TTC after m/c?? what are the risk??

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healinghandz1's picture
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TTC after m/c?? what are the risk??

Last week I had a m/c at 12wk due to a blighted ovum. I miscarried naturally and this was my first pregnancy. I guess the thought that I had an empty womb the whole time is much easier to swallow now that I know the facts.

I've read other post and know some of you have gotten pregnant before the next AF. I know after birth or m/c you're more fertile but also have a higher risk for m/c. My DH is leaving for several months and we won't get another chance if I don't conceive next week when I ovulate.

So my question is how risky is it?? Have those of you that conceived 2 weeks after m/c suffered another m/c?? I just can't seem to get statistics anywhere.

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I just wanted to day that I am sorry for your loss. I lost my son due to s/b so I don't have any answers for you. I hope that you find the answers that you need.

good luck.


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I'm so sorry sweetie!

Def talk to your doc, but the risk of another m/c is actually no different for you than for a woman who has never had an m/c before.

Your m/c risk doesn't actually start to go up until you've had 2 or more.

In my case, I had a blood clotting disorder so for me the risks were different. But for the most part, in general, your risk for an m/c right now should be no different than if you've never had one before.

At least that's what I understand.

Good luck hun!

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Joined: 12/27/07
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I would highly suggest talking to a Dr. My first three miscarriages were all natural and I did have a back-to back one. My husband is in the Army and the month he was leaving for JRTC Training we miscarried, I found out I was pregnant again, the day after he left for JRTC. Two weeks after he got back, I miscarried again. So I'm not a success story with back-to backs.

I hate saying this, but after a million OBs and a lot of research later, I started to embrace it a bit. It is actually very common, a lot more common then I ever realized, to loose your first and be find everytime after. I have a very nasty medical history, my sister has a very difficult pregnancy history... so for us, we ended up loosing several times. That is NOT normal!

The only time I know the risk is increased is if you had to have a D&C, because your uteral lining has to have time to reform... makes your uterus less "sticky friendly". Since you m/c'd naturally, it won't matter.

Good luck!

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I am sorry I am not much help on this, I just had my first M/C on March 14th. I do hope that whatever you decide works out great for you and your DH. :bighug:

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Sorry for your loss! I had also had a Blighted Ovum, but I had a D&C on Jan. 29th. I have not used any Birth Control since and I did not become pregnant after my D&C. I got my first period 4 weeks after and I am currently 9 dpo on my first cycle.

I don't think I ovulated between my D&C and my first period. It took 2 weeks after my D&C for all the HCG to get out of my system. I knew this because I took pregnancy tests every 3 or 4 days until I finally had my first BFN 2 1/2 weeks after.

I know I ovulated this cycle because of my 2 positive OPKs.

Good luck and I hope that you get your BFP soon!


Jan 29, 2008 - D&C @ 9 weeks
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I don't think the risks are any higher. I m/c after 15 weeks, and my OB said he rec'd I wait for 3 cycles, but even if I got pg again right away there was no reason to be any more fearful of m/c that normal. It is RARE that a m/c is caused by something wrong with the mother, but rather that something is wrong with the baby.

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I am so sorry for your loss Sad

My SIL got pregnant before her first AF (she had one loss as well) She has a healthy baby boy Smile

ALWAYS discuss with your doc..Not that you would have to agree if he/she said to wait (FYI..the additional 2 months is for emotional healing...They don't tell you that though...My doc told me cause I am old..He said that *we* just do not want to deal with a women who has not had enough time to emotionally heal from a loss...Can you even put a time frame on that :rolleyes: ) ...Just good to know the pro's and con's, you know?


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I'm so sorry for your loss...i got pregnant 2-3 weeks after my first m/c, with no AF, and my son is now a healthy almost 6 yr old...i had another m/c this past december and got pregnant 6 weeks later because my husband was leaving too and we only had 2 months to try. I did have one cycle this time but so far everything is fine. i honestly think it doesn't matter, but that is just b/c of my experiences. My ultrasound tech actually told me your body is like a clean slate after a m/c and that it was perfectly fine. I had a D&C both times though so i don't know if that makes a difference. i say go with your gut b/c you know what you can deal with-no one else does. Good luck!

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**Preg/child ment**
I had a m/c and a d&c on June 21, 2006. I got AF at the end of July and we got pregnant in mid August and now have an almost 1 year old.

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:bigarmhug: I am sorry for your loss. I had a miscarriage on February 1, and AF came during the first week of March. My fiance and I are not trying, not preventing. I think that physically, there is no reason that you should wait to TTC. However, you might need a few months to heal emotionally before you get pregnant again. But that is entirely your decision. If I were you, I would try to conceive before your husband leaves because I wouldn't want to wait until after he gets back. However, I am not a doctor, so I can't give medical advice. I think that you should call your doctor before you make your decision. Good luck with whatever you decide to do. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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(pre/child ment)

This is not exactly the same since I did have one AF before getting pregnant again, but I did have a healthy baby after my miscarriage. I had a D&C and subsequent methotrexate shots for retained POC, so our doctors had recommended waiting a full 3-6 months.

That being said, although most women go on to have perfectly healthy babies after miscarrying, I do have to say that I did have some emotional difficulties due to getting pregnant again so soon. I'm not saying I regret it, but be prepared to sort through a lot of feelings. It's not quite the same thing as someone who gets pregnant without having suffered a loss, especially when it comes so back-to-back.

Hope that helps!

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i lost mine at only 6 weeks and when i talked to the dr (through my tears) she said there is not reason to wait. my miscarriage was complete and natural, and i got the disticnt impression she was telling me i could go for is as soon as the bleeding stopped. in my dream world i would be preg bfore my WIC appointmnet (which they told me i still qualify for) in about a month. but i'll jus stick with trying for now.
personally, i feel that nothing would help me heal more than a new baby. a new start. since it was our first, we are in the same place we were in before... just a little more world-weary.