Miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy or a baby up until 23 weeks gestation. Approximately 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage
What you need to know about HG & Miscarriage
Miscarriage is the most common type of pregnancy loss. That doesn't make it any less heartbreaking.
There are many myths and old wives' tales about pregnancy sickness but sadly, suffering with HG is not a guarantee of a viable pregnancy. However, some women report they do not feel as sick with a pregnancy that ends in miscarriage but this is not true in all cases.
Even after a miscarriage has been confirmed, it is not uncommon to continue feeling nauseous for some time afterwards which may be because of pregnancy hormones still being present. Speak to your GP about continuing with antiemetics as long as they are needed.
It can feel hard to connect with being pregnant when you are suffering with HG and feel so unwelI, but after a miscarriage, as you start to feel less sick, it is possible you may connect more with the baby and feel the loss more deeply.
Join our Community Space to share your experience and get advice from others who have suffered HG & loss.
Our Specialist HG Counselling team are available to support you with any aspect of your pregnancy and loss. Complete our referral form and a member of the team will be in touch.
Thoughts & feelings you may have after a miscarriage
- Relief that the sickness has ended
- Guilt that you wanted to sickness to end so maybe this is your fault
- Feeling responsible for taking medication
- “Here we go again” for those who have had recurrent miscarriages
- Disappointment, heartache
- A sense of failure or "not being very good at pregnancy"
“It felt so pointless asking my GP for antiemetics only to have to tell them I’d miscarried a few weeks later so I stopped asking.”