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How much time do I wait to have sex after missed miscarriage?

How much time do I wait to have sex after missed miscarriage?

Miscarriage: would depend how far along you were when you miscarried and whether you had a surgical procedure (D&C, D&E). If it was first trimester and no surgery....4 weeks If 2nd trimester or surgery i would recommend 8 weeks to let things heal. ...Read more

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Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more


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Should i wait a certain time to have sex, since i just had a miscarriage two weeks ago?

Should i wait a certain time to have sex, since i just had a miscarriage two weeks ago?

Pregnancy plans?: What are your pregnnacy plans? I recommend patients wait until after their follow up visit which is usually 4 weeks after. At that visit we make sure everything is ok. We also discuss plans for the future. I notice you are 20. We would discuss your future plans for school and your career. We could then decide if you want to have a baby now or if birth control would be a better choice. ...Read more

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We are waiting 3 months to heal before conceiving. When is it okay to have sex after a miscarriage? Protected

We are waiting 3 months to heal before conceiving. When is it okay to have sex after a miscarriage? Protected

When bleeding stops: As a general rule, it is OK to resume activity when the miscarriage bleeding stops. This usually happens within about 2 weeks from the miscarriage. Best wishes! ...Read more

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After I have a miscarriage me an my boyfriend we try to have sex but I don't have no feelings at for him why is that so..sometimes I even have bad?

After I have a miscarriage me an my boyfriend we try to have sex but I don't have no feelings at for him why is that so..sometimes I even have bad?

Lost that lovingfeel: Have you lost that loving feeling after experiencing a loss post miscarriage? Well, depression has a tendency to remove "that loving feeling" about sex partners, love, sleep, friends, and those things you care about. Before you end this relationship talk to a therapist about your feelings first, and if necessary consider Rx either medication or counseling. ...Read more

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How long do preg symptoms last after miscarriage? Had 4 week mc and it's been a week and we still have preg symptoms. No intercourse since before mc

Takes time: It takes time for the pregnancy hormone to go away; 48 hrs to be reduced in half, so if your pregnancy hormone was 10,000 before miscarrige, it will go down to 0 in 20-26 days ...Read more

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How much time after a miscarriage can you have sex?

Depends on when: When was miscarriage. If first trimester, I suggest 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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When is it safe to have sex after a natural miscarriage? My baby was 9 weeks when I lost him/her. Thanks!

When is it safe to have sex after a natural miscarriage? My baby was 9 weeks when I lost him/her. Thanks!

You decide: I'm assuming that by "natural miscarriage" you mean that you did not have surgery, and that everything has since resolved? If you have stopped bleeding and are feeling ok, you can resume sexual activity whenever you feel ready. Remember there is a physical and emotional part of recovery after a miscarriage and with having sex. Just be sure you are ready. :). ...Read more

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Is it normal to bleed and be sensitive the first time you have sex after miscarriage (2 weeks post m/c)?

Is it normal to bleed and be sensitive the first time you have sex after miscarriage (2 weeks post m/c)?

Yes: After two weeks you might still expect some sensitivity- sometimes we would tell you to wait a little bit longer to decrease your chances of infection and to give you some time to heal. If you are uncomfortable I might wait a little longer to have sex again. ...Read more

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I recently had a miscarriage and only waited a week to have sex now I have nausea vomiting and also smells are making me sick what's wrong with me?

Hormones dropping: It takes some time after a miscarriage for the HCG levels to drop, so you may still experience some pregnancy symptoms. You need to give your body time to heal, though. I usually recommended avoiding pregnancy until you have 2 normal periods. Use condoms and spermicide or abstinence until then. ...Read more

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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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Spontaneous Abortion (Definition)

Spontaneous abortion is also known as Pregnancy loss. Spontaneous abortion is the spontaneous death of a growing fetus. It is also ...Read more


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