When to get pregnant after curettage
- Is it easier to get pregnant after curettage?
- How to decrease the risk of miscarriage after curettage
The length of time you need to wait to get pregnant after a curettage varies depending on your type. There are 2 types of curettage: abortion and semiotics, which have different recovery times. Semiotic curettage is done to remove polyps or collect a sample of tissue from the uterus for diagnostic examination and the curettage of an abortion is done to clean the uterus of embryonic remains. See more details about each type of curettage.
In semiotic curettage, the recommended waiting time for getting pregnant is 1 month, while in curettage for an abortion, this waiting time for trying a new pregnancy should be 3 to 6 menstrual cycles, which is the period in which the uterus it takes to recover completely.
Before this period, the tissue that lines the uterus should not be completely healed, increasing the risk of bleeding and of a new miscarriage. Therefore, during the waiting time, the couple must use some contraceptive method, as ovulation will normally occur in the woman, who may be at risk of becoming pregnant.
Is it easier to get pregnant after curettage?
The chances of pregnancy after a curettage are the same as those of any other woman of the same age. This is because ovulation can happen right after undergoing a curettage, and so it is not uncommon for women to become pregnant right after this procedure, even before menstruation comes.
However, as the uterine tissues are not yet fully healed, one should avoid becoming pregnant soon after curettage, as there is a greater risk of infection and of a new abortion. Check out the top 10 causes of miscarriage and how to treat it.
For this, it is not recommended to have unprotected sex right after curettage, and you should wait for the uterus to heal before trying to get pregnant.
How to decrease the risk of miscarriage after curettage
To reduce the risk of miscarriage, the woman's uterus must be completely healthy and, therefore, you can ask the gynecologist for advice on when to return to trying. The doctor may advise a longer waiting time if the couple is not emotionally prepared to return to trying to conceive.
Some precautions that women can take for a healthy pregnancy with less risk are:
- Take tests to assess uterine health before you start trying to conceive;
- Having sex at least 3 times a week, but mainly during the fertile period. Know how to calculate your most fertile period of the month;
- Take folic acid to aid in the formation of the baby's nervous system;
- Avoid risky behaviors, such as not consuming illegal drugs, alcoholic beverages and avoiding smoking.
Women who have had more than 2 miscarriages can get a special vaccine designed to prevent recurrent spontaneous abortions. See what this abortion vaccine looks like.