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How long to wait to have sex after d&c due to miscarriage?

How long to wait to have sex after d&c due to miscarriage?

2 weeks: I recommend women who have had a d and c for a miscarriage wait about 2 weeks before having sex. Remember to use something such as condoms to prevent pregnancy. I recommend women wait for 2 periods after the procedure before attempting pregnancy. ...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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How long do u have to wait to have sex after having a 6wk miscarriage due to pcos?

How long do u have to wait to have sex after having a 6wk miscarriage due to pcos?

Two weeks: After having a miscarriage, approximately two weeks of abstinence is necessary to reduce any risk of an infection. ...Read more

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How long after a miscarriage should you wait to have sex?

How long after a miscarriage should you wait to have sex?

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

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Why do you have to wait to have sex after a miscarriage?

Why do you have to wait to have sex after a miscarriage?

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 more

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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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For what length of time can I wait to have sex with my boyfriend after a miscarriage?

No bleeding: If there is no more bleeding i would give myself one to two weeks max. You want to make sure that the cervix is closed and that occurs fairly quickly. ...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

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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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

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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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