Nausea during & after Miscarriage and its Significance

Miscarriage can be an extremely traumatic experience. What makes it worse is that there are scenarios when it could take several days or weeks to pass. This is a trying period of time, especially if the expectant mother is aware of the fact that she is going to have a miscarriage.

Types of Miscarriages

There are several kinds of miscarriage. They usually happen...


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...anytime before 20 weeks of gestation, and usually within the first trimester. Some early miscarriage types include chemical pregnancy, wherein the egg is fertilized but for some reason, doesn't grow any further. Here, the miscarriage can happen within a few days of implantation; so, aside from slightly heavier bleeding, there are chances you won't even realize you were pregnant. The next type is a missed miscarriage, much like the chemical pregnancy, although this happens sometime between 2 and 3 months of pregnancy.

A third type of miscarriage is a threatening miscarriage. This is the trickiest one to deal with as it takes a long time to unfold. The woman experiences a feeling of not being pregnant for a few days before the miscarriage happens. Typically, a woman will start bleeding and experience cramps, and the morning sickness and breast tenderness will disappear.

Inevitable miscarriage, too, is like a threatening miscarriage; only, in this case, even though the morning sickness disappears, there is a feeling of being unwell and a faint nauseous feeling.

Miscarriage and Nausea

Nausea and morning sickness are commonly associated with pregnancy. In fact, when you are pregnant, it is hard to identify if the nauseous feeling you have is a healthy sign or not. The general belief is that if the woman experiences morning sickness, it means the pregnancy will be healthy.

While this holds true in most situations, there are exceptions in which, the nausea is an early sign of miscarriage. Of course, you only need to be worried if this nausea is accompanied by cramps and bleeding.

Nausea During Miscarriage

Nausea during a miscarriage could be the result of the pregnancy hormones in your body. It can also be a reaction to the emotional upheavals of a pregnancy. Either way, it is best to check with your doctor regarding these symptoms.

Nausea After Miscarriage

Despite a conclusive miscarriage, it is likely that a woman continues to experience pregnancy symptoms, particularly nausea, for a while. This happens quite often when the miscarriage occurs in the first trimester.

These pregnancy symptoms, especially nausea, are caused by pregnancy hormones. Even though you are no longer pregnant, your body hasn't returned to its pre-pregnancy state yet and the hormone levels are the same as when you were pregnant. In addition to nausea, some women also complain about feeling bloated.

So, there are times when the feeling of being pregnant may continue for a week or two. In rare or worst cases, a woman may continue to experience pregnancy symptoms for over 4 weeks.

Overall, nausea, and vomiting during or after a miscarriage are not particularly worrisome. You do, however, need to consult a doctor if the nausea and vomiting is excessive and/or lasts over a couple of weeks.

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