January 26, 2018

No Need To Delay Conception After A Miscarriage

No Need To Delay Conception After A Miscarriage

A new study finds that there is no need to delay conception after a miscarriage. Historically, many women were instructed to wait to conceive after a miscarriage. A recent study published in Obstetrics and Gynecology examined whether the interpregnancy interval after a miscarriage impacted the risk of another miscarriage. This study included a group of 514 women who had recently miscarried. Of these, 15.7% had another miscarriage with their next pregnancy. Trying to conceive again immediately was not associated with an increased risk of another miscarriage, however. In fact, the patients who conceived within 3 months of their initial miscarriage had the lowest risk of a repeat miscarriage (7.3%). Women who conceived 6-18 months after their miscarriage had a 22.1% chance of a repeat miscarriage. Based on these findings, there does not appear to be any benefit to delaying conception after a first miscarriage.

At Fertility Centers of New England, many patients come to us because they are struggling with infertility and/or miscarriages. We are proud to have helped thousands of patients realize their dream of becoming a parent. While fertility treatment often feels like a marathon, the majority of patients will ultimately be successful. Our pregnancy rates remain outstanding, and we are very committed to delivering exemplary patient-centered care. If you have questions about your fertility or would like to set up a consultation, please contact us today.

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Beth Plante, M.D.

Beth Plante, M.D. Board-Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility