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Ovulation after early miscarriage

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Coralline Thu 28-May-15 10:43:32

Hi all, i am new to this forum, have been reading here for a few days and might need some advice: I had a miscarriage last week at 5 + 3, which left me devastated, suddenly all the joy is taken away. we were so so looking forward to this baby sad I spotted for about 5 days and started heavy bleeding yesterday. Blood test showed 3 days ago hcg is almost 0. My question now, as I do not want to lose another cycle: can I count the heavy bleeding from yesterday as CD 1? I do not ovulate on my own and will have to take clomid again which I did last on CD 3-7, so if yesterday was my CD1 I could start taking it tomorrow, if my hormones are back to pre pregnancy. Am gonna see my doc tomorrow for that but just wanted to ask if anyone has an idea about how to count the CD1?

wlrg14 Thu 28-May-15 14:52:26

Good question I wouldn't mind an answer to aswel! Hopefully someone will come along with some advice smile

Adventuregame Thu 28-May-15 15:07:37

I counted CD1 as the day of my ERPC and from that had a similar length cycle to before miscarriage if that helps at all ?

Coralline Thu 28-May-15 22:44:59

Thanks for replying.

I did some (or a lot) research on the net today and it seems many women count the heavy bleeding as CD1 - I guess if I ovulated on my own I wouldn't need to worry as within a 14 day range (or by the time I ovulate) the hormones would have come to normal but someone who needs clomid to ovulate needs to check the hormone level before taking it, so I will have to wait for my blood results.

Adventuregame, sorry for your ERPC sad I don't know if in that case everything goes back to normal quicker? (As I had a natural miscarriage).

Oh and by the way, a friend of mine who also doesn't ovulate and has a long cycle (40 days), was prescribed clomid by her doctor after her period came as she hadn't ovulated in that cycle and she fell pregnant with the first cycle.

Brummiegirl15 Thu 28-May-15 23:16:37

My advice is to try and wait until you've had one period before trying again. You and your body need to heal.

Your hormones will be all over the place and if you wait then day 1 of your next period is your starting point and you can properly track. It also makes dating very difficult and can be incredibly distressing if dates don't add up.

I've had 3 miscarriages in the last year and I completely understand that need to be pregnant again. I've just started to TTC again after a 4 month forced break for testing and we've caught straight away and I'm now 4 weeks pregnant (and bloody terrified).

Please don't think of it as losing a cycle. It's time to heal and prepare for the next attempt, because it will happen. Starting my 4th pregnancy with no living children is not where I thought I'd be so I absolutely feel your pain.

I'm so sorry for your loss xx

Coralline Fri 29-May-15 00:28:06

Brummiegirl15, I am very sorry for your losses sad I wish you a healthy pregnancy! Thank you for your advice, the thing is I am a little bit positive as I have no other health issues other than not ovulating and I know two women personally who had their BFP one month after the MC who are also on clomid - that kind of gives me some hope, I have heard right after an (early?) miscarriage you are very fertile so u wouldn't want to miss that chance. I guess I have to weigh the pros and cons rationally coz right now I am too emotional.

iamadaftcoo Fri 12-Jun-15 09:29:51

There's no medical evidence to say you need to wait one cycle to try again assuming the miscarriage was uncomplicated and everything has 'passed' (which seems to describe yours).

I'm in almost exactly the same boat as you. I stopped bleeding about four days ago and started ttc immediately.

Obviously everyone's different and some might not feel physically or emotionally ready at this point, but if you want to ttc immediately, then do. The only reason they say wait one cycle is because it makes the pregnancy easier to date.

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