May 05, 2008
I know many women have asked this question before, so I wanted to post a journal entry about getting my period after D&C. I had to get a D&C on April 2, 2008 after finding out that my pregnancy was non-viable/missed abortion. My doctor told me I should start my cycle within 4-6 weeks after the D&C, and I started my period yesterday, May 4, 2008. I thought it would be a light cycle following the D&C, but it actually seems to be heavier than normal. I also feel more crampy and tired than usual, and I have been getting headaches off and on. I am definitely more emotional than normal. I feel like anything and everything could make me cry. I don't know if it's the realization that I'm definitely not pregnant anymore and I'm not going to have the baby or if it's because my hormones are still not quite back to normal yet. This has been one of the most sad, difficult, emotional times of my life. The only thing that has kept me going is focusing on the future. I know we have to try to conceive again if we want to have another child, so I am trying to remain hopeful for the future. If you have had a miscarriage, do not give up hope! Remember that life will be better some day!