Will I be able to get pregnant again after having a miscarriage?

The short answer is, yes! Pregnancy loss in the first trimester is usually a one-time occurrence. Most women go on to have successful pregnancies when they decide they are ready to get pregnant again. Repeated pregnancy losses are rare.

Some people feel overwhelmed or conflicted about the prospect of becoming pregnant again, while others know right away that they want to try again. It is normal for you to feel either way and okay if you have worries about future pregnancies, however, most women who experience a miscarriage have a healthy pregnancy the next time.

Before attempting to become pregnant again, give yourself time to recover from your loss, both physically and emotionally. You can ovulate and become pregnant as soon as 2 weeks after a miscarriage, but it’s best to wait until you have had at least one menstrual period after your miscarriage, in order to make sure your uterus is fully healed.

If you do not wish to become pregnant again right away, be sure to use a birth control method beginning immediately after your miscarriage. You can safely use any birth control method, including having an IUD like Mirena, Kyleena or Paragard inserted immediately after a pregnancy loss.

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