A miscarriage can be one of the most unpleasant experiences in a woman's life. It can ruin woman's self-esteem and raise question whether a woman is capable of maintaining healthy pregnancy at all. Many women feel responsible for a miscarriage and many try to delay the following pregnancy. However, the recent data have confirmed that it is better for a woman to try to conceive soon after a miscarriage since this increases her chances of having a healthy pregnancy.
When is the Right Time to Conceive Again?
It is estimated that women who conceive within six months after a miscarriage are less likely to have another miscarriage or suffer from some pregnancy-related complications. The exact time how long a woman should wait to conceive once she has had a miscarriage is controversial. According to World Health Organization (WHO) data it is necessary to wait for 6 months. According to other people the pause must be 18 months.
Some research have shown that if a woman waits for a longer period to conceive this increases her chance of pregnancy-related complications (especially a chance of ectopic pregnancy).
Grief after a Miscarriage
In case a woman has had a recent miscarriage she can still feel grief and the very grief can postpone conceiving. The problem can become even worse if she conceives and still is feeling sad because of loss of a baby. She needs to pluck up a carriage and realize she is responsible for a new life. Negative feelings may cause complications of her new pregnancy.
What do Women after Miscarriage Fear Most?
Many women who have experienced a miscarriage fear from the following pregnancy. They are worried about the health of the baby and it is normally to feel anxious and worried about possible repeat of a miscarriage. It is normal to be a bit worried but a woman simply cannot control the course of the pregnancy and prevent a miscarriage. Yes, there is a chance that a woman will have a miscarriage again, but she must be aware of the fact there there is also a possibility that she will carry the very pregnancy to the end and give birth to a healthy, full-term baby.
Many women who have suffered several miscarriages may need consultation with a psychotherapist in order to deal with a problem of grief and to overcome fear of the following pregnancy. The fact that you may lose another child after it has happened for several times is terrifying and with a proper help a woman can overcome such fear and additional problems.