nickelshoe (nickelshoe) wrote in vaginapagina,

Trying to Conceive after Miscarriage

My question is about how long to wait after miscarriage before trying to conceive.

I recently had a miscarriage at 9 weeks.  It was a strange experience, as I realized that even though we had not been trying to conceive when I got pregnant, I had gotten used to the idea and now that I'd lost the pregnancy, I wanted to be pregnant again.  I know that I will probably feel less this way as I get used to the idea of not being pregnant again.

When I was looking online, most places suggested that I wait until I'd had my first period before trying to conceive again, to allow my body to heal and give a clearer idea of when I would be ovulating.  A few suggested waiting longer for my psychological welfare.  

I went to my doctor yesterday for my follow-up appointment, and he said I was doing good.  Then he offered to prescribe me birth control.  I said no.  Then he told me he wanted me to wait three months before trying to conceive again and suggested I use condoms or some other form of contraception.

Three months?  I was surprised at this, and didn't ask him why.  Does anyone know, are there any studies about this?  I mean, I'm sure that some of you have success stories about conceiving shortly after miscarriage, and others had bad experiences.  But what I really want to know is if my doctor is basing his recommendation on his professional knowledge about pregnancy based on research or if he thinks it's best for me based on personal experience or speculation.  Can someone point me toward something research-based here?
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