First cycle after MC

posted 3 years ago in TTC
  • poll: How long did it take for your period to return after MC?
    3 weeks : (1 votes)
    4 %
    4 weeks : (6 votes)
    25 %
    5 weeks : (5 votes)
    21 %
    6 weeks : (2 votes)
    8 %
    7 weeks : (1 votes)
    4 %
    8 weeks : (1 votes)
    4 %
    More than 8 weeks : (2 votes)
    8 %
    N/A but want to see poll results : (6 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    715 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. I’m commenting to following this as I miscarried my first pregnancy 1 week ago and have a lot of the same questions as you. I feel like my body is confused with the lingering pregnancy hormones trying to normalize. Being this hormonal is definitely not helping with my emotional recovery either. 

    I hope AF shows up soon for you so you can start feeling yourself again. *hugs* 

    Post # 4
    Member
    938 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I spotted off and on for 4 weeks after my MC, then had a proper period 6 weeks after my MC. I got pregnant again on our 4th cycle. Good luck to you!

    Post # 5
    Member
    1582 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @xdaydreams05x:  So sorry for your loss. You are right, you never think it is going to happen to you until it does and it totally sucks. I voted 4 weeks for next period but it was a little less than that. I miscarried August 3 and did not stop bleeding until about the 12th. I started my next period on August 29. Then I had another period on September 16. Both those periods lasted about 6-7 days. I haven’t had another period yet, so I don’t know if I am back on normal cycles yet or not. It sucks. I think it takes a while for your body to normalize. My body felt back to normal pretty quickly, but emotionally it definitely has taken much longer. Hope yours shows up soon.

    Post # 6
    Member
    847 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Historic Chapel

    @xdaydreams05x:  When I had my natural mc the doctor told me to treat the bleeding after like a regular period. I bled for 2wks and then a month after I got my period as expected. I think I was lucky and my body felt like it was back to normal pretty soon, I also only went through two cycles before I found out I was pregnant again (we never stopped trying as we felt ready emotinally and physically) now we are expecting our rainbow baby, I’m currently 14wks3ds and thank god everything is going perfect this time. I know a mc is very hard and one of the most devastating things I’ve been through, but hang in there it gets better! and you too will get your rainbow baby as many of us!

     

    Lost of stciky baby dust to you.

    PS: The hours and days following my mc were horrible, I couldnt understand why this had happened to me, or I thought maybe I did something to cause it. I also could not stand to see pregnant women on the streets it made me so mad, sad, frustrated, and so many things at once, for a while I couldnt stop tracking how far along I would be as time passed by and imagining how my belly would be growing, my baby would have been born next month. What really conforted me was reading evrything I could about why miscarriages happen, it helped me understand that it wasnt my fault, and reading stories about women who had gone through it and had gotten pregnant so soon again and now had a healthy baby really gave me hopes and kept me trying because I really wanted to be one of them. I know nothing anyone says can really make you feel better at this time but just stay strong! eventhough you will never forget this experience it really does get better with time.

     

    Post # 7
    Member
    3756 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I’m so sorry for your loss. It took 5 weeks for my period to return, and those 5 weeks were very tough for me. The first week was very emotional, but after that it was the leftover pregnancy symptoms that really got to me. It’s torture feeling pregnant and knowing that you’re not, and once you get past a certain point you might even convince yourself that you got pregnant again right away. It’s a roller coaster, but once AF arrives it really takes the pressure off. You can start fresh again. It’s hard but it does get easier as the days go by. 

    Post # 8
    Member
    881 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I am so sorry for your loss.  My period returned 5 weeks to the day of the beginning of my miscarriage.  I charted so I knew when to expect it based on when I had ovulated. We didn’t try that cycle, but we were blessed and got pregnant with our rainbow baby the very next cycle.  I am 25 weeks along now.  Some people say you are more fertile right after a miscarriage, seems like that held true for us.  I hope that AF shows soon for you, sounds like she could be coming soon.  Like PPs have said, the first month or so after the miscarriage really is awful but it does get better with time.  I hope you are able to feel more like yourself again soon.  Hugs     

    Post # 10
    Member
    1170 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2002

    @xdaydreams05x:  I’m so very sorry for your loss.  You are so right!  I am still suffering emotionally from my loss in 3/2012.  I had a d&c and my period came exactly 1 month after.

    Post # 11
    Member
    672 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I am so sorry for what you have gone through.  I just had a mc naturally at about 6 weeks just a few weeks ago.  It’s amazing how pg I was already feeling and the hormones definitely made the emotions feel that much stronger.  I was so sad.

    I am using OPK’s this cycle just to see and it does look like I am ovulating today which would be my normal day 16 ovulation if I count the mc as my period.  Since I didn’t have a d&c I think my cycle may be going back to normal a bit quicker. 

    This is my 4th MC and I do have an 8 yr old daughter.  After my first MC (which was very traumatic at 10.5 weeks that passed naturally) I know it took a while for my cycles to seem normal again.  I got pg with my beautiful girl about 8 months after I miscarried that time. 

    Best of luck with your rainbow baby.  I’m hoping mine comes soon too.

    Post # 12
    Member
    3378 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I’ve had 6 miscarriages.  5 of them acted like delayed periods and my cycles returned to normal immediately.  The first one took me 3 months to get AF back.

    Post # 13
    Member
    2243 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    When I miscarried in april, my period would have come back 5 weeks later (I ovulated over a week later than usual)… but I got pregnant again 🙂 So no period for  the past 24 weeks!  I put 5 weeks on the poll though, for the sake of accuracy.

    I totally understand how you feel! I was so emotional those 5 weeks; didn’t want to do anything & was freaking out cause I didn’t think my body was going to get back on track…

    I hope you get your beautiful rainbow baby soon! <3 Getting that 2nd BFP is scary but chances are the first MC was a 1-time thing; I had to remind myself of that the WHOLE 1st trimester!

    Post # 14
    Member
    1582 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @xdaydreams05x:  I don’t mind you asking at all! 🙂 Emotionally it is still hard. The day to day is better as I have been trying to focus on other things- doing well at work, getting into shape, spending time with friends, etc. but I still have lows when I get upset. The hardest part is that right now all of the pregnancy announcements for when I would have been due are coming out. I have at least 3 friends that are pregnant that are due within a week of when I was due. That is such a hard emotional situation to deal with- I am so happy for them, but then I get really sad for myself if that makes sense. Just last night I got another phone call that a friend of mine is due a week after I was. Then of course, seeing all the baby announcements on facebook for people who are not necessarily close in my life. It’s hard. I am terrified to try again as I don’t want it to happen again. I am sure it will continue to get better- definitely time has helped, but it is still not easy. 🙁 How are you holding up?

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