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#1 spottydog

Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:58 AM

Hi girls,

Hoping this is the right place to ask this.

I know that the time from D & C to getting your next period varies from person to person, but my question is, how heavy/long was it compared to your regular cycles.

I had my D & C 4 weeks ago tomorrow, so technically im due AF soon, (although my cycles are usually closer to the 32 day atm) but overnight i have had a heavy period pain come and go on one side. I know my body and know its a pain assosiated with girly things.

Should i expect a heavy period? I just took some nurofen and might grab a heat pack.

I havent actually got my period yet, just the pains.



#2 *mylittleprince*

Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:05 AM

Sorry for your loss. It took exactly 5 weeks for my period to return after my D & C following a miscarriage. It was the same as my usual period would be, no extra pain or anything. Hope yours returns soon. I've heard you are very fertile after a D & C/miscarriage. Not sure if it's true or not but my friend fell pregnant first cycle. I chose to wait a month (one period) and fell pregnant first cycle after that. Good luck!

#3 spottydog

Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:39 AM

Thanks for your quick reply.

We are doing IVF, so just waiting on period coming so we can start all the blood tests etc again original.gif


#4 librablonde

Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:05 PM

I had a D&C after my m/c and got my AF about 30 days after (usual 28 day cycle). My AF lasted about 7 days, which is longer than my usual 4 day AF, and it was not any heavier or lighter than before. My AF the next month came 28 days later.
I'm so sorry for your loss, Spotty xox

#5 Zarlias

Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:11 PM

It took me 6 weeks to the day for my HCG to drop to 0 and AF to return, but that was after a partial molar pregnancy.

It was no heavier than usual, but the cramps on day 1 really hit hard. Like Mack truck hard.

Hopefully that was a one off, not a permanent change..

#6 naturalgoodness

Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:13 PM

I had my D&C early in the month and then got my AF as per usual cycle at the end of the month but it was very light, bleeding only lasted 2 days, but the cramping was more severe than usual.
I am waiting for AF at the end of this month to see if it will return to normal.

I had also heard about super fertility after - my doctor told me stories of people becoming pregnant 2 weeks after D&C so to be super cautious.

Sorry about your loss.

Edited by naturalgoodness, 09 April 2012 - 01:13 PM.

#7 spottydog

Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:02 PM

Thanks girls, like i said i know its different for everyone, but i was just curious, so thanks again.


#8 kimliz

Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:39 PM

Hi spottydog

Just wanted to share that I'm also waiting for my first AF after D&C. Today is the 36th day for me. I wish it would just come! I'm actually a little bit concerned that I may be pregnant. We were careful the first couple if times, but then got lazy. We were told to hold off TTC till I got my period. I'm not feeling pregnant, so hopefully I will get  AF soon. Am trying to resist the urge to do a HPT.

Hope you get your AF soon and restart your journey. I wish you all the best.

#9 Wishing2011

Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:32 AM

Hi Ladies I'm waiting for my first period after miscarriage too although I didnt have a D&C.
Why is it a bad thing if your pg already? I know Dr's recommend waiting but I dont think there is anything to show that it is a bad thing. When my midwife told me to wait til after I get my first period I asked why will it mean I can miscarry again she said 'No its just generally recommended so that you give your body a chance to heal emotionally and physically and also for dates'..

Hopefully we all dont have to wait too long original.gif I feel your pain!

#10 spottydog

Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:33 PM

Thanks everyone, i appreciate your input.

My period hasnt come yet, im on CD 29 today after my D & C.

We cant be pregnant because we have to use IVF because we cant concieve naturally, so there was no talk of not TTC etc after the D & C, because our FS just said to call when i was next ready to transfer.

To the PP who could be Pregnant, have you done a HPT? Good luck.


#11 kimliz

Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:27 PM

Not pregnant, got AF today. Day 38 I think. So far only one episode of blood, and that was hours ago,  so I think I will count tomorrow as CD 1 when it will hopefully be normal flow. Good luck ladies. Is there a good forum for ttc after loss when your not TTC # 1. The one I found moves so slowly, ghost thread sad.gif
Btw- happy to know my body is working, and that we can soon try again, although I'm not looking forward to the anxiety of it all again. I will have to find away to deal with it  better next time, must try not to obsess!

#12 spottydog

Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:38 PM

Good luck hun, i hope you manage to get pregnant quickly.

I only have one embryo left and then its back to the IVF drawing board for me, unfortunatly. I hate the stress of it all, but its the only way we can have another child.

I too found that the BGs are not fitting for us.


