Pregnancy Loss

Pregnancy loss can be an overwhelming experience. Pregnancy-Info provides you with helpful, reliable resources on how to cope with pregnancy loss.

Learn more about what causes miscarriage, what it means for future pregnancies, how to cope with your grief over the loss, and how to move on to a successful pregnancy.  

The good news is your miscarriage most likely occurred not because of anything you did (so you don't have to feel guilty) and most women who experience a miscarriage then go on to have perfectly normal, healthy and successful pregnancies. 

Miscarriage

Learn about different types of miscarriage, including recurrent miscarriage and blighted ovum. Here you'll also find information on common miscarriage symptoms and on what factors increase the risk of miscarriage.  If you feel as though your miscarriage is due to medical negligence and you should be compensated for this, a lawyer will be able to guide you.

Did you know that your morning cup of coffee is increasing your risk of pregnancy loss? Also learn to see the signs that something might be wrong with a pregnancy and find out how you can tell the difference between normal bleeding during pregnancy and signs of a miscarriage.  

Grieving Your Loss

Grieving is an important part of coping with pregnancy loss. There are ways to honor the memory of your child as well as tips on how to cope emotionally after losing your baby.  Giving your baby a name or having a memorial service for your baby may help you to cope with your loss and begin the grieving process.

You may also need to take some time off from work to mourn your baby. Find out how to break the news to friends, family and co-workers about the loss of your pregnancy.  Also read up on when it is time to seek counseling to deal with your grief and to get the tools you need to move on past this terrible loss.

Pregnancy after miscarriage may seem like a long ways off, but eventually many couples are ready for this step. Learn about how you and your partner can prepare yourselves for pregnancy after losing a child.  

Many couples find their next pregnancy very nerve racking as they are always afraid that they will loose this next baby too.  Learn more about how to relax and ease your fears.  You may want to consider renting a baby heart beat monitor for your home so that you can listen to your baby's heart beat any time you want. 

While support is often given to women after experiencing a miscarriage, often times men feel unable to truly mourn the loss of their baby. Find out about typical feelings men experience after miscarriage as well as advice on grieving and how to rebuild your relationship after miscarriage in our Men and Miscarriage section. Although men many not show their emotions as much as women do, they are also grieving this loss. Find out more about how to cope with a miscarriage as a man.

Stillbirth

Stillbirth can be a devastating type of pregnancy loss. Learn the differences between a stillbirth and a miscarriage and about the causes of stillbirth as well as warning signs that can help detect a stillbirth.

Also find out more about how to prevent this horrible pregnancy loss and about how to cope if you loose your baby in this way. Stillbirths can be a much more devasting experience than a miscarriage.

Learn more about how to minimize this risk and about what to do if you or someone you know experiences this terrible loss.

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Uche2020
iam 38yrs old. i saw my period last on 25th August 2011, my period didnt come in september, so i deceided on the 17th October to do a preganancy test, which came out positive, but when the doctor scan me he didnt see any sign of a baby in my womb but he asked me to wait for two weeks before carrying out another scan. on the 20th october, i started bleeding heavyly. i am worried and need to know what is happening to me. i have been married for 4 years now without a child. I NEED HELP
7 years ago
Npisarevski
I had a miscarriage at 6 weeks. I knew that something was wrong at 5 weeks bc my pregnancy symptoms disappeared. I started spotting brown discharge for 3 days (it was only on toilet paper). I had an us, abd plus transv which showed NOTHING, I was soo upset. Next day I started spotting red blood and within a few hours two clots came out. One looked Iike a kidney bean with tissue attached to it and other one looked like an egg. It was devastating bc I knew it was over
7 years ago
marquis_28
Hello everyone. My husband and i have a amazing 21 month old and found out that we were pregnant with another . We were so happy. But just a few days after i started spotting i just know that something was not right. I had suffered a loss before we got pregnant with our daughter. I just want to know how long i should wait to get pregnant again as i was only 5 weeks along this time around. My hcg level are normal again
7 years ago
ericawagoner
Hi my name is erica me and my husband know excatly how you fill we got pregnate in december everything was fine i started passing out at work and found out when i went to the er that our baby has a cystic hygroma on the back of her neck and that there were slim chances that she would survive we went to doctor after doctor kept giving us a week to two weeks for her to live maximum we were 16 weeks pregnate i had contractions for two and half months straight i was sitting at my desk and had an extremly hard contraction and started going in to active labor i had not felt the baby move in two days and i had to go to the doctor the next day they had told us that i could not deliver her naturaly that i would have to have c section because the cycst had gotten so big. I started pushing tryin to have my baby at work it was terrifying, i was rushed to the er and found out that our baby was gone we were 26 weeks she lasted 2 and half months longer than any one thought that she ever would, we had her on april 27th at 12:06am via c section. We named her Izabel Rose and she was beautiful she was 4lbs 5oz and 15 inches long. I have had a really hard time with her lose because i wanted a child so bad. But she is in heaven and she is safe.
7 years ago
ericawagoner
Hey My name is erica i am 20 yrs old and got married in August found out las december me and my fiance were pregnate super happy but then realy sick then started passing out at work when i was 16 weeks went to er found out baby had a cystic hygroma said more than likely she would not make it followed up with OB he sent me to a specialist for a better ultrasound to confirm diagonosis had blood test done found out baby also had Turners syndrome went into laber at 19 weeks didnt have Izzi still had contractions constantly was missrable all the time working 40 +Hrs a week. Was working one day and i was 26 weeks pregnate had beat the odds of the baby passing away had some extremly hard contractions and went to the bathroom and tried to ahve my daughter while i was at work had went to the doctor every week twice a week some times to keep an eye on the heart beat was supposed to go to doctor the next day went to the hospital couldnt find a heart beat and later had our daughter Izabel Rose via c section on 4-27-11 still grieving very much does any one have any suggestions.....
7 years ago