• nycprochoicemd

    As you state, there is an important distinction here, that this study was in a developed country.  I think a lot of our reluctance in the medical profession comes from knowledge from developing countries, in which a repeat pregnancy that soon after miscarriage or fetal demise does indeed pose greater risk, both to mom and fetus, or infant if born.  This is of course in the setting of few resources, chronic malnutrition, and lack of access to medical care.

     

    I’m glad you were able to get to the bottom of it!  As long as my patients aren’t anemic and have no other medical problems that would make pregnancy less likely to be successful or pose risk to them, I’ve been telling them that there’s no reason not to go ahead as soon as they feel like it.  It is also important for older women to know (sadly, older means over 30-35) that waiting a year may not be a good idea because of the decline in fertility.

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