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After a 14 week miscarriage, when can I start trying again?

After a 14 week miscarriage, when can I start trying again?

Yes: But would wait at least a month or two to get the hormones back to a normal state and can can try again. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more


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How high is the miscarriage rate for women trying for their first baby?

How high is the miscarriage rate for women trying for their first baby?

Depends on age: Miscarriage rate is not dependent on which pregnancy you are trying for, but rather your age. Younger women in their 20s have about a 10-15% risk of miscarriage with every preganancy while women in their 40s have a 30-40% risk of miscarriage with every pregnancy. ...Read more

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I've had a miscarriage befire and we've been trying again for the past year could something be wrong?

I've had a miscarriage befire and we've been trying again for the past year could something be wrong?

Maybe. See a REI MD: Two miscarriages is 'recurrent miscarriage'. You still have a chance of healthy pregnancy, but most couples get pregnant in a year of trying. See a reproductive endocrinology and infertility md to get checked out: we test your ovarian reserve (egg supply), look for hormonal problems, blocked fallopian tubes, problems with your uterus, sperm problems in your partner, and offer miscarriage testing. ...Read more

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Some people are saying one year and others a month. What is really best for trying again after miscarriage?

Some people are saying one year and others a month. What is really best for trying again after miscarriage?

Pregnancy: A woman can try to get pregnant again after one normal menses. However, there is a grief process which takes time to reconcile. Every woman is different and she must decide when she is ready to try again. Just remember to continue your prenatal vitamins or folic acid. A woman should be one Folic Acid for 2-3 months prior to pregnancy to reduce birth defects. ...Read more

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Me and my partner have been trying to fall pregnant for a year but I have had 2 miscarriages in between. Is there something wrong?

Me and my partner have been trying to fall pregnant for a year but I have had 2 miscarriages in between. Is there something wrong?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for 6 years. We have had 2 miscarriages and a chemical. When should we seek help?

My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for 6 years. We have had 2 miscarriages and a chemical. When should we seek help?

Now would be good: I think 6 years is a long time to go without a successful pregnancy. It is encouraging that you have been able to conceive two or three times but i think it is time to find out if there is any thing that could be done to optimize a "baby in the crib" experience for you and your husband. ...Read more

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I had a healthy boy 4 1/2 yrs ago. Recently had a miscarriage. Do I have a higher chance of having another? Also when can I start trying again?

I had a healthy boy 4 1/2 yrs ago. Recently had a miscarriage. Do I have a higher chance of having another? Also when can I start trying again?

See below: After one miscarriage, your risk of a second miscarriage is not any higher. Its roughly 1 in 5 (20%). There is some debate about when you can try again. Some docs will say that its ok to try again after you have a period. I usually recommend waiting about 3 months because there was one study that showed an increased rate of miscarriage if you get pregnant prior to 3 months. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have 3 boys & have been trying again for 2 yrs. I've had 3 miscarriages from aug '10 to june '11 & 1 earlier miscarriage. Any thoughts on why?

I have 3 boys & have been trying again for 2 yrs. I've had 3 miscarriages from aug '10 to june '11 & 1 earlier miscarriage. Any thoughts on why?

Lots of reasons: There are several possible reasons for pregnancy loss, from sperm problems that may not have existed before to older eggs to fibroid tumors that may be inside the uterus (and weren't there in the past). See a qualified fertility specialist who can test you and your partner and get to the bottom of your losses. ...Read more

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Had a healthy boy 4 1/2 yrs ago. Had a miscarriage 3 wks ago. Does this mean I can have another miscarriage? Also when can I start trying again?

Had a healthy boy 4 1/2 yrs ago. Had a miscarriage 3 wks ago. Does this mean I can have another miscarriage? Also when can I start trying again?

Many........: Many miscarriages are not even known. All women can miscarry! And it can happen again. Causes should be checked for by the OB/GYN doc, such as anti-cardiolipin disease. My wife had two, after two successful pregnancies. Then came two beautiful fraternal twin daughters. You CAN remain quite fertile after a miscarriage, although it can happen again! ...Read more

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Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

Miscarriage is a "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only an elective interrupted ...Read more