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When should I return to work after having a miscarriage?

When should I return to work after having a miscarriage?

Depends: Not every person recovers from a loss at the same rate. Miscarriage is a sad event for most families. While the physical recovery from an early loss may be relatively fast , the emotional recovery may take longer. I encourage my patients to join bereavement groups to aid in emotional recovery, if pain or bleeding persists it is best to consult your md. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more


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I suffered a miscarriage 2 days ago, and am now pressured to return to work. Is 2 days a long enough recovery?

Depends: Not every person recovers from a loss at the same rate. Miscarriage is a sad event for most families. While the physical recovery from an early loss may be relatively fast , the emotional recovery may take longer. I encourage my patients to join bereavement groups to aid in emotional recovery, if pain or bleeding persists it is best to consult your md. ...Read more

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Miscarried a month ago, blood work till level returned to normal, felt fine and healthy, now for past few days have been having nausea on and off days?

Miscarried a month ago, blood work till level returned to normal, felt fine and healthy, now for past few days have been having nausea on and off days?

Nausea: Have you been having unprotected intercourse? Have you been having normal, spontaneous periods? Check a home pregnancy test, especially since your value went down to normal. A pelvic ultrasound may also be helpful here. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for your body to return to normal after a miscarriage?

How long is it supposed to it take for your body to return to normal after a miscarriage?

1-2 months.: It usually takes about 2 months to heal and cycle normally again. It varies from woman to woman depending upon the situation. ...Read more

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What approaches work best to heal emotionally from a miscarriage?

Grieving: Accept and ask for support when needed from your partner, friends, clergy and relatives. Be kind to yourself. Remember that very rarely has the mother done something that caused the miscarriage. So it is not a time to beat yourself up. Don't expect yourself to be kipper. ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

Miscarriage is a "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only an elective interrupted ...Read more