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When can I get pregnant again after a miscarriage?? Is there a right time? Many women who have suffered a miscarriage ask themselves these questions. In the following article we would like to give you some answers.
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Losing a child to miscarriage is always a drastic and tragic event. Especially if the unborn child was an absolute dream child and perhaps everything has revolved around the desire to have a child for a long time, such an experience can literally pull the rug out from under you and your partner. Fortunately, a miscarriage does not mean the end of your family dream, because most of the time it is no problem to get pregnant again.
Pregnant after miscarriage – when is it possible again??
From a biological point of view, after a miscarriage it is already possible to become pregnant again with your next ovulation. It does not matter whether the miscarriage took place with or without curettage. The time of the next ovulation depends on the week of pregnancy in which you suffered the miscarriage. It usually occurs again about two to eight weeks later. So if you don’t want to get pregnant again right away, you should pay attention to appropriate contraception and also discuss this with your doctor. He can also tell you how long you should abstain from sexual intercourse. A common recommendation here is two to three weeks.
Getting pregnant after a miscarriage: What you should consider?
Pregnant quickly after miscarriage – is there anything wrong with it??
Theoretically, your body will be ready for a new pregnancy very quickly. Nevertheless, many doctors advise a waiting period of at least three months. On the one hand, so that your body – especially your uterus – can recover sufficiently and your hormone balance can return to normal. On the other hand, however, to be able to overcome the mental suffering that accompanies a miscarriage. It is important that you consciously process the loss of your child and come to terms with your grief. This is the only way to prevent the miscarriage from casting a dark shadow over a new pregnancy and possibly endangering it due to the heavy psychological burden. In our article "Grief after a miscarriage" we have shown possibilities and ways that can help you to cope with the grief. Basically, however, dealing with grief is a very personal matter, in which everyone should find out the best way for themselves. It may also be that a new pregnancy in a timely manner turns out to be the best way.
Is sport allowed during pregnancy after a miscarriage?
In the first 18 weeks of pregnancy you should still be a little cautious with sports. Because too much exercise can increase your risk of miscarriage. Especially if you have already experienced a miscarriage, it is better to avoid sports in the first trimester, especially jogging and ball sports. In case of doubt you can also ask your gynecologist for further advice.
Flying during pregnancy after a miscarriage: Is it allowed??
Some doctors advise against air travel during the first three months of pregnancy. The risk of miscarriage is increased because the air in the plane contains less oxygen. But there is disagreement among experts about whether this really affects pregnancy. If it is normal, it is considered harmless. It is best to check your plans to fly with your doctor beforehand.
Risk of another miscarriage
A miscarriage is as natural a process as childbirth itself and is more common than you might think. It is estimated that about 15 to 20 percent of all detected pregnancies end this way. This does not include the unnoticed miscarriages that usually occur at the beginning of pregnancy, before the woman even knows she is pregnant. Basically, there is always a risk. You can learn more about this risk and the causes in our article "Miscarriage: when pregnancy ends early".
Statistically, however, there is an increased risk if you have had a miscarriage before. A new pregnancy is therefore often recorded as a high-risk pregnancy in that case. However, you should not let this drive you crazy. Many women who have become pregnant again after a miscarriage can look back on a completely normal pregnancy and have given birth to healthy babies. The most important thing is that you follow a healthy lifestyle and avoid stress before and during your new pregnancy. Take a look at our article "Preventing miscarriage" and find out what measures can be taken to reduce the risk.
If you have already suffered several miscarriages, you should get to the bottom of the cause and undergo special examinations. You can read more about this in our article "Multiple miscarriages – What could be the cause??".
If you feel ready and there is nothing medically wrong with it, you can get pregnant again soon after a miscarriage. Fear of another miscarriage is of course normal, but don’t let it get out of hand. Try to enjoy your new pregnancy and look forward to the new life that is growing inside you.
Calmly through pregnancy after a miscarriage: 6 possibilities
Many women are accompanied by feelings of guilt towards the deceased child when they become pregnant again. In addition, there is for some the fear of suffering another miscarriage. But try to remember: every pregnancy is different. You should allow the positive feelings and look forward to your coming baby. We have a few tips for you that will help you to go through your new pregnancy more carefree and positive: