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Registered: 04-09-2003
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Thu, 04-10-2003 - 6:28pm

I was 9 weeks pg and had a miscarriage. I just had my D&C done this past Monday. How long before I should get AF? And my other question, how soon did some of you wait until you started ttc again? I'm 33 and It took us 13 years to get pregnant to begin with. If not for my DH, I think I would be in the Crazy House. Any thoughts welcome!!! This is a very nice board.

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Registered: 04-11-2003
Fri, 04-11-2003 - 9:33am
With my first miscarriage it took about a month. I had my 2nd miscarriage 3 weeks ago and just this week it felt like I was ovulation so I hope to get my AF in 2 weeks. I hear it is different for each women. Some get it in a month some don't get it for 6-12 weeks.

The first time my doctor told me to wait for 2 normal AF's before ttc. It took my husband and I 6 months to get pg again. Again I have read that some women are told 1 month and some are told 3 months.

So that I do not go crazy I have been using this time to get in shape both physically and mentally. I feel positive that I am trying to get in great shape for my next pregnancy. I am also going through Recurrent Pregnancy Loss testing so I have to wait even longer. Good luck to you.


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mc 7-5-02

mc 3-18-03

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 04-11-2003 - 12:14pm
I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my angel a little over a month ago. We are going to wait one cycle and then TTC. From the research that I've done, that is all you need to wait. I wish you the best of luck! I hope this board helps you as much as it helped me! Hugs-Susan
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Registered: 04-09-2003
Fri, 04-11-2003 - 3:44pm
Hi Lynnie...I too had a m/c at 9w...I also had very irregular cylces b4 we got pregnant, so I waited 34 days for my first AF (I was told I probably would not have AF til about 6-8 weeks after), all women are so different.

I see a midwife and she told me that after a d&c most couples will wait 3 mos for TTC...I know that many drs, midwives etc...have many different answers based upon your situation. Since my cycles were/are so irregular, she said to make sure that I had at least one AF to help with the lining...I also know a few of my friends who did have a m/c and they all have different time lines that they waited...My DH and I are now TTC after one cycle.

I wish you all the luck and many +++ thoughts:)

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Registered: 03-21-2003
Fri, 04-11-2003 - 9:50pm
Welcome to the board Lynnie! I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you enjoy this board as much as we do. Dont forget to join us at chat Mon, Wed, or Friday. It took me like 8 weeks to get af after natural m/c. And deciding when is a good time to ttc is up to you and your dr. A lot of women wait 3 months after m/c so their body can heal. But it is totally up to you and you know your body best. Good luck! Crystal