• crowepps

    I had a miscarriage and my doctor had me come to the hospital AT ONCE and did a suction evacuation as soon as he had evaluated me and decided the pregnancy was irreversibly lost.

     

    I cannot believe they seriously are deciding that miscarriage is something women are just supposed to suffer through on their own at home.  Have they got any idea at all how that’s going to bolster the hate mongers passing those revolting laws about ’women who abort their own pregnancies are murderers unless they can PROVE it was a natural miscarriage?’

  • stacey-burns

    This is actually not as ridiculous as it sounds. 

    Not all miscarriages are emergencies; most miscarriages early in pregnancy can be treated by a trained practitioner, either with medication, by aspiration abortion in an office setting, or, yes, by waiting. If someone has a fever or is “bleeding out,” well, that is an emergency.  But rather than securing an expensive operating room in an ER with multiple staff, why not first go to a general clinic? If you think this sounds dangerous, check out the resources on miscarriage management from the Reproductive Health Access Project, which trains clinicians in early abortion methods.

    An added advantage to treating most miscarriage like the frequent occurrence that it is rather than as an emergency is that more clinicians, including midwives and nurse practitioners, would receive training in early abortion methods as a matter of course if that is the standard of care at the large county hospitals that treat high percentages of Medicaid patients.

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