Women can get pregnant right after a miscarriage, study shows

Another expert, however, suggested the study presents new evidence to try again after a miscarriage.But, he said, I do not think that the study provides strong evidence that pregnancies conceived six to 12 months after a miscarriage will have poorer outcomes than those conceived more quickly. For example, the highest rate of abortions in pregnancies conceived between 6 and 12 months may mean that many of these pregnancies are unwanted.

Our data show that, at least in Scottish women, there is no justification for delaying pregnancy after miscarriage easier, says lead researcher Dr. Sohinee Bhattacharya, professor of obstetrics and epidemiology at the University of Aberdeen Dugald Baird Centre for Research women’s health at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital in Aberdeen.

Women who become pregnant within six months after a miscarriage has the best chance of having a healthy pregnancy with fewer complications, Scottish researchers report.

Turn off the pregnancy, especially in developed countries, can be problematic, the researchers noted. Women over 35 are more likely to have difficulty conceiving, and women aged 40 have a 30 % chance of miscarriage, which amounts to 50 % within 45 years or more. Any delay in conception may fall further groped their chances of a healthy child, they wrote.

Research like this study, it is not possible to tell whether the intervals between pregnancies were deliberately chosen, or were accidental or involuntary, Shelley said. Therefore, we can not really tell if a pregnancy conceived after a miscarriage really better, or whether women [and couples] who conceive after a miscarriage have better results during a subsequent pregnancy than couples who take longer to conceiving.

And the delay to get pregnant after a miscarriage carries some risks, they said.

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The guidelines may still be applicable to women in developing countries, he added.

This research will help health care providers for women tips on the timing of future pregnancies and help couples to make informed choices based on objective evidence, Bhattacharya said.

SOURCES: Sohinee Bhattacharya, MBBM, Professor of Obstetric Epidemiology, University of Aberdeen, Dugald Baird Centre for Research on Women’s Health’s, Maternity of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, Julia Shelley, Ph.D., professor Professor, School of Health and Social Development, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, George Attia, MD, Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, July 5, 2010, BMJ, online

These women were also less likely to have a caesarean section, premature or low birth weight, the researchers noted. This association is not due to social and personal problem or another during pregnancy, including smoking, they added.

The report is published in the Aug. 5 online in the British Medical Journal.

Julia Shelley, associate professor of the School of Health and Social Development at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia, and author of an accompanying Journal editorial said the study did not definitively answer the question to know when the best time was to remain pregnant after a miscarriage.

The researchers found that women who became pregnant again within six months were less likely to fail again, having to terminate their pregnancy or who have an ectopic pregnancy than women who became pregnant six to 12 months after the miscarriage.

I agree women should wait a couple of months after a miscarriage, then try again, but we never really had a tangible proof of why we do it, said Dr. George Attia, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.