BONUS 118: Options Following a Miscarriage

September 1, 2017

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Dr. Allison Rodgers is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and has been practicing medicine since 2004. She currently practices at the Fertility Centers of Illinois. Dr. Rodgers’ personal experiences with both secondary infertility and pregnancy loss have given her a unique insight into reproductive medicine in order to help you BEAT INFERTILITY.

After Dr. Rodgers answers listener questions about supplements, she and Heather explore everything you need to know about your options following a miscarriage:

  • We have an entire episode about this, but briefly, what are the causes and signs of a miscarriage?
  • Let’s discuss each of the options for someone experiencing a miscarriage:
    • Wait and see (expectant management)
      • What is it?
      • Pros and cons
      • When is this method recommended? When is it not recommended?
      • How long does it take?
      • What is the recovery like?
      • How long should someone wait to try again following this method?
    • Medical treatment (pills)
      • What is it?
      • Pros and cons
      • When is this method recommended? When is it not recommended?
      • How long does it take?
      • What is the recovery like?
      • How long should someone wait to try again following this method?
    • Surgical treatment (D&C)
      • What is it?
      • Pros and cons
      • When is this method recommended? When is it not recommended?
      • How long does it take?
      • What is the recovery like?
      • How long should someone wait to try again following this method?
  • What are the chances of a future successful pregnancy following a miscarriage? Does the method used impact future success?
  • Is there anything else you’d like to add?

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