When Will I Ovulate After a Miscarriage?

Question: When Will I Ovulate After a Miscarriage?

If you're eager to try to get pregnant again after a miscarriage, or you are simply curious about when you will be fertile again, you may be wondering when you will start ovulating again after a miscarriage.

Answer:

The answer varies by the person. Some women resume ovulating right away, meaning ovulation could happen as little as two weeks after the miscarriage (because ovulation usually happens in the middle of the menstrual cycle, and the average menstrual cycle is about 28 days in length).

In others, the body does not resume normal menstrual cycles right away, so it can take longer to begin ovulating again.

Most women will begin having normal cycles again within three months of having a miscarriage. There is a wide variation among individuals on this issue, and it's impossible to predict in advance when you will begin ovulating again short of using daily ovulation predictor tests (something that could get expensive).

Regardless, it's a good idea to use contraception any time you have sex until you are comfortable with the possibility that you could get pregnant again.

Source:

American Pregnancy Association, "After a Miscarriage: Physical Recovery." Oct 2003. Accessed 1 Dec 2008.

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