Saturday, July 05, 2008

Health Tip: Trying Pregnancy Again

(HealthDay News) -- Trying to get pregnant again after a miscarriage can be fraught with a host of emotional and physical concerns.

Here are suggestions when considering another pregnancy after a miscarriage, courtesy of the American Pregnancy Association:

  • Doctors routinely recommend waiting six months to one year before trying to get pregnant again. This is to make sure that the woman's body to ready to handle another pregnancy.

  • It's also important to make sure that you're emotionally ready to try again.

  • About 85 percent of women who have had a miscarriage go on to have a successful pregnancy. Among those who have had more than one loss, the rate is about 75 percent.

  • If you do get pregnant again, ask your doctor to help you more carefully monitor your health and progress.

  • It's normal to still grieve for an earlier loss while celebrating the arrival of a new baby.
    It's common to be hesitant in bonding with your new baby, fearing another loss.

  • Talk to your doctor about counselors or support groups if you are having a difficult time with your pregnancy or new baby.

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