Getting Pregnant Again After a Miscarriage

If you were unlucky enough to have a miscarriage, you are not alone. It happens to one in four women. How long should you wait before trying again? At the very least you should wait for one normal cycle, but preferably 3 or even 6 months to ensure you have healed emotionally too.
What are your chances of another miscarriage? 95% of women who had one miscarriage and 75% of women who had 3 or more pregnancies go on to have a normal pregnancy resulting in a healthy baby.
Despite these statistics, the potential to lose another baby is terrifying.
Men experience emotional pain too, but it is different to the devastation the woman feels. Instead of him feeling like he has to be strong, share your fears and feelings with each other.
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Once you decide you want to start trying again, sex has a tendency to become a planned event. Instead of putting yourselves under pressure and then feeling depressed when your period starts, enjoy yourselves again.
If your cycle is the normal 28 days, have intercourse every other day between day 10 and day 18 of your cycle and you will get pregnant naturally. After 12 months, should you not yet be pregnant, consult your doctor.
Make your body conducive to conceiving by supplementing with folic acid daily, eating nutritious meals with lots of fruit and vegetables, drinking water, limiting your caffeine, alcohol and medication intake, not smoking, maintaining a healthy body weight and exercising regularly.
Once you have miscarried it affects you forever. The fear of a repeat miscarriage accompanies every subsequent pregnancy, turning it from a joyful occasion into an anxiety-filled, stressful one.
Another pregnancy will not replace the baby you lost, but will add something precious to your lives.
When you do become pregnant, in order to protect yourself you may hold back from getting too attached to your unborn baby. Or perhaps you only tell people the good news when you hear or see the heartbeat.
Continue living healthily. Relax too, especially at the beginning of your pregnancy. Did you know stress releases chemicals which stop pregnancy hormones from being produced?
Regularly visit your doctor so he can closely monitor your progress and your progesterone and hCG levels. Ask for a sonogram and blood test at seven weeks to put your mind at rest. Once you have heard or seen the heart beating more than 100 beats per minute, the chances of miscarriage drop significantly.
When you give birth you will both celebrate and mourn as memories of your loss re-surface. Expect it to affect your parenting skills too; moments of panic when your newborn is ill or too quiet. Even when he or she is older you will be overly protective.
When getting pregnant again after a miscarriage, it is understandable you feel afraid, but know your body is designed to carry your baby to term. The odds are overwhelmingly in your favor of a healthy baby this time, so take delight in the miracle of giving birth.
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