Help! (and apologies in advance for TMI) I had an ERPC for a mmc at 13 weeks on 30 April. I bled for almost 2 weeks, but af came exactly 28 days after EPRC. That af started off with brownish spotting for about 3 days before I actually got af. I understood this could be old blood empting itself from my womb.
Anyway, I'm now on CD28 of my 2nd post-mc cycle. Today I'm having the brownish discharge again. Is this normal? I never got this before my mc - always just had proper af on the day it was due. We have been ttc lots this month, so now I don't know whether to be sad and depressed that af is coming, or if there's the slightest chance that this could be an implantation bleed (which I had with my first pregnancy). But this isn't really bleeding, more a brownish discharge when I wipe (sorry TMI).
Can anyone tell me what their experiences were post-MC? I don't want to jinx anything by testing early, but I'm going out of my mind thinking that it's all over for this month
This is entirely normal. I had the same thing with my post miscarriage afs. You may also find that your periods become slightly irregular for a few months. The fact of the matter is that some women's cycles and fertility bounce back immediately whereas others take a few months for their bodies to regularise. Both scenarios are entirely normal.
My fertility specialist said that the 'post-miscarriage fertility boost' is a complete myth and puts undue pressure on women to feel that they should be able to concieve right after they hava had a loss. You had a relatively late miscarriage so it may take your body a while to bounce back. Or it may not! Just be kind to yourself and don't beat yourself up if it takes a few more months.
Thanks for the answers. I figure that it's probably af coming. I guess I hoped I'd be one of the ones who just "bounced back". MC has to be the most depressing, soul destroying thing ever. Am so sad I know I shouldn't have got my hopes up, but it's impossible not to.