"normal" after d&c

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"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.


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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.

kat83's picture
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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.

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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:).

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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.