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

Monica M. Diaz, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
Wait at least a month after miscarriage before trying to conceive again, says OBGYN Monica Diaz, MD, of Medical City Dallas Hospital. In this video, she gives a recommended timeframe for trying to get pregnant again.
Anthony L. Komaroff, MD
Internal Medicine
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.
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.

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