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Ovulation after Miscarriage
I recently had an early miscarriage (5 weeks) and my doc told me we could start trying again this cycle, because there was no need for a D&C.  I had been testing with OPKs and I had a few days of false negatives days after the miscarriage due to the left over HCG in my system.  But, then the tests started coming back negative again.  Late last week I started having some ovulation (pain) and per the OPKs I ovulated on Sat.  Is this possible. Is it possible to ovulate 10 days after a miscarriage?
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Similar thing happened to me.  I miscarried and my doc told me go ahead.  I ovulated 14 days after my miscarriage.  It's all very strange to me and DH.  We have talked too much about all this and decided that we would continue to do whatever we wanted as a married couple and enjoy life as long as there is nothing that could harm us.  All the blood work and an vag ultrasound confirmed I was ovulating.  
How do you feel about trying again so soon?
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Hey girls!!
Looks like everyone here is ovulating
according to the questions...Hormones a flying!!
Hope all ttc...that its your month!!
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I had a miscarriage 8-19 and I think I'm pregnant again so anythings possible.  I know women who were m/c one month and pregnant the next and others who have gone for over a year and still aren't pregnant.  Our bodies are so different that I guess the only answer is what your doc and/or OPK's tell you.  I'm glad you're trying and I hope that you get exactly what you want!  Trying is the best part!
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I had a miscarriage at 6 weeks and a d&c approx. five weeks ago. Both my husband and I feel that we are ready to begin trying again, however I haven't had my first period after yet.  I hope to get pregnant soon and I wish all of you the best of luck too.
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Personally I would wait and let your body return to its normal state I waited 6 months just for my own self re assurance
I didnt want it to happen again and wouldnt forgive myself if something happened.
But there are women who get pregnat right away and all is fine
Its your choice,
I wish all of you good luck
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I have also heard many different stories about when to conceive after a mc. I miscarried about 5 months ago. I never took any precautions and I mc at 10 weeks naturally. So 5 months later and no new pregnancy yet! (sucks) But I think that if you mc early, most Dr's are cool with getting pregnant right away. With D&C's it's different because of the uterine layer having to rebuild (They say). Over all I think it's up to the couple involved. If I'd have gotten pregnant the first month after, I doubt I would have regretted it. I wish you ladies the best.
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I am in the same boat.  I miscarried a week and a half ago at 5 weeks (no D&C).  It was like a regular period and my levels are at zero.  I should ovulate soon I think.  They didnt tell you guys to wait a month or two?  I really want to try again immediately, but am scared to because if something happens then I might tell myself that I should have listened to the midwife.  Why is there so much inconsistency in what people are told.  Do you think there is increased risk to try again immediately?  I change my mind every other day about this.  My husband is as confused as i am.   -TINA
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It all depends on your doctor, how early your m/c was, if you had to have a D&C, past history, etc. With my 3rd m/c, I had to have a D&C and a rubella vaccine right after the surgery, so I had to wait three months. But after my 4th m/c, I underwent all the testing and got pregnant my first cycle after my m/c completed. I went on to have a healthy baby boy.

There may be other factors the doctor is concerned about. Usually, but not always, the major concern is with emotional well being. I had to ask myself: Could I handle losing another baby so soon? When I knew I would be able to handle it and knew that I wasn't just replacing the one I had just lost, I knew it was time.

Take some time, make sure you and dh are ready and double check with your doctor to find out their reason for wanting you to wait. Is there an actual physical concern he has?

Good luck!

