Having a miscarriage is incredibly devastating for any woman. Some women decide to try to get pregnant almost immediately after a miscarriage. Others want to wait for a few months.
There is no right or wrong answer, only what feels right for the woman and her partner. But as with all pregnancy related issues, there are numerous conflicting opinions. We’re going to discuss a few common things which occur for any woman after a miscarriage.
When Can I Try for A Baby Again After a Miscarriage?
One of the most common questions asked by women who have had a miscarriage is when can they try again. There are a few schools of thought on this.
Some doctors and midwives suggest you wait as long as possible, with the World Health Organisation suggesting waiting for six months.
A study published in 2010 in the British Medical Journal suggested that a woman who conceived within six months of a miscarriage was less likely to have another miscarriage, compared with those who waited longer. It’s important to talk with your medical professional first before getting pregnant, as they can give you the pros and cons of both arguments.
Getting Pregnant Again:
Getting pregnant again is just like the first time. Identify your monthly ovulation cycle and have sex as close to that date and the week before hand. Physically it may be a different story though.
After a miscarriage, your body needs time to recover. Your period may be irregular, you may be more tired or your body may have sustained damage if you needed medical help during your miscarriage. There’s also the emotional side of things to consider.
Are you truly ready to try again? Then once you become pregnant again, it’s not always smooth sailing. Feeling carefree, excited and happy to share the news with the world sometimes isn’t possible. Instead you’re anxious and worried that you’ll have another miscarriage. You are scared to tell people in case the worst happens.
You may even become emotionally unattached from your new baby. This is especially true up to the time during your pregnancy when you lost your baby. Some of the ways you can help care for yourself during this time is to simply focus on one day at a time, try relaxation exercises and talk to people who you trust about how you are feeling.
All I have for you Mumma are lots of hugs. Fiona xx