Pregnancy is of course filled with happiness, and often with mixed feelings of worries and even negative thoughts, particularly when you’ve had a miscarriage. You may naturally have mixed emotions after suffering a loss. Miscarriage is quite common and you are not the first woman who suffered this condition. It is true that most people don’t discuss it all the time.
But the good news is that most women can have a healthy child after experiencing a miscarriage. The journey is not easy always, though. But you should know certain things when it comes to conceive and have a healthy child post-miscarriage.
Factors Responsible for Miscarriage
Around 10% to 15% of pregnancies end before the 12th week or in the first trimester due to miscarriage. Next 1 to 5 percent pregnancies ends in miscarriage from 13th to 19th week, i.e. second trimester. And around 50% of women miscarry even before they know that they are pregnant.
There are different factors responsible for miscarriage –
- Issues like molar pregnancy, translocation, and blighted ovum on chromosomes of the baby.
- Problems with cervix or uterus, such as scar tissue, septate uterus, and fibroids.
- STDs, listeriosis and other infections
- Hormonal imbalances, autoimmune disease, and other conditions related to the mother’s health
In some cases, blood is seen but pregnancy tissues are passed off leading to miscarriages. In other cases, miscarriages happen without showing any signs or symptoms. You may not find anything wrong before going through an ultrasound with your doctor.
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No matter what, miscarriage leads to deep feelings of anger, grief, and sorrow. Initially, you may feel shocked but later have different types of feelings. Recovery from miscarriage may take several weeks or even months. The timeline of recovery varies, according to the type of miscarriage and whether you need medical treatment or a gynecologist for the passage of the fetus.
How long does it take to get pregnant after going through a miscarriage?
Well, you don’t need to wait any longer to get pregnant. Even better, you can conceive without even having a menstrual period which happens naturally.
After the miscarriage, your body immediately starts working to recover back to its normal reproductive process. Before getting the next period, you will quickly feel ovulation. It may take place within 2 weeks or so after miscarriage. You may get the positive sign on test sooner than expected, in case you conceive in the first ovulation.
A lot of studies recommend getting pregnant a few weeks after going through a miscarriage. According to a study in 2017, you are more likely to reduce the risk of the next miscarriage if you get pregnant within 3 months of the first one. It is better not to wait any longer. One theory suggests that the last pregnancy prepares the body to work for the next pregnancy.
Your doctor may suggest certain guidelines to follow related to your miscarriage and health. Suppose you have gone through dilation and curettage (D and C), it is recommended by the doctor to wait several months before you attempt next to try your uterine lining to get back on track.
In case you suffered constant miscarriages, your doctor will conduct some tests to figure out the root cause. After having a loss, you may emotionally not be ready to try it again. Though you can get pregnant physically, there are certain factors that suggest you wait. In the end, you may want to wait until you get emotionally and physically prepared. But you don’t have to wait any longer if your doctor suggests that you are ready to attempt again.
How likely you might miscarry again?
After suffering miscarriage for the first time, women are most likely to have healthy pregnancies. If you have had a miscarriage for the first time, there is 20% of the overall risk of having a miscarriage.
But up to 1 in 100 women suffer recurrent miscarriage or more than 2 miscarriages again and again. There are different causes of repeated miscarriages, such as hormone problems, blood clotting issues, high blood sugar, some autoimmune disorders, and polycystic ovarian syndrome.
After having two miscarriages, the risk of having other spikes to 28%, according to studies published by Mayo Clinic. The risk further rises to 43% after 3 back-to-back miscarriages. Due to this reason, if you experience more than 3 miscarriages, you need to go through testing due to this reason.
Keep in mind that there nothing wrong or right when it comes to miscarriage. No matter what the reason is, it is always recommended to visit the fertility clinic and see your gynecologist.
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