Sunday, June 19, 2011

Post miscarriage pains and bushwalking!

I’ve done a lot of internet searching the last few days about miscarriages and have found a lot of information.  But what I haven’t found is any information or anyone’s stories about the type of cramping that they have had.  Aside from the standard “period like” cramps that are to be expected, I’ve also had sharp stabbing pains that are more muscular and today, a new type of pain.  It is higher up in my abdomen and comes and goes like a pulse. 

I did read one ladies comment that the sharp stabbing pain could have been the cervix shrinking back into pre-pregnancy shape, but it was isolated comment and certainly there has been no official explanation anywhere talking about this.  Not even my doctor gave any explanation for it.  But in reverse when I was feeling these pains when I was just pregnant, she did say that it was normal.  Once again, no explanation that it may have been the cervix expanding and once again, I got that thought from a forum.

So, if anyone has any thoughts or experiences or “official” information on this, it would be much appreciated!!

I am feeling much better emotionally today and with the exception of these new abdomen pains, better physically too.

Several weeks ago, we organised a bushwalking trip with friends and that is today.  I’m not sure how I will go, but certainly I will go better today than I would have even yesterday.  I will take it easy and see.  But being out in the bush in the best place for me.  It speaks to my soul and lifts my spirits.  It always makes me so happy!  So, even if I have to hang back or sit and rest while the others go on, surely it’s going to be good for me.  Fingers crossed that that will be the case and it won’t do the opposite and wear me out again!

I will let you know!! 

Bye for now,
love and light,


  1. I really think it is so different for every woman. I was in so much pain that I didn't get out of bed for a week! I can tell you this much though, there was no way it just felt like bad period pains. As for the bushwalking I would just be careful you don't push your body too hard,especially when you haven't been eating properly. I can imagine though how you just want to be somewhere where you feel yoourself.

  2. I really wish that some of the other moms would comment on this Annie, because I know some of them have had the same issues.

    To be honest though, I don't know about 'official' information, I do remember my first miscarriage a shooting pain up my back for a few days, and then in my lower (right) thigh. I was told this was 'normal' as well.

    I am glad that you are feeling better's a journey.

    A walk would do you good. In the end, I guess, you should listen to your body, it doesn't lie.

    Love & hugs


  3. It certainly does seem to be different for everyone. Very strange really. But thats okay. Thanks again for your wonderful support and advice.
    Love and light

  4. I just miscarried last Thursday, July 28th. I was 8 weeks pregnant. I've been experiencing strange cramps as well, some also upper abdominal, sometimes stabbing, sometimes like labor, sometimes like menstrual cramps.

    I, too, have been searching on the Internet for information on post miscarriage cramps. My search led me to your blog and it's actually informative on the subject. Reading about your and other mom's experiences with cramps truly helps demystify all the abdominal pains I'm having.


    F in SF

  5. Hi Laragitara, so sorry to hear about your miscarriage. Had you been trying to conceive for long?

    I'm glad that my blog was helpful for you. It certainly does make a difference reading that others are going through similiar things.

    How are you doing now?