1. Courage After Loss
Going through a miscarriage is a very hard thing for any couple to deal with. It doesn’t matter if a woman has had many miscarriages, or if she is experiencing her first pregnancy loss. The pain and grief are never easy to deal with. The good news is that most women go on to have healthy pregnancies after miscarriage.
A single miscarriage does not indicate future fertility problems or that a woman will not be able to conceive again. Otherwise healthy women who have had miscarriages have an 85 percent chance of carrying the next pregnancy normally. Less than 5 percent of women have two consecutive miscarriages, and only 1 percent have three or more consecutive miscarriages.
2. When To Try Again
If you have experienced a miscarriage, it is very important to talk to your doctor about when the right time is to try again. The physical recovery from miscarriage is usually very short, and most women find that their bodies are back to normal within a few days or weeks. Most women will find that their periods return to normal somewhere between 4 to 6 weeks after a miscarriage. Some doctors recommend that women wait one to two cycles before trying to conceive again.
Keep in mind, however, that although the physical effects of miscarriage are quick to heal, the emotional damage can be long lasting. Both you and your partner might experience extreme feelings of loss, anger, guilt, fear and depression after a pregnancy loss. Make sure to talk to each other, your family and friends, and your health care provider. You might also find that talking to a therapist or counselor could be valuable to helping you heal.
3. What To Remember
Once you are ready to try to get pregnant again, there are a few things that you should keep in mind. First of all, the majority of all miscarriages do not have a known cause. This means that you might never find out what exactly caused your miscarriage. Once you are ready to try again, start taking a prenatal vitamin and folic acid supplement so that you can boost your fertility and get your body in the best possible condition to get pregnant.
Make sure that you eat a healthy, well balanced diet full of fruits, veggies, whole grains, full fat dairy, and lean meats. Cut out junk foods, processed foods and added sugars so that you can be as healthy as possible. Make sure that you are exercising regularly and getting enough sleep at night as well. All of these things will help to increase your chances of getting pregnant easily and avoiding another miscarriage.