How to speed up a natural miscarriage?

(36 Posts)
AliciaJohns Mon 07-Apr-08 20:52:28

In brief: was 10 weeks pg and had some bleeding, went for a scan on Friday and there was no heartbeat, and baby was measuring only 7 weeks 4 days. Have been bleeding all weekend but only period type bleeding and no pain. Have to go back on Friday for another scan to check progress and am worried that I will be booked in for a D&C if things are not moving, which I really don't want.

I've been drinking raspberry leaf tea in the hope that this may help move things along, but does anyone have any other advice?

Dee576 Sun 24-Apr-16 21:14:22

I started having light bleeding on Thursday evening and put it down to implantation bleed even though I was almost 9 weeks as I had that with previous pregnancies. Cramps and bleeding on Friday so went epau emergency. Had cervix checked but they didn't scan me. Was told no sign of mc and bleed was maybe due to sex. Went hope feeling hopeful only to wake at 3am Saturday morning in severe pain and heavier bleeding! Went A+E where I was sent for a vaginal scan. No heartbeat detected and baby stopped developing at 7 weeks. I opted for natural mc which is slowly progressing. Ordered raspberry leaf tea to hopefully speed things up and avoid D+C. Hugs to all! X

tess1988 Tue 12-Apr-16 20:50:29

Im miscarrying atm should be 6weeks couldn't embryo scan started bleeding lastnight and got discomfort am worried what if it doesn't all pass naturally

LIANAfrancesMarshall79 Mon 11-Apr-16 17:55:07

Iv just found out I lost my baby should be 8 weeks but baby was only 6 weeks and no heartbeat, only started bleeding on Saturday but more like period blood and not even that much, have some cramping, they said I need to miscarrying naturally, I don't know what to do with myself.

fliss86 Tue 15-Dec-15 15:40:16

I was 10 weeks and very excited for my first ultrasound but they told me there no baby development and the sac was only 8 weeks. I was devastated I didnt really ask about my options and my doctor just told me a natural miscarriage would happen and be best. Im living out for school and cant see her til the end of this week at which point i will have been living with this horrible reality for 2 weeks and i just want it to be over now. I need to move on with my life but knowing its still not over with torture

Bethany69 Fri 03-Jul-15 10:10:28

Did the tea help I'm also going through miscarriage having cramps and bleeding but no sac passed very tired if pain

mmoon Sat 27-Jun-15 10:22:42

I am 9 weeks pregnant. Had a scan 2 days ago.No heartbeat. Yesterday I started to lightly bleed. I am trying nettle tea, raspberry leaf capsules and parsley and pineapple. I'm putting it in a smoothy to try and speed things up

fustreted37 Sun 14-Jun-15 23:32:50

I went back to the er and they gave me cytotec I was told this was not a healthy I am in so much pain I wish this was over with

fustreted37 Fri 12-Jun-15 22:45:05

I am so feeling you I wish I was scheduled for a d&c

fustreted37 Fri 12-Jun-15 22:43:43

I am 6 weeks with bad cramp bleeding no heartbeat no fetal pole and hcg went from 4200 to 4600 in two days I just left er and no help all they said was threatened miscarriage I'm in bad pain please help me!!!!

nadiaritter Fri 24-Apr-15 00:55:45

The cramping and heavier bleeding is happening now. I'm scheduled for a D&C tomorrow and I can't help but want to cancel the whole thing. I've been meditating and telling my body it's okay and now the cramping and stopped. I just want it to be over now! Went in yesterday and was told that at 7 weeks 2 days my baby had no heart beat and was showing signs of chromosom defects. Like many of you ladies I just want it over now.

messtins Thu 27-Sep-12 08:15:14

Hi Angel I hope not. A lot of women experience bleeding in early pregnancy and in about 50% of cases everything is fine. In the other 50% it will progress to a miscarriage. You may wish to contact your GP who can refer you to the local early pregnancy clinic. If you are only 5 weeks then they may not be able to see anything on a scan, but can examine you (things like a positive pregnancy test and a closed cervix would be reassuring) and then scan you at about 6 weeks to check for a heartbeat. There is nothing you can do at this stage to influence the outcome, but sometimes knowing either way what is going on can make it easier to deal with.
I've bled in all my pregnancies and at the moment am the living proof of the 50% figure - 2 DSs and 2 1st trimester miscarriages. The moment where you see blood and all your hopes fall apart is the worst thing. I hope this is not bad news for you, but if the worst happens we are here to help you pick up the pieces. Jen xx

Angel723 Thu 27-Sep-12 02:53:52

Had a positive pregnacy test on sept. 19 a few days later I started to spot light red only lasted for a day then on the 25-26 started spotting brown now I'm cramping. Is this the beginning of a miscarriage?

Lana8 Tue 01-Nov-11 20:14:26

i was diagnosed with missed abortion about 3 weeks ago.the baby was 9 weeks and 2 days.i started having slighnt bleeding but nothing more then that.was wondering if theres anything i can do to speed up the process.i would hate to go to the hospitalsad This is hard enough.

