Following a second scan that has confirmed a complete miscarriage

We are so very sorry that you have had a miscarriage. We would like to offer you some advice and information that we hope will help you at this difficult time.

  • You may feel emotional and hormonal. The Miscarriage Association website has a great deal of information and can offer you any support that you may need.
  • You can expect bleeding for up to 2 weeks but getting lighter and browner as the days go by.
  • You are advised not to use tampons for this bleeding as this reduces the risks of infection. They are OK to use for your next period.
  • It is best to avoid sexual intercourse until this bleeding has completely stopped. This again reduces the risk of infection.
  • You may have some pain which will feel a bit like period pain.
  • If you develop a temperature, any offensive discharge or flu like symptoms then you should see your GP.
  • Sometimes your breasts can feel uncomfortable, so it is advisable to wear a well-fitting bra for a few days.
  • Your next period can be as early as 2 weeks and up to 6 weeks following your miscarriage. If your period hasn't returned in 3 months you should see your GP for a check up.
  • It is advisable to take Folic acid (200 micrograms daily). If you have been prescribed a different dose then you should follow your prescription.

If you need further advice please speak to your General Practitioner.