When to go to ER during a miscarriage ?
I had miscarriage at 14 weeks (my baby died at 8 weeks, so I carried a dead baby for a while). I asked my doctor and nurse about going to ER. They told me if I have heavy bleeding (more than 1 pad an hour) or if I felt sick or flue simptoms or some other concerns I need to go to ER.
Did I need to go to ER ?
I head a light bleeding for a couple weeks before miscarriage. And then, on Saturday, I had a miscarriage. My doctor told me to call if anything happens, but it was a weekend and I couldn't call them. I had only option to go to ER if I need to. I also had some painkillers at home in case if contractions would get painful.
I had contractions all night long and it was painful, but not a lot, I didn't need my painkillers yet. After contractions stopped in the morning I had a lot of bleeding. It was a lot of blood and I was even thinking about ER.
Fortunately my bleeding decreased in about couple course.
Later that day I started having contractions again, they were much stronger. It was a lot of bleeding during contractions and after contractions stopped. This time contractions lasted for 4 hours. After contractions stopped, baby came out with a lot of blood.
After having a miscarriage
When you are having a miscarriage, you only will feel painful contractions, but if you baby is small as was mine (8 weeks old) you wouldn't feel at all how it comes out.
So, watch out for the baby, because you could pass a baby and not even noticing it or realizing.
My baby came out right after contractions stopped that evening.
In a few hours my bleeding decreased, so I didn't need to go to ER. I thought I could bleed to death, it was very surprising how much blood I can loose during something such experience.
What is next?
I was bleeding for several weeks after my miscarriage. I was bleeding for so long that I even thought I will never stop bleeding. I also went for ultrasound to the hospital. Doctor confirmed that everything came out with a miscarriage and I didn't need to do anything.
I was very scared during miscarriage because nobody really explained me what to expect and I couldn't find much information on the internet about it. That's why I'm writing it for you, so you will know in details what to expect during miscarriage. You can check out my other articles about miscarriage, I have more advice there.
So, if you are thinking weather to go to ER or not, see how you feel and if your bleeding decreases or not with time.
You would have only a lot of blood during contractions and when baby comes out, but after that bleeding should decrease.