There are many wannabe moms wanting to know the chances of pregnancy after a miscarriage.
I know full well that it’s not an easy decision to make for many families to try again for a baby, as the shock and upset of a miscarriage can run deep into the mind for a long, long time. On the other hand, some families want to immediately try again and put their sad loss behind them.
In either case, there will no doubt be questions that you want answered and what I’m going to attempt to do in this article is to answer some of the more common questions I’ve come across.
Why am I still getting signs of pregnancy after a miscarriage ?
Many women complain that they actually still feel as though they are pregnant after they have miscarried with morning sickness, sore breasts, and tiredness being common. It’s a sad fact that your hormones will take a while to return to pre-pregnancy levels – but they will do after a month or two.
Can a pregnancy test be positive after a miscarriage ?
Yes it can. The pregnancy hormone HCG can still be in your body for around 3 weeks after you have miscarried (even longer if the pregnancy was quite well advanced).
What are the chances of having a healthy pregnancy after a miscarriage ?
There is certainly hope for women, who have miscarried previously, to give birth to a healthy baby. Some stats show this to be as high as a 75% chance – and that’s even in women who have had multiple miscarriages in the past.
Of course, that figure still might spook some families. However, there is much you can do to ensure the odds are firmly stacked in your favor.
What can I do to help avoid a miscarriage in the future ?
Depending on your reason for miscarriage, which you can read more about in this article : Causes of Miscarriage, there is a lot you can do to help yourself to have a successful pregnancy after a miscarriage. And it really is about taking your health to the next level.
- Make sure you have a very healthy diet – even consider visiting a nutritionist – and eat as organically as you can. Try to eliminate those pesticides.
- Consider taking pre-natal vitamins New Chapter Perfect Prenatal
- Be careful when using cleaning fluids and sprays. Wear a mask and use in a well-ventilated area.
- Exercise regularly – I’m talking 30 minutes per day. This doesn’t have to be a tough cardio workout. In fact, the more you can vary up your exercise the better :
- Tough housework
- 2 days of cardio DVD sessions
- 2 days of running
- Do not smoke, and avoid people and situations where smoke is in the air.
- Do not drink alcohol – at all….. It’s not a health drink !!.
- Read though my 100 tips for getting pregnant, which starts with eating tips here : 100 Tips For Getting Pregnant.
I appreciate that the above set of ‘rules’ are very tough for someone in today’s society, but you have to do what you have to do, right ?
How long should I wait before attempting another pregnancy after I’ve mis-carried ?
Doctors usually suggest that you wait for at least one menstrual cycle before trying to get pregnant again. This proves that your body is back to normal.
However, I would tend to leave it for about three months – just to really make sure. And also, three months will give you time to get your emotions back in order as well. You do not want to be trying to get pregnant whilst still stressing from your miscarriage. Please read this article on stress and infertility for further guidance, but always take the advice of your doctor.
Also, consider joining a support group. I have an article on support groups here : Infertility Support Groups.
What is the next step I should take if I want to try for pregnancy again ?
I would urge you to take professional help before going any further. Browsing the internet can lead to some worthwhile information, but also some bad mis-information as well. On this site you will find some very good tips, but even I will admit that I’m not medically trained – just someone with a lot of experience in this field.
However, you will see from browsing the product review section of this web-site that I have reviewed a number of professional pregnancy products. By far the best for someone desperate in having a healthy pregnancy after a miscarriage is Pregnancy Miracle, by Lisa Olson.
This is a home study course that has been tailored for women who are looking to get pregnant after a miscarriage. And, it has a track record of moms (even in their 40’s), who have given birth following previous miscarriages.
I have done a full review of the course here : Pregnancy Miracle Review, or you might want to go directly to Lisa’s web-site by clicking on the book below.
Whatever route to decide to take, there is hope for moms looking for a healthy pregnancy after a miscarriage, but you do need to take some positive action. Endless searching on the internet will just leave you frustrated (as happened to me three years ago). It’s only when I took planned step-by-step CONSISTENT action that I finally saw results.
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