(Closed) Are there medical risks to conceiving 2 weeks after early miscarriage?

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 4
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1967 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I had 2 miscarriages and after both I was told to wait at least 2 cycles. Well after the 2nd m/c I was so devasted I decided to get on bc but had to wait to get my pd. It never came. Went to the doctors & I was pregnant again! I got pregnant 14days after the miscarriage. I didn’t even think that was possible. Either way they monitored me closely & put me on progesterone. Had a healthy, happy pregnancy & healthy happy baby girl. I don’t think there’s any real risk. I think it’s more of a healing process. Good luck!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@mysterybee123:  I am so sorry for your loss. I had an early miscarriage at 6w3d in February. My doctor advised to wait for at least one cycle before trying again. I think the main reason, aside from healing emotionally, is to build the lining back up in your uterus to support a pregnancy. As far as the risks are concerned, I have seen some bees on here that got pregnant again before they got their period back. Personally, I wanted to wait the one cycle to make sure my body was going to go back to ‘normal’ and to make sure I was healed (both physically and emotionally) before TTC again. So I guess everyone is different, but I didn’t want to take any risks. Best of luck to you. *hugs*

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

I miscarried at 6 weeks back in February.  My doctor recommended we wait 2 cycles before trying again, but didn’t really give a reason other than to make sure everything is back to normal first (physically and mentally).  A couple weeks after that when I didnt get a period I took a test and it was positive.  When I called my doctor he said he doubted I would be pregnant again so soon and ordered me blood tests.  Long story short, I was indeed pregnant again.  I am a little more than 12 weeks now and doctor has labeled this as a low risk pregnancy (could be because I have one living child already).  Everything is good and healthy in there.

 

All this bing said, clearly my body was ready for a new pregnancy, otherwise it wouldnt have gotten pregnant again.  So for in my experience, I would wait just because it is confusing to track when everything happened without having a “last menstrual period” date to go by.  But in your case, it seems like since your doctor said your hcg levels were at 6, there wouldnt be much confusion if you had a positive preggo test in a few weeks!

 

Good luck!

 

ETA:  This is only my experience – I am not a medical professional and so I do not know the risks for getting pregnant right away.  It just so happened that it worked well for me.  This is something you need to speak with your doctor about and if you don’t like his answer you should find a new doc.

 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@mysterybee123:  Thank you. They monitored mw closely bc I had multiple miscarriages. I was very nervous but my doc did a good job of relaxing me. He kept saying “third times the charm” he was right. I didn’t ask for any special test, in one of my labs my levels didn’t rise the way they should have but the ultrasound showed everything on track so he gave me progesterone to help with that. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2007 - Radisson Hotel

I think when you have a miscarriage (I’ve had two after a live birth, and am now 10w pregnant again), a LOT more than just a small layer of endometrium is shed, hence the clots and clumps, which isn’t as bad as a typical period. My doctor told me to wait one cycle because she has personally seen a lot of women come in when they miscarried and are pregnant again without waiting and the lining isn’t able to nourish a healthy egg. I mean, you CAN get pregnant again (my second loss was coming off another loss a month previous), but it doesn’t mean your body can SUSTAIN it, you know? I totally understand not feeling whole until you’re pregnant again, and wanting to just have a CHANCE to get pregnant again, because waiting a month seems like an eternity, but for ME, I still wanted to wait because I didn’t want to have to experience another loss if I could possibly help it.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My doctor recommended waiting 2 months after my m/c, but the doctor in the ER said I didn’t have to wait at all.  I had a complete natural miscarriage.  We averaged their advice and avoided one month, and got pregnant the very next.  I looked into the reasoning for waiting so here are the best reasons I could find:

1. Allow your body to rebuild the lining.  I was also confused since I thought that happened every month with a period and should be fine.  I knew I would blame myself if I had a m/c immediately following my last though, so I decided to give it one month to recover.  My m/c was at 7 weeks 3 days, so that may also be a reason my doctor wanted me to wait.

2. To date the pregnancy.  I think this is partially because it is easier for the doctors if they have a true last menstrual period date to go by, but it also helps you to know how far along you are.  I chart, so I wasn’t concerned about this one.  However, for those who don’t, it might be stressful to go in for an early ultrasound and not see anything, and possibly be told you might miscarry when in fact you just ovulated later due to the previous miscarriage for instance.  If you know your dates, you can at least eliminate some of the guesswork and consequent stress.

3. This is the one I actually didn’t find until after I had decided to wait a month and now I am so glad I did.  Doctors will ask your LMP date at most appointments, as will ultrasound techs, doctors on call, etc.  If I had gotten pregnant immediately after my m/c my LMP date would have been the date of my m/c.  For me, that would constantly bring up bad memories at a time that should be happy.  Other people may not be bothered by it but I think it is a good thing to consider.

 

Someone else on here mentioned your body will get pregnant again when it is ready.  My doctor told me the same thing and I really believe that is true.  Good luck to you whatever you decide.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

You should wait until your HCG levels are at a 0 and ideally have one cycle. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

@mysterybee123:  Miscarriages are very common and I didnt know that until I had one.  A miscarriage never even crossed my mind when I got pregnant.  I am young, healthy, dont drink or sMoke and I have one child already.  Turns out none of those things matter and a MC can happen to anyone.  I am sorry about yours.  Like my doctor said, if you can get pregnant once, you can get pregnant 100 times.  Have fun BDing for that rainbow baby of yours!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m in a similar position–I’ve had one cycle since my MC, but the doc told me to wait another full cycle before TTC. So right now DH and I are NTNP–basically just not going to have sex during my fertile time until next month. It’s so frustrating to wait! 

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