Post # 1
Okay so I am currently going through a CP or an early MC. I found out I was pregnant 2 days before missed period (first cycle trying). Day of missed period I tested and it came back negative. I freaked out, went to my GP (OBGYN couldn’t get me in, didn’t call me back) and had BETAs drawn. My hcg came back a 12! I know when I ovulated because I chart, so for 4 weeks pregnant I knew this was a bad sign.
I just started bleeding today. 2 days after my test date.
My question to everyone reading is. SHOULD I WAIT ONE MONTH (WHOLE CYCLE) BEFORE CONTINUING TTC?
I have read that many people got their sticky babies the month after their CP. However, I have also read many people say that your body needs time to heal and they had 2 or 3 CP’s in a row and so wished they would have waited.
From what I understand most OB’s say to wait one month. My hubby really wants to continue trying. I know this is a social forum, and no one here is a doctor and I shouldn’t seek medical advice on here blah blah blah. That’s not why I am here. I just want your opinions (in a nice manner please). Should I wait and ttc in JULY, or should I go for it in JUNE.
Post # 2
I say go for it. I have 2 close friends that got their sticky babies the month after a CP. The babies are now almost 1 🙂 good luck!
Post # 3
I would wait personally. I had a CP in March and my next cycle I still felt things were kind of weird and cleaning out… the second cycle after was normal. We weren’t trying though but I totally get not wanting to wait. If anything the cp made me want to move our timeline up and start right away!
Post # 4
I didn’t wait – my cycle was completely normal after my CP and now at almost 30 weeks I’m very happy I didn’t wait! CPs usually occur because of chromosomal issues so it often means that you just had really bad luck but it isn’t a sign of any other problem. Your body (although your mind may be different) doesn’t need to heal from anything, it is ready to go when you ovulate again. It is uncommon to have recurrent CPs and, if you do, then obviously there is another underlying problem that needs to be taken care of before getting pregnant again.
Post # 5
Alip22: sorry to hear sweetie 🙁
do what works for you! I said this in your other thread but o got pregnant 3 cycles after my cp. I’m glad we started trying again right away, And my ob said it was ok.
Post # 6
Alip22: I had a mc at 9 weeks and was told that there was not a good reason to prevent pregnancy after that, but the did encourage me to wait. I ended up with a CP a few weeks later and tried right away. I figured if I could try again after a later loss, why not after a CP?
I’m not going to lie, I wish I waited. My body is a hormonal wreck and I’m an emotional wreck. I would say that it’s fine to try if you feel emotionally strong enough, just be prepared for a wonky cycle.
Post # 7
Alip22: Since you will bleed like it is a normal period, you can start trying this cycle (the bleeding indicates CD1). I had a CP/MC with my first pregnancy (I was 6.5 weeks, though, when it began) and my doc said since I bled and had a “cycle”, that there was no issue. We got pregnant that very cycle and I am currently 8+5 weeks pregnant. So sorry you are having to go through this. Hoping you get your rainbow baby very soon.
ETA: My cycle after the MC began was completely normal. Bled for 5 days, ovulated CD21, got my positive at 12DPO. My positive with this pregnancy was much darker.
Post # 8
I got pregnant the next cycle after my CP, and am now 19 weeks! I say go for it if you feel ready. good luck! 🙂
Post # 9
During my early MC at 6 weeks I was told to wait a few cycles. I think this was right in this situation, because my body needed some time to heal. During my last cycle I had a CP, but got AF the day it was expected. I decided not to wait. I’m in my TWW, so we will see.
Post # 10
Because you were only 4 weeks i’d say go for it. I had a CP in February and my RE told me to try again straight away. It didn’t work out for me but we have fairly severe fertility issues and were heading towards IVF anyway.
Post # 11
Novella: auggiefrog: bridget2727: KatiePi: HeyJude72: KatiePi: Pollywog: winterwoodlandbride15: movingbee: MrsWBS: Thank you all for sharing your experiences! I don’t think we are going to wait. It all really depends on how my cycle acts. I’m dealing with some pretty bad cramps now and red blood so I’m going to count it as cycle day 1. If God forbid the same were to happen next month then we would for sure take a month off, probably see my OBGYN and try again in August.
It really was so awful. Just to go from being so happy and over the moon to such devestation. I’m trying so hard not to stress and have anxiety about it happening again. I just really hope we get our sticky baby soon!
To everyone who has dealt with this I am so sorry and I hope everyone gets sticky babies! And if you already did, Congrats!
More stories, experiences, opinions and votes welcome!
Post # 12
Alip22: it is really awful to go through xox I’m still dealing with it. physically I really only had one bad day of cramps and a couple days of heavy bleeding – the first being fairly clotty. It wasn’t too much different than I normally experience during a period. Hope it is over quickly for you. Good luck next cycle. Hope you get a sticky BFP quickly.
Post # 13
I would personally just go ahead right away TTC such an early loss is really just like getting AF. I got my BFP at 12 DPO then started bleeding 4 days later (stopped charting and testing after my BFP so I don’t know what those would have looked like). My next cycles didn’t result in a BFP but the cycles were totally normal.
Sorry for your loss. It totally sucks.
Post # 14
I’m also going through a CP/MC at the moment. I was just past the 4-week mark as well. Got a very faint BFP and two days later the cramping started. So sorry for your loss.
We are going to be trying again right away. I feel emotionally and physically ready. The CP didn’t really affect my cycle length that much, so I’m hoping that the extra fertility following a MC combined with my cycle (hopefully) still being regular will produce a sticky one!
Emotionally, the loss has been sad and disappointing, but I feel so blessed to have been a part of that baby’s life, even if it was for a short time. It obviously was not meant to be, and I have my suspicions that it may be been an ectopic/tubal pregnancy. Before the bleeding started I had some sharp stabby pains off on my left side. I’d far rather have my body deal with it naturally on its own than have to make some heart-breaking decisions down the road.
Best of luck to you!
Post # 15
Alip22: good luck next cycle! Definitely count the first day of bleeding as CD1. It didn’t effect my cycle length at all. It totally sucks though and I’m sorry you’re going through it.