Are you really more fertile after a miscarriage?

(32 Posts)
MammaMo Mon 01-Oct-12 09:43:27

I miscarried 3 1/2 weeks ago and it's on my mind everyday
I want that feeling of being pregnant back and even though I am worried it may happen a second time I am keen on trying to conceive again.
It was a natural miscarriage and bleeding stopped after a week..scan showed everything to be normal and ovaries healthy. I have 2 DC and this was my first miscarriage
The advice was to wait for 1 period before trying again, a couple of days ago I had very light pink blood only when I wiped it only lasted for 2 days...is this a period?
I would really like to try again now and was wondering - are my more fertile at this stage or is that just a myth?

ILoveYouBaby Fri 03-Jul-15 21:45:33

After 2.5 years ttc, I got pregnant months after my first mc.

had a further mc 6 months ago, cycles still all over the shop, and no pregnancy.

flora717 Tue 30-Jun-15 13:18:36

It certainly worked for me (and I struggle yo get pregnant). It was a very confusing time though.

GuybrushThreepwoodMP Sat 27-Jun-15 18:26:47

The is evidence to suggest you are more fertile. I can't remember links but will have a google. However I do remember that the reason is uncertain- perhaps those who get pregnant quicker have better outcomes because their miscarriage was 'just one of those things'rather than caused by a fertility issue, or perhaps there is an age correlation.

Anecdotally, I mc at 12 weeks before Christmas. I has previously had a healthy pregnancy, conceived quickly and with no problems. I was 29 so not high risk. Took a couple of months break to recover emotionally and then got pregnant first cycle. I'm now 20 weeks.
With twins. No twins in my family so I'm wondering if my post-mc body for a bit enthusiastic and started chucking out eggs in every direction. Perhaps not, but who knows.
Good luck and sorry for your loss. Miscarriages can fuck off.

puzzledleopard Thu 25-Jun-15 23:16:43

I had a miscarriage right at the beginning of April at 7 weeks and my Hcg was back to 3 on 1st May. Though was not trying to actively conceive believe we conceived again some time within this time. All the pregnancy signs were back again but has resulted in another early miscarriage/Implantation failure sad But I fell pregnant pretty soon after so unsure if its true or a coincidence.
I'm 28 would be 4th MC I have a DD who is 4 (From a previous relationship) 2 Mc from this relationship (He has two Children from previous) beginning to wonder if we are not compatible to making babies.

Sakura03 Thu 25-Jun-15 22:14:11

Bagoir sorry for your loss. I was 5 weeks and 3 when I miscarried on 28 May just as we were flying out to Turkey on holiday! For me the bleeding lasted 6 days, the first 48 hrs were tough due to the cramping and excruciating lower back pain (didn't have any pain killers...). AF arrived today exactly 4 weeks after 1st day of MC. I really hope I will fall pregnant again soon. Best of luck to everyone

Bagoir40 Wed 24-Jun-15 20:31:08

My husband and I are 40 and had been ttc since September 2014...we were over the moon to be pg but at 5 weeks and 3 days I mc on Saturday. An overwhelming sadness even though it was very early. I feel like our dreams were just snatched from us...reading your experiences on here has helped me a lot. Lots of discussion about fertility post mc and we have lots of friends with the same experience. Was also told to wait for next cycle...am still bleeding and having painful cramps...it's definitely an emotional roller coaster. Hugs for all who are going through this xx

Whatwillbewillbe43 Sun 10-May-15 22:43:38

Good luck mamama31 I have just found out today I have had a missed miscarriage and am desperate to conceive again... When you said you were still testing positive did you mean for a pregnancy test? As I hear hormones are still present for a while I wonder if ovulation tests work? Anyway good luck with it I will pray for you xx

Mamama31 Sun 10-May-15 20:09:48

Dotty I had a mmc in april also. I was told that we could ttc once the bleeding stopped after the d&c but that they usually advise waiting until after the 1st period for dating purposes only but that there is no medical reason and no issue if you did concieve before the 1st period. I am desperate to ttc as soon as possible as it took almost 2 yrs for our bfp, but I'm still testing positive almost 2 weeks and 4 days after the d&c so won't be ovulating for a while yet sad

I am really hoping that I am more fertile after mc as couldn't bear to wait another almost 2 yrs to concieve again and desperately want to avoid fertility treatment if possible. We are on a long waiting list for ivf but a natural bfp again would be so wonderful.

So I will let you all know if it's true and if I concieve soon! Let's hope so!!!

dottybar Fri 17-Apr-15 10:30:00

I just had a MC at 10 weeks.I would like to try straight away as I am 42,just not sure if it is ok or not.Is there any medical reason not to?

Hazchem Fri 25-Apr-14 07:48:38

I was holding onto the I'm more fertile after a miscarriage idea. So found each period really upsetting. Really really upsetting. I wasn't more fertile but at the same time found I had an under active thyroid which is linked to problems TTC and miscarriage. However withing a couple of weeks of starting the treatment i was pregnant.

returnvisit Thu 24-Apr-14 18:03:24

I did loads of research on this after a miscarriage at 6 weeks after 3DC. I was advised to wait a cycle but no one could explain why other than to date the pregnancy but isnt dating what happens at the dating scan? Anyway i conceived without a period and my new due date is exactly 4 weeks after my "old" due date. I would say give it a shot. Good luck .

