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Are you trying to get pregnant after a miscarriage? It is no surprise that women who have had one or more pregnancy losses feel a bit anxious about the process of trying to conceive again, as well as the pregnancy itself. I had several miscarriages before going on to have two children, so I know what you are feeling like if you are currently in that boat. Here are a few guidelines for women trying to get pregnant after a miscarriage.

When to try?

Recent studies show there is absolutely no problem with getting pregnant again soon after a miscarriage in fact, you may be more likely to conceive sooner if you attempt again within six months after a miscarriage, and your pregnancy has better odds of being healthy as well. As long as you wait with intercourse until you stop bleeding, you will be fine. If you have had a D&C done, you will need to wait a little longer in most cases. Read about getting pregnant after miscarriage and D&C for more info.

What if you don't feel like trying?

It is not unusual to want to grive your lost baby before you feel like trying again. And, even if you would love to try to conceive again as soon as possible, you may be frightened that it will happen once more, or that you will not be able to get pregnant. After my second miscarriage, I was convinced I would never be a mother. This type of fear can prevent some couples from trying again. If grief is your motivation for waiting longer, respect that inner voice and give yourself time. If you are worried about future pregnancies or fertility, you may be relieved to hear that most women who have miscarriages go on to have healthy pregnancies. In cases where there is some medical problem like an "incompetent cervix" or a bicornuate uterus, you will benefit from medical care following your miscarriage, so steps can be taken to prevent problems from occurring again in the future.

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