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Toucansofsoda Sep 17th, 2011 22:02 PM

Is it normal to lose a lot of weight after a miscarriage?
I just miscarried about 10 days ago, and man was I glad.
I'm in a healthy place in my mind because I knew it was going to happen about 4 weeks prior to the events of labor day weekend.
I'm just glad it's over and I can try again soon.

The issue is, I kept seeing friends and they keep asking me "Are you okay, how are you doing?" And of course I said I was doing well... and then this weekend I had dinner at a friend's house and she said she asked me back then because it looked like I lost a bit of weight. She thought I might be depressed or something.

And, now that I think of it, my skirts are slipping right off.
I'm about 20 pounds lighter than I was and all within maybe a 3 week period.
I really thought nothing of it, it wasn't as if I was trying to lose weight.

Is that normal? Maybe I'll gain a little back?

Has anyone else experienced something similar?



jennajul2001 Sep 17th, 2011 22:06 PM

I lost about 15 pounds after my mc and dnc. I think it was because I wasn't eating much I just didn't want to. As soon as I started to feel more like myself I gained it back.

I lost due to stress, I barely got out of bed most days.

Not sure if it's a normal thing though.

Toucansofsoda Sep 17th, 2011 22:10 PM

I'm not sure whats normal either. Everything I googled discussed weight gain.
I don't feel depressed... I think I'm eating enough, maybe I'm not.

Toucansofsoda Sep 17th, 2011 22:12 PM

Crazy, I post about weight loss and now all the ads are wight watchers and jenny craig!

patiently Sep 18th, 2011 02:33 AM

Im not sure of the sizing in chicago but in england im usually am a size 8 which is a 4 american size, however since my mc in june i am a 6 size american 2 i thought i was eating enough but sometimes stress can cause weight loss...i just want to put the pounds back on

blueeyedgirl1 Sep 18th, 2011 05:09 AM

In the 6 months since my MMC I lost weight, too. It just kept dropping & dropping, a total of about 8kg I think. After 6 months it stabilised but I've not gained any back. I didn't even think about the fact it could be tied into the MC but now that I see your posts, ladies, I'm wondering.

I am, however, a very anxious person (get a lot of panic attacks and then can't eat much for days) so I put it down to that. But even during the times I've been relatively ok, the weight still came off.

I wonder if the hormone shock changes something about how our metabolism works?

Twinkie210 Sep 18th, 2011 06:47 AM

I have lost a total of 16 lbs, but my weight loss started before my MC was confirmed at 7 weeks (I litterally started noticing weightloss right after my BFP) I didn't have morning sickness and only slight nausea. I had read that weightloss can actually be one of the signs of MC (I had others also, spotting, cramping, backaches). Well after my D&C I continued to lose weight. I asked the NP at my follow up visit and she thought the weight loss was due to stress, and just advised me to eat small frequent meals. I think it had to do mostly with the hormones still in my body and combined with stress.

For me it was actually a good thing that I lost the weight (I was a few lbs overweight to begin with) and I feel lke I am at a healthier weight for my next pregnancy (My BMI is now in the normal range) and I am eating less now (I tended to overeat before). I am still losing weight just at a slower pace (maybe .5 - 1 lb per week) but this is probably due to me eating less.

I am just scared that I will lose weight during my next pregnancy too.

Ashliem90 Sep 18th, 2011 21:08 PM

I lost about 25lbs in the 2 months following my D&C. I'm pretty sure it's just from being so run down I didn't feel like eating 90% of the time.

Jessabelle Sep 19th, 2011 03:48 AM

:hugs: Sorry for your loss! I lost a few pounds due to stress and I wasn't eating much. I had started gaining a couple of pounds while pregnant (I was 13 weeks but had actually had mmc at about 9-10 weeks and had to have ERPC).

keepthefaithx Sep 19th, 2011 16:20 PM

i actually gained a couple pounds after mine....

i eat when im sad so i think thats y......

anythings possible

goodluck xo

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