. I spotted/bled/spotted for 11 days and ovulated 9 days later than usual. Incidentally, I got pregnant immediately & am due in a couple of weeks. It sounds like you’re getting back to normal. I hope your rainbow baby is coming soon!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think *technically* it would be considered a chemical, but it depends on the dr, and honestly on you.  I know that technically my losses are all chemicals (all lost prior to the 5 week mark) but I HATE that term, so I call them miscarriages.  Somehow there is that thought process that a chemical is only in your head and that no baby existed.  My babies all existed regardless of whether they are tangible to others or not.

Hopefully you’ll get the good news that it’s all the way down now.  *hugs*  I’m sorry that you’ve been in limbo for so long.  That’s one of the worst parts of miscarriage.   It’s like salt in the wound.  Thinking of you and hoping that your rainbow comes very soon for you.  <3

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@NEbride2Be:  Yeah he would have gotten an earful from me.  There is no such thing as barely pregnant.  There is pregnant and there is not pregnant and you were pregnant!!!  Dumb dr.  *hugs*  I’m here if you ever need to talk.  It’s a frustrating and scary journey.  

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

@NEbride2Be: I’m so sorry for your loss and for your doctor’s insensitivity. I’ve had three myself and each has varied as far as my body recouping. My chemical pregnancy took a much shorter time than the two that I needed D&Cs for, so I don’t know if that is a factor or not.

As far as your doctor, a nurse in the ER gave e the best advice ever-she said that people will say the dumbest things to you because unless they’ve been though it themselves, they have no clue what you are feeling. This was after the ER doctor had us waiting for a couple hours on bloodwork then came in and said ‘Good News!’ and we were thinking, ‘oh thank god, the baby is fine’, but then he continued, ‘we now know your blood type. And, oh yeah, you’re probably heading towards a miscarriage’. I think doctors are so desensitized sometimes in their line of work so they don’t get emotionally overhwelemed with what they see. I’m sorry he was so insensitive with his remarks. If you ever want someone to talk to or have any questions, feel free to PM me. 🙂

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

@NEbride2Be:  “My husband keeps saying “at least we can get pregnant!”…I hope we can get pregnant again, but I also hope I can STAY pregnant.”

 

Yep, this what I heard a lot from my husband and family, too. And I keep saying, ‘getting pregnant isn’t the hard part–staying pregnant is’. But to put your fears to rest, miscarriage is very common, especially very early on. One miscarriage will not affect your ability to have another healthy pregnancy, so you should be a-okay to go whenever you are confident in trying again. I will definitely keep you in my thoughts and prayers and keep my fingers crossed for you when you two decide to try again! 🙂

And good luck with your new doctor! I felt the same way you did and I finally found a doctor who was amazingly caring and actually treated me like a person and listened to me. I hope all goes well tomorrow!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@NEbride2Be:  I fully understand your fears on that.  I’m on my 7th pregnancy and FINALLY believing that this little bean will be one that I get to meet.  I’m at 12weeks today and little one was kicking up a storm and bouncing around at my u/s today.  I’m fully hoping that you have NOTHING EVEN REMOTELY CLOSE to the journey that I’ve had, but do know that even if you do, there is often a light at the end of the tunnel.  I’d never made it past 5 weeks in my previous pregnancies, so the force has already shown to be strong in this one.  🙂  

I’ll be praying for you! 

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