Surviving pregnancy loss can be challenging, both mentally and physically. It will take some time for your mind and body to recover fully.
Your physical recovery will depend on how far along you were in the pregnancy when you miscarried. It can take from a few weeks to a couple of months for you to recover physically from a miscarriage. But you will also need to heal emotionally.
You can take your time to mourn, slowly get out of it, and plan a family again. Getting pregnant again is possible. Find out how you can recover, both physically and emotionally after a miscarriage, and when can you plan for a baby again.
10 Ways To Heal After A Miscarriage, Both Physically And Emotionally
Even though your body housed the baby and will need recovery after a miscarriage, your mind will also need to heal. While your body housed the baby, your mind stretched to accommodate the presence of your little one. This is one reason why losing a pregnancy hurts. So we’ve divided our recovery tips into two groups; one for the body and the other for the mind.
Five Ways To Heal Your Body After A Miscarriage
It can take from a few days to several months for your body to heal completely after a miscarriage. Vaginal bleeding can last a week and lower abdominal pain for up to two days.
Mental healing will depend on the emotional bond shared by the mother with the foetus. It is important to give yourself time.
Mourning is normal. Gradually you will start to accept your loss and feel better with time. No doubt, pregnancy loss is hard to accept, but you should remember that it does not ruin your life.
You can always try for another baby. The time to plan for another baby will primarily depend on your recovery.
This article was first published on AfricaParent.com