When to Try Again After Miscarriage?

When to Try Again After Miscarriage?

Miscarriage can be devastating. Most couples give up the hope of getting pregnant again and many others don’t dare try because the one experience leaves them shattered beyond repair. Emotional issues prevent numerous couples from looking at things practically. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

It is a fact that a miscarriage is NOT the end of your dreams to have a baby. You CAN have a baby even after a miscarriage. Numerous couples fail to understand this and are so overwhelmed by grief that they don’t even try. Many women find it easier to get pregnant after miscarriage, almost as if your body is primed for pregnancy now.

Don’t lose hope

With miscarriage comes the silver lining – a hope – to try again but the question that mostly arises is when to try again after miscarriage. There are a few considerations here and these are not just at the physical level but also at the mental or emotional level. Remember that even if your body is ready to try, you should be at emotional peace to be able to do it. Emotional grief and stress can worsen your chances of getting pregnant.

Talk to your doctor

Before taking any steps talk to your doctor about the miscarriage. Your doctor will ask you to give a gap of at least three months before trying again. During these three months your uterus will come back to its normal state and the iron lost during your misconception due to severe blood loss will be compensated. However, depending on your physical conditions such as ectopic pregnancy and molar pregnancy after which, your doctor may ask you to wait for longer and try after six months or even a year.

What caused your miscarriage?

This is not the only factor for you to consider though. You should know what actually caused your miscarriage and your doctor will work to pinpoint on it as you wait for the right time. The most common reason behind miscarriage is genetic defect. Hence your doctor will check for inherited diseases and chromosomal diseases if any. Miscarriage can also be caused because of blood clot.

Polycystic ovary syndrome and endometriosis may also be the reasons. Once the problem is zeroed in upon, you can work with your doctor to overcome it before trying to get pregnant again. Remember that sometimes you won’t be able to find a reason at all and in such cases, you should simply try again when you are ready and hope for the best.

Take care of your health

Also, you and your spouse should take care of your health. You should not take your diet lightly. Include nutrient rich foods in your diet and take supplements if required. Also, stop smoking and drinking alcohol. Avoid stress as much as possible.

Ask questions

Ask as many questions, as you want when you meet with your doctor so that you are clear about everything. There is no point in withholding doubts and then worrying about them. Even if they seem silly to you in your head, talk to your doctor and clear them away immediately.

On the emotional level

Your body may be ready to try again but you may emotionally not be at that place. You should talk to your spouse about what is troubling you and share your pain. There is absolutely no harm in sharing your fears because no one will understand you better than your spouse.

Remember that he is going through the same thing. You may need more time to forget about the miscarriage. That is not a problem. You can take your time and try again only when you are ready. Be positive and have a healthy outlook.

Optimism is very important.

Always communicate with your doctor and spouse and solve any doubts or problems that you may have. Even after your body is ready, you can take a couple of months more to get emotionally stable before trying again. If you are ready the next cycle, go for it – just give time for the pregnancy hormone to leave your system so you don’t end up with a false positive pregnancy test!

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Maureen Stephens, BS, RN
Maureen Stephens, BS, RN | ConceiveEasy
Ms. Stephens has spent over twenty years in the healthcare world, specializing in obstretical and medical/surgical nursing. She joined ConceiveEasy as she has a strong interest in educating and empowering women and promoting fertility awareness.