Why Do People Say You Are More Fertile After A M C

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billsgirl - February 14

I am going thru a m/c as we speak. i started spotting last thurs, went in for a u/s, saw a sac and nothing else. i was 7 weeks and i only showed 5. on saturday i started bleeding red, went to er and they said i had a threatened m/c and it would happen in the next few days. yesterday i had the worst cramps all day and then at about midnight woke up to go pee and found the strangest, grossest more heartbreaking clot i had ever seen on my pad. i go in tomorrow for another u/s and im hoping they tell me that im done and wont need a d&c. but my bf and i are already talking about not waiting to ttc and would like it to happen right away. my question is, does anyone know, or actually hear it from their doctors mouth that you are truely more fertile after a m/c?


les1les - February 15

Billsgirl, I'm so sorry for your loss. I lost my little one at nearly 13 weeks, and it was the hardest thing I've ever gone through. My doc did say something along the lines about being more fertile after a m/c, but then clarified. It's not really that you're MORE fertile, it's just now you know that you can definitely get pregnant. Also, my doc said that after a d&c (which I had), you're more likely to carry to term, because there's no debris left in your uterus. M/C is so common that most women will have at least one in their lives, and some it may be so early that they won't even know about it. So if that has ever been the case, then if any of the tissue from that unknown pregnancy stays inside, and isn't pa__sed then that tissue can actually cause a m/c, which is why a d&c is said to make you more fertile after a m/c. However, you should be waiting to TTC again until AFTER you've gotten at least one period. In some cases it works out ok, but for many women, not enough lining has built up to sustain a healthy pregnancy. To be sure you have enough for the placenta to latch on to, you should wait until after your first period. Also, it makes dating the pregnancy so much easier, as they use the first day of your last menstrual cycle, and your miscarriage date is of no use. I do advise waiting, both for physical and emotional well being. I personally went from wanting to try again as soon as I left the hospital, to being so afraid of a second m/c that I never wanted to try again. I hope this helps, and again, I'm so sorry for your loss. Good luck in the future.


tdo - February 15

billsgirl, Good luck at your u/s appointment today! We're thinking of you. Thanks for your question. I was wondering the same thing. I can't wait to start ttc yet I'm dreading it at the same time- I'll be worried & nervous.



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