By shaambhavi Baby & Child Care
Recovering Physically After an Unfortunate Miscarriage
Miscarriage is hard for a couple and especially for a mother. It is hard to see that the child you were waiting for so earnestly is never going to open his eyes. It is heart breaking. Dealing with this unfortunate event is very difficult and tough both physically as well as emotionally.
Miscarriage is the termination of the pregnancy before the fetus could develop. It is the death of the fetus in the womb. Miscarriage effects an individual both emotional as well as physically.
Physical recovery is very hard. It takes nearly one to two months for the mother to come terms with the fact that she will not be able to bring her baby in the world. The recovery from miscarriage depends upon the duration of pregnancy.
Some the physical effects of miscarriage are as follows:
- Excessive Bleeding
The bleeding is higher as compared to the normal menstrual period. It nearly lasts for weeks following miscarriage.
- Abdominal pain
Woman who undergoes miscarriage can have abdominal cramps for two weeks after the miscarriage, similarly as in menstrual period.
- Discomfort in breasts
A pregnant woman who underwent miscarriage can have discomfort in breasts nearly for one week. That is pain, leaking milk or engorgement in tissues.
About 3% women suffer from infections after miscarriage. This happens mainly because of the tissues which are left in the uterus. These tissues may be of the fetus or of the lining from womb walls.
Some of the common symptoms of the infections are:
- Vaginal bleeding, cramping lasting for more than two weeks;
- High fever (100.4 degrees or more);
- Foul smelling vaginal discharge;
Some of the tips to recover physically after miscarriage
It is hard to pull yourself together after such a tragic mishap. However, your body will suffer if you do not pay heed.
Follow these tips to make your body healthy and free of infections:
- Do not use tampons rather use sanitary napkins for some months. Consult your doctor for the duration.
- Baths should be avoided. Go for showers instead.
- Avoid swimming for a few weeks.
- Avoid sexual intercourse.
- Douching should be avoided.
- Take the medicines as prescribed by the doctor.
- Abdominal pain is also a common occurrence after the miscarriage as there is excessive bleeding.
- A supportive bra should be worn.
- Ice packs should be applied on the breasts of there is discomfort, swelling and engorgement.
- Some of the pregnancy hormones retain in the blood and may be active for one to two months after the miscarriage.
Miscarriage is very traumatic, tragic and unfortunate. To overcome it is hard. You must not beat yourself about it and must take proper rest and medication. Talk to your friends and family. They will support you through these tough times. A woman who has undergone an unfortunate miscarriage must go for proper treatment accordingly as advised by the doctor. Although it will take time but the body will eventually recover and you must practice healthy regimen for a fast physical recovery.