**TRIGGER WARNING: Miscarriage and pregnancy loss

In this episode of Birth Kweens, Karly and Ali discuss miscarriage, specifically the physical and medical aspects of the experience. Here’s an overview of what’s covered:

  • What exactly is a miscarriage and how is it different than a stillbirth?
  • The different types of miscarriages (obvious miscarriage, missed miscarriage, chemical pregnancy, incomplete miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy) and what happens in each scenario
  • Some statistics on miscarriage – how common it is, when it usually occurs, etc.
  • The signs of a miscarriage
  • What to do if you think you’re having a miscarriage
  • What to expect during a miscarriage, and how this is dependent upon the gestation of the pregnancy
  • The role of medical interventions/tools in miscarriage and when these medications/procedures are usually used
  • Potential complications of miscarriage
  • Risk factors for miscarriage
  • Known causes of miscarriage
  • The things that DO NOT cause miscarriage (but are often blamed for it happening)
  • How to care for yourself after having a miscarriage, including physical changes to be aware of/monitor
  • A few words about treating chronic miscarriages
  • What to expect with your first period after a miscarriage
  • The study Karly mentioned about whether people should wait a certain amount of time after a miscarriage before trying to conceive again

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