TTC After a Loss

Yesterday I had a D&C

How long after your loss/D&C did you get a regular cycle?

Also how long did your doctor recommend before you could ttc again?

Mom of one adorable little boy and excited to do this again.  

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Re: Yesterday I had a D&C

  • I started temping immediately after the d&c (not for ttc) and my chart was unusual that month and even weirder the next month. I had hcg in my system for both. This is my third cycle and it's perfect so far. I'm 7dpo at this point.

    My doctor recommended waiting one cycle, but since I still had hcg in the second cycle, this is my first official ttc cycle.
    TTC#1 since Jan 2015
    BFP 2/19/15  •  MMC found at 9 wks  •  D&E at 11 wks (age 36)
    BFP 8/29/15
      •  CP (age 37)
    BFP 11/18/15  •  DD born at 41 weeks <3(age 37/38)

    TTC#2 since May 2017
    BFP 10/18/17  •  MMC found at 8 wks  •  Misoprostal at 10.5 wks (age 39)

    BFP 2/16/18
      •  CP (age 39)
    BFP 4/13/18
      •  CP (age 39)
    BFP 5/07/18  •  MMC found at 10.5 wks  •  D&E at 11.5 wks 
    •  Testing showed it was a girl with Trisomy 22. (age 39/40)
    9/5/18 Diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve (4-5 follicles, one ovary had none and was very atrophied)

    RE says the low egg count is likely causing my recurrent pregnancy loss. Less eggs results in more aneuploidy.

    BFP 9/24/18  • 
    CP (age 40)
    BFP 5/11/19  •  Fraternal twins  •  MMC found at 10w5d (Baby A 6w, Baby B 10w)  •  Misoprostal at 11 weeks (age 41)

  • Thank you! Good luck momma

    Mom of one adorable little boy and excited to do this again.  

    BabyFruit Ticker
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  • It took me two months for my cycle to resume last time, but I had retained tissue, which I have heard is not common. I have another D&C next week and have hopes the process is faster this time. I will let you know.

    Our doctor last time gave us the green light to start trying again as soon as my cycle resumed. Not sure what she will say this time since our loss was much later, but emotionally at least, I think we'll be waiting a few months.
    BFP #1 10/6/11 | EDD 6/15/12 | MMC 11/7/11 @ 8w3d | D&C 11/14/11

    BFP #2 8/22/12 | EDD 5/5/13 | DS1 born 5/9/13

    BFP #3 4/25/15 | EDD 1/7/16 | MMC 7/2/15 @ 13w1d | D&E 7/8/15

    BFP #4 12/9/15 | EDD 8/22/16 | DS2 born 5/18/16 at 26w2d

    Just keep swimming.
  • I'm sorry for your loss. To answer (partially) your question, I'm CD12 post D&C and I had a beta of 10,000 at 9w2d just before the procedure. I got my first -HPT today. The last beta 2 days following was an on-schedule drop of 1/2 for each day post procedure. I have another (rescheduled, everyone was out today) beta for Monday that I'm expecting to be <5. I stopped spotting a day or two ago, and it looks like I'm approaching a fertile window though whether I ovulate or not is a total toss-up.

    In a 3 minute convo with a rushed OB nurse, she said to wait until betas were 0 and I've had a regular period to try again. It's their canned response. After a 2x 1 hour+ sessions with my therapist, she cleared me emotionally to TTC asap (I had a month of spotting before the actual loss to grieve). I also had 40min convo with my PCM, he says I know enough about charting that the usual concern of dating a second pregnancy wouldn't apply to me and I could TTC right away. BUT, my docs aren't your docs, and my situation is not yours. Plus it seems TTCing again right away makes everyone on the regular TTC thread really REALLY uncomfortable. So I wouldn't mention any plans like that there.
  • It took 42 days (6wks) for my period to come back.

    My doctor told me to wait one cycle, I am now on my 3rd cycle after the d&c.

    Sorry for your loss
    BFP 2/11/15 (EDD 10/13/15). MMC 3/30/15 D&C 4/3/15 "We will always love you"
    DD1 - BFP 7/23/15 (EDD 3/31/16).  "We believe in you rainbow" DOB 4/2/16
    DD2 - BFP 2/9/18 (EDD 10/19/18).  "Grow baby grow!" DOB 10/24/18
    BFP 11/16/20 (EDD 7/31/21).  "Round 3 FIGHT!"
  • I just had my d &c on Tuesday. The doctor told me to wait until I get my period twice before trying again.
    Hope you are feeling well
  • Sorry to hear. :( Mine came 3 weeks after the D & C.
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