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How long do I need to wait to conceive after a miscarriage?

How long do I need to wait to conceive after a miscarriage?

Sex after a abortion: You are at your most fertile after an early miscarriage. As long as your miscarried spontaneously you begin to conceive as soon as your discharge or bleeding stops. ...Read more

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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 long should I wait to conceive after having a d&c? It wasn't done because of a miscarriage, just irregular bleeding.

How long should I wait to conceive after having a d&c? It wasn't done because of a miscarriage, just irregular bleeding.

Quickly: You just need to wait 1 month. That is so the uterine can shed its lining once. There is no known benefit to waiting any longer than that! ...Read more

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How long after a miscarriage should a woman wait to conceive? And why?

How long after a miscarriage should a woman wait to conceive? And why?

About a month: After a miscarriage you will have bleeding as your HCG hormone levels fall, and then you should wait a month or one normal cycle. There may be a higher chance of another miscarriage in the first month - the quality of scientific evidence is not great though. Two or more miscarriages is 'recurrent miscarriage', and you should see a reproductive endocrinology and infertility md to get checked out. ...Read more

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My wife had miscarriage at 11th week, no complications. Now its been 1 month, can we start trying to conceive again or wait more? If yes, how long?

My wife had miscarriage at 11th week, no complications.  Now its been 1 month, can we start trying to conceive again or wait more? If yes, how long?

Wait: Most recommendations are to wait 4 to 6 months before trying to conceive again. However, after two cycles have passed, then the risk of pregnancy complications is no longer elevated above baseline so it would be safe then to begin trying to conceive. ...Read more

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Trying to conceive our 1st since dec 2013. Had a miscarriage at 6 weeks in Dec 2014. How long do i wait for more medical help beyond the basic tests?

Trying to conceive our 1st since dec 2013. Had a miscarriage at 6 weeks in Dec 2014. How long do i wait for more medical help beyond the basic tests?

Up to you: Sorry to hear about the miscarriage. It does show that you are fertile since you were able to get pregnant.Most Obgyns would suggest that you keep trying since it appears you are able to get pregnant before seeking any other treatment or testing ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage about a month ago , how long does it to take get period after miscarriage ? How long should wait to conceive again?

Varies: It can take as little as 4 weeks for you to resume your cycles, but could also take up to 6 months. It is safe to conceive as soon as two cycles after a pregnancy loss. ...Read more

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How long before I can conceive again after a miscarriage?

How long before I can conceive again after a miscarriage?

Two periods: There is no hard and fast rule on this. Different doctors may tell you different things. I tell my patients to wait until they have had two periods. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage november 3, is been 3mnths almst 4 how long before i can conceive again?

Anytime: For future references you can concieve after the misscariage .You dont need to wait that long. However if 2 misscariages happen one after the other , you need further workup to diagnose the cause of it. ...Read more

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I am 33 yrs old.Miscarried at 10th week. Underwent D and C procedure. Any risks to conceive after 1 menstrual cycle or should I wait for 2-3 cycles?

I am 33 yrs old.Miscarried at 10th week. Underwent D and C procedure. Any risks to conceive after 1 menstrual cycle or should I wait for 2-3 cycles?

Depends: Have they checked your Hemoglobin or Hematocrit levels? After a D&C for miscarriage it's possible to have anemia (low hemoglobin levels in blood). Symptoms of anemia are dizziness, fatigue, fainting episodes, fast heart rate. If you feel completely fine then waiting only one menstrual cycle should be fine. If you are having symptoms of anemia then wait 2-3 cycles. ...Read more

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


Conception (Definition)

Conception is the union of an egg and sperm to form a zygote. The zygote is what ...Read more