Andrea
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I am axious to try again. I was sad at first; but my doctor has assured me that miscarriages at 5 weeks are very common. Often women do no even know they are pregnant that early, and miscarry naturally.  He consoled me by pointing out that at least now we know are fertile and everything is working as it should be (theoretically).  He also said that you are actually more fertile after a miscarriage; so I feel the next few months are our best chances for being successful.  Now, if I do get pregnant again... I will be a little more guarded and know not to get my hopes up right away.
Thanks for the info about you ovulating in 14 days.  I thought I was seeing what I wanted to on the OPKs or that they were just wrong; I did not even think it was possible to ovulate that soon after m/c.
Thanks :)
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Hello all. I had a complete natural m/c - no d/c on 08/17/05. Dr said my baby did not grow past 5 wks of gestation (had no idea). When I actually m/c'd I was supposed to be 9 wks pregnant. Bleeding lasted for exactly 7 days. Started getting busy again 08/24/05 and have been doing so ever since. At dr's appt on 09/09/05 dr said everything was fine and could start trying right away to conceive again (in office pg test was neg). I've been chking cm for the last couple of wks and thought I saw the ewcm around 09/14/05.  Was getting busy 09/10, 09/11, then again 09/14, 09/15, 09/16. Do you think I could have actually ovulated or could it have been my imagination. Menstrual has not returned yet, but the stiff feeling I would get in my right leg before my cycle returned about a week ago.  No breast tenderness though.  The stiff feeling in my leg was present in July also prior to me finding out I was pg. I heard all of the stories of getting pg before your mentrual returns after m/c but dr said I probably won't get pg again for about 3 months.  I have 3 children now - 11, 6, & 3.  Was also pg back in '95 that was terminated.  Can someone please send me some advise on my current issue. Both my hubby and I wanted one more baby to make our family complete and this m/c was a real shock to us both.
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Ladies, I had a co-worker who had several miscarriages. We worked in a vet clinic and she was bitten. The infection occured overnight and caused a miscarriage in the 1st term. Her Dr. said she could try again the next month. She got pregnant but miscarried again. A year later, she went to a specialist to make sure it didn't happen again. He told her NEVER try before three cycles after your miscarriage! The uterine lining is not likely to have built up enough again before that for a safe pregnancy. Obviously everyone is different, but I would agree to wait at least a couple cycles to make sure everything is back to normal. I have heard that after a couple miscarriages there are more likely to be problems during a successful pregnancy, but I do not know if that is true. Good luck everyone!
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First of all, I want to say how much this site has helped my through my miscarrige. It is so comforting to know that I am not alone, and to have the support of all of you here.  I recently experienced my first miscarriage, and despite the disappointment I have both mentally & physically healed and ready to try again. I had dnc 8/17 (blightem ovum, discovered 7th/8th week of pregnancy) started new cycle 30 days later (30 days is my normal cycle) started new cycle (9/16).  TTC this month and usually I ovulate by day 17, today is day 18 and no signs yet (I use opk, & bbt methods).  Is this normal to be delayed in ovulation?  Is is possible to not ovulate this month (I ovulated last month about 2 weeks after dnc).  Thanks for your help, and I wish everyone the best of luck.
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I have a question!!  I had an ectopic last December at 6 weeks and a fallopian tube was removed; I waited the appropriate amount of time and we tried again in March.  In June, was pg and heard the heart beat.  All seemed healthy until July 18th; at ten weeks' lost the baby. m/c...waited and started trying this month (sept)...usually normal ovulation (having normal periods) but late this month...(18-19 day) expecting my pd sun october 9th...tried like heck, but I am reading late ovulation leads to m/c..really nervous b/c I can only get pg 6 times out the year b/c one tube!!! I know our bodies work differently...but any words of encouragement??/  Oh and by teh way, found out why both happened (laden V factor---blood clot disorder--highly common and treatable)
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Hi Everyone,

I am new to this forum.  I had a D&C on September 14th, the day before my birthday.  I was 7 1/2 weeks pregnant with a blighted ovum.  There was a gestational sac, yolk sac, but no obvious fetal growth.  I have been telling myself that it is just a chromosome abnormality and not to blame myself. My husband and I used an OPK, charted bbt, and cm.  The miscarriage was only diagnosed with vaginal ultrasound as I NEVER had any bleeding or pain.

It has been roughly 3 weeks since my D&C and I bled for 2 weeks afterwards (thought it would never stop).  My doctor told me that she thought my period was amongst the post-surgical bleeding that lasted 2 weeks but it wasn't as heavy as my normal periods.  I am fairly regular and the after D&C period arrived right on time then. I started another OPK and detected my LH surge at exactly the time we ovulated and conceived in August!!!-- I should have ovulated yesterday then.  My husband and I decided not to wait- so we tried again only 3 weeks after D&C.  I could use some prayers!

Does anyone have any advice for me? I feel so alone- I hope to hear some of your comments and suggestions-- I want this baby so badly and greatly honor the life we have created (to honor our lost baby we named her Annabelle).  Do you think it is safe to conceive so quickly after miscarriage??  Have any of you heard that there is an increased fertility rate after miscarriage??  I am not sure who to believe- though I really do feel that it is alright to try again if your body is ready- I don't think a D&C will affect any future pregnancies and I am emotionally ready to try again.

