By Kirsten Karchmer

Comprehensive Guide to Miscarriage: Support, Healing, and Resource

A miscarriage, also known as a spontaneous abortion, is the loss of a pregnancy before the 20th week.

It is a common occurrence, with about 10-20% of known pregnancies ending in miscarriage. However, the actual number is likely higher because many miscarriages occur before a woman even knows she is pregnant.

Causes of Miscarriage

Miscarriages can happen for a variety of reasons, often beyond anyone's control. Common causes include:

- Genetic abnormalities: Most miscarriages are due to chromosomal abnormalities that prevent the embryo from developing normally.
- Health conditions: Conditions such as uncontrolled diabetes, thyroid disease, and certain infections can increase the risk.
- Lifestyle factors: Smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and drug use can contribute to miscarriage.
- Age: The risk of miscarriage increases with age, particularly for women over 35.

Symptoms of Miscarriage

Symptoms can vary, but common signs include:

- Vaginal bleeding or spotting
- Cramping or abdominal pain
- Passing tissue or clots from the vagina
- A sudden decrease in pregnancy symptoms

What to Do If You Suspect a Miscarriage

If you experience any symptoms of a miscarriage, it is important to contact your healthcare provider immediately. They may perform an ultrasound or blood tests to determine if a miscarriage has occurred.

Types of Miscarriage

- Threatened miscarriage: Bleeding and cramping occur, but the cervix remains closed. The pregnancy may still continue.
- Inevitable miscarriage: Bleeding and cramping occur, and the cervix is open. The miscarriage is unavoidable.
- Incomplete miscarriage: Some tissue has passed, but some remains in the uterus.
- Complete miscarriage: All pregnancy tissue has been expelled from the uterus.
- Missed miscarriage: The embryo has died, but the tissue has not been expelled.

Treatment Options

Treatment depends on the type of miscarriage and the individual situation. Options include:

- Expectant management: Waiting for the tissue to pass naturally.
- Medical management: Medications to help expel the tissue.
- Surgical management: Procedures like dilation and curettage (D&C) to remove the tissue.

Emotional Support

Experiencing a miscarriage can be emotionally challenging.

It is important to seek support from loved ones, support groups, or a mental health professional. Remember that it is okay to grieve and take the time you need to heal.

Kirsten Ai can help support you through the hardest emotional struggles and then help you get your body optimized for a healthy pregnancy.

How Conceivable Can Help

At Conceivable, we understand the profound impact of miscarriage. Our mission is to provide comprehensive emotional support to help you navigate this challenging time:

- Counseling Services: Our licensed therapists specialize in fertility and pregnancy loss counseling. They offer a safe, non-judgmental space to work through your grief.
- Support Groups: Connect with others who understand exactly what you're going through in our online miscarriage support groups, facilitated by experts.
- Educational Resources: Access our library of articles, videos, and guides on coping with miscarriage, managing anxiety, and preparing for your next pregnancy when you're ready.
- Fertility Coaching: Our coaches provide personalized guidance, helping you make informed decisions and tend to your emotional needs throughout your fertility journey.

Using Brazen's PMS Formula

The stress, sadness, and hormonal shifts after a miscarriage can be physically and emotionally taxing. Brazen's all-natural PMS Support formula can help manage some of these challenges:

- Stress Relief: Herbs like peony root and bupleurum root provide calming, anti-anxiety benefits to promote relaxation.
- Mood Management: Ingredients like licorice root and cyperus rhizome help regulate neurotransmitters linked to mood, aiding with irritability and depression.
- Reproductive Support: The formula's antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and pain-relieving properties help support your reproductive system's recovery.

You can order Brazen's PMS formula [here](

Used in conjunction with Conceivable's professional counseling and coaching, Brazen's PMS formula can be a powerful complement to your emotional care plan after miscarriage.

How Kirsten AI Can Help

Managing the aftermath of a miscarriage involves addressing various aspects of your health, including diet, lifestyle, and behavioral strategies. This can be overwhelming, but Conceivable's Kirsten AI is designed to simplify this process and provide personalized support:

- Comprehensive Analysis: Kirsten AI analyzes your clinical history, menstrual cycle, diet, sleep patterns, stress levels, and more to create a 360-degree view of your fertility and overall health.
- Personalized Recommendations: Based on the data collected, Kirsten AI generates a customized plan tailored to your unique needs. This includes dietary suggestions, lifestyle changes, and behavioral strategies to improve your fertility and overall well-being.
- Continuous Monitoring: Kirsten AI continuously monitors your progress and adapts the recommendations as needed, ensuring that you are always on the right track.
- Stress Management: The AI provides stress management techniques and mind/body exercises to help you cope with the emotional toll of miscarriage.
- Nutritional Guidance: Kirsten AI serves as your personal fertility chef and nutritionist. She creates personalized meal plans, recipes, and shopping lists to support your nutritional needs and improve your reproductive health.
- 24/7 Support: With 24/7 access to Kirsten AI, you have a constant source of support and guidance, helping you feel less alone and more empowered on your fertility journey.

Top 5 Support Groups for Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss

1. [Empty Arms' Miscarriage & Early Pregnancy Loss Support Group]( This group meets virtually and is free and open to all families who have experienced loss of a baby by miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, or termination for medical reasons early in pregnancy.

2. [Full Circle Perinatal Loss Group]( Provides support for grieving children, families, adults, and communities through support groups, individual counseling services, remembrance programs, and grief education support.

3. [Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support]( Offers phone counseling, support groups, online communities, community events, and online education for those who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss.

4. [Pregnancy After Loss Support]( Provides online support groups and resources for individuals and families navigating pregnancy after a loss.

5. [The TEARS Foundation]( Offers support groups and trained “Peer Companions” for bereaved families who have experienced the death of their baby.

Preventing Miscarriage

While not all miscarriages can be prevented, some steps can help reduce the risk:

- Maintain a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and regular exercise.
- Avoid smoking, alcohol, and illicit drugs.
- Manage chronic health conditions with the help of your healthcare provider.
- Take prenatal vitamins and folic acid supplements.

When to Try Again

After a miscarriage, it is generally safe to try for another pregnancy once you feel physically and emotionally ready. Consult with your healthcare provider to determine the best time for you.


Experiencing a miscarriage is a deeply personal and often painful journey. At Conceivable, we are committed to providing the support and resources you need to heal and move forward. By combining our professional counseling services with the benefits of Brazen's PMS formula and the personalized guidance of Kirsten AI, you can manage the emotional and physical challenges of miscarriage more effectively. Reach out to us today to begin your path to healing and hope.

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