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How to Clean Uterus After a Miscarriage Naturally at Home

Assist. Prof. Dr. Naheed Rana

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A miscarriage is the sudden loss of pregnancy occurring before 20 weeks gestation. If we look at the numbers, miscarriages are relatively common. According to estimates, around 10-20% of known pregnancies end in a miscarriage. Following a miscarriage, it is important to evacuate the contents of the uterus (uterine evacuation) to prevent complications.

The uterus can be cleaned naturally by simply allowing nature to take its course while following certain home remedies to aid the expulsion of miscarriage products, such as a healthy diet, rest, exercise, and stress management. Alternatively, it can be cleaned through surgical interventions.

Below, we will discuss all you need to know on how to clean uterus after a miscarriage naturally at home. Moreover, we will also be looking at the available surgical treatment options for uterine evacuation.

How to Clean Uterus After a Miscarriage Naturally at Home

Following are some natural ways to clean uterus after a miscarriage naturally at home:

1. Healthy Diet

A miscarriage is a significant event in the life of a woman that affects her both mentally and physically. This makes it essential for women to opt for a healthy and nutritious diet post-miscarriage. Miscarriages can result in blood loss as well; hence, it is recommended to incorporate iron-rich foods into your diet. These include leafy greens, beans, eggs, lentils, red meat, seafood, poultry, etc. You can also take iron supplements to replenish your iron reserves after consultation with your doctor.

Other recommended foods for women to clean uterus after a miscarriage naturally include protein-rich foods that can help promote healing, like milk, cheese, grains, and lentils. Doctors also recommend following a Vitamin C-rich diet, including oranges, berries, kiwi, broccoli, cauliflower, papaya, bell pepper, etc. Vitamin C foods can also support a faster recovery from post-miscarriage symptoms while aiding in better iron absorption.

Additionally, calcium-rich foods are also a great diet option for women after a miscarriage to strengthen bones and prevent calcium deficiency. Good sources of calcium include dairy products like yogurt, soy milk, almonds, seeds, salmon, and sardines.

2. Stress Management

Miscarriages can be traumatic for women, evoking feelings of grief, sadness, guilt, shock, and anger. In this emotionally challenging phase, stress levels can also run high. It is advised to manage your stress and allow yourself to grieve the loss. Healing takes time, but acceptance is the first step you must take. Consider joining a support group, communicating with your partner, or seeking emotional support by consulting a psychologist, therapist, or counselor.

3. Herbal Remedies

The use of herbs is recommended to naturally clean the uterus after a miscarriage. They can act as a natural detox for your uterus to expel fetal remains naturally. The best herbs for uterus cleaning are:

  • Angelica: Angelica sinensis, or female ginseng is a traditional Chinese herb believed to relax the uterine muscles, improve blood circulation, and treat issues such as amenorrhea.
  • Ashwagandha: Withania somnifera, or Ashwagandha, has been used as a natural remedy for irregular vaginal discharge and uterine infections. It shows antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that can help treat infections.
  • Black Cohosh Root: Black Cohosh Root (Actaea racemosa) helps relax the uterus and stimulates contractions. It is also used to relieve menopausal symptoms in women.
  • Cramp Bark: Cramp Bark (Guelder Rose) is effective for menstrual cramps and relieves uterine muscular tension, inflammation, and pain. It exhibits an antispasmodic effect by relaxing the muscles of the uterus.
  • Ginger: Ginger is an immune-boosting herb that can help reduce the risk of infections, which are a potential complication of miscarriage if pregnancy tissue remains inside the uterus.
  • Hypericum Perforatum: As a natural antidepressant and anti-anxiety agent, Hypericum Perforatum can help reduce miscarriage-related depression and anxiety.
  • Marigold: Marigold is one of the best uterus-cleansing herbs that has been used as a natural treatment for uterine fibroids, bleeding, and inflammation. Hence, marigold tea can be a beneficial herbal tonic for women following a miscarriage.
  • Motherwort: Motherwort (Leonurus cardiac) helps stop and prevent bleeding while stimulating the uterus.
  • Red Raspberry Leaf Tea: Tones and strengthens the uterus and prevents excessive bleeding.
  • Vitex: Vitex Agnus-Castus (Chasteberry) has been widely used as a natural treatment for women’s health issues. It can help stimulate the function of the pituitary gland and, therefore, may be beneficial for miscarriage recovery.
  • Yarrow Leaf: It has antispasmodic properties that help calm the uterus muscles. It can also help reduce heavy bleeding.

Note: You should only use the above-mentioned herbs after consulting with your healthcare provider to prevent potential side effects.

4. Adequate Rest

Since a miscarriage can be a physically and mentally exhausting and debilitating event, getting plenty of rest is important to speed up recovery. It can also encourage the body’s natural course of action to empty and evacuate the uterus of any miscarriage remains.

