Post # 1
I know every woman is different and that this is a pretty sensitive subject so I understand if you’re not willing to share your experience. I had an early miscarriage at 6w3d starting on 02/26. I bled for about 8 days. It was considered a complete miscarriage and so the doctor said there was no reason to get a D&C. According to the ultrasound, my uterus is now empty. And it sure does feels empty….even though I was only 6 weeks along.
My question is for those who have suffered an ‘early miscarriage’ and did not require any type of further procedure and who had ‘regular’ periods prior to getting pregnant; (I was about every 29-30 days during the 9 months we were TTC) how long did it take for your period to return? I’ve been advised anywhere from 4-8 weeks, but I am curious because I am in limbo. I was thinking about charting but I am really not sure it would work for me with the way I sleep at night.
Thanks so much!
*edit – I am trying to add a poll but my screen is all over the place for some reason. WB is not formatting my post properly either!
Post # 3
Mine was early at 4w4d. I passed a lot of blood and tissue, but never saw the doctor since I was sure my body expelled everything. I got my period 47 days later, ovulating at CD32. Then the next cycle was anovulatory, and lasted 50 days. This cycle I ovulated at CD26, so it should be a 40-day cycle. I’ve seen numerous women on the boards go right back to normal immediately….but I was not one of them.
I’d recommend charting, even if you’re not temping. You could keep track of ovulation pains, CM, CP and symptoms, and try to track your cycle that way.
Post # 4
I’m so sorry for your loss. Here’s my story, if it helps (sounds similar to yours):
I had an early miscarriage around 6 weeks, bled for a week, and it was considered a complete miscarriage (no reason for D&C). Prior to getting pregnant, my periods were also regular.. exactly 28-30 days every month. My body treated the miscarriage as if it was my “period” and I started my next cycle exactly 30 days after. Specifically, I miscarried on August 8 and started my period on September 8.
The period was a little heavier than normal and lasted about 5-6 days. We took that to be the one regular cycle that my OB said to wait before trying again.
We conceived around Sept 22 and got another BFP the beginning of October. We’re now 6.5 months pregnant.
Post # 5
@MrsPuddingface: Thank you for sharing your story. The reason I asked this question is because it feels like I am ovulating and I am not sure if it is just my mind playing tricks on me. I usually get some O pains along with some *TMI* wet CM. I never get the stretchy EWCM you see in the books and online haha although there is plenty there when we BD.
I just wasn’t sure if it would be too soon after my MC to be ovulating.
@legalese: I am sorry for your loss as well but huge congrats on your pregnancy. That is so very exciting! Like I said, I know everyone is different but I find it comforting hearing about other women’s experiences. If it’s not too personal, can I ask you how many cycles it took you the first time you conceived?
Post # 6
@beyblade1120: It took us one cycle the first time too. So I don’t have a problem getting pregnant, I guess.. but we quickly found out (after miscarrying) that I have low progesterone and I had to go on progesterone supplements to sustain the pregnancy (this second time).
Post # 8
- Wedding: November 2007 - Radisson Hotel
I’m so so sorry for your loss.
With my first, I had essentially a chemical pregnancy, and got my period on time, i guess. The next month I had to take off from TTC, but ovulated on my normal CD15, but then my period came a day early (27 days). Then I got pregnant the next month (late ovulation by 5/6 days). Had a missed miscarriage at 8/9 weeks and had to manage it medically. Once that happened, after bleeding for a few weeks off and on, I ovulated a little late (about 6 days late) and got my period a few days later than usual (my luteal phase was normal). Then this month I ovulated a little early, two days early, and got my period on my normal 28th day.
Post # 9
I was 7w4d, had some bleeding and major pains- I was told to wait and go to my doctor again if I had pains. Had pains, went for an ultrasound and found out it was a MC. I DID have a D&C the following day. I didn’t have a period for another (I bled straight for probably 4 of thpse, with a 2 week gap of nothing) 6 weeks, when I did it was very light, then my second one came at 30days later (I am a regular 28 cycle gal) it was heavy. Sorry for your loss, the added weight of the physical changes and pains is almost as hard as the emotional.
Post # 10
I’m so sorry for your loss. I had my miscarriage at about 5 weeks when they discovered I had a blighted ovum. My body didn’t miscarry naturally and needed some help, so I elected to use Misoprostol instead of having a D and C. It took me 2 months to get my period after, but I think it took that long because it took my hormone levels a long time to come back down to zero.
Good luck and I really hope things work out for you soon.
Post # 11
I’ve had 6. All of them within week 4 and all natural. 1 of them was a partial miscarriage and took forever to get back to normal. I had AF 3 months after it started. The other 5 have acted just like slightly delayed periods with no discernable delays or issues.
Meant to add that I’m so sorry for your loss. *hugs* I hope you get your rainbow baby soon!
Post # 12
So sorry to hear about your loss. It can be tough but it gets better. After my first miscarriage (@7wks) it took about 8weeks(i had a d&c). 2nd miscarriage(@10-11weeks) I never got my period. I went into the doctor after waiting for 3months to get a period. Only to find out that I was 11weeks pregnant. Somehow got pregnant about a week or so after
the miscarriage. My doctor was shocked. Never know what crazy things can happen.
Post # 13
- Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center
I have had four losses and all but one I managed to expel naturally. My natural ones, my cycles came back pretty regularly. I would say probably about 4 weeks at the absolute most. However, every woman’s body is different and what is normal for me, might not be that way for you. I’m so sorry that you have had to go through this loss. I really hope that your cycle comes back soon. Lots of hugs dear.
Post # 14
@beyblade1120: I am sorry you’re having to go through this. I mc naturally at 6 weeks and a few days. I bled I think for a week. My cycles were generally 27-28 days. It took 6 weeks to get my period back and my cycle was short 23 days that month. The next month I got pregnant. Good luck I hope it gets back to normal soon.
Post # 15
@beyblade1120: we are in pretty much the same boat (we MCed at the same time at the same stage of pregnancy). I am charting and have just recorded a thermal shift on day 17. Fertility Friend hasnt given me ovulation crosshairs yet but I’m fairly certain it’s happened. FF marks the first day of red MC bleeding as day 1. If my luteal phase does what it normally does this means I will be expecting AF in 14 days. All in all I will be very lucky because my period will only be a few days late. I MCed naturally as well. I will note that I have haso barely any EWCM though so I’m relying on temps alone. Also, my sleep patterns aren’t the best (wakeful toddler) but temping has worked for me so far. I’ve definitely been able to see the thermal shifts when they happen – all you need is about 3 hours of consistent sleep. If you wake up in the middle of the might maybe take your temp then? GL honey x
Post # 16
I miscarried on Xmas day at 6 weeks and got AF 5 weeks to the day from the first day of the miscarriage. The next two AFs were a little heavier than usual and ranged in length a day in either direction from what is typical for me, but nothing was super out of the ordinary. I’m currently hoping for my BFP next week.
Sorry for your loss…it gets easier with some time, but don’t beat yourself up if you still have a “down” dya every once in a while. It’s normal.