Miscarriage/Pregnancy Loss

First period after MC

Hi please let me know if anyone has had a similar experience!
I had a miscarriage at the end of June and it was heartbreaking but we decided to immediately try again. I started feeling the same kind of “off” as I had the first pregnancy and thought maybe we were successful I took a HPT at 11 DPO which was negative, but then later that day I started having some light brown spotting and the next day the same thing. This made me think maybe I was implanting and should take another test but then the spotting turned to actual bleeding so I guess I’m on my period. The bleeding is much lighter than my regular period but definitely more than spotting for the past 3 days and I’ve been starting to get really nauseous. My husband thinks it could be unusually heavy IB and wants me to take another pregnancy test. But I can’t emotionally take another BFN. I thought my first period after miscarriage was going to be heavier not so light. The color is also more like raspberries instead of dark red like usual.

Has anyone had a similar first period post MC experience?

Re: First period after MC

  • First, I am so sorry for your loss. Second, it is pretty normal for the first few periods after a mc to be out of the norm, sometimes they're heavier, sometimes lighter. Typically you'll level out and be back to your normal with in a few cycles. My cycle was back to normal almost immediately following my chemical pregnancy. Good luck and hope you get your rainbow soon. 
  • @savc I'm so sorry for your loss.

    my first period post MC @ 7 weeks was about the same as my normal periods, maybe a bit more cramping. Definitely not "much worse" or anything like the horror stories I read about. I miscarried in mid May, and my cycles are pretty much back to normal now, so they regulated pretty quick. 
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  • @savc I'm sorry for your loss.  I've had 5 MCs and I can tell you that periods can definitely be wonky after them.  It can take 6-12 months for your cycles to even out.  And oftentimes, they even out to a 'new normal' and not your old normal. You can have completely different symptoms, more/less bleeding, more/less cramping, ovulation pains, odd spotting, longer/shorter cycles, etc.  If you can't stand the thought of another BFN, chances are that you are not PG and I'd just wait it out.  However, I also HIGHLY recommend reading Taking Charge of Your Fertility and doing Basal Body Temping.  It can be SO helpful post-MC to know what your body is doing, if/when you O, and to know exactly when YOU should take a test.  No taking a test every few days because you *think* you O'd at a certain time, and/or are not sure what your body is doing. You can track, see if/when you O'd, and know within a few days when you can take a test because you know it would be positive if you were PG and took it X day.
    *TW All the Loss* #BitterHagPartyOf1

    October 2015 - 1st MC.  7-8 weeks along. Suspected molar PG, but luckily just a MMC.

    June 2016 - 2nd MC: 4-5 weeks CP

    September 2016 - 3rd MC: 4-5 weeks CP

    RE 1: ALL the testing - 'unexplained'  "Yinz can do IVF or try on your own"

    Feb 2017 - 4th MC: 6 weeks

    RE 2: More tests. Still 'unexplained.'  Called fat for an entire hour-long appointment, cried a lot

    Feb 2019 - 5th MC: 6-7 weeks

    IUD - March 2019-March 2023

    RE 3:  Repeat all the tests. Hoping to try IVF.

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