How long did you wait to conceive after a miscarriage???

Christina - posted on 10/30/2008 ( 11 moms have responded )

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So, I am just curious how long everyone waited to conceive after they had a miscarriage? My husband and I are having a conflict about it. I'm ready now, and he wants to wait. Of course our OB has told us to wait 2-3 months. So, I'm curious...let me know.

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Erin - posted on 11/01/2008

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We got pregnant about 2 weeks after our miscarriage and now have a VERY active & healthy 17 month old...I'm certainly glad we didn't wait the recommended 2-3 months...it helped with the grieving of the other baby (believe it or not). We figured if we're meant to be pregnant it'll happen...if my body wasn't ready for another baby we wouldn't be able to...pretty basic/common sense I think. *shrug* If you (and your partner) feel the time is right...go for it! :D Best of Luck...let us know how it goes! :D

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Shannon - posted on 03/24/2009

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I miscarried in mid February 2007 and was pregnant early May 2007... we were told we could start trying as soon as we had a normal period, so that's what we did. We now have a healthy 13 month old boy.

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Against the advice of my doctor I didn't wait. As soon as I stopped bleeding from my D&C (14 days) we tried again. To make a long story short, she's now three months old and upstairs sleeping. It was a difficult pregnancy because I was bleeding ALL THE TIME, probably because I didn't give myself proper time to heal and so as a result I was a nervous wreck the first 15 weeks...but it worked out and I'm glad it did. I'm not sure if I could have waited longer than two weeks but that's just my personality. In retrospect I should have waited but I'm glad I didn't.

Lisa - posted on 11/06/2008

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I had a miscarriage 3years ago and fell pregnant 4months later, I then had my son early who was very ill and sadly passed away in my arms 12 an half hours later. I then fell pregnant 3months later an now have a perfectly healthy baby girl1My body has had a lot to deal with these last few years but it all depends on you and what is right for you and your partner,do what feels right and let nature take its course!

Shelley - posted on 11/04/2008

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Just a quick note, most ob's do recommend 2/3 months, but it does depend on how far you were into the lost pregnancy. I am loath to use the term "Chemical pregnancy", a pregnancy that lasts just long enough to register, but if you had not tested would have likely been mistaken for a late start in the menstrual cycle has no effect on future pregnancies.



My final miscarriage was in mid December, I was pregnant by Feb 3, and had a healthy baby boy. 16 months later, I had a healthy baby girl. He is two, she is 8 months and I could happily find myself pregnant tomorrow with no worries.

Christina - posted on 11/01/2008

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Thank you so much guys for posting on this. It does help a lot. My husband and I have talked a lot more about this. He really wants us to have a spring baby, which was when our baby we just miscarried was due, but I am ready ASAP. I don't know if I can be pregnant the same time I was this past time so we've just decided to let nature tell us when we are ready. So thank you to everyone who has posted a message, it really helps!!!

Heather - posted on 11/01/2008

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after my miscarriage (july 03), i got pregnant 6 months later. lost my daughter, stillborn(july 08), we are happily trying to make a new one now. but my body has since undergone changes and it hasn't worked yet. soon we hope.

Josie - posted on 10/31/2008

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Hi Christina



I lost my son in the month of November many years ago, and was pregnant by February.

Jennifer - posted on 10/30/2008

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We weren't trying to conceive but I got pregnant about 3 months after our miscarriage. It was really hard and I didn't want to be pregnant at all for the first six months but then I came out of it when I saw it was going to be ok. If one of you wants to wait then it may be a good idea but that has to be your decision. I would not give up having my son for anything but at the time we really would have liked to have more time.

Sonia - posted on 10/30/2008

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I DELIVERED AND GOT PREGNANT TWO MONTHS AFTER COULD NOT WAIT! HEALTHY BABY BORN BEFORE 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF OTHER. VERY HARD BUT BROUGHT INNER PEACE I SO DEPERATELY NEEDED.

Jenifer - posted on 10/30/2008

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I waited 2 years. But I had a really hard time after the death of my daughter, and some other issues in my life at the time. So, 2 years was perfect for us.

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