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How long do you have to wait after a miscarriage to try again?

How long do you have to wait after a miscarriage to try again?

Waiting after ab: You are at your most fertile shortly after a miscarriage, and as long as you aren't bleeding and feeling ok go for it! ...Read more

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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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How long do you have to wait after a miscarriage to try to have another baby?

How long do you have to wait after a miscarriage to try to have another baby?

When YOU are ready: Family or friends with good intentions might pressure a couple to "try again" right away. But both partners must go through a process of grieving for the baby they thought they would have and preparing for what's next. When they get healthy, eat right, avoid toxins and exercise, odds of having a successful pregnancy might increase. They cannot replace the one lost but can often complete a new one. ...Read more

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How long for u wait after a miscarriage to get pregnant again? What's the chance of getting pregnant again after miscarriage? Miscarried 2day 06/18.

How long for u wait after a miscarriage to get pregnant again? What's the chance of getting pregnant again after miscarriage? Miscarried 2day 06/18.

Wait for next period: Usually it's a good idea to wait until you've had a normal period. Part of the reason is that your next period after a miscarriage is often late, and waiting reduces the frustration of wondering if you're pregnant again. It also gives your body a chance to get completely back to normal before getting pregnant again. ...Read more

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Have been diagnosed with blighted ovum shud i wait for miscarriage or should go for d &c?

Have been diagnosed with blighted ovum shud i wait for miscarriage or should go for d &c?

Difficult: There are pros and cons of each. Waiting is the most natural choice. It may take 2 weeks or longer before bleeding begins and then it may last 2 weeks or longer and be painful. A D&C does carry risk of both the procedure and the anesthesia. Psychologically many women prefer the D&C so that it will be over and they can begin the healing process. You should take your time and decide whats best. ...Read more

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U/S at 7wks showed no heartbeat. Dr. said get D&C or wait to miscarry. Almost 2 wks later, no miscarriage, hCG positive. Can the dr have been wrong?

U/S at 7wks showed no heartbeat. Dr. said get D&C or wait to miscarry. Almost 2 wks later, no miscarriage, hCG positive. Can the dr have been wrong?

Possibly : Your hCG will continue to be positive but if it is declining it is a sign of a miscarriage. You should check with your doctor to see if your levels are declining. If they are increasing, it is possible that you were too early to see a heartbeat. ...Read more

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How long should you wait after having missed miscarriage within your second trimester?Can i continue taking folic acid after missed misscarriage?

How long should you wait after having  missed miscarriage within your second trimester?Can i continue taking folic acid after missed misscarriage?

Depends: Not every person recovers from a loss at the same rate. Miscarriage is a sad event for most families. While the physical recovery from an early loss may be relatively fast , the emotional recovery may take longer. There is no correct answer it is good to have 1or 2 normal cycles. Continue to take the folic acid as you wish. ...Read more

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How long should I wait after a 4 month miscarriage to start excersizing again?

How long should I wait after a 4 month miscarriage to start excersizing again?

As soon as you like.: When you feel ready, you may start exercising again. Check with your gynecologist to see if you are too anemic for full workouts first, though! ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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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