How soon after a miscarriage is it safe for me to try to get pregnant again?

While you may be anxious to try to get pregnant again after you’ve had a miscarriage it really is best to wait until you are emotionally ready and your body is physically ready.  There really isn’t a magic number when it comes to how long to wait, but most doctors and midwives suggest waiting at least two or three menstrual cycles after a miscarriage to allow the uterus and endometrial lining to become healthy again.

If you are worried that you will miscarry again you should feel somewhat at ease knowing that 85% of woman who miscarry will go on to have a healthy baby the next time and 75% of woman who have two or three miscarriages will have a successful pregnancy.

Check with your doctor or midwife when trying to decide when to try and get pregnant again.  Your health practitioner may want to refer you to a specialist in maternal-fetal medicine or genetics for treatment first.  Your doctor or midwife may also have some ideas about how long you should wait until you attempt another pregnancy.

Leila Pereira
Leila Pereira
I work in occupational therapy and occupational science. I specialize in early intervention pediatrics for children from birth to three years old; with an emphasis on children with autism. My goals are to support the achievement of developmental milestones in your child while collaborating with caregivers & parents; including play skill development, education, leisure, rest and sleep, feeding, nutrition and social participation. Licensed by the California Board of Occupational Therapy

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