I got my first period after my miscarriage this week. It came about 5 weeks after the m/c which is normal for me as my cycles are usually 35-37 days.
My period was a bit heavier than usual, with bright red blood which i dont usually get. There was no clots just bright red blood for the first 3 days. It wasn't extremely heavy, just more so than usual. My main concern is that I had NO symptoms before or during my period. I always get lower back cramps a few days before my period comes & for the first day of bleeding but I had no cramps at all. It didnt even feel like I had my period! I always know when it's coming as I get back cramps for a few days but this time I just woke up & it was there! Has anyone else experienced this? Could it be a sign my hormone levels are not back to normal levels after the m/c?
I also only had a 12 day luteal phase - is that bad?
We wanted to start TTC again this month but I'm worried that my hormone levels still might not be back on track and if I was to fall pregnant I might not have the right hormone levels to support the pregnancy?
Am I being over paranoid? Or is all this normal for a first period after miscarriage? Do you think we are right to start TTC again? I just want to be pregnant again but I'm so scared!
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19-05-2013 21:14 #1Senior Member
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First period after miscarriage?
19-05-2013 21:21 #2
The first period after a miscarriage can be a bit wacky. Mine was extremely painful and heavy which is unusual for me. How far along were you? Have you had any bloods done to make sure the hCG has dropped back to normal?
Chances are you're fine to TTC but if you're concerned at all you should go see your GP.
My LP is always 12 days and I've been pregnant twice (one mc and then DD). It varies depending on the Dr you ask but some say 12 is the minimum LP they like to see.
19-05-2013 21:28 #3
Anything under 12 days is considered a LP defect so 12 days is fine.
I found after both my losses the first period was not normal for me. I had heavy bleeding and clotting and lots of pain, which i don't normally get.
02-06-2013 17:45 #4
Today is CD1 for me after my recent m/c, I thought I'd just add my two cents to the thread..... I had some symptoms leading up - really sore breasts last week (although that's not always a symptom for me), snd some slight abdominal discomfort last night. It's been quite heavy though, which is unusual for myself, and mostly bright red blood (also unusual). Sounds like unusual is the norm though! Which is reassuring. I'm just happy to finally know what my body is up to!
Had my latest bt last Wednesday to check on hcg levels, should get the results tomorrow.
02-06-2013 17:47 #5
I got my period 5 weeks after miscarriage, it was unusually heavy and a few days longer than usual.
02-06-2013 18:58 #6
I wanted to add that af arrived....around 5 weeks after m/c (spotting started 26/04). But my cycles were 23 days long before that. I'm not sure about luteal phase lengths and what's "normal", but I'd say if you're hesitant at all to maybe wait for another cycle? I know how you feel about wanting to be pregnant straight away again.......*hugs*
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07-06-2013 09:47 #7Member
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8 months for AF after miscarriage. Then it changed from 5 days of heavy to light flow to 2 days of.light flow. This was due to D&C taking too much lining leaving it ruined and scarred.
As for LP. I had a regular 9 day LP and and still was able to fall easily.
Vit B will help increase LP.
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09-06-2013 19:00 #8
I'm 14 days post D&C and I think I'm returning to my normal 28-29 day cycle. I have egg white mucus and I'm partial ferning. Everywhere I've read said 5 weeks after D&C is normal but it seems like I'll return to a normal cycle. Is that normal though? We're not trying again for a while though...
09-06-2013 19:57 #9
09-06-2013 21:21 #10
I don't think there is a 'normal' rushie. For my m/c I ovulated around 4 weeks after the loss (and 2 weeks after that got AF so 6 weeks all up). After my ectopic it was almost exactly the same. I think it can depend on how high HcG was. A very early loss can often be almost a normal cycle in terms of time frames. When HcG is quite high your cycle won't kick back in until it gets to zero.
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