Pregnant After Miscarriage – Worrying About Getting Pregnant After Miscarriage?

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Your dreams and hopes were shattered when your doctor conscience you that you have a miscarriage. It’s difficult to arrive to terms through your pregnancy loss. You are perhaps feeling guilty and are blaming yourself for the pregnancy loss. One of my friends who had a miscarriage told me that she didn’t get over her pregnancy loss until she was pregnant again.

So when can you try getting pregnant after miscarriage. Your doctor may advise waiting up to three months but actually there is no reason to wait unless you have health problems. You are probably worrying that you may have miscarriage again if you get pregnant. Most women does not have problem getting pregnant after miscarriage and most carry their pregnancy to full-term. A minority of them may experience recurrent miscarriages. Cause Of Miscarriage or Recurrent Miscarriage You are probably still wondering what causes your miscarriage.

Your doctor may not be able to give you a definite answer.

1. Chromosomal Abnormalities Most miscarriages which occur in the early part of your pregnancy are caused by chromosomal problems within the fetus. After your egg and sperm meet, numerous changes occur before a fetus can be formed. Mistakes in the chromosomes can happen resulting in miscarriage. Usually these chromosomal abnormalities are caused by random errors and are non-recurrent. Most women are able to have healthy pregnancy after miscarriage. In rare cases. the chromosomal abnormalities are passed on to the fetus by one of the parents. In this case, the woman will continue to have recurrent miscarriages until she or her partner is treated.

2. Lifestyle Factors Smoking, consuming alcohol and taking illegal drugs increase your risk of miscarriage. If you want to have a healthy pregnancy and for the sake of your unborn baby, you should stop doing these activities. If you have difficulty discontinuing these activities, you may want to consult your doctor.

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.