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Miscarriage Management

A miscarriage can be devastating no matter how far along a woman is in her pregnancy. Our caregivers provide patient-centered and compassionate care for miscarriages through the second trimester. A full range of management options for women suffering with pregnancy loss is available, including:

  • Medical management
  • Surgical management
  • Expectant management
  • Counseling and post-pregnancy loss referrals

Facts about miscarriage:

  • Your regular activities do not increase your risk of miscarriage (in other words your miscarriage did not happen because you had sex, or exercised, or played with your kids).
  • Most miscarriages are caused by genetic problems related to the pregnancy.
  • Miscarriage happens in about 20% of all pregnancies, and most happen in the first trimester.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

I don’t know how, but I want to manage my miscarriage. What are my options?

It’s okay to not know what you want to do right away after receiving a diagnosis of miscarriage. Our caregivers can take you through all of your options and what it’s like to experience each of them, so you can make the best decision for you.

Do I have to have surgery for a miscarriage?

Most women have multiple options to manage their pregnancy loss. We offer medical management (with mifepristone and misoprostol) if you’re in the first trimester, and labor induction if you’re in the second trimester. For most women early in pregnancy, “waiting it out” is also an option that we can talk to you about.

This is my second (or third) miscarriage—I don’t know what’s wrong.

We’re so sorry for your losses. After we help you through your current loss, we can refer you to doctors at BMC who specialize in recurrent miscarriage. Sometimes, testing can reveal the cause of the miscarriages. And our genetic counselors can also talk to you about how your family history may play a part in your risk of miscarriage.