Getting Pregnant After a Chemical Pregnancy

Getting Pregnant After a Chemical Pregnancy

Chemical pregnancies have almost the same impact on women as miscarriages or abortions. While some of them are desperately trying to conceive immediately afterwards, the wide majority are reluctant, being afraid that, if they get pregnant, history will repeat itself. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

However, the negative attitude women have towards getting pregnant after a chemical pregnancy has as a main cause their lack of information on the subject. Here are 5 of the most important things that you must know, in order to put an end to your doubts and fears.

The most common cause

The most common cause of chemical pregnancy consists in an abnormality of the embryo, which prevents it to fix in the uterus and develop properly. However, no matter if this defect is of genetic nature or not, the couples affected by this incident must not worry of something being wrong with one of the partners, and there is no reason for women to not continue to try getting pregnant after a chemical pregnancy. It is usually seen as a very early miscarriage, sometimes before a woman even knows she is pregnant.

The treatments

In most of the cases, no specific treatments are prescribed following this type of miscarriage. However, some tests are performed in order to check the level of hCG, and see if it is close to zero. This way, the chemical pregnancy can be differentiated from ectopic pregnancy, which has more serious consequences on the health of the affected women and could result in blocked fallopian tubes or worse.

What is a chemical pregnancy?

Chemical pregnancies occur in the very first stages of the embryo’s development, so they do not have severe or long term effects on the woman’s body. The bleeding that occurs after this type of miscarriage is in some cases significantly lighter than the one during a regular menstrual cycle, but it is not, in any way, a sign that you will not be able to get pregnant safely again.

Chances of a chemical pregnancy

Recent research in the field claims that the incidence of chemical pregnancy in women who are able to conceive is bigger than anyone can imagine. The results indicated that no less than 70% of them had such experience, most of them without even knowing it. And, guess what? A huge percentage of these women managed to carry a following pregnancy to term without any issues.

Getting pregnant after a chemical pregnancy

As for how soon a woman must try to get pregnant after she suffered a chemical pregnancy, the general opinion is that, after waiting for a month to pass, she can safely try to conceive again, without worrying about something going wrong.

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Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD
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.