To those with M/C experience......

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Erin Elizabeth's picture
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To those with M/C experience......

How long did it take for you to get AF back? The M/C happened a month ago and I am just wondering how long it took for your body to get back on track. I want to go through another full cycle before getting pregnant again but it's just so hard to tell where my body is at. Any advice?

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I had a m/c at 6 weeks and I had a very regular cycle before that and AF came back 31 days after my m/c, so stayed pretty regular. The cycles after that were regular too, it almost seemed my body treated the m/c as AF, kinda strange. 3 months later, Maria was conceived!

Unfortunately there is no way to figure out what is going on with your body until your body tells you. Have you taken your basal body temperature before? I did that while trying to conceive Maria. Something to think about if you want some hints about your cycle. Let me know if you have any questions.

Hugs Mama!

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I had two m/c before A. The first one was at 6 weeks, and I think AF came back 30-something days after the m/c. The second one was at about 8 weeks, very similar to yours. I had an u/s where we saw the heartbeat. Then at the next u/s the baby had died and was only measuring 6 weeks. I think it might have taken a little bit longer for AF to come back that time, but it wasn't a really long time. Maybe 5-6 weeks? However, I know it's not unusual for it to take a while. Pregnancyloss.info is a really great place to find information about miscarriages. They say:

"You should have a new cycle, unrelated to the first bleeding, between 4 and 7 weeks after the miscarriage. I didn't get a fresh cycle until the last day of the 7th week, so don't panic if you are still waiting. A few women need a Provera shot to jump start their cycle, but this is not terribly unusual. Call your doctor if you go much longer than 7 weeks, just for your peace of mind."
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I got AF about 4 weeks (and maybe a couple days) after my m/c, and got pg with DD the next cycle after that. Apparently the higher than normal levels of progesterone still in your system after a m/c can give you a nice long luteal phase and make a new bean stick better. I know of lots of women who got pg and stayed pg right within a month or two after a m/c.

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I had a miscarriage this past November and found out that I was pregnant in December. Lisa, that is interesting regarding the additional progesterone in the your body after a m/c. I think that is what happen to me.

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"PeppermintPatty" wrote:

I had a miscarriage this past November and found out that I was pregnant in December. Lisa, that is interesting regarding the additional progesterone in the your body after a m/c. I think that is what happen to me.

Yeah, I thought that was interesting too. I also think statistically it's less likely for a woman to have another m/c after having one just a month or two before - not based on anything else but the probability of it happening twice so close together. But it does seem like there's a lot of women actively ttc who get that next bean to stick!

Erin Elizabeth's picture
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Thanks ladies for the responses! This weekend it will have been 4 weeks. After I get AF I plan on doing as much BD'ing as I can in the weeks following. (Lucky DF!) If it doesn't work out next cycle, I'm considering charting and opk's. I didn't have to do that with any of these pregnancies, so I will be educating myself!!

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"Claire'sMommy" wrote:

Yeah, I thought that was interesting too. I also think statistically it's less likely for a woman to have another m/c after having one just a month or two before - not based on anything else but the probability of it happening twice so close together. But it does seem like there's a lot of women actively ttc who get that next bean to stick!

That's interesting. I got pregnant 3 months after my first m/c, but I lost that baby, too. Then I didn't get pregnant again for another year. So I guess it didn't work for me? :shrug: But it does make sense that it would (usually) work that way.

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I had a m/c last year on May 26th. We TTC again immediately... We didn't even wait for an AF (not sure I'd recommend it... We got pregnant and I have a healthy baby now so it all turned out great, but I always wonder if it contributed in any way to all the bleeding I had early on in my pregnancy with Calvin). I was using OPK's, so I knew exactly what day I O'ed. I O'ed on the 28th day after the m/c and got pregnant with Calvin that cycle. I got my BFP on July 2nd at 9 DPO (if I remember correctly). If we hadn't TTC and gotten pregnant, it would've taken me about 6 weeks after the m/c to get my first AF if you assume the standard 2-week luteal phase (although mine is actually pretty short, more like 10 days).

ETA: My m/c was 7w4d if dated from LMP and 7w1d if dated from ovulation.