Pregnancy is a great feel for all mothers to be. Not all are lucky to go through the entire phase smoothly and there will be any hurdles. There are few who even lose the baby at different stages during pregnancy.
When the embryo or the fetus dies before completing 20 weeks, then it is called a miscarriage. It is a painful process for the carrying mother both physically and emotionally.
However, there is nothing to panic or worry about this as it happens to 1 in 5 mothers. Also, conceiving again is not tough and one can still become a proud mother in the near future.
Follow, these 5 tips after miscarriage and plan for your next pregnancy peacefully. Before reading about the details in this post please make sure you collect the miscarriage doctor’s notes which will help you with all future medical treatments and references.
What is a miscarriage?
A quick understanding of miscarriage before looking at the details of what do to after such an occurrence. The failure of the embryo to develop in the uterus comes out and is termed as miscarriage.
It is usually indicated by heavy cramps in the lower abdomen or heavy bleeding. This happens generally before 20th week of the pregnancy anytime.
Guidelines to follow after miscarriage
Now that you know it has happened you must prepare your body and mind to accept it. There are few must to be followed things which are listed below for your understanding.
1. Consult a physician
First thing you must do is to visit your gynecologist to confirm the miscarriage. Then check with them based on the test to make sure if the process is complete or halfway through. In case it is not completely done, then you may have to take treatment to clear your uterus fully.
Even after 2 weeks of miscarriage placenta may not get out and that will create problems in your future pregnancy. Therefore consult doctor and follow advice.
2. Keep a check on your physical health
Monitor your temperature during evening for 5 days followed by miscarriage and escalate if it is more than 1000F. If ignored might lead to other complications like fits etc. Do not ignore your cramp as a usual one if it very severe even after 48 hours passed.
Likewise, you can have heavy bleeding for 7 days but beyond that must be checked. You will become anemic and hence never be careless. Being tired and feeling weak is usual for even 2 months so relax.
3. Manage emotional stress
Here comes the most important thing that the HCG hormone gifts you with. Yes, it will take time for this hormone to reach back to a normal level and until them you will feel emotional. Especially due to miscarriage this will be more of negative emotions.
You will feel guilty, angry, cheated and sad always. These are normal but getting suicidal thoughts must not be entertained. Have your loved ones around and take their support. Tell them how you feel.
You must take help from your husband and he is the right person during this time in life. Listen to nice music and take rest as if that is your only task. Never worry as it is not your mistake and it is repairable soon you can have a child.
4. Avoid having intercourse
A minimum of 6 months do not have intercourse as this will lead to infection. You must also use only pads for bleeding and not tampons. Try not to insert anything to your vagina and leave free to heal. Always have happy time with your husband buy prevent intercourse alone.
5. Eat a balanced diet
You must eat healthy food only when you are pregnant and not otherwise is a myth. Eat a well-balanced diet even after miscarriage to cope up with physical and emotional changes. Include more iron, calcium and all other minerals rich food to get back to normal condition.
These simple steps will help you come out of the trauma and then you can look forward to having a baby again. Always stay in touch with your gynecologist after one miscarriage as they will provide you necessary guidance for your health.