New to the board. I was 10 weeks along and started spotting, after numerous blood tests, and an ultrasound doc confirmed fetus stopped developing around week six and miscarriage was imminent. I'm a pretty pragmatic person and am really not too devastated about the loss (sounds bad I know), because I know that these things happen, and there is a reason that this one didn't make it to term. I'm bummed it didn't work out, but also realistic in the fact that nature is a wonderful thing and sometimes knows better than we do about what needs to happen. Part of me feels really weird for feeling that way, but most of me is really just ready to be done and try again. I am 37 years old and we want to try again as soon as possible. The actual m/c started this morning, it was the most excruciating pain I've ever had, and for now the severe cramping has subsided. Should I expect the severe cramping to return? I only passed one big clot, and have had light/medium bleeding, so I know I'm not even close to being done. How long can I expect this to last? Doctor didn't give me much info on what to expect, and I didn't ask honestly as I figured I'd rather talk with women who have actually been through it as the last time I asked he pretty much said every person is different and he couldn't really tell me for sure when to expect it to start. I know each person is different, but wondering if I should be prepared for more severe cramping - if so I'm tempted to ask the doc for stronger pain meds in advance than midol/ibuprofen because the pain the first time around was so severe. Thanks in advance for your input.