#13 kimliz

Posted 14 April 2012 - 11:14 AM

Thanks spottydog. Really hope your last embryo is the one! I'm sure it will be.
I still haven't had much more than staining, wish it would just come properly, I feel so bloated.

#14 Guest_V's mummy_*

Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:34 PM

Hi spottydog!  I haven't gotten my period yet after my MC ( and I'm hoping I don't get it! Lol!). But I just wanted to let you know my MC was at 7.5 weeks and so far my cycle is normal, even ovulated a day early. :-) so I'm really hoping AF shows for you shortly and everything goes smoothly for your transfer!
Klmliz-  I know what you mean about the BG.  It is so quiet in there!  I'm not sure about any other threads for us. I've posted a couple of times even in the main page of TTC after loss but no replies there even.  Sigh!

#15 spottydog

Posted 14 April 2012 - 08:34 PM

Do you girls want to set up a BG for TTC #2 and beyond after MC?

I need somewhere to chat.... my IVF buddy group is quite and there is not many other places on EB i fit in.

We can ask the mods where we can put it:)

SUrely if there is a TTC #1 after MC BG we can have a TTC #2 + after MC BG. We have children but still are going through a tough time.

I am worried what ill be like when i get pregnant and what the first few weeks will be like, with the worry iykwim?


ETA here is a TTC after MC BG, i never knew it existed. http://www.essentialbaby.com.au/forums/ind...70&start=70

Edited by spottydog, 14 April 2012 - 08:37 PM.

#16 kimliz

Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:40 PM

I'd love a special group for us :-)

I think I checked most threads I thougt would be suitable for me and they are so slow. I have joined in the April is my month group though, and plenty of lovely ladies to chat to there. I find the ..... is my month groups really good. Everyone at just about the same stage and good company for the 2ww.

#17 clarisse83

Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:42 AM

What day is CD1 after miscarriage/D&C? It's been three weeks since the D&C but I only stopped spotting last week ...


#18 mombasa

Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:49 PM

Mine came back early if I remember right, it was less heavy than usual and I had cramps which I hadn't have since I was a teenager, within about 3 months everything was back to normal. MY OB/GYN also warned me that afterwards was an extremely fertile time.

#19 libbylu

Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:55 PM

The pain may well have been ovulation pain.
It often takes a week or two for your pregnancy hormone to disappear after a D and C or miscarriage.  Only then will your body gear up to ovulate, which takes about two weeks, then about two weeks after ovulation, so about 6 weeks, give or take a week all up.  My cycle was like this after my miscarriage (not a D and C tho).  I ovulated on day 25 and got my period two weeks later.

#20 clarisse83

Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:21 PM

^^ Libbylu (or anyone else) when you say day 25, is that the 25th day after your miscarriage? I'm a little confused about how to start counting my cycle now.

#21 spottydog

Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:46 PM

Thanks girls original.gif Im on CD 34 today lol.

Clarisse83, CD 1 would be the day after you started bleeding or had a D & C, count the first day of full bleeding as day one.
So if you are three weeks after your miscarriage you must be around CD 21 or so original.gif


Thanks girls original.gif Im on CD 34 today lol.

Clarisse83, CD 1 would be the day after you started bleeding or had a D & C, count the first day of full bleeding as day one.
So if you are three weeks after your miscarriage you must be around CD 21 or so original.gif


#22 clarisse83

Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:16 AM

QUOTE (spottydog @ 16/04/2012, 07:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks girls original.gif Im on CD 34 today lol.

Clarisse83, CD 1 would be the day after you started bleeding or had a D & C, count the first day of full bleeding as day one.
So if you are three weeks after your miscarriage you must be around CD 21 or so original.gif


Thanks so much Spotty original.gif

#23 spottydog

Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:57 PM

Well just incase anyone searches this i thought id give a update.

Got AF today, so thats CD 1 for me, after a 37 day cycle after my D & C.

I am all good to start my IVF this cycle.

Thanks for the support girls.


#24 kimliz

Posted 20 April 2012 - 05:08 PM

QUOTE (spottydog @ 20/04/2012, 04:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well just incase anyone searches this i thought id give a update.

Got AF today, so thats CD 1 for me, after a 37 day cycle after my D & C.

I am all good to start my IVF this cycle.

Thanks for the support girls.


Good luck for your next IVF cycle Spotty.

#25 2puzzled

Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:59 PM

Best of luck Spotty for your next ICF cycle! Sending positive vibes your way.

Best of luck Spotty for your next IVF cycle! Sending positive vibes your way.

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