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how long did you have to wait to TTC after d&c?

Postby Rhondalynn77 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:10 pm

Hi I was wondering how long your docs had you wait to ttc again after a d&c? I had my pre-op appointment today and my ob wants us to wait 3 months from the date of surgery... that seems like forever. Is that a normal length of time?
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Jan 15 100mg Clo (1) and IUI- BFN
Feb 15 150mg Clo (2) and IUI- BFN
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Re: how long did you have to wait to TTC after d&c?

Postby mountainbaby » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:48 am

Hi Rhonda

I can only tell you what the midwife at my Early Pregnancy Unit told me after my miscarriage. She said that some doctors will advise to wait 1 month or 3 months or more after miscarriage, but this advice is outdated, and that it is perfectly safe to try again as long as the bleeding has stopped and there is no sign of infection, even before your next AF. She also told me that you are more fertile after a miscarriage.

I heard some of the reasons doctors want women to wait until after their next AF is so they can date a future pregnancy, well they can do this with ultrasound anyway. Regarding 3 months I have heard arguments about being emotionally ready. I figure only you know when you are emotionally ready and what will help emotionally, and for me personally, trying again or at least not preventing makes me feel a lot better emotionally than refraining from sex or using contraception for the next 3 months.

I had a natural miscarriage not a d&c and you were nearly 3 weeks further along than me, so maybe that will make a difference, but I don't think it will make that much of a difference really, or they wouldn't offer d&c's so readily.

There is a recent study talking about waiting after miscarriage, see below.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-10880232

I hope this helps a little.
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Re: how long did you have to wait to TTC after d&c?

Postby Rhondalynn77 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:04 am

thanks so much, I was reading that some docs say to wait for 2 cycles and considering that the first can take anywhere from 2-7 weeks to happen 2 cycles would almost put you at 3 months anyways. I am still waiting to see how this is going to impact me emotionally as i have my d&c on friday. 3 months puts me in july which will almost be 1 year ttc, but idk if i could handle a pregnancy in another month or two right now. thank you again for the info and your experience.
Me: 37, Rhonda
DH: 38, Brian
DS: 6, Elijah
:angel: early m/c May 23, '14
BFP: Feb 9, 2014 :angel: m/c Ap '14
:angel: early m/c 2/12
TTC since June '13

PCOS 1500mg Met. Male Factor: 1% Morph prob due to type 1 diabetes

Nov 4 100mg Clomid (1 egg)-BFN
Dec 14 100mg Clo (1) and IUI-BFN
Jan 15 100mg Clo (1) and IUI- BFN
Feb 15 150mg Clo (2) and IUI- BFN
March 15 delay:cyst. Bravelle (FSH) Inj Cancelled: Cyst
April 15-Natural: BFP!!!
TEAM PINK!!

"Delight yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart."
Psalm 37:4


"Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths."
Proverbs 3:5&6


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Re: how long did you have to wait to TTC after d&c?

Postby ekkotack » Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:47 am

My doc said to wait until I have 1 regular cycle before TTC. Good luck to you!
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