Using Pregnancy Dating Following a Miscarriage or Pregnancy Loss

 

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A working knowledge of the key terms used in pregnancy dating is helpful in the treatment of miscarriages and other pregnancy losses. A due date, for example, is the estimated date of delivery (EDD, or sometimes EDC) or the date when a pregnancy reaches exactly 40 weeks from the last menstrual period. Dating Terms You Should Know.

Hutti M, et al. 2015. Grief intensity, psychological well-being, and the intimate partner relationship in the subsequent pregnancy after a perinatal loss.

Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing 44(1):42-50. [Accessed June 2016] Leis-Newman E. 2012. Miscarriage and loss. Some 10 to 15 percent of pregnancies end in miscarriage in the first trimester or before week 12 of pregnancy. Another 1 to 5 percent of women.

Typically, sex isn’t recommended for two weeks after a miscarriage to prevent an infection. You can ovulate and become pregnant as soon as two weeks after a miscarriage. Once you feel emotionally and physically ready for pregnancy after miscarriage.

Pregnant After a Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Loss: Encouragement for Moms. Pregnancy after miscarriage (or any kind of child loss) is a unique kind of challenge. It’s something that we feel alone in. Isolated. Like no one else could ever understand these conflicting feelings we are wrestling.

The complex mixture of anticipation and heartbreak. Can I Get Pregnant After a Miscarriage? Patients often ask their doctors whether they’ll be able to get pregnant again after a miscarriage. When you experience a loss as immense as a miscarriage, the emotional effects can be heart-wrenching.

This is especially true for those who have tried endlessly to get pregnant in the first place. After a miscarriage, making the decision to try for another pregnancy can be difficult. It is natural to want to become pregnant again right away after going through the heartache of losing a baby.However, you should wait to attempt again until you are physically, as well as emotionally ready. If u had a negative on 16th and a positive today then you should work out due date range between then and now.

In theory it could have implanted any time from 4 weeks after u miscarried (that would be equivalent to an LMP date of the date of ur miscarriage) up until today (equivalent to an LMP date of 4 weeks ago today). Definition. Early pregnancy loss is defined as a nonviable, intrauterine pregnancy with either an empty gestational sac or a gestational sac containing an embryo or fetus without fetal heart activity within the first 12 6/7 weeks of gestation 1.In the first trimester, the terms miscarriage, spontaneous abortion, and early pregnancy loss are used interchangeably, and there is no consensus on.

Although pregnancy hormones may remain in the blood for as long as two months after a miscarriage, you should expect a normal period within three to six weeks. (source) During the healing process, your healthcare provider will recommend refraining from sex or using tampons.

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That’s because reproductive hormones may be at high levels following a miscarriage, so fertility could be at its peak for the 3 months after a loss – meaning that you’re possibly even more likely to conceive during this time.

“What to Expect: Before You're Expecting” by Sharon Mazel, Heidi Murkoff
from What to Expect: Before You’re Expecting
by Sharon Mazel, Heidi Murkoff
Simon & Schuster UK, 2010

So will joining or forming a support group for couples or singles who have experienced pregnancy loss or reaching out to others online.

“What to Expect When You're Expecting 4th Edition” by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
from What to Expect When You’re Expecting 4th Edition
by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
Simon & Schuster UK, 2010

But both partners experience grief with a miscarriage.

“Wild Feminine: Finding Power, Spirit & Joy in the Female Body” by Tami Lynn Kent
from Wild Feminine: Finding Power, Spirit & Joy in the Female Body
by Tami Lynn Kent
Atria Books/Beyond Words, 2011

Because ultrasound dating of pregnancy only decreases in accuracy as the pregnancy progresses, determining and confirming pregnancy dating at the first interaction between a pregnant women and the healthcare system is imperative.

“Blueprints Obstetrics and Gynecology” by Tamara L. Callahan, Aaron B. Caughey
from Blueprints Obstetrics and Gynecology
by Tamara L. Callahan, Aaron B. Caughey
Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott William & Wilkins, 2009

Improved dating also reveals a greater difference in the rate of perinatal complications between term and postterm pregnancies.

“Dewhurst's Textbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology” by Sir John Dewhurst, Keith Edmonds
from Dewhurst’s Textbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
by Sir John Dewhurst, Keith Edmonds
Wiley, 2012

We look first at early pregnancy loss.

“Handbook of Thanatology: The Essential Body of Knowledge for the Study of Death, Dying, and Bereavement” by David K. Meagher, David E. Balk
from Handbook of Thanatology: The Essential Body of Knowledge for the Study of Death, Dying, and Bereavement
by David K. Meagher, David E. Balk
Taylor & Francis, 2013

They note certain anniversary dates related to the pregnancy and birth, such as the day they found out that the baby had a congenital defect, the date of a miscarriage, the date of birth, and the date of death.

“Maternity and Women's Health Care E-Book” by Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Shannon E. Perry, Mary Catherine Cashion, Kathryn Rhodes Alden
from Maternity and Women’s Health Care E-Book
by Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Shannon E. Perry, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2014

Those couples with recurrent late miscarriage face a less favorable prognosis and should be so informed.

“Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility: Integrating Modern Clinical and Laboratory Practice” by Douglas T. Carrell, C. Matthew Peterson
from Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility: Integrating Modern Clinical and Laboratory Practice
by Douglas T. Carrell, C. Matthew Peterson
Springer New York, 2010

Accurate dating of pregnancy is vital to promoting healthy outcomes for the woman and the fetus.

“Maternal Child Nursing Care E-Book” by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, Kathryn Rhodes Alden, Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Mary Catherine Cashion, David Wilson
from Maternal Child Nursing Care E-Book
by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2017

While advice on popular websites, in prominent pregnancy advice books, and on pregnancy apps tends to treat every miscarriage as the same kind and degree of problem, for many couples, it is not a miscarriage per se that is devastating, but the loss of what may be a last chance to have a child.

“The Myth of the Perfect Pregnancy: A History of Miscarriage in America” by Lara Freidenfelds
from The Myth of the Perfect Pregnancy: A History of Miscarriage in America
by Lara Freidenfelds
Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2020

Oktay Kutluk

Kutluk Oktay, MD, FACOG is one of the world's foremost experts in fertility preservation as well as ovarian stimulation and in vitro fertilization for infertility treatments. He developed and performed the world's first ovarian transplantation procedures as well as pioneered new ovarian stimulation protocols for embryo and oocyte freezing for breast and endometrial cancer patients.

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  • SIR…it is an amazing way of describing EPL
    I woulg like to add something sir….in video for medical management,it says 800mg of misoprostol…but it is 800microgm sir…
    i would like to correct it sir..thankyou for ur wondeful video sir..

  • I just had a miscarriage 2 weeks ago and I can relate to a lot of this. I had contractions too and it was really painful and wasn’t expecting it. You are very strong and should never feel ashamed about how you feel and grieve. Your emotions are valid. So happy to hear you got your rainbow baby. I hope I get mine too.