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Old Jun 26th, 2017, 06:18 AM   1
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Miscarriage without medical intervention


I'm 6+1 weeks pregnant and started bleeding at around 3am. It's 12:15 now and the bleeding has got quite heavy but no cramps yet. Is it possible to miscarry without any medical intervention? I've got work tomorrow and then a week booked off so would like to miscarry at home without any blood tests, cervical examinations or ultrasounds...



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Old Jun 26th, 2017, 07:06 AM   2
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Yes, it's very possible. Unfortunately, when you are early on, there is nothing much they can do other to confirm what your intuition is already telling you. If things are happening, I would stay at home and make yourself comfortable and make sure you have someone there to support you or who you could call for support when you need them. I wouldn't go into work. I had a missed miscarriage (baby stopped developing at 5 weeks, but pregnancy carried on, and had to have a d&c at 11 weeks because nothing was happening on it's own). About a week after the d&c, I suddenly had some cramping and very heavy bleeding and got stuck in the train station toilets trying to get home from work, bleeding heavily. If you can stay at home, stay at home. You'll be much more comfortable. Once the bleeding has stopped, especially if you aren't sure if things are finished, I would follow up with a midwife or doctor just to confirm that all has passed completely, especially if you didn't have much cramping or you start to feel unwell. It's totally possible to have bleeding in early pregnancy that isn't a miscarriage, but you also want to make sure that if it is a miscarriage that there is no chance of infection after the fact. I'm sorry you're having to go through this, but hope it all happens quickly and peacefully for you.



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Old Jun 26th, 2017, 07:52 AM   3
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Thank you for your response. Your experience sounds horrible

I'm 99.9% sure it's a miscarriage. Period-like cramping has started and I'm having to go to the bathroom every 20 minutes because it's so heavy. I'm going to call in sick tomorrow morning and spend the rest of my time off at home.

I'm hoping to arrange a telephone appointment with my GP for in a week or two so will see what he suggests then.



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Old Jun 26th, 2017, 08:55 AM   4
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I think you will know and trust your intuition. I never had the experience of a natural miscarriage (though that was what I would have preferred, just after 3 weeks off work sitting around doing nothing (I have a 3 hour commute so I couldn't chance it), I couldn't take any more time off to wait around). But certainly the heavy bleeding I did have was shocking enough and I think you couldn't mistake what was happening for something else.

I think the main thing they will be worried about is if it isn't complete and there is anything left inside, which can lead to an infection. Again, you will most likely know (pain and bleeding that lasts longer than it should). Bleeding can last a week or so normally, but it shouldn't be accompanied by much pain and it shouldn't be really heavy. If all is fine after, you probably don't need to follow up unless you feel you need to. If you feel unwell, it would be good to get checked out. My friend had a mc just before me and it wasn't complete, so she ended up with an infection and needing to go in for surgery anyway. She was much further along though (12 weeks). Usually when they are earlier on, they are much more likely to be straightforward, so hopefully it is for you.

I don't know where you live, but if you are in the UK, I would call your Early Pregnancy Unit for a follow up. The GPs often don't know much and will likely just refer you to the EPU. Even though I wasn't even booked in with the midwives yet at 8 weeks when I found out, they were lovely and saw me straightway and were very supportive throughout. You might not need to see them at all, but if you have any questions, they are happy to talk with you over the phone.



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Old Jun 26th, 2017, 11:22 AM   5
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So I bled heavily for a few hours, started to cramp and passed something - not really sure what, and the cramps stopped. I'm still bleeding but nowhere near as heavily and it's mixed with ewcm. Any idea? I thought the heavy bleeding would last at least a few days but it's mainly ewcm with some blood mixed in now...



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Old Jun 27th, 2017, 03:09 AM   6
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My advice would be to get checked out. If there are no other complications they will allow you to go home and MC naturally but I'd advise against not being checked



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Old Jun 27th, 2017, 19:01 PM   7
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Definitely give your doctor/EPAU a call and get checked out



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Old Jun 28th, 2017, 03:29 AM   8
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I had a miscarriage at 8 weeks and had one day of heavy bleeding and then just period like bleeding. I did go for scans before the miscarriage and baby only ever measured 5 weeks, which may be why I didn't have that much bleeding.

I didn't go to the hospital during or after the miscarriage and it all happened naturally.

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Old Jun 28th, 2017, 09:35 AM   9
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I would still want to get checked to make sure there is nothing left inside, but otherwise I don't think you would need anything else.

I'm sorry you had to experience this



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Old Jun 29th, 2017, 07:12 AM   10
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Thank you all for your responses. I think I'm doing okay so far. Passed the baby and sac on the first day of bleeding. Have had a few bits and pieces come out but it's just like a heavy period now. I'm not back to work for another week so plan on resting at home.



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