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Miscarriage

How long should I wait to get pregnant after a miscarriage?

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  • It is possible to get pregnant within the next menstrual cycle following a miscarriage. This may be too soon for women to fully recover from the effects of the miscarriage. Therefore, doctors often recommend waiting a little while (one month or so) before trying to get pregnant again.
  • AMarch of Dimes answered

    Before getting pregnant again, it's important that you are ready both physically and emotionally. If you don't need tests or treatments to discover the cause of the miscarriage, it's usually OK for you to become pregnant after one normal menstrual cycle. However, it may take longer for you to feel emotionally ready to be pregnant again. Everyone responds differently to a miscarriage. Only you will know when you are ready to try to get pregnant again.

  • AAnthony Komaroff, MD, Internal Medicine, answered
    Women are often told to wait two or three months before trying to become pregnant after a miscarriage. However, there are no known risks to a pregnancy conceived even 1 month after a miscarriage. If you want to wait, you may resume any form of birth control right away.

    The emotional reactions women have after a miscarriage will vary. It is not unusual or abnormal to experience significant grief. Taking time to work through your emotions may be one reason to wait a while before trying again to become pregnant. Women should seek support and assistance as needed from their health care providers as well as family and friends.
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