Dutchbird, what sad news.
I have only had miscarriages v early on at 5/6 weeks and both physically have been fine , but emotionally so hard to deal with.
Wishing you help and support with the week to come

dutchbird Tue 11-Nov-08 18:01:07

hello,
i am 7 weeks pregnant but started to bleed on friday, went for scan on monday, saw no heartbeat, did see a heartbeat when i was 5 weeks and 2 days. it is now tuesday, both my partner and i have taken a week off work to deal with it all. its the waiting bit that is the hardest. no cramping yet but im going for a lot of walks to hopefully speed it up. thank u all so much for ur notes, it is helpin us a lot with what is about to come. this is my first pregnacy ever and im 34, never been trying before.

napa Fri 11-Apr-08 07:16:43

glad things are starting naturally after your wait. hope its not too bad. take care of yourself

scully Fri 11-Apr-08 01:01:29

Well I'm relieved in a way, 2wks after finding out pregnancy wasn't viable, m/c began on Wed. Haven't had any cramping, constant bleeding but not heavy so, so far, ok as it can be.
I go back to see the gynae today to see what they, will probably have a scan in a week or two to make sure it's a complete m/c.

joanjude Wed 09-Apr-08 15:09:49

Thanks ThursdayNext - made call to EPAU seeing them Friday morning will know for definite then.

To those in a dilemma over intervention (I had to have intervention as concerns over infection) I had the ERPC and it wasn’t a bad experience and went on to conceive on the next cycle (although lost it). It had a sense of being over whereas the natural mc lasted over 2 weeks and having blood tests and scans every few days always clinging on to the chance that things maybe ok
One thing is for certain mc are such a different experience for everyone – you see them on telly and its dramatic pain, gushing blood and over in minutes! I’ve never had to take a paracetamol!

ThursdayNext Wed 09-Apr-08 13:41:10

Alicia, how are you getting on? I had also started bleeding, but was given different advice from you and was encouraged to have some kind of intervention.
I didn't have any symptoms with that pregnancy either (my first), but I had very bad morning sickness from early on when pregnant with DS and DD. It makes me wonder if there was something wrong with the pregnancy that ended in miscarriage from the very beginning, if you see what I mean, so that it was never really going to result in a baby?

Joanjude, I don't know if you have an early pregnancy unit at your local hospital, but I found my local one very helpful. They offer advice, treatment and scans. I think it can take quite a long time from spotting to miscarriage, if that is what's happening, so it might be worth checking out. I hope you find it a bit more bearable this time if you are having a miscarriage.

joanjude Wed 09-Apr-08 09:45:37

Logged on here looking for the very same info! have had 2 mc - first missed mc had ERPC second natural - 6 weeks now and lightly spotting, absence of pg sypmtoms. Not seen a Dr yet but just know - just wish it was over. Not sure what to do whether to sit it out or go to see a Dr.

Got a 2 yr old DS but still feel so very very sad but I was devasted after initial mcs - hope don't feel like that again!

Jacanne Tue 08-Apr-08 20:45:32

My first pregnancy ended at 10 weeks but it was a missed miscarriage so it had in fact not gone beyond about 5 weeks. I had quite a lot of bleeding and passed some quite big clots as well as intense period pains so I suppose they are all different.

Sorry that you are having to go through this

llareggub Tue 08-Apr-08 20:32:33

Thanks whomovedmychocolate. That is useful to know.

llareggub - Flu like symptoms - feeling generally crappy and knackered, sore muscles, fever, can indicate an infection. Pain also but you can have that with miscarriage with no infection. Also vaginal discharge which burns or smells etc.

PrePG Tue 08-Apr-08 10:47:11

I had a similar situation as well. I started to spot a bit at 11 weeks, went in for a scan and there was no heartbeat. The baby measured only 7 weeks, but I had had a scan at 6+3 which showed a heartbeat.

I started spotting on the Friday, bled like a normal-ish period throughout the weekend and it wasn't until the Tuesday night that I had very painful cramps. Ended up spending most of that night in the bathroom and passed the sac. I was able to feel it, it felt like a lot of pressure and then something just falling out of me (sorry if TMI). After that it returned to light bleeding for another several days. In all, I think I bled for about 10 days.

scully Tue 08-Apr-08 05:46:37

I could have started this thread, scary how many of us are here at the same point, at the same time sad
Hi Alicia, I saw you on the other thread. I have also been avoiding an erpc, had one last year and it was ok, just didn't want a 2nd one if I didn't have to. I should be 10wks, but there was no development past 6wks. It will be 2wks this Thurs since we were told pregnancy wasn't viable and 4wks Sat since my 1st scan when all the doubt began. Not that I'm counting or anything but just feels like an eternity.
My hospital hasn't given me the option of taking any medication to speed it along, I haven't asked though either. The consultant and my gp have both said that the amount of bleeding can vary, considering it was earlier than last year's m/c.
They are just monitoring my hcg levels once a week to check they are reducing, and leaving the decision up to me. Some days I think I must be a bit mad to live in limbo like this, but just wasn't entirely comfortable with an erpc, when I have had no symptons.

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