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6 Questions to Ask Your Doctor After a Miscarriage

Questions to ask your doctor after a miscarriage via Babble.comI am still healing from my last miscarriage and I was hit harder this time with the emotional changes thanks to the quick drop in hormones. It always leaves me feeling pretty off for a few weeks on top of the grieving process — it’s hard.

I am thankful to have some amazing doctors on my side. They help me through my miscarriages with great care and compassion. When I am pregnant they are just as kind, understanding the unique anxieties that come with being pregnant after loss, and they never leave me feeling like I am not being taken seriously.

If you have had a miscarriage, the doctor (or midwife) who is your care provider can play a huge role in your grief and recovery. If you encounter one who is not compassionate for your situation, find someone else — you need to have someone you trust on your team.

Taking care of yourself after loss is important and asking the right questions can help put you on a path to a healthy grieving process and it truly makes a huge difference!

Click through to read 6 questions you should ask your doctor after a miscarriage:


  • Is It Something I Did? 1 of 6
    Is It Something I Did?
    It's a question that comes to the front of our minds after a loss. Did I do something wrong? Is there something wrong with me hormonally? Be sure to bring it up with your doctor and they can help talk through it with you (and order any tests if needed)
    Photo credit:  doctor with patient / Shutterstock
  • What Is My After Care Plan? 2 of 6
    What Is My After Care Plan?
    After a miscarriage you should know what to expect for the next few weeks, even if it's a natural miscarriage -- even any emotional and hormonal changes. Ask about any risk factors such as infection or when to come back in for a follow-up.
    Photo credit:  doctor with female / Shutterstock
  • What Are the Signs of Depression Apart from Grief? 3 of 6
    What Are the Signs of Depression Apart from Grief?
    Grief is a normal and natural stage after a miscarriage, but it can look surprisingly similar to clinical depression. Be sure to talk to your doctor about what to expect emotionally and what signs to watch out for.
    Read: Recognizing Major Depression
    Photo credit:  stressed woman / Shutterstock
  • When Can We Resume Sex? 4 of 6
    When Can We Resume Sex?
    For some couples the idea of trying to conceive is a distant thing, once they have worked through their grief. For other couples they are interested in trying to conceive sooner. Be sure to talk to your doctor about when it's safe to continue sex (even if not TTC). Recommendations may be different if you had a natural miscarriage vs any medical interventions.
    Photo credit:  couple talking with doctor / Shutterstock
  • Do We Need a Treatment Plan for Next Pregnancy? 5 of 6
    Do We Need a Treatment Plan for Next Pregnancy?
    Often doctors are advised not to test causes and implement treatment plans unless the woman has had 3 miscarriages in a row. Most times causes are not found and it can help in keeping the anxiety down. Be sure to talk to your doctor about their thoughts and if you did have any testing done, if anything needs to be set in place for your next pregnancy.
    Photo credit:  doctor reading chart / Shutterstock
  • Where Can I Find a Support Group? 6 of 6
    Where Can I Find a Support Group?
    Support groups either in your community or online can provide a lot of comfort after the loss through miscarriage. It helps talking with other women who are at varying stages of their grief and often offer amazing and understanding support.
    Visit:  Unspoken Grief
    Photo credit:  holding hands / Shutterstock

Photo credit:  doctor with patient / Shutterstock

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