Surviving a pregnancy loss can be very difficult. After a miscarriage you may experience a roller coaster of emotions, as well as physical symptoms, as your body recovers.
It takes a few weeks to a month or more to recover physically from a miscarriage. Your recovery will depend on how far along you were into the pregnancy. Some women experience the following physical effects:
After you have been examined by a doctor, there are several things you can do until the bleeding stops to help prevent infection. These include:
Also, if your doctor prescribes antibiotics for you, it is very important to take the antibiotic exactly as prescribed until all the medication is gone. (Even if your symptoms improve after only a few days of taking the antibiotic, keep taking them until they are gone!)
You may resume normal activities as soon as you feel able. However, it is wise to ask your doctor for more specific instructions regarding any vigorous or strenuous exercise.
Reprinted with permission from American Pregnancy Association