Miscarriage Service

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Physical Recovery from a Miscarriage

Any bleeding that you experience following miscarriage/D&C should not be heavier than the middle/end of a period.   Bleeding may last 7 – 14 days, gradually becoming lighter.

It is normal to pass a few small clots, and it is normal to experience mild cramping, similar to period cramps for a day or two.

It is not normal to bleed heavily or have severe cramps or tenderness in your lower abdomen.

Nausea and vomiting will reduce over the next 48 hours (2 days).   Breast tenderness can increase, but will lessen in time.

Tiredness may take longer to pass.

Usually your next period will come in the 4 – 6 weeks after your miscarriage/D&C.   If you have not had a period within 8 weeks of a miscarriage/D&C go and discuss this with your Doctor, Specialist or Family Planning Clinic.   If you wish to become pregnant again, it is best to wait for one normal cycle, or two if the miscarriage occurs after 10 weeks.

·You may become pregnant again very quickly following a miscarriage/D&C.   Contraception may be resumed immediately after miscarriage.