It may be a little nerve racking for some women to think about getting pregnant after abortion but the truth is that a successful pregnancy could be closer than you realise.
Many women who have an abortion are ready for a baby at a later stage and will try to fall pregnant again.
If you have had an abortion, however, there are certain precautions you should take to ensure a healthy and happy pregnancy. You need both physical and mental preparation and support before making the decision to fall pregnant again.
If you had a legal abortion, there should be no risk to falling pregnant in the future, but ask your doctor to ensure that no damage was done that would make you less likely to fall pregnant.
Remember that having an abortion doesn’t only have physical effects – there is also an emotional and mental dimension to having an abortion. Before falling pregnant again, you need to make sure not only that your body is ready for a baby, but that your mind is ready too.
Think about the reason you had the abortion and ask yourself if that reason would still apply to your current circumstances. If so, you may consider changing those circumstances before falling pregnant again.
If you would like to try for a baby only to replace the baby you lost, you should wait until you are entirely ready, both mentally and circumstantially, to fall pregnant again.
It is important to take time with your partner to discuss the situation fully and make an informed decision.
If you are still in the early stages of struggling through an abortion and still feel intense anxiety, depression, and anger, it may not be a good time to try for another child.
Planning getting pregnant after abortion:
Some people ovulate as close as two weeks after an abortion; others wait a little longer.
Ovulation is one indication that your body may be ready to conceive another baby, but it is important to talk to your doctor about when it is safe for you to start trying for another baby after having an abortion.
It is important to rest your body after an abortion. Many doctors recommend waiting from 6 to 8 weeks after your abortion before you try to conceive again.
Let your body heal and it will be easier for you to fall pregnant in the future. Stay in close consultation with your doctor and be sure to ask them about concerns or questions you have about falling pregnant after an abortion.
Once your resting period of 6 to 8 weeks is over you can start having regular sex in order to fall pregnant.
It is also important to time your sexual intercourse so that it coincides with your monthly ovulation.
An ovulation kit can help you keep track of your ovulation time. These kits can be bought over-the-counter and are relatively inexpensive.
After having sex, elevating your hips aids fertility, allowing the sperm to reach the eggs easily.
Try propping your hips under a pillow and lying on your back for about 20 minutes. Remember that refraining from any sexual activity for a couple of days can increase a male’s sperm count, so don’t worry if you need to take a break for a few days!
As with any pregnancy, you need to make sure that your body is healthy.
Stop or cut down on your smoking and drinking habits and lower your intake of caffeine.
Follow a healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains. You can also take prenatal supplements to provide you with vitamins and minerals that are good for your reproductive system and fertility.
A healthy body means a healthy, functioning reproductive system so maintaining is healthy lifestyle is a very important factor in your ability to fall pregnant.
Although you have been pregnant before, remember that each pregnancy is different, and each is difficult in their own way.
Be aware that being pregnant again may bring back the feelings you had in your last pregnancy. You need to remind yourself that this is a new pregnancy and a new beginning and try to forget about any hurt or pain that having an abortion brought you.
Be sure to enlist the support of your partner and share with them your fears and doubts, Keep the lines of communication to make sure that you get the support you need.