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Getting Pregnant After Abortion

on Oct 17, 2012

by Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD

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Getting Pregnant After Abortion

There are no medically proven reasons why you can't get pregnant after an abortion. Take these tips to heart, be patient, and soon you will be able to get pregnant again.

An abortion is a traumatic event in the life of a woman, regardless of the fact that she wants this to happen or it comes as a consequence of an accident. Many women think about the possibility of conceiving again after going through such an event, and, although it is a little more difficult, this is not completely impossible. Here are 5 pieces of advice on what to do to increase your chances of getting pregnant after abortion. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Talk to your physician

Asking your doctor for advice is among the most important things to do in such situations. This way, you will find out how safe it is to conceive after undergoing such a procedure. You will have to go through a thorough physical examination. This is very important in order to establish if the uterus or the cervix suffered any damages due to the abortion, and if those lesions lessen your chances to get pregnant.

Be healthy

The proper functioning of your reproductive system depends on your general state of health, and you must do everything that is in your power in order to improve it. Quitting bad habits like smoking or drinking is always a good idea, and cutting down the amount of caffeine-containing products that you consume also helps you to have a healthier body.

Time to recover

Offering your body the necessary period to recover after the trauma is another way to increase your chances of getting pregnant after abortion. The general recommended period of resting, before you start trying to conceive again, is of six to eight weeks. For a complete healing process, you must also take supplements containing minerals and vitamins.

Frequent sex

Having frequent sexual intercourse as soon as the resting period ends is the best way of getting pregnant quickly. However, the sperm count of your partner can be increased if the two of you take a break of 3 to 6 days after a period of intense sexual activity. Also, it is indicated to lie down for at least 20-25 minutes after a sexual intercourse, having the hips elevated, so that the sperm can reach the egg quickly.

Perfect timing

The perfect timing is an essential aspect when you want to conceive, and you must have sex around your ovulation period - that is usually set two weeks after the last period. In order to correctly establish it, it is advisable that you purchase an ovulation kit. This product does not cost much, you do not need a prescription in order to buy it, and it is very helpful in predicting with accuracy the moment of ovulation.

There are no medically proven reasons why you can’t get pregnant after an abortion. Take these tips to heart, be patient, and soon you will be able to get pregnant again.

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Dr. Prabha Sahgal MD, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialty board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Sahgal holds a B.S. degree from MIT in molecular biology and currently serves on the ConceiveEasy board of directors.

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  • Guest

    I had medical abortion in August and it was successful with no complications, and the I had the next period on 14 of September and lasted until the 26th of September, few days back I had some pregnancy symptoms, I did a pregnancy test it was negative, I waited few days and did another pregnancy test and it was positive. I had to go through another medical abortion but this time it seems like there are complications and didn’t bleed at all it was not yet terminated i experienced few cramps, Back pain abdominal pain and today there was white liquid discharged from the vagina, I read on the internet that I might have infection, I dont know what to do, I live in abortion restricted country and I am so scared that I would need a surgical abortion because I know that I cant go on with my current pregnancy as the medicine probably caused Congenital Malformations, I really need advice on how to proceed, how to make sure if I have infection, and if I have infection can it be cured and how ?? do I need to go for a surgical abortion or I can try medical abortion again ??? please help me

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  • tania

    I had an abortion 2 weeks this Saturday. I’m flying out Friday to see him and I know his gonna want to have sex. Is it possible that I can get pregnant or an infection.?

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  • _lizzy12

    i had 2 medical abortions they were 4 months apart, both at 7 weeks will i be able to concieve in the future?

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  • Elora

    had d&c (august 2011) because i was rubella positive.since then i’m trying to conceive .but nothing happens.now i,m totally frustrated.my all hormone levels are normal.cycle is regular.but why its not happening?

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  • claritza

    I got an abortion in October which I regret but I was going through a lot with my bf at the time that he ended up leaving to another state. How long must I wait to try to conceive again. Any recommendations how to conceive quick.

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  • Kk

    I think i might be pregnant but I don’t have any pregnancy symptoms and I had my period at the beginning of December am I suppose to get it at the beginning of November as well?

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  • LEXXX01

    I had a surgical abortion about 2 months ago since then I had 2 periods and both have been irregular only lasting 2 days when befor it’ll last 5 to 6 days and me and my partner have been having sex unprotected the entire time and still I have not gotten pregnate and I am terrified and scared that I may not be able to have kids …please help me

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  • JamieEveretts

    I had a medical abortion almost a year ago because of personal reasons and now I am trying to conceive what things can I do to help get pregnant faster??

