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Is It Easy 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
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
No: Generally not; there is no direct connection. ...Read more
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
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
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?
How soon could someone get pregnant after an abortion? I'm scared to have sex because I've heard your most fertile after having a baby or an abortion.
Soon: Depending on how far along you were, it is possible to ovulate and get pregnant again within a few weeks after an abortion. You can start most almost any contraceptive method the same day as a first trimester abortion, including an IUD. Please see your clinician about starting an effective contraceptive method. Use condoms or abstain until then. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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