I too had an abortion and have the same questions as all of you. this was something I read and I felt a little relief amd you might too.
trying to get pregnant
I had to terminate my last pregnancy because my child had kidney cancer and was not able to live out of the womb. Before that I never had any problems getting pregnant.
With my first child I missed a pill and got pregnant. Then the last time i got off of the pill to try and 1 month later i was pregnant. Well, after having the abortion done I have been trying for 5 months and I can not get pregnant.
I was wondering what I can do? Why I am having such a hard time getting pregnant? I am really confused why it is taking this long. Could it have to do with the abortion?
This is a common concern.
The short answer is don't worry!
Keep in mind, there is only a small window when fertilization can take place.
Abortion in itself, does not cause problems with fertility if it's done under sterile conditions, and by a trained professional. That's one of the reasons it's so important to keep abortion legal and safe.
If you went for your checkup after the abortion, and everything was OK then keep a few things in mind. Sometimes, trying too hard can cause problems with your partners sperm count. Try abstaining from the first day of your period up until day 10, then the following month day 11. If you extend the period of abstinence up a day every month until you get to 14, you should concieve by 6 months. If not, see your GYN!
Posted March 19, 2003 05:27 AM