"normal" after d&c
i had a d&c on 10/20 and am wondering about when to return to ttc and when cycles get back to normal. i know everyone is different but if you have had a d&c, when did your cycles get back to normal? when did you start ttc again?
i haven't had much bleeding since the d&c. i spotted the day of the d&c and bit the day after. i thought af was coming today (way early) and it turned into just some spotting.
I've had 2 d&c's. I got my period about 6 weeks after each of them. My cycle returned to normal quickly enough both times, but I could tell my body wasn't quite back to normal - it didn't get back to normal, in fact. I think it might have been starting to around 5-6 months after my second m/c, but I got pregnant again so that all went out the window.
For me, my body seemed to want to hang on to the weight I'd gained with my pregnancy, and I was completely unable to lose it despite eating a very healthy diet and working out 5-6 days a week. It's been really frustrating to have to hold on to this extra weight, but there wasn't anything I could do about it. I also dealt with a lot of water retention and bloating in the first few months after both losses.
After my first m/c, we started TTC after I had gotten one normal period (m/c in September, TTC in November). I m/c again in January, and at that point we had testing done and determined I had a thyroid disorder, so we had to wait for that to resolve. We didn't start TTC again until July. If I had known in January that we would have to wait 6 months I would have been devastated, but it turned out that I needed that time, emotionally - so it was a good thing to wait so long, even though it was really hard.
Hope this helps. Again, I'm so sorry for your loss, and I'm wishing you all the best.
Kadi-My dr and what reading I have done said to wait for 3 mos after the d/c so the uterine wall can build up again on its own, since they scrapped it during surgery, any time w in that window you may m/c again due to the lining being thinner so it could lose chance to implant well.
For me my dr recommended I to wait to TTC until I have one "normal" cycle. Thankfully, my body bounced back quickly...I could tell I was ovulating 2 wks post d&c & started AF exactly 2 wks after that. I was/am doing acupuncture so I really think that helped me return to normal fast. There are lots of vaiables though - everybody is so different! Best of luck to you:).
My dr today wanted me to wait until 3 negative pregnancy tests-3 mos. But I also have a looow level of HCG Left. Its around 100 now. She thinks I will probably get a AF this month.