How Soon To Try For Pregnancy After a Miscarriage?
After you miscarry you can ovulate as soon as 2 weeks. So the decision to contracept for a bit or to begin trying again if you were trying for pregnancy is an important one. The WHO has recommended waiting 6 months. Other organizations have focused on birth spacing mostly after full term births or after births in third world countries. The WHO information was based on one study that was done in Latin America. Now there was a new study out of Scotland looking at over 30,000 women with their first miscarriage, during the second pregnancy over a twenty year period of time. And over 40% got pregnant within those first 6 months and actually getting pregnant within those first 6 months was better than waiting longer in terms of healthy pregnancy outcomes. So we are telling women they need not delay as long. Now if you became very anemic, or have other medical conditions to correct, or have emotional reasons you need to slow down, those are reasons to sit and gab with your gyno and figure out how long, what nutritional changes, and what other medical tests to do before launching out on your own. And if you didn't have a pre-pregnancy planning visit with your gyno, even if you are healthy, you may want to schedule that visit. At Women's Health Practice we also offer genetic testing for couples with problems of miscarriage, infertility or a history of birth defects. And after pregnancy is achieved again there are now arrays of tests that can test for the genetic health of the baby. Once you do get pregnant again, if you are 35 years old, or younger, and there is a fetus with a heart beat seen on ultrasound, the risk of miscarriage will be less than 5%.