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Is it easier to get pregnant after an abortion ?

Is it easier to get pregnant after an abortion ?

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

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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Is it harder to get pregnant after an abortion with no complications?

Is it harder to get pregnant after an abortion with no complications?

No: A medical or surgical abortion is a common, legal, and medically safe procedure. It does not cause infertility, breast cancer, psychiatric problems, or other medical problems. If you're having difficulty getting pregnant, you should see your doctor. There are many possible causes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how high are the odds of not being able to get pregnant after an abortion?

Can you tell me how high are the odds of not being able to get pregnant after an abortion?

Depends: Women who have abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy have slightly more issues with scarring and Asherman's syndrome because of the need for more aggresive scraping of the lining. In general though the issue about conception after abortion has to do more with the number of abortions. If you just had one, you likely don't have any decrease in pregnancy rates. ...Read more

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When is it safe to get pregnant after an abortion?

When is it safe to get pregnant after an abortion?

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

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When is it safe to get pregnant after an abortion?

When is it safe to get pregnant  after an abortion?

Typically 8 weeks: I recommend 1-2 cycles following an abortion to try for pregnancy again. Make sure to take a prenatal or equivalent vitamin if you are trying for pregnancy, and avoid environmental contaminants, alcohol, etc. ...Read more

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Is it hard to get pregnant after an abortion? Does it take longer to pin point ovulation?

Is it hard to get pregnant after an abortion?  Does it take longer to pin point ovulation?

Shouldn't be: A pregnancy termination normally doesn't change one's ability to conceive unless an infection occurred and damage to the uterine lining happened. Ovulation shouldn't change either. ...Read more

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I just had an abortion sept 17. We want to try again ASAP. Is it harder to get pregnant after an abortion? Am i more fertile right now?

I just had an abortion sept 17. We want to try again ASAP. Is it harder to get pregnant after an abortion? Am i more fertile right now?

Wait 3 months: Wait 3 months and give your body a chance to recover from the blood and nutrient loss of the previous pregnancy for best future pregnancy results. A new pregnancy this soon may result in a "miscarriage". ...Read more

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After an abortion is it easier to get pregnant?

After an abortion is it easier to get pregnant?

No: There is no evidence to suggest that it is easier to get pregnant after an abortion. If you have had a recent abortion, you should be considering some form of long-term birth control to avoid another unplanned pregnancy. I hope that this helps and good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Abortion (Definition)

In medical circles, the term abortion applies to any loss of a pregnancy before 25 weeks, such as spotaneous abortion (ie miscarrage). In non-medical circles, it refers to the termination of ...Read more