The most effective treatment for early miscarriage is an aspiration of the uterus, which returns the lining to a non pregnant state. This simple procedure uses a gentle suctioning to remove the pregnancy and can be completed in 3-5 minutes in our office. (The whole process in our office will take longer.) If you need something to relax or pain medication we offer that at no extra charge. You will be able to resume your normal activities quickly.
There is a medication that causes the uterus to contract, which assists your body’s natural process of expelling the pregnancy tissue. You are likely to experience cramping and heavy bleeding. Medication may not work and it is important to return to be checked out in a week or two. If it doesn’t work, an aspiration (suctioning) may be needed to complete the miscarriage.
3. Wait and see approach
Also called "expectant management". You can choose to have the miscarriage occur naturally. Generally, this option works best in pregnancies under 7 weeks. At this stage, the experience of a miscarriage can be similar to having a heavy period with strong menstrual cramps. Some miscarriages will not complete on their own. There is a danger of prolonged bleeding (up to several weeks), retained pregnancy tissue, or the risk of too much bleeding (hemorrhage). You should be checked a week or two after you start bleeding to be sure the miscarriage is complete. If it doesn’t work, an aspiration (suctioning) may be needed to complete the miscarriage.