Conceiving after Miscarriage D&C

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Registered: 10-03-2003
Conceiving after Miscarriage D&C
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Sun, 07-03-2011 - 9:05pm

Hi,

I"m new to the board and recently had a miscarriage at about 9 weeks. Actually the fetus/embryo actually appeared to only develop to 6 weeks but oddly enough I saw a heartbeat at 5 weeks 5 days. Naturally I was sad about this but because I"m older (38), I really don't want to waste much time. I have even heard of women getting pregnant the month after miscarriage. I had a D&C done about 3 weeks ago. I just had some general questions here. Is having a D&C to your body almost like having a period? In other words, would I expect to get my period around when I would a normal cycle (I'm about every 33 days). Also oddly enough I got pregnant the month before I was going to start fertility treatments. I was going to even go in on my day 3 as early as when I get my next period. Anyone have a similar experience to this or have any helpful information? Regards, Mookie

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Registered: 07-28-2009
Mon, 07-04-2011 - 7:52am
Hi, Mookie :) I am so very sorry for your loss, honey. Here is a great iVillage article that explains the process of what happens after D&C and when to expect AF.

http://www.ivillage.com/how-long-after-dc-does-menstrual-cycle-begin/4-n-142321
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Registered: 06-27-2006
Wed, 07-06-2011 - 5:43pm
Hi Mookie! Everyone's bodies work differently after miscarriage and D&C. I had a natural miscarriage about 10+ years ago and my cycles went back to "normal" right away. My body didn't miss a beat. Then, my miscarriage a year ago, I had a D&C and bled for 3 weeks or so and then didn't get my period until about 5-6 weeks post-D&C. Everyone is different, but it does take time for your body to heal up. Take it easy. If you are feeling ready and you are done bleeding, then you can certainly try again, but the general thought is to wait until you get your first AF after your miscarriage. It's partly for dating purposes, but also partly so that your lining can build back up again. I guess I would err on the side of caution, so that if you did get pregnant again, and then had another loss right away, you wouldn't be questioning whether you should have waited another month. I would talk things over with your doctor and if you were going to start fertility treatments, I bet they would still want to help you out with starting those up and to do that, you would have to wait for your first AF post-m/c.
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Registered: 07-27-2005
Mon, 07-11-2011 - 5:54pm
Hi Mookie! My story is fairly similar...miscarried at 9 weeks, with a D&C at 10 weeks. I am in my mid 30s. My cycles went right back to normal the first cycle...my AF showed on day 28. But everyone is completely different...you never now exactly how your body is going to react.
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