“Even those that never fully blossom bring beauty into the world.”
Having a miscarriage can be physically and emotionally traumatic. It is a unique pain that comes from preparing a place in the heart for the child that never comes. Every woman’s experience with pregnancy loss is different, while a few take time to recover others wish to become pregnant as early as possible. Generally, a miscarriage resets the menstruation cycle, and the menstrual cycle can occur anywhere between 3-6 weeks after the incidence.
Usually, ovulation occurs around 2 weeks after the miscarriage when the bleeding completely stops, and hormones return to their normal levels. However, in some women, it may start early, and in some it may be delayed. Women who have irregular periods before pregnancy may even find it hard to track their ovulation. The first period after miscarriage will have heavy bleeding with a lot of cervical mucus and blood clots. Even women might experience mild spotting throughout the month.
SIGNS OF OVULATION
The below mentioned are a few of the signs to track ovulation after miscarriage. Most of them are similar to those before pregnancy and include:
- Breast tenderness
- Vaginal discharge that appears clear and stretchy
- Light spotting
- Pain in the lower abdomen
- A slight increase in the basal body temperature
- Detection of Luteinizing Hormone
The daily basal body temperature can be monitored by using a rectal thermometer. Usually during ovulation, the temperature will be 0.5 – 1.0 F higher than the regular days. Luteinizing hormone levels usually rise 36 hours before ovulation and can be detected by using ovulation kits that will be available either online or in the pharmacy.
It is always better to consult a doctor if any of the below symptoms have been noticed:
- Prolonged heavy bleeding
- Sudden fever after miscarriage
- Delayed periods beyond the standard expected time
- Problem conceiving after a miscarriage
- Gone through multiple miscarriages
In the case of multiple miscarriages, it is always suggested to get tested to find the exact underlying cause.
Miscarriage is not the end of life. Proper planning and the right treatment in the early stages of pregnancy can help women deliver a healthy baby.