Valerie Gommon Midwife’s Blog

When should you “try” again after a miscarriage?

Posted on: August 8, 2010

A miscarriage is obviously hugely upsetting and often traumatic, but a recent study has suggested that the chance of conceiving may be reduced if couple’s don’t wait before “trying” again.

According to a recent British study, women who conceive within six months of a miscarriage have the best chance of a healthy pregnancy with the lowest likelihood of another miscarriage.

Previous guidance had been that women should wait at least three months before trying again for a baby; although in practice many health professionals ignored this guidance, and encouraged couples to try when they felt ready.

The study, published online in the British Medical Journal, states: ‘Women who conceive within six months of an initial miscarriage have the best reproductive outcomes and lowest complication rates in a subsequent pregnancy.’

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