When Should One Get Pregnant After Miscarriage

As such there is no definite formula that tells you the exact time you can plan a pregnancy after a miscarriage. Most doctors advise their patients to put off the pregnancy for a month or two in order to decrease the risk factor for complications arising from it.  

Many of the internal organs are put through great strain and stress during and after a miscarriage. Doctors advise that once the wounds, both physical and emotional are healed, the woman may start planning for the next child.
 
A miscarriage means a lot of physical and mental trauma for any woman. Both her body and her mindset have to cope with the shock of the mishap and get back to normal. A weak body may not be able to bear through the forty weeks of pregnancy and the risk of complications may become more real. 
 
Once the woman is back to her normal health and functions as she did before the pregnancy, she will be ready to plan for the next child. Until then it is wise to practice birth control methods. Normal physical health translates to a strong and healthy uterus and a well nourished endometrial lining. 
 
Physicians differ from one another in recommending the safe period to conceive. While some doctors encourage the couple to plan the next child after two or three menstrual cycles, there are others who advise couples to wait for half a year or one year, before planning the next pregnancy. They adhere to the theory that by this time the woman would be completely healthy and would have put behind her the mental and emotional stress. 
 
There are some doctors who suggest that once the bleeding from the miscarriage has stopped and the woman does not feel any discomfort, she can start having sex. Pregnancy will occur, according to this group of doctors, only when her system is up to bearing the child. 
 
Having a miscarriage does not mean that further pregnancies will be a problem. Almost 85% of women who have had a previous miscarriage give birth to healthy children.   Three out of every four women who have experienced more than one miscarriage can have successful pregnancies later.
 
Though many couples resume normal life after a miscarriage, it is always prudent to consult a doctor in order to procure advice on essential nutritional supplements and health-care. It becomes very necessary to meet a doctor after a miscarriage if the woman
 
  • Is past 35 years
  • Is suffering from chronic ailments that cannot be managed easily during pregnancy, like diabetes
  • Has other issues concerning conceiving a child either in the past or in the present
  • Has had more than two or three miscarriages repeatedly 
It becomes evident, therefore, that based on the woman’s emotional and physical well being planning a pregnancy after a miscarriage depends entirely on the couple. .
 
 It is important to consult a doctor after a miscarriage in order to decide when a couple wants to have the next child. Doctors may ask them to wait for a couple of months, for six months or maybe a year, before a pregnancy. It is important that the woman becomes physically and emotionally healthy before that. Until then it is prudent to practice birth control methods.  If a woman is over 35 years of age, or is suffering from chronic ailments like diabetes or if she has had a history of fertility problems then it is very important to seek the doctor’s advice to plan the next pregnancy.



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