Pregnancy After A Miscarriage
A miscarriage is something which no woman should ever go through, but unfortunately, it does happen. If you have had a miscarriage, then you should not give up hope. You can still have a healthy pregnancy. This article is about pregnancy after a miscarriage. I am going to go through the basics of what you should know. However, remember to consult a doctor before making any significant decisions. This article is not a replacement for professional medical advice.
What is a Miscarriage and why does it occur?
Miscarriage occurs before week 20 of pregnancy, and it refers to the sudden loss of the unborn child. IN many cases the actual cause of miscarriage can remain a mystery, but there are some reasons which might have caused it. The main reason is an improper development of the fetus. However, the health condition of the pregnant women may also lead to a miscarriage, for example, problems with diabetes have been known to cause miscarriages.
You may be shocked to know that 10-20 % of pregnant women have a miscarriage. Many women don’t even know it has occurred because it happened so early in pregnancy and therefore the number may be a lot higher.
Could I miscarriage a second time?
The chance that you will have a second miscarriage is very slim indeed. The good news is that most women who have pregnancy after a miscarriage will have a healthy pregnancy the second time around. Under 5 % of women will have two miscarriages in a row and only 1 percent will have 3 in a row. If you have already had a miscarriage, then the odds that you will have a healthy pregnancy a second time around are pretty good.
Should I take any test?
If you have had more than one miscarriage, then you should talk to your doctor about taking some tests to find the underlying cause of your problem. Your doctor may recommend you to take a blood test, Chromosomal test, urine test, ultrasound, Hysteroscopy, Hysterosalpingography, Sonohysterogram, and others. If the problem still cannot be identified then just keep on trying, a high percentage of women will eventually succeed and have a healthy pregnancy.
Otherwise, you should not worry about it since the chances of you miscarrying a second time are very slim.
How long should I expect before trying again after a miscarriage?
Physically you will recover from a miscarriage very fast, for some people within hours and others days. Your periods will come back in 4-6 weeks. It is even possible to get pregnant in the first cycle right after your miscarriage. The biggest challenge for most people's pregnancy after a miscarriage is the emotional damage that it can do. You may feel like you have lost everything, you may be angry, and you may find it hard to believe that you can ever be pregnant again. Take some time to rest and come to terms with what has happened and then try again when you are completely ready.