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#1 soufgirl

Posted 12 October 2012 - 07:12 PM

I just experienced a miscarriage at 8 weeks. This is my second pregnancy, my first resulted in a healthy baby now 26 months old. For numerous reasons we are keen to TTC as soon as possible however I have read conflicting information about the best time to try.

I am just wondering how long until you started to try again and were successful in becoming pregnant?

Thanks.

#2 nik_klinger

Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:07 PM

Sorry to read, i am in a Similar situation as you, DS same age, hoping to conceive quickly post mc, but 5 cycles later, still trying.Different for everyone, I've had friends get pg the very next cycle or even 3 after,There seems to be conflicting opinions, some say wait a month, some say don't.I say give yourself time & hopefully it will happen.P.s:I need to take my own advice.

#3 soufgirl

Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:11 PM

QUOTE (nik_klinger @ 12/10/2012, 09:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sorry to read, i am in a Similar situation as you, DS same age, hoping to conceive quickly post mc, but 5 cycles later, still trying.Different for everyone, I've had friends get pg the very next cycle or even 3 after,There seems to be conflicting opinions, some say wait a month, some say don't.I say give yourself time & hopefully it will happen.P.s:I need to take my own advice.


Thanks! I agree, it will be different for every woman. I have just found it hard to get consistent advice that makes me feel most confident about when to try again as I want to be as ready as possible.

#4 mumoffivepoppets

Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:16 PM

I always started trying straight away after misscarrying. The OB's only want you to wait a cycle for dating reasons if you do happen to fall pregnant straight away.
I had d@c s for all my misscarriages and tried the next month as I always found myself to be more fertile straight afterwards.
If you feel ready then I say go for it.
Good luck.

#5 JammyJane

Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:08 AM

I miscarried over the weekend. 2nd pregnancy, DD is 16 months. My GP advised me to wait 3 months before trying again. This seems like a very long time. huh.gif

#6 Minxybug

Posted 17 October 2012 - 12:18 AM

Sorry for the loss of your angel.

We lost our second pregnancy too and conceived our third one month after the loss of our angel.

I now have two healthy boys and another precious baby on the way.

Please be gentle with yourself it does take some time to heal emotionally after a loss.

I hope that your next pregnancy journey comes along quickly with no issues

xo

Edited by Minxybug, 17 October 2012 - 12:19 AM.


#7 DM36

Posted 17 October 2012 - 12:31 AM

I'm sorry for your loss sad.gif

I had a miscarriage in late July and my GP also advised that we waited 2-3 cycles. When I asked him if there was any harm in trying again straight away he said that no there wasn't, but be prepared for my body to take a while to recover from the m/c.

I was 5 wks pregnant when I miscarried, I bled for just over 3 weeks and then AF arrived a week later so I thought I was 'back to normal'. We started trying again after that first AF, but looking back I'm pretty sure I didn't even ovulate that cycle as I was still so out of whack.

Another cycle later and I have ovulated properly, although a few days later than my cycle used to be (it was clockwork before, 28 days every single month with ovulation on CD10-12, now it's anywhere between 28-32 days per cycle and I didn't ovulate until CD15) Just be aware that this may happen, even if you are using OPKs and get a positive. Apparently after a m/c your body can get geared up to ovulate but can't actually release an egg.

Good luck OP, I say just go with what makes you and your DH comfortable original.gif

#8 Loulla

Posted 17 October 2012 - 12:48 AM

After my D&C, my FS said to start trying straight away and if the body isn't ready, it won't conceive. The healthy baby in my arms now was conceived two months after!

#9 BrisMumma16

Posted 19 October 2012 - 11:15 AM

I'm only new to the MC club - started the week pregnant, and now I'm finishing the week not pregnant.

I had my D&C yesterday. Feels good to have started the process to physically move on, obviously emotional is another story.

The reason for my post is my Ob said I'll bleed heavily for about 4 days, starting in the coming days, and once that bleeding has finished I'm right to start trying again, and he said if I can handle it emotionally, then I should give it a good go as I'll be very fertile.

Anyone else get this advice? I trust my Ob explicitly, it just seems to contradict advice others have received.

Lastly - to all those who have suffered recent losses - my heartfelt condolences to you.

#10 kell-pea

Posted 21 October 2012 - 02:20 PM

Hi, I had a D&C friday and was advised to wait one cycle - seen as I asked while still coming out from under the general I can't remember why Ob advised that. I am having my follow up appointment during the week so will ask again. I was also told I would bleed for a few days- I bleed very lightly that night and had stopped by lunch time the next day.

I think it is to make dating easier? But sorry no help

#11 *mylittleprince*

Posted 21 October 2012 - 02:26 PM

I'm sorry for your loss. I had a miscarriage at 8 weeks, bleed for 5 weeks, had a D and C (hormone levels were still high) and had some retained product. Was advised to wait one cycle which we did and fell pregnant with twins the next cycle. I woudl wait one cycle and then try again. Hope it happens quickly for you.

#12 kell-pea

Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:41 PM

had my post op appointment on Sat with my Ob. He advised that after a D&C it can take 6to8weeks for period to return.

I asked if we had unprotected sex straight away (without waiting for my period) and I fell pregnant what would happen and he said " nothing, it wont affect yr pregnancy or increase chance of miscarriage, but due to the amount of lining removed during a D&C it is fairly low chance of falling pregnant before your next cycle. However if it happens well great I will see you sooner rather than latter".

So we will start trying again straight away wink.gif

#13 berryberrynice

Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:58 PM

Hi ladies, sorry for your loses .... I had a natural m/c last week at 9 weeks and bled for 5 days.  My midwife said to wait one cycle and then try again but didn't give any reason to wait and also said my AF should return within 6 weeks.

Good luck!

#14 avonlea

Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:28 PM

I just had a d & c about 10 days ago.

My ob didn't mention when I could start trying again.

I'm guessing my chances would be pretty slim at the moment but I'm assuming there wouldnt be any issues with getting back in the swingof it or he would have mentioned it.



#15 kiwimum2b

Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:38 PM

I had a d&c yesterday and ob said to wait til I got home ;)Said there's statistical evidence of another miscarriage if you conceive straight away, but no clinical evidence, so he's happy for his patients to try as soon as they are emotionally ready too.

#16 Larabubbles

Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:09 PM

Hi all,

Sorry to hear about your losses. I started TTC in October and started to M/C yesterday at 5 weeks.

I wasn't expecting to get pregnant so soon so its been a pretty big emotional rollercoaster the last week. Had an ultrasound today and go back tomorrow to the dr to make sure I don't need a D&C and hoping to start again soon.

My friend had a M/C too and her dr said you are supposed to be more fertile but she waited a month because she wasn't emotionally ready and she is now 37 weeks!

#17 Pocahontas

Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:15 PM

I tried the next cycle after my miscarriage between DS1 and DS2.  I became pg with DS2 on the very next cycle and had an uncomplicated pregnacy.  I don't remember getting any advice but then again my OB at the time was cr@p.

#18 Pocahontas

Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:15 PM

I tried the next cycle after my miscarriage between DS1 and DS2.  I became pg with DS2 on the very next cycle and had an uncomplicated pregnacy.  I don't remember getting any advice but then again my OB at the time was cr@p.

#19 ruth79

Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:32 AM

I had an early miscarriage (five weeks) in September. Tried again straight away, got pregnant again straight away, only to have another miscarriage at 5 weeks. This time the doctor advised to wait a month to let my hormones sort themselves out, so I am reluctantly letting November slide past. Now if it happens again it won't be because I didn't wait...


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