Trying again after a miscarriage – when is it safe?

By October 13, 2015Pregnancy
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Having a miscarriage is traumatic – and trying to fall pregnant again can be daunting 큐피드 비스트로 다운로드. Let’s take a look at some commonly asked questions about miscarriage.

Why do miscarriages happen? A miscarriage is the spontaneous death and loss of a foetus before 20 weeks gestation. It actually occurs quite commonly (about 20% or more of pregnancies end in a miscarriage) and usually happens because the baby is not developing normally. Sometimes a medical issue the mother has can cause a miscarriage, like poorly controlled diabetes, a thyroid disease, problems with the cervix or womb, or hormonal issues. (It’s important to note that a miscarriage is NOT caused by exercise or having sex.) We often will not know exactly why it happened which makes it even harder to come to terms with.

How long does it take to recover? This depends on a number of factors: how far along the pregnancy was, what caused the miscarriage and if there were any complications after the miscarriage – like an incomplete miscarriage or infection. It’s good to remember that just because you have had a miscarriage, it does not mean that you will not be able to have a future healthy pregnancy, but if you have 2 miscarriages in a row then its best to seek medical advice as you will need some investigations done to determine what is causing them.

When can I try again? After a miscarriage the usual advice is to wait for at least 1 normal period to happen before you start trying to conceive again. It is not only your body that needs to recover, you need to deal with your emotional health too so try not rush things. You need to be completely ready physically and mentally. If there has been a cause identified then your doctor will give you more specific instructions as to when you can start trying again and whether or not you need any medical treatment to improve your chances of a healthy pregnancy.

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Author: Dr Lynelle Hoeks