Please confused about miscarriage and pregnancy?

I miscarried on easter day. It has been 3 weeks and 5 days. On a normal cycle I would be due for my period sunday so I really only tested 4 days early. I bled for a week during my miscarriage and did it all naturally. 4 days after miscarriage my HCG had dropped down to 48 and at my last check up they just had me do a urine test and it was negative. I felt like I might be pregnant again so took a digital test yesterday morning. It was negative. This morning I took a line test and their was a very faint plus. This evening I took the second digital and it was positive. I have had two miscarriages in the last 5 months and am very nervous and am not sure what to think. We were not trying to get pregnant this month but certainly were not careful...could I really be pregnant? Thanks sweetie. I am on my fifth pregnancy too if I am really pregnant...

Wjm asked on 23 May '11 at 16:39

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Krish answer on 04 Jan '12 at 15:05

women who have had a miscarriage go on to have healthy pregnancies later. Even women with unexplained recurrent miscarriages (defined as three or more in a row) have about a 75 per cent chance of carrying another pregnancy to term.

However, it's best to wait a few months after each miscarriage before trying to get pregnant again. Most professionals who counsel parents who have lost a pregnancy say the same thing. You'll need some time to heal from the loss both physically and emotionally.

Also it's quite normal to go off love for a little while after a miscarriage so you may not even feel like trying again at first. Waiting until you've had at least one or two normal periods will give you time to be sure that you've recovered from your loss but you may need much longer if you had a late miscarriage. Seeing a counsellor can really help to come to terms with what has happened to you, however early in pregnancy your miscarriage was; ask your GP to refer you to a counsellor if you feel that you would benefit.

Don't blame yourself for your loss. Women often feel somehow responsible for a miscarriage but, once a pregnancy has begun to miscarry, there is little anyone can do to prevent it. The most common cause of miscarriage seems to be a chromosomal abnormality in the developing embryo, stemming from the time of conception. It's highly unlikely that anything you did contributed to the loss. We hope your next pregnancy is successful.

It won't hurt to get yourself in the best possible health before becoming pregnant again. Make sure you're eating a nutritious diet and exercising, before you become pregnant. If you drink or smoke, now is the time to give up if you can. Also, talk to your GP about taking a daily antenatal vitamin supplement containing at least 400 microgrammes (0.4 milligrams) of folic acid during this preconception period. Good luck.

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Krish g answer on 26 Jul '12 at 02:15

If a woman is pregnant and bleeding, with or without pain, she should call her doctor for further instruction. Bleeding in the first trimester of pregnancy may signify either a miscarriage (or a threatened miscarriage), an ectopic pregnancy, or may be due to implantation bleeding. If one is experiencing a miscarriage (or a threatened miscarriage) one will usually always have bleeding associated with uterine cramping. There may also be passage of large clots from the vagina. If this is happening one should definitely seek care at the doctors office or the local ER if after hours. Once you?re pregnant, your body starts creating a hormone called hCG, which puts a stop to your cycle. You still may experience bleeding, though -- about 20 to 30 percent of women do during early pregnancy. Some common causes are implantation bleeding (light spotting that happens 6 to 12 days after conception and lasts anywhere from a few hours to a few days),