I had a missed miscarriage at 13 weeks 1 day. This was my first pregnancy. There were never any symptoms anything was wrong. We just went for a sonogram to test for Down Syndrome and found no heart beat. The doctor said the baby died at eight weeks, right after our last sonogram.
I had a D&C. and have had a regular period. Today at my appointment, the doctor told me to wait two periods before trying again, even though he said it could take eight months before we conceive again.
I think this is an excessive amount of time. He did not do a physical check on me, so I am pretty sure that three cycles is just his basic response. I have read on the Internet that it is okay to try after two cycles.
Is the information I found online valid? I want to conceive as soon as possible.
My usual recommendation to my own clients is that they can try to conceive again if three conditions are met:
- They have a period that is normal both in length and strength
- Their pregnancy test is negative
- They are emotionally ready
If any of these conditions are not met, it is best to wait until they are.