How Soon Can You Get Pregnant After Miscarriage?
Miscarriage is a sad and tragic time for any couple who has to go through it. Some couples are ready to get back to trying to get pregnant again soon after suffering their miscarriage, but other couples need more time to heal. So, how soon can you get pregnant after a miscarriage? Read on for more information.
Different doctors have different recommendations for couples about how long they should wait after a miscarriage before trying to get pregnant again, but most agree that if a woman is healthy, there is no need to have a long wait before trying to get pregnant again.
In fact, a study done in 2010 indicated that women who got pregnant within six months of their miscarriage where less likely to have another miscarriage. Overall, women who got pregnant quickly after their miscarriage were less likely to have complications as a whole compared to other women who waited longer to get pregnant after miscarriage.
Although there are some studies that show that there are no reasons to wait after miscarriage to try to conceive again, some couples might benefit from waiting a little while. In some cases, a doctor might recommend that a couple wait before trying to conceive again, if there are additional tests that need to be done to determine the cause of a miscarriage.
Also, in some cases, a couple might need extra time to emotionally heal before trying to conceive again. If you or your partner are having a difficult time adjusting after your miscarriage, consider seeing a counselor or therapist to help you work through your difficult feelings. The decision to try again to conceive should never be forced upon one half of a couple, and should always be something a couple agrees on completely.
It can be really hard to feel like trying again once you have experienced a miscarriage. However, keep in mind the statistics. Close to 95 percent of women who have a miscarriage go onto have a healthy pregnancy later on. Less than 5% of women will experience two consecutive miscarriages, and less than 1% of women will go on to have three or more consecutive miscarriages.
Also remember that when you do get pregnant again after a miscarriage, it will be perfectly normal for you to feel excited, nervous, anxious and scared. It might be a very good idea to discuss your feelings with your doctor, a therapist or a trusted friend.
Ms. Ledoux began her career as an ObGyn nurse practitioner prior to becoming a practicing midwife in the Santa Cruz community. Working together with ObGyn physicians in her own practice, she has over 20 years experience in women's health, pregnancy and childbirth.
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