Is It Okay To Get Pregnant Right After a Miscarriage?

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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I had a miscarriage. I have already been to the doctor for a check up and he said everything was okay. He asked me if I had a period since my miscarriage and I told him the only bleeding I done was three days after my miscarriage.

My husband and I have been having sex but we use a spermicide for protection, and since I have not started my period could I be pregnant. Is it dangerous to get pregnant after a miscarriage and not have a period in between?

ANSWER

I encourage my own clients to use good protection until they have a normal period after a miscarriage. That tells me that the lining of the uterus has fully repaired itself. But not everyone follows my advice, and most have perfectly normal pregnancies.

If you think you may be pregnant, you should take a test right away.

-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.