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How long before your AF returned?

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redwallday Fri 26-Apr-13 18:17:10

I had a D&C yesterday at 14 weeks. The baby died at 6 weeks sad I'm just wondering how long it was before your AF returned and how long you left it before trying again?

I'd like to try again ASAP but think I need to get my smear test fitted in there somewhere as its been over 5 years.

icklemssunshine1 Sun 12-May-13 12:13:35

I had an ERPC in February & it took 8 weeks for my AF. I was going crazy with waiting. I can't TTC as have 2 slipped discs that I'm waiting on steroid injections for. If I get pregnant I could cause further damage to my spine. Friends & family have suggested this maybe why I miscarried, my body's way of knowing it couldn't cope with a pg (only found out about my spine after the MC). So desperately want another child sad

PointlessCow Tue 07-May-13 09:40:59

So sorry about your cat red sad Be kind to yourself.

moody, sorry for your loss. My medically managed MMC was 26th April. Building myself up to do a HPT today, hoping for a negative sad

Let's hope we all have positives soon.

MoodyDidIt Tue 07-May-13 08:04:56

and just read about your cat too, how awful sad


MoodyDidIt Tue 07-May-13 08:02:33

i wondered this too

had a "medically managed" MC on sunday sad

sorry for all your losses flowers and glad to hear there have been some BFPs and babies since x

pumpkinsweetie Mon 06-May-13 11:25:50

Just read about your cat sad, how awful especially at a time like this. So sorry for your loss of your cat. Take care x

pumpkinsweetie Mon 06-May-13 11:23:53

So sorry for your loss op sad xx
After my 6 wk mc my af returned around 40 days afterwards.

amazingmumof6 Mon 06-May-13 11:13:29

honey, I'm so sorry! big hugs x

nearlyreadytopop Sun 05-May-13 23:13:42

redwall, im so sorry.

NotSpartacus Sat 04-May-13 22:45:38

Oh Redwall, I'm so sorry, that's awful.
I can't find anything very helpful to say, so have a (((hug))).

mikkii Sat 04-May-13 22:16:28

Red wall, sorry for your loss.

I had a mmc between DS and DD1. I remember being surprised how little bleeding there was, I guess he did a good job. With DS I had a manual removal of placenta, I think they had a good scrub out while they were in there as it certainly wasn't as messy after his birth as I was expecting!

After the ERPC in March 2006 I waited for af, which must have been about 4 weeks later it then took 3 months to conceive. This meant DD1 was born just over a year from the mmc.

redwallday Sat 04-May-13 21:58:03

I'm in bits tonight. My cat has been run over and killed. I've lost two babies in a space of 3 weeks. I feel like I'm losing it.

nearlyreadytopop Sat 04-May-13 19:16:27

9 weeks and counting since erpc and still nothing.
I do have pcos and an pretty irregular anyway but when should I start to worry re no AF?

LittlePeaPod Sat 04-May-13 14:17:01

NotSpartacus. Yes you can take preconception vitamins with iron tablets. I was on Floradix and Sparton whilst taking Viridian Pro-Conception vitamins (lots of good stuff including required Folic) and I also took Solar Homocysteine modulators and Omega 3 Krill Oil after my mc. It had all the stuff I needed to replace in my system following mc. Plus all is natural and not chemical based.

I hope you don't mind me sharing.

NotSpartacus Sat 04-May-13 13:59:06

Thanks, Redwall. I think you could take both iron and preconception vits. There's no reason I can think of not to take both (and if you are anaemic you really do need the iron).

redwallday Sat 04-May-13 09:59:28

Really hope you get your BFP soon. I must admit the thought of not being pregnant by the due date does upset me. It's hard enough watching Friday come and go every week as that's the day that marked another week gone for me.

redwallday Sat 04-May-13 09:57:24

Sorry for your loss too. It's actually amazed me how common mc is. I mean 90% of my friends have told be they have experienced it at least once too! Do you think I would be ok to take those conception tablets or do I need something just specifically for iron?

NotSpartacus Sat 04-May-13 08:56:07

Redwall, I'm sorry for your loss.
I had erpc in December after mmc at 9 weeks.
I didn't really bleed until a few days after the op, and then that continued for 10 days or so. My period came three weeks after that, so about 5 weeks from erpc.
I felt tired so took spatone (which you can buy in boots) to sort out my iron levels. I think we started ttc as soon as I stopped bleeding. Tbh, having sex seemed one way to get back to nomal and we don't have condoms in the house!
Still ttc now. Really hoping I 'll be pregnant by the time July rolls around as that's when I was due.

redwallday Sat 04-May-13 08:48:15

Thanks again everyone. The bleeding seems to get worse if I'm doing too much (which is often!). Really want the bleeding to stop now so I can get back to normal and start trying again.

amazingmumof6 Sat 04-May-13 02:22:55

pointless also I'm sorry for your loss - and of course everyone else's.
I do hope you'll all get BFPs soon!

amazingmumof6 Sat 04-May-13 02:19:02

redwallday - the prescription iron tablets from the gp made me very ill.
may I suggest you take "Gentle Iron" tablets from Solgar or
or try Floradix Multivitamin liquid with iron. both very good

pointless thanks, very sweet of you
we had strawberry milkshake & cupcakes with pink icing and fresh strawberries. It always feels like an odd birthday party without the birthday girl, but it was lovely to remember

LittlePeaPod Fri 03-May-13 23:04:49

Redwall. Sorry for your lose. I mc in March this year but I didn't have a D&C. They wanted me to let it happen but I was a lot earlier than you. My AF arrived about 29 days after.

After mc all I wanted was to be pregnant again, this was/is not taking away from our lose. After speaking to my doctor , ladies on here and reading a lot we decided just to carry on ttc with no break. I had my one AF early April following mc and got A positive test this month. Lots of ladies on here seem to get a positive relatively quickly following mc. You just need to do what your heart feels is right.

Rockchick1984 Thu 02-May-13 17:58:50

Redwall I had ERPC for a MMC in April, didn't blew afterwards until a week later. I thought it was my period but when I rang the hospital (just to check it was normal!) they said it won't be AF that early, it'll be that my body has realised what's happened - like a delayed reaction. Still waiting for AF to arrive, so can't tell you how long for me I'm sorry smile

LunaticFringe Thu 02-May-13 13:51:18

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PointlessCow Thu 02-May-13 13:39:29

Great news red. Hopefully AF will return just as normal for you (and me - I had a medically managed miscarriage at 11+4 last Friday). Fingers crossed for us both.

Enjoy Pink Day tomorrrow Amazing smile

redwallday Thu 02-May-13 09:52:15

Consultant has called. Iron levels are low so he thinks I need to take iron tablets. Results from what they took away are all clear. No obvious problems and molar so he's given the all clear to try again! Feel like a weight has been lifted xxx

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