Post # 1
On May 11th I started to miscarry. I was around 4.5 weeks pregnant with my first pregnancy. Of course my husband and I were devastated. However, as far as miscarriages go, ours was a mild one. It was very early in the pregnancy, and everything passed naturally. When I had my HCG levels tested one week ago (4 days after the miscarriage began), they were at 6, which the doctor said indicated a completed miscarriage. She said that mine was such an early pregnancy, that my body probably interpreted it as a regular, albeit delayed, period.
She suggested I wait one full cycle before tying again because I’d want to have a nice thick endometrium in place. However this makes no sense to me. My understanding is that the endometrium (uterine lining) is shed monthly with the onset of the menstrual cycle. So why would it be any thicker next month than it is right now? I have done some research online, and everything I read says, “many doctors recommend waiting X amount of time for the endometrium to recover.” I’ve found nothing about the alleged risks involved in conceiving immediately following a miscarriage with no period in between, and doctors seem to recommend waiting anywhere from 0 to 12 months.
It has now been 1 and a half weeks since the miscarriage began, and I feel physically healthy and emotionally ready to try again. My question is about how long is actually medically necessary to wait before conceiving again? If we conceive again right away, will there be added risks to me or the baby? I realize that you are not doctors, but my doctor has not answered my question satisfactorally. I want to hear what others have heard, read, and learned from personal experience.
Post # 3
I had a non-viable pregnancy that ended in early october…my doctors told me i needed to wait at least 2 “normal” periods. I have not had a normal one yet…
Post # 4
My doctor told me the same after my early MC. But what I’ve read is that it is more for being able to time the pregnancy than for medical reasons (at least when you miscarry early and naturally). I decided not to wait a cycle and to try right away – but my body decided to not ovulate for 40 days! So do whatever you feel is right, just make sure you are emotionally ready to try again.
Post # 5
I miscarried last cycle at 5.5 weeks and I am currently pregnant again (4+2 weeks). I guess we’ll see how it goes. My doctor didn’t tell me to skip a month; I think it slipped her mind but she was rather dismayed to hear that I was pregnant so soon. Either way I would not have listenend to her.
I read in the Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant that the cycle immediately following an early miscarriage or chemical pregnancy is in fact one of the most fertile (I guess I’m a testament to that).
We will see how this pregnancy goes but at the moment it’s progressing much better than my 1st.
The only suggestion I have for you if this is your plan is make sure you chart. I ovulated a week later than I normally do this cycle. If I hadn’t been charting, my pregnancy would look like it wasn’t progressing normally.
Post # 6
Its up to you.. I got pregnant a month after my miscarriage and than I miscarried again.. This time I’m giving myself atleast 3 months for my body to take a break. ive had 3 miscarriages in 7 months.. sometimes its best to give your body a rest.
Post # 7
honestly? I don’t think it makes any sense
if you don’t get pregnant, you’ll just keep trying
and if you do get pregnant, it obviously means that your endometrium was thick enough