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Early Miscarriage at home what happens to baby?

Early Miscarriages at home what happens next to your baby?

When you have a miscarriage at home panic may set in. If the baby was under 12 weeks gestation because you don't know what to do with your baby. You don't have to take it to the hospital. sadly it cannot be saved born this early.


Ive had a baby miscarriage early at home what shall i do ?

you may quickly wrap it in a towel until your partner comes home and keep it in the freezer but its not a long term solution.

In a cremation because baby under 12 weeks hasn't developed strong bones there wouldn't be much remains left unless you have a wooden coffin ,clothes blankets etc so having looked into other mums in the same situation here is what they said.

  • You cant just flush them down the loo it will help bring closure giving baby a little send off showing them dignity and respect you can find a little box and take them to a favourite walking spot to be buried and visited ,leaving a little memorial stone saying special son or daughter will help remember the exact spot when you visit. please get landowner permission if its a private area.
  • don't bury them direct in the garden as you worry too much about them being in the cold ground and if a miscarriage happens in winter you find the ground is too solid due to ice snow etc.
  • another reason for not burying them directly in the garden is years down the line you decide to move you cannot physically take baby's remains with you and you will regret it later when you have moved.plus later on the land may be used for something else.
  • By a huge stone planter to bury baby in,place baby in  a tiny coffin box or casket or scatter urn remains if you opted for a cremation service.plant a bush or mini shrub on top or if you are worried you'll for get to water it add artificial plants / flowers instead.Then it can be carried with you and taken along if you move house.

Guidelines for burying a baby through miscarriage at home under 12 weeks of pregnancy (gestational age).

  • the burial should not cause any danger to others.
  • not interfere with any rights other people have on the land.
  • have no chance of bodily fluids leaking onto adjoining land.
  • no danger of bodily fluids escaping into water courses ie lakes etc or water supplies.
  • Must be buried at least 18 inches deep or 45cm depth.


If I have a miscarriage at the hospital do they keep my baby even if its only small.

No,you may have to sign a contract or a consent form to decide what you would like to see happen with baby and any remaining tissue samples. The options are...

  • you take baby home to bury baby or have a cremation service for your baby. you or a family member make arrangements and pay for costs.
  • The hospital arranges a communial burial /cremation without you being involved, hospital pays for cost.if you changed you mind later on wanting to move babys body at a later stage then this would not be possible due to being a service for all babies buried or cremated together.
  •  or you can also consent to you being involved in the hospital arrangements hospital pays for cost.

what happens if I cant stop a miscarriage at 12 weeks pregnant?

Then you will lose the growing baby. It cannot be saved. It cannot survive if you try to take it to the hospital. You wait to let your body heal. You let yourself have time to grieve and not rush into anything. you try again when you feel ready to move onto the next step.


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