I am 8.5 weeks pregnant and found out today that i am about to have a m/c. I have been having bleeding for 8 days, and on day 2 and day 6 of the bleeding i had scans which showed my beautiful baby was fine, though after blood tests we found that my hormone levels were dropping dramatically. I am now in a fair bit of pain, and bleeding very heavily.
My doctor wants me to try and pass the baby naturally, which is fine with me, but i do have a question for everyone.
How long until i can try to get pregnant again?
My partner and i have been together for nearly 8 years and decided in mid Dec to stop using protection and see what happens, and i fell pregnant in January! So obviously we are very fertile. We really want a baby, and i want to start trying asap, so do i wait for this m/c to finish then start straight away, or should i wait a few months?
Any advice would be great.
Hi AKD - sorry for your loss. Its such a devastating thing to experience. I had a MC in January and it was a really dark time in my life. But its good that you're staying positive and looking forward to trying again. And on the UP-side (if there is such a thing with a MC) at least you know you can conceive. Its a strange situation to bee in because everyone always say to take time to heal mentally and physically. But just like you, DH and I wanted to try straight away again.
Everyone seems to get different advice about trying agains. Some docs say try straight away and others say wait three cycles! My doc suggested waiting for one normal AF (mainly for dating reasons). My MC was also natural and I think you do heal quicker when its natural. My biggest problem was that my cycle was all over the place in Feb. We had decided not to wait the cycle and to stat TTC straight away but it took ages to even get a faintly positive OPK. In hindsight, I should have waited a month before trying - mainly because I was watching every little change in my body to try work out if I was going to ovulate. I have a friend who took 6 months to get back to a normal cycle so its really hard to say. One thing I would suggest is going back for another scan and blood test after the bleeding has stopped to make sure that everything has passed. You will only ovulate when your HCG level drop down to 0.
Good luck and hang in there. It does get better over time. x
I'm so sorry for your loss. I had a MC in Feb. and my doctor told me that I could TTC right away if I wanted to. (which we have) He told me when my body's ready, I will conceive again. I agree completely with mannymoo, I think most doctors do it for dating purposes or to give us time to grieve for our loss.
I just had a D&C on 12 March 2012 after trying to miscarry naturally. I bleed a fair bit and passed a few large clots (but didn't have any severe pain). This went on for two weeks (but I waited two weeks for the bleeding to start. I had a vaginal scan which showed that there were still some tissues remaining. My HCG was 275. That's when I decided to have the D&C because I didnt want to get any infections.
[I was told I would miscarry at about week 7-8. I would have been 12 weeks pregnant now].
It's been three days since the operation and I'm only spotting now. I already want to TTC or atleast be intimate with DH.
If you and your partner are ready, you should try to conceive straight away. Doctors will tell you to wait for one cycle or three cycles. I'm just reading up on success stories of ladies who have conceived straight after MC. Everyone is different I guess.
So sorry to hear about your loss. Best of luck with everything
I had a natural MC last October, and my doctor advised me to wait just one cycle. He said that after a MC there might not be enough lining in the uterus to support another bean right away, but there are PLENTY of ladies who do it right away and everything turns out just fine! It's really a personal choice I think.
Like the other ladies were told, I was told to wait one cycle. When I asked what the medical reason is she said that was no medical reason to wait when you are not too far along. Their only reasoning is dating purposes. My hubby and I chose not to wait and go for it.
I ovulated 2 weeks after the MC and now I am 1 week plus 2 days away from testing for my BFP.
Thank you for your advice girls.
Im still feeling a little sad, but have had unbelievable support from my partner, family and close friends which has helped so so much.
I am still spotting, but now it seems to be brown blood not fresh blood. I hope this means i am near the end of the MC.
After reading your comments i have decided to wait one cycle until we TTC again. I think it will be best for my body and my mind. Plus i am going to start yoga and meditation to help with conception... it couldn't hurt!
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