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Understanding Miscarriage: Trying Again

You’ve been pregnant, so you know that chances are very good it can happen again if you want it to. The choice is up to you. If you want to try again, do so when you’re ready.

When to try again

After a loss, you can try to get pregnant as soon as you are medically recovered and emotionally ready. There is no timeline as to when you can try again. You may decide to try again soon. Or you may prefer to wait.

Having tests

If you have repeat miscarriages, you may need a few tests. In some cases, tests can find the cause of miscarriage. Some causes, such as problems with the uterus, can often be fixed. If you have a general health problem, finding ways to control it may be all you need.

Healthy habits

After a first miscarriage, most women go on to have a healthy pregnancy. You can give a future baby the best start by eating a healthy diet. To help prevent problems during your next pregnancy, avoid things that may place the baby at risk. While you are pregnant:

  • Don't smoke.

  • Don't drink alcohol.

  • Don't use drugs.

  • Don't go in hot tubs or saunas.

When you are ready

Your health is what matters. Wait until you feel fit in your body and mind before trying to get pregnant again. Until then, enjoy your time with loved ones. Try not to let getting pregnant become your main goal.

Author: StayWell Custom Communications
Last Annual Review Date: 3/19/2020
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