Any comments would be greatly appreciated- good luck to you all-I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

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Heartbeat at 8 wks then 12 wk checkup no heartbeat and baby a little small.  DnC on 8/7 no problems.  If we get preg again this will be my 7th preg.  4 children now and had a m/c between 3rd and 4th.  Waiting until Dec. to start trying again because in July my husband is gone for 5 weeks.  SO, trying to miss those 5 weeks for a due date.  I am worried I will never be able to carry another heathly pregnancy.  Am I being selfish.  I have four healthy children 9/7/4/1.  Are we tempting fate?  Very unsure of everything.
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Hello Annabelle,
Just wanted to tell you my history.  I had a miscarriage in Feb.2001 (D&C)and another May 2001 (natural miscarriage but said it was to soon to be pregnant again) and then delivered a healthy baby girl June 2003.  The doctor told me that you should never get pregnant before 3-6 months after a miscarrage. I had another miscarriage 9-29.  With this pregnancy I had a different doctor and this doctor told me the same( that I shouldn't try to get pregnant until about my 4th ovulation and said 6 months would be a greater chance of not miscarring again) Just thought you may want to know what I was told.  If you would like to you can email me at amy@big-j.com.

Hope everything works out for you.  Just remember everything works out the way it is supposed to.

Amy  

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Hello Everyone -

It has been reassuring to find this site and see that I am not alone with this situation. I recently had a miscarriage and this was my first pregnancy.  I am 34 and went off the pill in July after taking it for over a decade. We conceived right away, sometime between 7/27 and 8/14.  We had an ultrasound early in attempts to date the pregnancy more accurately.  On 9/21 at our first ultrasound we saw a normal gestational sac but nothing else. That worried me some but after speaking with my midwife and looking at the dates, we realized I was probably not as far along as we anticipated.  On 9/30 I started spotting - not much but I still called. Midwife felt it was not enough to be concerned with at that time.  It continued over the weekend though so I called on 10/3 and went in for a 2nd ultrasound. Again, only saw the sac. Except this time it was mis-shaped, flat on the top.  Was told to anticipate a M/C and sure enough on 10/5 is started.  It took a LONG TIME - 2 full weeks from 9/30 to 10/14 till I stopped having any bleeding or spotting.

Have any of you heard when it is OK to just have intercourse again? I read in "what to expect when you're expecting" that waiting 6 wks is recommended?  That seems extreme.  We have a follow up appt on 10/25 and I have so many questions. I want to try again right away but know it may be best to wait until I have had AT LEAST two cycles.  That puts us to Dec/Jan.

I realize we are all very different and each pregnancy is different but it is discouraging to hear that so many people are told so many different things.  Part of me wants to try NOW but the more cautious side says wait. But I am impatient, almost 35 and want to get this ball rolling again.  Any thoughts?

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Hello.  I'm new to posting on the boards.  I also recently had a m/c at 5 weeks.  I'm ok with it, and do take comfort that at least we now know that everything works!  I also can't wait to try again.  My practice recommends waiting at least one cycle.  However, they also said that if I got pregnant it's nothing to worry about.  I'm irrational -- and wanted to start again immediately.  But my husband's talked me into heeding their advice.  If I rush and try again before I do get my next period and this happens again -- I've lost another three months.  So, I'm going to wait out the next cycle and try again in December.

Good luck to all of you and I hope this helps.
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Hello

I am new to this site.  Has anyone heard if a miscarriage can cause someone to stop ovulating?  I have one child, and then 3 years ago I had a miscarriage a d&c was not required.  Once I had the go ahead from my doctor to start trying again I have been unsucessful.  I went to a fertility specialist and he discovered I have stopped ovulating.  I still have normal cycles, but just don't ovulate anymore.
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Hey everyone. Just wanted to let you all in on my situation, and wonder if anyone would give similar stories, or advice on what to feel. I found out I was preg on 10/1/2005. I was sooooo Happy. My husband and I have a daughter who is actually just turning one today. (( Haliegh (Haley ) )). Then I noticed I had some spotting and I went to the docs and they said I was about 5 weeks along, and That I was miscarring, that we concieved to late in ovulation, and that the baby couldnt attach itself.

Well, I have been going back and forth to the doctors. Getting blood tests to see where my lvls are and so forth. Well, when we found out I was misscarrying my numbers went down to 23, well a week and a half later it ws only 16, then I find out on 10/24 That my numbers are going back up. They think I am already preg again. I go in for a test agin today to see if I am, or if the lab people just messed up. But I asked the doc if there was any need to wait to have intercourse and she said no.. Now look what position im in. What do you all think?? Is this even Possible?
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