5madthings Fri 18-Apr-14 18:40:22

I have had two miscarriages and got preg straight away afterwards without waiting a month, the Dr told me the reason they say to wait a month is so they can date the preg more accurately.

For me and my friends it has been the case that you are more fertile straight after miscarriage.

22honey Fri 18-Apr-14 18:33:06

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22honey Fri 18-Apr-14 18:32:57

It took 18 months from coming off the pill to conceiving my firs, it was an ectopic with a subsequent sac in the uterus that also miscarried. I was devastated and thought I'd never conceive again but did so 3 months after having the methtroxate (sp?) treatment, I'm 22+5 now with a little girl and all seems ok so far.

Devora Fri 05-Oct-12 00:39:09

There seems to be lots of anecdotal support for the theory, but no real evidence. So in the spirit of adding to that, let me tell you that I ttced for two years before having an early miscarriage (at the age of 40 - devastating - MN was a great comfort at that time). Two cycles later I was pg again, carrying that one successfully to term.

This seems to have happened for a lot of my friends too.

I am really sorry for your loss, and hope you get good news soon smile

PedanticPanda Fri 05-Oct-12 00:34:09

We were ttc since the start of the year, lost our baby at 8 weeks in August then fell pregnant again straight away. We thought it would take just as long again but it didn't. You're advised to wait a month so they can work out your dates from your last period.

debz6108 Fri 05-Oct-12 00:30:32

There has been a recent study suggesting that a reason some women are susceptible to miscarriage is they are mire fertile and embryos that would not normally successfully attach in most women do with mc sufferers but result in mc as they were not viable to begin with. However I personally had both mcs and fertility problems although after the first pregnancy it did tend to become easier to get pregnant

MammaMo Fri 05-Oct-12 00:28:18

Thank you so much for the advise and support

minimuffin, Interesting that my situation was very similar to yours....first natural miscarriage after 2 DC etc - makes me feel that I am not alone
It's good to hear that you are pregnant again so soon after your missgariage...I hope it won't be too long for me smile

Messtins...Yeah we really are due some good luck smile

minimuffin Thu 04-Oct-12 12:27:49

I'm sorry Mammamo. I fell pregnant 2 weeks after a natural miscarriage at 7 weeks, so I never had another period post mc. I had a strong feeling that I was ovulating at the time we conceived and like you, was so keen to be pregnant again. Also like you, this was our 3rd DC and my first miscarriage. We had ummed and aaahed a lot over whether to have a third baby, so the only silver lining to the mc for us was that we felt sure - having lost the 3rd pregnancy - that we really did want a 3rd DC. When I found out I was pregnant again and went to see GP (slightly shame-facedly as she had told me to wait to have a period before TTC again) she said that some women's fertility spikes post miscarriage and post birth. It made dating the pregnancy tricky (she sent me off for a viability and dating scan) and so the slightly upsetting aspect was that I had to use the date I started mc as the date of LMP for the 4th pregnancy. DC3's due date was 5 weeks after what would have been the due date of the baby we lost. It does sound as if you have had a period and your body is getting back into its rhythm. If you feel ready in mind and body, go for it and good luck

BebeBelge Thu 04-Oct-12 12:25:01

I have lost 2 babies and both times got pregnant again 1-3 months afterwards. BTW the only reason you are told to wait for one cycle before trying again is so that IF you do become pregnant they can date the pregnancy more easily. There is no medical reason to wait.

juneau Thu 04-Oct-12 12:21:21

I was told after having a MMC that many women are more fertile for up to six months after a miscarriage. I think the consultant at the hospital told me that - although I wouldn't swear to it now as it was back in 2010. I got pg again three months after my MC, so it certainly worked for me, but I'm fertile anyway.

headfairy Thu 04-Oct-12 12:15:13

I don't know if there's any evidence beyond anecdotal, but having taken 18 months to conceive ds, I had two back to back mcs (I conceived the second time immediately, four weeks after mc, with no period in between) and then conceived immediately after the 2nd mc. I may well have just become much more aware of my cycle and intuitively aware of when I was fertile, but it seemed so odd to be able to get pg so quickly when it took so long with ds.

crosscupcake Thu 04-Oct-12 12:11:10

Im not convinced.

I have had 7 mcs, and it always took between 6-22 months to concieve and we started trying as soon as bleeding stopped.

having said that...i havent had a period between a miscarriage and a BFP this time, this will be the first time and we have been ttc for over 5 years.

lucamom Wed 03-Oct-12 23:23:07

Only anecdotal but I got pregnant again 2 weeks after first started bleeding with early mc, as did my sister.

sleeplessinsuburbia Tue 02-Oct-12 07:08:22

messtins buy a huge pack of ovulation testers on eBay and check daily/ twice daily. As I have said before, the specialists I've seen don't believe you are more fertile but don't say you must wait to try again. I have been pregnant without a period, it was not an issue.

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