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Suffering a miscarriage can be a completely heartbreaking experience that leaves many women nervous about trying to conceive again. But new research shows that after miscarrying, it's usually okay try again soon.
Currently, the World Health Organization recommends that women wait six months after a miscarriage before trying to get pregnant again, but Scottish researchers say those guidelines aren't necessary for everyone. In their study of 31,000 women, reported in medical journal BMJ, the researchers found that among women who miscarried and became pregnant again within six months, 85 percent delivered healthy babies. The numbers went down as time went on -- 79 percent for those who waited 6 to 12 months, 78 percent for 12 to 18 months and 73 percent for those who waited more than two years.
A number of considerations come into play if a couple is trying to conceive after a miscarriage, one of which is the mother's age. The researchers say that for most women over 30, it's important to try again right away. Of course, your own medical history and emotional recovery are factors, too, so if you've suffered a miscarriage, talk to your doctor -- and your partner -- to decide when to start trying again.
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