A mom writes in asking for advice about getting pregnant after a miscarriage. She says she suffered a miscarriage “about a week ago” when she was about 8 or 9 weeks along. She is wondering if it is possible to get pregnant again now, about a week after the miscarriage. She says she was told to wait to get pregnant again, but she wants to hear from the community of moms about how soon after a miscarriage you can get pregnant and whether anyone has been through a similar experience.
A member of the community asks:
“Can you get pregnant so soon after a miscarriage?
I was going through a miscarriage about a week ago and was about 8 or 9 weeks. I lost the placenta 6/23 and had my HCG levels rechecked 6/30 and were at 253. I was told to wait to try for another baby after I had a period. I had unprotected sex 7/3, just wondering if you can get pregnant when you still have HCG in your blood or how soon you’ve gotten pregnant after a miscarriage?”
Community Advice for This Mom Who Wants to Know if It Is Possible to Get Pregnant a Week After a Miscarriage
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The community offered this mom in need a lot of great advice. Read some of their responses below.
“I miscarried twins last year, one in Sept and the other 10 days later in Oct. I didn’t pass everything on my own and ended up having a suction D and C the next week. I actually ended up conceiving again 3 days after my D and C. They told me it would be better to have a period before we started trying again for tracking conception purposes…
… I had no idea I’d ovulate that fast because it can take some people months. I didn’t believe it at first, I just thought it was wishful thinking, I was so desperate for a baby. But I was wrong. I found out I was pregnant the day before my D and C was a month out. I’m currently 38 weeks pregnant with my miracle baby. Everything has been great this time around, it can just make your conception date off by a bit if you don’t have a period in between.”
“I got pregnant three times this year. One right after the other. Miscarried them all. The last leading to a d&c, which was very rough. It’s too heartbreaking to go through it like that. Trust me, I know. So please wait a few cycles unlike me. I’m now in my waiting period before trying again. I’m being tested for a blood clotting disorder that I may have developed since my daughter 4 years ago. That’s something to think about too, a blood panel.”
“Yes I had a miscarriage and I got pregnant right after. Doctor told me to wait a month before trying again but I didn’t.”
“I got pregnant immediately following a miscarriage. So soon they weren’t sure my son was a new pregnancy so they did an ultrasound and there he was. BTW he turns 6 years old in 2 weeks and it was a very healthy and successful pregnancy.”
“It took my husband and I six months after my miscarriage to get pregnant again. Now I’m 21 weeks with our sweet rainbow baby boy! Good luck to you, wishing you and your family nothing but the best!”
“I had a miscarriage at the hospital (ectopic) and then never had another period after that. Thought it was weird and took a pregnancy test which was positive. OB said it was just leftover HCG but it felt different. Went to get an ultrasound and there was a baby! I got pregnant right away.”
“I was pregnant last July. Lost it on the 14th. Conceived my daughter 2 weeks later and was born at the end of April this year perfectly healthy.”
“I did. My rainbow baby is 16. I was 5 weeks when I miscarried. He was born early but healthy. 5lbs 8 oz. 18 1/4 inches. My doctor told me that my hormone levels were different right after a miscarriage, and it actually made me more likely to become pregnant again.”
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