03.04.2015

Ready to get pregnant after miscarriage

While I keep trying to tell myself that the likelihood of lightning striking twice is rare, I still can't help but be concerned that I'll lose my next pregnancy too. I breezed through the first trimester with ease, so I'm feeling pretty good about getting through that period again. It will be strange to put on the same maternity clothes that I wore during my last pregnancy.
I can't help but feel a little as though getting pregnant again means I've forgotten about my twins. My biggest fear is that I'll have a hard time connecting with this pregnancy out of the fear that I might lose the baby again.
Physically, some doctors recommend that you wait until you’ve had at least one period after miscarriage before trying again.
The study also found that getting pregnant within the first six months after a miscarriage could lower the risk of ectopic pregnancy, premature birth or having a low-birth-weight infant.


About 75% of miscarriages occur in the first trimester, according to the National Infertility Association, usually because of chromosomal abnormalities in the fetus. Start taking a daily folic acid supplement before you get pregnant to reduce the risk of birth defects, says an April 2010 study in the International Journal of Epidemiology.
Trying to get pregnant again doesn’t take away the emotional effects of the first miscarriage. But I'm nervous about what it will feel like to hit 17 weeks, which is when I lost my twins, and whether I'll feel less anxious after that or if I'll worry my entire pregnancy.
However, research has shown that getting pregnant in the first six months after a miscarriage may reduce the risk of having another one, according to an article published in August 2010 in the British Medical Journal. I'm also worried that I'll be so preoccupied with "making it through" this pregnancy, that I'll forget to enjoy it. And because of my second-trimester pregnancy loss, this next pregnancy will be deemed high risk so I'll have appointments at my fertility center until week 11, then a 12-week appointment at my regular OB, then a 15-week appointment, a 17-week appointment, a 20-week appointment, and then an appointment once a week, every week, until the baby is born.


That’s perfectly normal, and the good news is that most women who have a first miscarriage are able to conceive and have a normal pregnancy the next time around.
Waiting more than two years, on the other hand, women were more likely to have another miscarriage or complications. But these past two mornings, I’ve woken up feeling very anxious and nervous about getting pregnant again.
This next go-round, I'm worried that I'll compare every little difference, taking away the special-ness of my next pregnancy.



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Comments to «Ready to get pregnant after miscarriage»

  1. eldeniz writes:
    Then likelihood is you'll keep that "fiancée" primary.
  2. blero writes:
    Being pregnant may also improve your kid's danger less than 3 weeks before.