recovery and ttc post d&c from early miscarriage

Devora - posted on 01/18/2016 ( 3 moms have responded )




Last Wednesday I had a D&c for a missed miscarriage. I was 9 weeks but the fetus never grew past 6 weeks and 1 day. I still felt quite pregnant and was found during an ultrasound with no hb. I am still bleeding and cramping post surgery. I can't emotionally not feel depressed till the physical symptoms disappaites. However I am obsessed with being ready to ttc. I have a healthy 17 month old and this is my first miss but I feel like I am scared I won't get pregnant for a long time even though I got pregnant pretty easily before or that my body won't hold any subsequent pregnancies. I made an appt to try acupuncture to balance my hormones and destress me and make me feel like I am healing my body from this trauma. I hope it helps, anybody try this or feel similar. I just want to feel normal again...


Michelle - posted on 01/18/2016




I had the same thing with my 1st pregnancy.
I fell pregnant 3 months after my D&C and I now have 3 gorgeous children. I had the same worries about being able to have children but I haven't had any problems.
Give your body time to heal and then start trying.


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Sarah - posted on 01/18/2016




I too lad a loss, February 13 of 1998, went on to conceive and deliver a healthy girl March3, 1999. You do need to heal a bit, but if you conceived in the past without difficulty, you can expect to conceive again. Best of luck

Dove - posted on 01/18/2016




I had an early loss (didn't even know I had been pregnant til it was over) in 2006 and another early loss (this one had a D&C) in early 2007... I conceived about 4 months after the D&C and my son is almost 8 now.

I know it's not easy, but for now just try and enjoy the 'baby' (technically toddler, but that's still so young) you have and relax (easier said than done... I know from experience) about TTC.

Miscarriages actually happen a lot more often than most people realize (I believe the stats say 1 in 4 pregnancies...?) because most of those end before a woman even knows she's pregnant.

I have no idea if anything I've said will bring you any sort of peace or comfort or not. I hope so though.

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