Miscarriage

Early pregnancy loss affects everyone differently. During and after a miscarriage, Rush treats your physical and emotional needs with compassion and expertise.

Early pregnancy loss affects everyone differently. During and after a miscarriage, Rush treats your physical and emotional needs with compassion and expertise.

Early pregnancy loss affects everyone differently. During and after a miscarriage, Rush treats your physical and emotional needs with compassion and expertise.

A miscarriage is the unplanned loss of a fetus or embryo before 20 weeks of pregnancy. Rush providers support you through miscarriage and after — offering medications to prevent pain and complications, counseling for your emotional stress and expertise to help with your future plans for your family.

Signs of a Miscarriage

Miscarriage or pregnancy loss can have many causes. Unfortunately, you can’t prevent a miscarriage in most cases, but we can care for you as you experience miscarriage symptoms:

  • Heavy spotting
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Tissue or fluid discharged from your vagina
  • Abdominal pain or cramping
  • Lower back pain or pressure

How Rush Supports You During and After a Miscarriage

If you are experiencing or have experienced a miscarriage, you may feel pain — both physical and emotional. Rush supports you by:

  • Diagnosing and treating your miscarriage
  • Easing any physical pain with medication
  • Providing mental health resources if you feel sad or anxious after pregnancy loss
  • Partnering with you when you are ready to conceive again
  • Providing prenatal and postnatal counseling for families with genetic concerns

If you are pregnant and experiencing miscarriage symptoms, contact your pregnancy care provider who may perform an ultrasound or other testing. If you experience two or more miscarriages, your provider may partner with additional Rush specialists, including a reproductive endocrinologist.

Rush Excellence in Miscarriage Care

  • Treating your body and mind: At Rush, we understand the pain caused by miscarriage. Not only can miscarriage be physically painful, but you may suffer emotionally too. Your doctor or midwife can connect you with a Rush mental health provider with experience in pregnancy loss.
  • Specialists for comprehensive care: Depending on your miscarriage diagnosis, you may need extra care to prevent future pregnancy loss. Rush has specialists who partner with your primary care or OB-GYN provider to address issues related to miscarriages, including infections and diabetes. And while it’s rare, sometimes a genetic abnormality can be the cause of a miscarriage. Rush geneticists provide prenatal and postnatal counseling if you have genetic concerns.
  • Supporting your path to parenthood: If you have a history of miscarriages, we want to assist you to become a parent. Our fertility specialists help couples facing genetic challenges to have healthy pregnancies. Not only are Rush providers experts at reproductive care, but we offer the full range of fertility treatments.
  • Expertise in high-risk pregnancy care: If you have experienced multiple miscarriages and you are currently pregnant, your pregnancy may need special prenatal care. Rush has experts trained in caring for high-risk pregnancies and additional resources to keep you and your baby as healthy as possible. For example, the Rush Family Birth Centers at Rush University Medical Center and Rush Copley Medical Center offer dedicated rooms to monitor and care for high-risk pregnancies before delivery. Rush University Medical Center also offers the Fetal and Neonatal Medicine Center to evaluate, monitor and care for parents and babies facing medical challenges during pregnancy and after delivery.
Testimonials

It's really up to the woman and her partner to decide when they're comfortable to try again. We see many, many routine pregnancies and healthy babies for women after miscarriage.

Xavier Pombar, MD, High-risk Obstetrician