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Hi Bees! I’m hoping you have some stories to share about your own experiences.
In March DH and I found out we were expecting. It had been our 2nd cycle trying. We had a missed MC in mid-May, I got my period exactly 4 weeks later and we’ve been trying ever since. We are on our 4th, about to start our 5th cycle and I’m starting to lose some hope. Have any of you had an experience where it took longer to get pregnant after a D&C? Could the procedure be affecting my chances? TIA.
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I got pregnant on my fifth cycle trying after a d&c in January. I’m not sure why it took so much longer than the first time – the miscarried pregnancy was a first try – but I hope that the fifth time is a charm for you too!
Post # 3
KatieBklyn: Congrats! That’s wonderful news. Yeah, I’m not entirely sure either, but it sure it frustrating! I’m wondering if it has something to do with how thin the uterus is. Probably why some doctors say to wait a few months.
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Commenting to follow. I had a D&C two weeks ago and would love to hear some bees’ experiences TTC. OP, I’m sorry for your loss.
Post # 5
alove31: I’m so sorry for your loss, and that you’re going through a frustrating time! We actually have a board specifically for people TTC after miscarriage. I haven’t spent a ton of time on there, but the women are very nice and supportive. You should check it out! I had a D&C and ectopic/tubal removal a little over 3 weeks ago. It was our first after trying for about 10 months. I don’t have a happy ending to share just yet, but hopefully we will and you will too! Try not to get discouraged or think that this means there is no hope. It happens to a lot of people, and having it take several cycles to get that sticky baby isn’t unusual. If you’re feeling frustrated and worried, would you consider talking to your doctor about some preliminary hormone tests and an ultrasound to check your lining? It might help put your mind at ease.
Oh and for some happy stories…My sister in law had a MC and then went on to get pregnant with identical twins two months later. My MIL had a MC as well and then less than a year later got pregnant with my now DH. Without that MC, I wouldn’t have my husband 🙂 My own mom also had a MC, but I don’t remember if it was after my older sister or before her. Either way…everyone in my life who has had a MC went on to have multiple healthy babies.
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alove31: I was lucky enough to get pregnant my first cycle trying after my D&C for a missed miscarriage/blighted ovum, after waiting for one period. Currently 14 weeks pregnant. I’m not saying that to rub it in, but just offer some hope that it can happen after a D&C.
If you’re really worried about an issue with uterine lining, I think they can check that with an ultrasound. These things seem to take awhile sometimes though, even if there’s nothing “wrong.” Are you charting? If not, that may help.
I also just wanted to mention that there is a really amazing TTC after MC thread here on the bee that is full of super supportive ladies. If you haven’t already checked that out, I highly reccomend it. Best of luck to you and I hope you get your rainbow very soon! Hugs.
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I’m pretty sure my uterine lining was back to normal by the fourth cycle, if not sooner – I wound up having mid-cycle ultrasounds during cycles 4 and 5 and the lining was pretty thick both times. (The fifth cycle it was actually crazy thick – 11mm on CD7.)
If I had to guess, I’d say that for me it had more to do with how depressed I was. I was really grieving and depressed for a long time after our loss, and I wasn’t taking very good care of my body. Lots of drinking, eating crappy comfort food, sneaking cigarettes… I was just a mess, and I know that being super depressed has an impact on fertility, so I think for me it might have had something to do with that. By the end of the fourth cycle, I was starting to feel better and by the beginning of the fifth, I was getting serious about healthy eating, doing yoga and meditation to help with the depression and not cramming my body full of nicotine and booze. Again – I don’t know if that’s what did the trick, but if I really had to take a guess, I’d say that being healthier/healing emotionally probably contributed.