If you’ve never experienced a miscarriage before, it can be a big shock to experience the process your body goes through. Sometimes, medical professionals don’t explain just how messy, painful and draining a miscarriage can be, on top of your emotional pain.
If you have either a natural miscarriage or an induced miscarriage (with misoprostol) the way you will experience a process that’s quite similar to labor. Just like a full term labor, miscarriage is different for every woman. Some women experience miscarriage contractions that are as painful as full term contractions. Other women only experience cramps, similar to period cramps.
You can try natural remedies at home, or over the counter pain medication (after talkin to your doctor or pharmacist). Often a hot shower, massage or trying different positions can help provide pain relief. If at any stage you can’t cope with the pain or you’re worried about your blood loss or clots, see your doctor.