Period After Miscarriage?

When will my period return after a miscarriage?
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ByAszani Stoddard, Certified Nurse-Midwife and Lactation Consultant at Park Nicollet Health Services in Minnesota
Nurse-Midwife
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Feb 2017
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You’ll get your period in about a month, if you have a typical menstrual cycle. “Most of the time, the body treats a miscarriage as though it is a period. So if a woman has a 28 day cycle, she’ll ovulate around 14 days after the miscarriage and have a period about 28 days after the start of the miscarriage,” says Aszani Stoddard, Certified Nurse-Midwife with Park Nicollet Health Services in Minnesota.

But as you probably know, not all women have regular cycle. It may take four to six weeks for your period to return; if it takes longer than that, call your healthcare provider, who may want to schedule a check-up just to make sure everything is okay.

If you think you’re ready to try to conceive again, talk to your doctor. Most recommend  waiting until after your first post-miscarriage period to try again (because it’s easier to accurately date any resulting pregnancies), but you may need to wait longer (or get the okay to try again soon!) depending on your individual circumstances. For example, if you’ve had two or more miscarriages, or if you’ve had a molar pregnancy, your doctor will probably want to run some tests before you try to get pregnant again.

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