How common is miscarriage without having a d and c
I didn't have a choice in either of my d & cs I was bleeding far too much. I think it depends on your bleeding, the doctor and what you are comfortable doing in whether or not you will have a d & c.
I had four out of six miscarriages without a d & c. I've had three miscarriages at home and three in the hospital. Only one of my hospital ones was without a d & c. It was with our son Matthew who had died in utero and was born at 18 weeks and his placenta would not expel. I was put under anesthesia for a d & c due to the retained placenta, but once they had me in the operating room, the placenta expelled before the they even started the procedure. I was so thankful as I had read and heard that too many d & cs can leave scar tissue. I am grateful for my doctors who seemed to have done a good job and I've never had any after affects from the d & cs.
As hard as it was to miscarry at home, I prefer to do it that way now. After six miscarriages I kind of know what to expect from my body and so does my husband. Though hubby is more tempted to press 911 than I am at this point. I had to beg him not to call last June when we experienced our last loss. I made it through. It is scary especially when there is lots of blood. You have to have a certain tolerance and level of knowledge to go through a miscarriage at home. I don't recommend it for everyone. I do want to point out it is more private, more personal being cared by a loved one than in a hospital where it is hit or miss on the level of care you are given. I've had eight births/miscarriages in the hospital and it was rare to have medical staff who exhibited a truly caring bedside manner, especially during a loss. I sure hope others have had better experiences. I think losses are harder for even medical personnel because how can you be trained for that level of care?
Just my experience.