A miscarriage is one of the most grieving and emotional experiences a mother could go through
because it is not only the failure of her pregnancy but the loss of her child. Unfortunately, there
are different types of miscarriages that a woman can experience, each with its own unique nature, symptoms, and
treatments. Some types of miscarriages can be treated with simple and light procedures such as the intake
of progesterone or going into pelvic rest while others would require special kinds of treatments to be able to
get rid of the pregnancy tissues inside the uterus such as D&C and vacuum aspiration. For this article, we’ll be
taking a look at the different miscarriage treatment options for some of the most
popular types of miscarriages.
Treatments for a threatened
miscarriage aren’t as severe as compared to treatments for blighted ovum and septic
miscarriages. The first and main sign of a threatened miscarriage is vaginal bleeding during the first 10
weeks of pregnancy, so usually doctors would advise patients to get some rest and wait for any changes to the
vaginal bleeding. Other treatments include going into pelvic rest, progesterone intake to relax the uterine
muscles, more bed rest and less work during the day.
This type of miscarriage requires the
medical attention and intervention of your healthcare provider. The best treatment for an
incomplete miscarriage is D&C or dilatation and curettage, which involves dilating the cervix and scraping
or curetting the uterine lining of any products of conception. This surgical treatment is done
to prevent the spread of infections that could harm the mother.
A missed miscarriage is one of shock
and utter surprise for a mother because with this type, the fetus has already died but there are no signs that
the woman feels such as vaginal bleeding, cramps, and the like. Medication and D&C surgery
are usually the treatments being done in order to protect the mother from infections and to remove the dead
fetus from the uterus and other pregnancy tissues and products left inside.
A complete miscarriage means you have
already expelled or released all products of conception from the uterus, which includes the dead fetus and the
placental tissues. With a complete miscarriage, usually women don’t have to go through any surgical treatments
like D&C unless there are still leftover products inside that should be taken out. A woman would then be advised
to get a lot of rest or take medication if necessary.
A septic miscarriage, for some, is the
most serious type since infection usually follows after. This could lead to all kinds of
symptoms such as fever, chills, vaginal bleeding, pain and cramps, and permanent
infertility. Treatments for septic miscarriages include being confined in the hospital in order for the
doctor to carefully monitor the patient, D&C or dilatation and curettage to remove the septic products
inside the womb, and antibiotics to make sure that the harmful organisms are killed before they affect the
In some cases, women would experience
a recurrent miscarriage, otherwise known as having two or more miscarriages. Doctors would usually
treat women with recurrent miscarriages with progesterone supplements, several small doses of aspirin, and IVF
or vitro fertilization.
IVF is usually being done along with PGD or pre-implantation genetic diagnosis,
which doctors have discovered to lower down the woman’s risks of having another miscarriage.