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How Long Should I Wait To Have Sex After A Miscarriage
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
Two weeks: After having a miscarriage, approximately two weeks of abstinence is necessary to reduce any risk of an infection. ...Read more
After MD visit: See your MD first and ask him/her if resumption of sexual activity is permitted after you have been examined to be sure everything is O.K. ...Read more
Infection and safety: Initially, pretty much while you are still bleeding and discharging, you are risking an infection. Beyond that you want to be certain that everything has passed and is back to normal. If you were to get pregnant again immediately afterwards the situation not only could be confusing but your risks of another miscarriage are probably increased. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
3 weeks: You should wait 3 weeks but check with your doctor. ...Read more
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
We are waiting 3 months to heal before conceiving. When is it okay to have sex after a miscarriage? Protected
Is it safe to have sex after a miscarriage? How soon can I try to have a baby again? Should i still keep taking prenatal vitamins?
Sorry for your loss!: Sorry to hear about your miscarriage. How long to wait after the miscarriage to have sex depends somewhat on whether or not you required a d&c, so i would recommend talking to your obgyn. I typically recommend that patients have 1-2 normal cycles after miscarriage before trying to conceive again. If you are thinking of trying again soon, i would advise staying on prenatal vitamins. ...Read more
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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