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Old Jul 10th, 2017, 09:37 AM   1
Elisheva009
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How soon can I get pregnant after D&C and anti-D shot?


I had a D&C last week when I would have been 9 weeks along.

I was given an anti-d shot after it because I'm Rh negative.

How soon can I get pregnant after having the shot?

I've got an appointment with my OB in a month and will ask her then, but I'm just wondering what everyone else has been told.



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Old Jul 10th, 2017, 10:44 AM   2
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I'm Rh negative and had the rhogam shot about a week before my D&C after I had some spotting (before we discovered the mmc). My OB said to have one normal period and then we could try again. Different OBs likely give different advice. I don't think the shot makes a difference in timing. It is just there to protect future babies from your body from what I understand.

For the record my D&C was April 21st. I would have been 10 weeks, but baby stopped growing at 8. I am now 6 weeks along in a new pregnancy.



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Old Jul 10th, 2017, 12:05 PM   3
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Thank you for your reply! I'm sorry to read of your loss. Congratulations on the new pregnancy!

I have heard some OBs say to wait for one period after a MC, then try again after that, but I have read that they mostly say that because it makes it easier to calculate the due date of the new pregnancy.

I've got 3 children already and had the rhogam shot after each birth, then my OB told me to do a blood test after 6 months to see if the coombs test was negative again. I was never thinking to conceive during that time so never asked the question.

As I wrote, I'll be seeing my OB in a month but I'm stressing out wondering whether I'm not going to be able to try again for 6 months or something. Obviously you've conceived before that so good to know it's possible!

I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly xx



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Old Jul 11th, 2017, 05:33 AM   4
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I don't know about the anti-d shot as I'm Rh+ but after a d&c you can try straight away. I had a d&c in early April just before Easter, ovulated two weeks later, got my first period exactly 28 days after the d&c (so completely normal cycle) and then we tried and got pregnant that 2nd cycle. You can technically try straight away without every having a period, but I personally didn't feel ready and really needed a break from being pregnant before we tried again.



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Old Jul 11th, 2017, 11:14 AM   5
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Thank you!

Glad to know you can get pregnant right away and it-s encouraging to hear that you ovulated 2 weeks later, I hope the same will happen for me!

I've heard various things about doctors saying to wait a month so the next pregnancy can be more accurately dated or to let the body heal from the trauma. I guess I'll wait and see what happens!



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Old Jul 11th, 2017, 13:32 PM   6
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Ya, my OB asked me to wait one cycle, but it was mainly for dating purposes. He of course said not to try until I was emotionally ready, but he said that could be anytime.
I don't think I ovulated that first cycle after the D&C anyway. I tried to track and my OPKs made it look like my body tried and failed several times. Second cycle was back to normal and I got pregnant. I asked my husband about the shot (he's a family doctor, but does some OB) and he said it really isn't a concern as far as he knows and told me not to worry. So I don't think you need to be concerned, but definitely ask your OB.



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Old Jul 12th, 2017, 12:12 PM   7
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I had the Rhogam shot twice during my first pregnancy, once at about 7 weeks for unexplained bleeding and then once at a later point in the pregnancy (I think it was 28 weeks). So I had the shots while pregnant and everything was fine. So it shouldn't be a problem, I think. Good luck!



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Old Jul 18th, 2017, 14:11 PM   8
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I had anti d shots for miscarriages. It's just to make sure you don't develop antibodies in your blood and as far as I know you can get pregnant straight away.



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