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When to Expect Your Period after a Miscarriage

After a miscarriage you may be devastated, but it is not uncommon to begin to wonder right away when you will get your period again so you can begin trying to conceive all over again. Miscarriages are devastating, but the way that many of us cope is to start planning again for the future, otherwise we could get lost in our grief. Your doctor has likely told you that you need to wait until you have had a normal period and then you can begin trying to conceive again. So, when will you get your period?

Every woman is different, but generally you can expect to get your period in four to six weeks. Some women get their period just a couple weeks later, while some women do not get their period for three or more months. Your specific situation will be different than any other womans. So, when do I start counting from now until four weeks, you might ask? You should expect to get your period about four weeks after a D&C and you might expect to see your period around six weeks after a miscarriage that did not require a D&C. Remember that what is normal really varies widely, but if something doesnt feel right or it has been more than 12 weeks you might want to put a call into your doctor to be sure that all is well.

Also, you need to remember that if you are having unprotected sex, you can become pregnant again soon after having a miscarriage. It is generally thought that you are not fertile for four to six weeks after a miscarriage, but many women have conceived as little as two weeks after a miscarriage. If it has been a few weeks since your miscarriage and you havent see your period and you have symptoms of pregnancy, it wouldnt be out of the question to buy a home pregnancy test to be sure that you are not pregnant, stranger things have happened!

Ideally is it a good idea to wait at least one cycle before you begin trying to conceive again after a miscarriage. If for some reason you do conceive earlier it generally isn’t an issue. Its also important to remember that your previous miscarriage usually isnt an indication that you will not be able to carry another pregnancy to term. The best thing to do is to take time to grieve your miscarriage and only move on to trying to conceive again when you are emotionally ready so you are in the best emotional place possible to get pregnant. A miscarriage can be hard, but soon you will have a normal period and you will be ready to try again!

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