Getting pregnant after miscarriage

For many couples, the desire to have children persists even after a miscarriage. The visions of the future of those affected are very different: while some would like to become pregnant again as soon as possible, others are plagued by insecurity and doubts. The loss is still too deep, after all, the parents-to-be were already very much looking forward to the baby and life as a couple.

When is the best time to get pregnant after a miscarriage??

The ideal time varies from person to person. The loss of the baby must first be processed. There is no "too fast" here or "too slow. It is important that couples consciously grieve after such an event and also consciously decide to become pregnant again. The couple, with different needs, is the focus here.

The widespread assumption to wait at least three months after a miscarriage to get pregnant again is outdated. Experts believe that even a new pregnancy in the first cycle after loss does not increase the risk of losing the next baby. After all, the fertility of the woman does not take a break. When the body is ready, another egg can be fertilized: A baby is born.

What is the chance of getting pregnant again??

The age of the woman plays a role in the risk assessment. In general, the older the woman, the higher the risk of losing the baby again.

Sometimes physical or hereditary characteristics are to blame for an increased risk and the previous loss. However, these circumstances are rare. In the case of an unfulfilled desire to have a child, especially after the loss of a baby, psychological factors play a significant role: How much basic trust does the person concerned have in herself and her body?? For some women, it can be comforting to know that about 20 percent of women experience such loss during early pregnancy.

How important are the psychological aspects?

Women who have already lost one or even more babies have greater fear of reliving the experience. From a medical point of view, in most cases there are no physical reasons why another pregnancy should not be carried out quickly. However, the woman’s psychological stability is also important in order to minimize the risk of losing the pregnancy again. Unprocessed grief and anxiety mean stress and the production of stress hormones. This is a risk factor throughout pregnancy, but especially in early pregnancy. Therefore, if a woman has decided to become pregnant again, the previous loss should be as well processed as possible.

Getting pregnant again: Tips for couples who want to have children

What sounds easy is usually extremely difficult: For both the man and the woman: Take the time you need and don’t put yourself under pressure!

Processing the loss is a very important point. Talking to confidants and your partner helps here. Emotions and one’s own feelings as well as fears and worries regarding a new pregnancy should be addressed in a non-judgmental way. If there is no improvement, it may be useful to work through the experience with an expert/psychotherapist.

Get a checkup with your doctor: Sometimes hormone fluctuations, such as luteal insufficiency, can be the cause of the loss. If the hormonal fluctuation is treated, this increases the stability of a further pregnancy. You can also confidently discuss other factors or fears with your gynecologist. Hopefully, nothing more will stand in the way of your baby bliss.

Like this post? Please share to your friends:
Leave a Reply

;-) :| :x :twisted: :smile: :shock: :sad: :roll: :razz: :oops: :o :mrgreen: :lol: :idea: :grin: :evil: :cry: :cool: :arrow: :???: :?: :!: