Post Miscarriage Pregnancy

Cynthia Flynn's picture


Dear Midwife,
I had a miscarriage 3 weeks ago, I bleed for only a few days. My husband and I decided to start trying as soon as possible again. My Ob advised this was fine from 2 weeks as this is when I am likely to ovulate. I did ovulation tests from day 11 of my cycle and we started trying from then.

I started spotting again at approx 14days. It is now 21 days and I did a pregnancy test expecting it to be negative, but it was positive, I am assuming this is the hormone left over from my miscarried pregnancy - is this right, and if so how long is this likely to be there and how can I tell if it is a new pregnancy.

Also I still have a very small amount of spotting - hardly any and very faint in colour. Is it possible to be pregnant and still get this from the miscarriage.

Thanks for your help.



You have just described why I disagree with your doctor.

I tell women to wait until they have a period that is normal in length and strength, then come in for a pregnancy test. If it is negative, then we know that it is ok to start another pregnancy.

As it is, I wouldn't know what to tell you except that in time, all will be revealed!

-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.