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Miscarriage (cont.)

Miscarriage Self-Care at Home

If a woman is not sure she is pregnant, a home pregnancy test will confirm or exclude pregnancy in most cases.

  • If the test is negative, discuss the bleeding and cramping with a health care professional.
  • If the test is positive and you have bleeding or cramping, call a health care professional.
  • Rest and avoid sexual intercourse.
  • You may also safely take acetaminophen (Tylenol) at any time during pregnancy. Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil), or naproxen (Aleve) if you are pregnant.
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