Prepare your Body for Pregnancy after a Miscarriage

Trying to prepare your body for pregnancy after a miscarriage?

If you are worried about getting pregnant after a miscarraige, know that it is a natural feeling. Thinking about your miscarraige, you may get worried about getting pregnant again. 

It may help you to know that most women who get pregnant after miscarriage go on to have healthy babies.

Whether you are eager to try again or still not ready to think about the future, here is how you may  prepare your body for pregnancy after a miscarriage.

When will I be physically ready to try again?

It is best to wait until all your miscarriage symptoms, such as pain or bleeding are gone before you indulge in sex because there is a risk of you getting an infection. 

Take the time you need to heal both physically and emotionally after a miscarriage. Ask your holistic health care provider for guidance. 

There might be no need to wait to conceive after one miscarriage. However, if you have had two or more miscarriages, your health provider might recommend testing.

Is there anything that I can do to improve my chances of a healthy pregnancy?

There’s not much you can do to prevent a miscarriage. However, making healthy lifestyle choices is important for you and your baby. It may include limiting alcohol and caffeine intake, eating a nutrient-rich diet, mild exercise, managing stress.

When will I feel ready to try again?

It’s impossible to say when you will feel ready again. Everyone is different and there is no right or wrong time for trying to get pregnant after a miscarraige. Talking to a mental health provider  or a trusted friend may help you and your partner find a way forward. 

How long will it take to get pregnant again after a miscarriage?

Again, there is no right answer to this. Some people get pregnant immediately after a miscarriage. Other couples take a bit longer. Also, it doesn’t matter if last time you conceived early and this time it is taking some time. 

Will I miscarry again?

It’s completely natural to worry about this. There are no guarantees that things will go better this time. However, it may help you to know that some early miscarriages are normal and there is a good chance that your next pregnancy will be successful.

If you have had a late miscarriage or recurrent miscarriages, you and your partner should visit a specialist health professional. 

Also, know that even after more than two miscarriages in a row, some couples have a successful pregnancy.

Take care of your mental health

Losing a baby can impact how you and your partner feel. Be kind to yourselves and each other. Be considerate of each other’s feelings if you’re not enjoying trying again. Remember, it’s natural to feel some anxiety about how this pregnancy will progress.

Your antenatal care

As a part of your antenatal care, you can ask for an early scan or extra scans during pregnancy. Extra scans won’t predict how your pregnancy will progress, but may give you some peace of mind. Talking to your friends or family also might really help.

Healthy pregnancy after a miscarraige

Miscarriage is an unfortunate event. Don’t lose hope even in the event of multiple miscarriages as there are thousands of women who have delivered healthy babies, even after experiencing several miscarriages. 

Make necessary changes in your lifestyle and diet, follow a healthy regime and stay positive. All of it combined can help you prepare your body to function properly, increasing your chances of a healthy pregnancy after miscarriage.

Want to learn more about pregnancy after a miscarraige? Get advice to your questions about getting pregnant after miscarraige or find a health wellness and/or mental wellness provider specific to your needs.