Today I am sharing 5 Ways to Prepare for a Natural Miscarriage. You might have been told by your midwife or doctor that you are having a miscarriage. Maybe it is early in your pregnancy or maybe they don’t feel like a D&C is necessary, so instead, it has been decided to complete it naturally. In our case, we hardly knew anything about pregnancy and to find out we were having a miscarriage, we were completely lost. After our first ER visit, I remember going home and not knowing anything about the next couple days.
Intense pain, heavy bleeding, sadness, worry, etc. I didn’t know these things would be so extreme. I remember having the feeling that everything that was happening was not real. It didn’t feel like this nightmare was happening to us. I am sharing some tips that will help you as you go through a natural miscarriage.
5 Ways to Prepare for a Natural Miscarriage:
- Be in a comfortable environment. Dress comfortably, have a comfortable recliner, bed, or couch, have a stress-free house. You should have someone watch over you and help you. Accept the help! Receive the blessing and relax as much as possible. Thankfully my husband was able to take time off to stay with me for a few days.
- Have a collection of overnight pads (do not use tampons). Bleeding can be very heavy at times. You will notice it is not just blood, it is mainly tissue. It can look very alarming but know that it is normal. Keep in contact with your midwife or doctor about the amount of times you are changing your pads. They will want to know in case you need to come in to have tests done.
- Definitely have pain pills on hand when the pain gets intolerable. Take it before the pain gets extreme so you can stay on top of it. Advil is strong enough unless your doctor/midwife prescribes others. I never expected the type of pain I had. My contraction-type pains were off and on for a week. I also used a heating pad to control mild pain. I also suggest eating healthy foods and drinking natural beverages. Stay away from fried and greasy food, soda, alcohol, etc.
- Light exercise will help with the pain. I remember pacing around my parents house at full speed and it helped control some of the terrible feelings. If you can manage, try walking around and walk off some of the pain. It can be hard to have that motivation. Have someone there to hold your hand and encourage you.
- Pray, pray, and pray. Having Jesus at the center of every situation will help you get through any situation. I also believe in reading scripture to find comfort. Here are some comforting Bible verses:
Jeremiah 1:5: “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb, before you were born I set you apart.”
Ecclesiastes 11:5: “Just as you do not know how the life breath enters the human frame in the mother’s womb, so you do not know the work of God who is working in everything.”
Isaiah 49:15: “Can a mother forget her infant, be without tenderness for the child of her womb? Even should she forget, I will never forget you.”
Matthew 5:4: “Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted.”
Matthew 11:28: “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Romans 8:18: “I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”
Romans 8:28: “We know that in everything God works for good with those who love him, who are called according to His purpose.”
If you are going through a miscarriage or are having a hard time from one in the past, please email me and we can chat. I have really been blessed by all the emails I have received. Feel free to reach out to me again! Have a blessed week and remember that you are loved!