Unfortunately it is very, very common that women are unsatisfied with the treatment they receive during and after a miscarriage. What was your experience with miscarriage treatment? Were you satisfied with the treatment and support you received from your healthcare providers, and if not, what do you wish had been done differently?
Can seem insensitive at times
- Although some women in the early 40's go on to have healthy babies, it can seem like because of the age the miscarriage is taken with a grain of salt also. The emotional aspects are still there whether someone is in their 20's or 40's. Nothing has even been mentioned to me on the recurrent m/c testing. Miscarriage is definately not one of the finer things in life and is a rough experience to go through for a much tried for pregnancy. I agree that sometimes it seems that more is done for an abortion of a healthy pregnancy.
- —Guest Robin
Treated with the utmost respect
- My doctor treated me so well here he offered me more than his apologies. We have been trying for 3 years this was our first baby or was going to be our first baby. I had a blighted ovum so the baby did develop it just died @ 5 and 1/2 weeks when I should have been 8 1/2. I know that miscarriage is not easy and I'm still fresh to the idea that I did lose the baby. I go in tomorrow to get my D&C done hoping that this will put some closer on this for me and my husband! I just figure that god didn't have a soul for my baby yet and that is why this happened! Hold onto hope there is always another time another chance :)
- —Guest Jessica
Above and Beyond
- I had my miscarriage 4 days ago and am still in the process of recovering. This was my first pregnancy. I am sorry for the experience you ladies had at such an tragic time, and I am in awe that you could have been treated so horribly at such a vulnerable time. I went to a Urgent care facility and was treated wonderfully. Everyone was so caring and sympathetic to my situation, and they even called me several times to check on me within the past few days. I was sent to the hospital for an ultrasound and and the tech was extra nice and very comforting, seeing as I was going thru this alone. Everyone went above and beyond to make sure that my ordeal was no hared than it had to be. I wish you ladies luck in the future and you will be in my prayers.
- —Guest AJ
- I called my doctors surgery last tuesday 6th april and ask to see a doctor. They offer me an appointment in 11 days. I explained I thought I was having a miscarriage. I was offered an appointment 12 days later but was told if it was urgent then ring the doctors the following morning. Needless to say I lost the baby the following day!
- —Guest KAREN
Basically, get over it. pfft!
- I had a miscarriage 2 days ago. I still have no idea what I should do. When I rang the emergency department at the hospital, I was told to take some paracetemol and deal with it at home, only come up to the hospital if I need help with pain relief. Also I was told that I won't need to worry about any further care and once I stop bleeding my body is doing its job! Feeling very alone.
- —Guest nikki
- I also miscarried in the hospital bathroom but it was here in the U.S. I was given little attention even though I was in a lot of pain. I even had to go ask the triage nurse for additional pads because of the severe bleeding. This was my 1st miscarriage and when I had to reach in the toilet and retrieve my baby it was horrifying! No woman should have to endure this ever! My care was horrible. By the time I did get back into a room my miscarriage was over. I could have been given medication to help with the severe pain. So not fair. Doctors need to be more informed in the process women go through when they have a miscarriage. We send them to school to learn how to abort a healthy baby then why is it that miscarriage is taken with a grain of salt?
- —Guest Tammy
- The healthcare office I was using when I went through my miscarriages had no supports or anything for miscarriage. The doctor even interpreted my HCG levels wrong once because she didn't bother to look at the dates of the tests, and when the hCG had just barely doubled in two tests done a week apart, she told me it was a good sign. I was the one who had to tell HER otherwise.
- —Guest Kay
- Only 6 days after a second trimester miscarriage my OB told me I was still too upset about this. He was unsupportive and did not understand where I was coming from.
- —Guest Fed up