Dating pregnancy straight after a miscarriage

06 Dec

According to a new study, the sooner a woman conceives again, the better her chances of having a healthy pregnancy.

Specifically, women who conceive within six months after a miscarriage are less likely to miscarry again or experience other pregnancy-related complications when compared with women who wait for longer periods of time. "Women can be broadly reassured that the next pregnancy is likely to have a positive outcome, and they should try to conceive as soon as they feel physically and mentally ready," says study researcher Sohinee Bhattacharya, MD, an obstetrician at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, in an email.

The new study included information on subsequent pregnancies achieved among 30,937 women who miscarried during their first pregnancy.

The researchers did not have data about the cause of the miscarriage.

Ultimately, though, fertility following a miscarriage is an issue of concern for most couples.

Most of the time, reasons for early miscarriages are never realized.

The comprehensive review by the University of Aberdeen found that pregnancies were most successful if conceived within half a year of a miscarriage.

To find the most current information, please enter your topic of interest into our search box. And a new study suggests that there is no reason for many women to delay getting pregnant after a miscarriage.

At times, they are due an arrest of embryonic development (often called a blighted ovum).

Miscarriages later in pregnancy are more likely to be associated with problems in the uterus or the placenta.

“It is not clear why this is the case - one explanation might be that if somebody has had a miscarriage they might take particularly good care of themselves, be more motivated and may even be more fertile - but that is just speculation at this point.

” The meta-analysis is published in the Human Reproduction Update journal on Tuesday.