5. Meditation and Light Exercises

Gentle exercises such as walking, jogging, yoga, stretching, pelvic floor exercises, and meditation can also help you heal, reduce muscle tension, and eliminate stress. Remember to not over-exert yourself and only indulge in safe exercises to avoid any potential complications.

6. Hot & Cold Compresses

A hot or cold compress is recommended for women following a miscarriage. It can reduce pain in the body, whether it’s a headache or body ache. Apply it on the affected area for 15-20 minutes or as advised by your doctor.

7. Medications

Your doctor may recommend medications to clean the uterus after a miscarriage. Take your medications on time as directed by your physician. Painkillers may also be prescribed to help ease pain and cramps.

Surgical Treatments To Clean Uterus After a Miscarriage

Apart from the natural ways to clean uterus after a miscarriage, surgical treatments are also available. They include:

  • Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA): A safe procedure with a high success rate. It is done to surgically remove the pregnancy tissue from the womb following a miscarriage. MVA is done under local anesthesia, so you will be awake during the procedure.
  • Electric Vacuum Aspiration (EVA): Another safe and effective method for removing uterine contents after a miscarriage. It uses an electric vacuum pump to gently remove the pregnancy tissue from the uterus.
  • Dilation and Curettage (D&C): In this procedure the cervix is dilated, and the uterine lining (endometrium) is scraped away using a spoon-shaped surgical instrument known as a curette. Recovery from this procedure may take up to 5 days or fewer.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What to Drink After Miscarriage to Clean Womb?

A miscarriage is a physically and mentally draining event. To deal with low energy and weakness, staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water and fluids is recommended. Aim to drink at least 8 glasses of water per day. This will help you recover and clean the womb naturally.

2. What Is The Best Natural Remedy to Pass Tissue After Miscarriage?

A healthy diet, exercise, sleep, and stress management, along with herbal remedies and medications, can help pass tissue after a miscarriage naturally.

3. How to Heal Uterus After Miscarriage?

It can take 1-2 months for your body to fully recover after a miscarriage. This will allow the uterus to naturally expel the pregnancy tissue. Your doctor may also advise surgical treatments to clean the uterus following a miscarriage.

4. How Long Do You Bleed After a Miscarriage?

Vaginal bleeding is common in women after a miscarriage. However, it should usually settle down and stop completely after 2 weeks.

5. What Does a Miscarriage Look Like?

Common signs of a miscarriage include vaginal bleeding or spotting, passage of tissue from the vagina, brownish discharge, or passing red blood clots.

6. What Causes a Miscarriage?

Problems related to chromosomes and health conditions such as diabetes, kidney diseases, and infections such as rubella, bacterial vaginosis, and HIV can increase your risk of a miscarriage. Being obese, smoking, and using drugs or alcohol have also been linked to miscarriages.

7. How to Avoid Miscarriage?

In many cases, it is not possible to prevent a miscarriage. However, by quitting smoking, avoiding drugs and alcohol, and staying safe from infections, you can increase your chances of a healthy pregnancy.

8. What Happens if Uterus Isn’t Cleaned After Miscarriage?

If the uterus isn’t cleaned properly after a miscarriage, it may result in retained products of conception (RPOC), which refer to the fetal/placental tissue or blood clots that remain inside the uterus following a miscarriage. This can result in fever, infection, abnormal vaginal bleeding, as well as pelvic and abdominal pain.

9. What Are The Types Of Miscarriages?

Following are the different types of miscarriages:

  • Missed Miscarriage
  • Recurrent Miscarriage
  • Complete Miscarriage
  • Inevitable Miscarriage
  • Septic Miscarriage
  • Incomplete Miscarriage


To conclude, it is possible to clean the uterus after a miscarriage naturally at home by eating right, light exercises, sleep, stress management, herbal remedies, and medications. If these natural treatments don’t work, doctors can advise surgical treatment options to evacuate uterine contents, such as Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA), Electric Vacuum Aspiration (EVA), and Dilation and Curettage (D&C). To prevent miscarriage complications and aid recovery, it is recommended to consult your gynecologist and follow their instructions to get back into your normal routine quickly and safely.

Disclaimer: The contents of this article are intended to raise awareness about common health issues and should not be viewed as sound medical advice for your specific condition. You should always consult with a licensed medical practitioner prior to following any suggestions outlined in this article or adopting any treatment protocol based on the contents of this article.

Assist. Prof. Dr. Naheed Rana
Assist. Prof. Dr. Naheed Rana - Author Assistant Professor Dr. Naheed Rana is one of the most experienced and accomplished professionals in the field of Gynaecology. She is often regarded as one of the best gynecologists in Lahore, Pakistan.

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