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What You Need to Know about Pregnancy after a Miscarriage

16 December, 2019
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Experiencing a miscarriage is difficult and can cause many concerns when it comes to future attempts. However, it is possible to have a healthy pregnancy after a miscarriage. 

Research shows that 1 out of 4 women will have a miscarriage in their lifetime, so it's important to realize that you're not alone in the struggle. Whether it's dealing with emotional stress, knowing when to make another attempt, or just finding a support system to guide you through the obstacles, trust that the right resources are available to you. 

At Kofinas Fertility Group, we make it our mission to assist you throughout every step of your pregnancy journey. Miscarriage can certainly be a challenge, but there are several things to consider that make overcoming it possible:

How Long After a Miscarriage Should I Wait to Try Again?

Before deciding to make another attempt at getting pregnant, take some time to understand that your physical and emotional well-being is important. 

Studies show that 40% of individuals (male or female) feel personally responsible for a miscarriage taking place. Not to mention, 75% of individuals consider the miscarriage to be a result of them feeling stressed out or being a part of stressful circumstances that induced complications. With that in mind, miscarriages can occur for a variety of reasons that are well beyond your control. 

In most cases, an abnormal chromosome within the embryo causes a miscarriage to occur. However, a miscarriage can occur in other situations due to...

  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Previous medical conditions
  • Age
  • Premature pregnancy testing
  • Fall or injuries
  • Various health issues

Although several factors can contribute to a miscarriage taking place, nothing is as serious as your overall feelings and emotions. In fact, there really is no set amount of time to wait before making another pregnancy attempt. Instead, you should work with your partner or with family and friends to prepare yourself mentally and physically for another try in the future. Also, it's best to schedule an appointment with a doctor two weeks after a miscarriage to ensure that you're recovering and that everything is in line for another try in the future. 

What Are the Risks to Trying to Conceive After a Miscarriage

As long as your doctor or fertility specialist approves your health and gives you the green light to attempt another pregnancy, you shouldn't have to worry too much about any potential risks.  

That being said, just make sure to monitor your personal feelings and emotions throughout the process. Maintaining a healthy attitude and mindset is not only important for the health of your future child, but it's crucial for your personal well-being and relationships with others. In addition, you can prioritize making healthier choices in terms of diet, casual exercise, and keeping clear from dangerous toxins and environmental hazards. 

Once you feel that you've got a firm grasp on your strategy moving forward, you can start keeping track of your ovulation cycles and continue with sexual activity at the best times. 

How a Fertility Specialist Can Help

More than anything, you should never feel like you have to overcome a miscarriage alone.

By working with our team of fertility experts at Kofinas Fertility Group, you can guarantee that all of your questions and concerns about making another pregnancy attempt after a miscarriage will be alleviated. Your fertility team should be trying to get to the root cause of your miscarriage so that they can design your next treatment steps that can reduce the risk of another occurrence. With a knowledgeable team, an industry-leading health care practice, and a growing network of support, you can find the help you need to make your dream of starting a family come true. 

To speak with a fertility specialist, request an appointment today!

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