Sex After Miscarriage: How Long Should You Wait?

Sex After Miscarriage: How Long Should You Wait?

Here’s what you need to know about having sex after losing a baby.

Miscarriages are a common occurrence. Many people still feel uncomfortable talking about it when it happens, but as many as 20% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage.

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And in actual fact, that rate could even be higher with cases going unreported. Some women suffer from a miscarriage early on in pregnancy and deal with it on their own, without ever seeking medical help.


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Why do miscarriages happen? Doctors say they don’t really know. Maybe the genetic combination of the egg and sperm wasn’t viable, or the woman’s body had some sort of imbalance or maybe something else was happening. It’s hard to say.

Supportive doctors recommend that women who suffer from a miscarriage don’t go searching for a reason.

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Unless there is an obvious known cause for the miscarriage, it can be impossible to find one. No one is at fault. It happens.

But what about having sex? How soon is it safe to try again?

The Mayo Clinic recommends that you wait for at least two weeks after suffering a miscarriage before having sex again. This is because jumping in too early can risk causing an infection in the uterus. It takes some time for the cervix to close up and you want to make sure this has happened before hitting the sheets.


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Many doctors recommend that you go so far as to wait until completing your first period after your miscarriage, before having sex. Of course, if you feel ready sooner or like you need more time, follow your body and talk to your doctor. They know your situation best and can give you the most accurate advice.

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Don’t lose heart- experts say that even women who experience repeated miscarriages are likely to eventually conceive and have a healthy pregnancy.

For more information, talk to your medical professional.

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