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How Easy Is It To Get Pregnant After Abortion
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Breastfeeding: After delivering your baby, the hormones that lead to lactation prevent you from ovulating. If you are breastfeeding, these hormones will remain elevated and may prevent you from getting pregnant. However, if you discontinue breastfeeding and your cycle returns, you may conceive as you have started ovulating again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: That's really the million dollar question. Honestly, some women have sex once and are pregnant, some it takes several months, some several years, and other women have a lot of difficulty becoming pregnant. If you try for 6-12 months and are not successful it is generally recommended that you see a specialist to try to help you out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your MD: There is no best time. It is good to take the time to heal emotionally but generally one normal cycle is enough however. Testing to find out the cause of the pregnancy loss can be done during the next month or two after the loss. Talk to your md about testing get the support and treatment you may need before the next pregnancy. ...Read more
How long after?: This depends on how long after. Having intercourse a few hours after ovulation creates a strong chance of getting pregnant,up to 33% according to this website: http://yourfertility.org.au/for-women/timing-and-conception I'm skeptical it's as high as 33% but it is fairly high. However,by 24 hours after ovulation the chances of conceiving drop to zero until about 5 days prior to your next ovulation. ...Read more
If no problems: Ask your OB but i tell my pts to have at least 2 normal periods then they can try. ...Read more
No: Generally not; there is no direct connection. ...Read more
Pregnancy: Yes. You can get pregnant after an abortion. Have in mind that sometimes pregnancy hormones levels do not drop to zero inmediately and patients might think they are pregnant again (if they do a pregnancy test within the first few weeks after an abortion) when in reality its just that the hormones have not regressed to normal levels or zero. ...Read more
As soon as UR ready!: Older dictum was to wait for 3-6 months after a miscarriage before resuming sexual activity. More recent studies show that women who wait have lower fertility rates than women who don't. So, if you are trying to get pregnant, you can determine when you feel ready to resume sexual activity. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily to prevent preterm birth, neural tube and cardiac anomalies in your offspring! ...Read more
Not usually: An abortion itself does not increase the chance of pregnancy. Since pregnancy only occurs in those able to get pregnanct, abortion, like miscarriage, selects out the fertile segment of the population. In this way the apparent pregnancy rate is increased compared to the population at large. Among the risks of elective termination is infection or scarring, both of which can cause infertility. ...Read more
See below: Ideally, missing 3 cycles gives your body time to recover. ...Read more
Soon but: Most women are quite fertile just after a miscarriage. However, if you get pregnant too soon, the risk of another miscarriage may be higher. For that reason, many doctors advise patients to wait 2 months. ...Read more
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