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  • saff

    Hi..I had an abortion in sept 2013, which I regret. .everything went well…but now I want to try to get pregnant again. I started taking folic acid and another supplements. Can I get pregnant so soon? Or I don’t have other chances.

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  • tapasya

    i had c section delivery 11 month back.2 month back i had a miscarry n had clean-up. m again 37 days pregnant. is it possible to have an abortion by medicine or surgical or “aspiration”

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  • mary

    I had an abortion on 12th of november due to a complication which meant baby wouldnt live…..iv had irregular periods since…my last one about 6 weeks ago…how do i know when im meant to try?i desperatly wanted it and really want another

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  • sammyrae

    i have had 2 abortions previous to this pregnancy now. can i expect to “show” earlier during this pregnancy?

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  • Priya

    I’m 6 weeks pregnant and since I had taken a rubella vaccine just 10 days prior to the conception date I’m worried about the fetus being affected by the live virus. I’m thinking about an abortion and since I’m 30 yrs old, are there good chances of me getting pregnant again? Should I be worried about the rubella vaccine and go ahead for an abortion? Pls help me

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  • simmi27

    Taking prenatal vitamins from 6 months no result now experiencing brown spotting beford and after period I am 27 years old what could be the reasons.

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  • SS

    I have used Isotroin 5mg, 2 capsules a week in month of november. My doctor suggested me not to become pregnant for 1 month after stopping medicine. I got aborted in February. Its been 4 months stopping medicine. Is this the right time to have a baby. How much time does the Isotroin takes to leave the blood??? Please answer ASAP..

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  • trisha

    how soon can I tell that im pregnant if I had an abortion 2weeks ago

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  • angel

    i take medical abortion last month.march22 is my first day of period until march29.up to now i have no period.when will be my next menstration?is there a possibility that im pregnant again?

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  • Clara C

    hi doctor , i had abortion last january,, but after 3 months again am pregnent,,,, i am happy now,,, but may i know my baby gone a normal??and how much risk in this again pregnancy???

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  • snuky

    I am not getting pregnant and I had an abortion 8 months back. My periods are regular and I do tyroid test its normal.before periods a brown spot is seen and after 3 days period s happen so I can’t calculate my ovulation date? Can u please advise me

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  • Aaliah

    I’m trying to get pregnant I had an abortion six months ago but I had sex on my menstrual April 1, til it was done and started bleeding again April 27, but my test still reading negative what should I do

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  • lisa

    Hi ive done an abortion about 2 yrs now n ive not gotten pregnant since everytime my spouse ejaculate in me it tends to run out sumtimes it goes up im worried n i need urgent help

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  • Latisha

    after an abortion in 2005, I been trying conceive easy for over 5 months sadly no results, i so desperate to get preg. it kills me every time my period comes…anyone have any advice?

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  • lb0313

    I just had an abortion three days ago… how soon can I get pregnant again. Im trying again.

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  • Stephanie

    Hello I had an abortion like an 1year and half and I been trying to get pregenant but I’m worried that I can get pregenant please answer….

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  • Leila

    I get pregnant and miscarried 4 days after knowing .
    My results for ß Hcg was 366 and one day after this test I miscarried naturally without knowing till now what was the reason for this miscarriage . Me and my husband have unprotected sex after one week but supposedly he ejaculated outside .. I’m just afraid I may get pregnant .. Noting that I get home pregnancy test and it was negative from two days ago.. How can I know if I m pregnant or not ?

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  • Leila

    I get pregnant and miscarried 4 days after knowing .
    My results for ß Hcg was 366 and one day after this test I miscarried naturally without knowing till now what was the reason for this miscarriage . Me and my husband have unprotected sex after one week but supposedly he ejaculated outside .. I’m just afraid I may get pregnant .. Noting that I get home pregnancy test and it was negative from two days ago .. Please tell me how to know if I’m pregnant or not ?

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  • Nicki

    I had an abortion 1-2 years back can I get pregnant again after having long period?

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  • Arpita

    Hi my name Arpita I get pregnent after 14 years but unfortunately it was miscarege at 10 weeks so go for abortion I’m very dipresed and I get fibroid of 8cm can it posibel to get pregnent again my pregnancy came in June and get miscarege in August and how maney weeks should I wait for next pregnancy please help me

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  • Victoria

    So I had a abortion July 24 and find out that I am pregnant again I took a test and it came out positive 1-2weeks! Can u tell me when I got pregnant ??

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