Whether it is a miscarriage or an induced abortion, we may fear that this phenomenon will affect our fertility in the future.
There are women who, depending on the circumstances that life puts before them, when faced with an unwanted pregnancy, decide to abort voluntarily. Other women can also suffer an abortion, but in the opposite case, it can be a miscarriage before a desired pregnancy but has not reached term. In the first case, it is a medical team who is in charge of ending an unwanted pregnancy through a curettage. In the second case, it is nature who is responsible for interrupting the pregnancy for the condition that is in each specific case.
But after having a miscarriage or having a voluntary abortion for whatever reason, your life circumstances may change and you are asking yourself a question: Is it possible to get pregnant after having an abortion or is it more complicated? ?
PREGNANCY AFTER ABORTION
A voluntary abortion, done by an expert and following proper medical guidance, is generally a safe procedure that does not have to affect future fertility in any way. There would only be fertility problems in the future if the reproductive organs such as the ovaries or fallopian tubes are damaged during the abortion procedure . However, with advances in the field of medical science, the rates of infections and complications after a medical termination of a pregnancy have dropped dramatically.
If you suffer a miscarriage, it will also be necessary for you to go to your doctor to help you complete the abortion correctly since you can go to different follow-up check-ups to verify that the abortion has ended correctly.
Repeated miscarriages in the past can make the cervix weak or incompetent. Having an abortion to delay your pregnancy will not do you much harm. However, if you opt for multiple abortions or undergo multiple dilations and curettage, this could cause scarring on the upper part of the cervix or inside the uterus. Apart from this, any procedure that involves dilation of the cervix, as in the case of abortion, if done repeatedly, can weaken it.
So if you plan a pregnancy after having multiple miscarriages, you could suffer from a weak cervix that could start to dilate prematurely and lead to premature termination of the pregnancy (miscarriages). Generally, a hysterectomy can help determine the status of the cervix. In the case of a weak cervix, the doctor would take sufficient measures so that the fetus is safe inside the uterus.
GETTING PREGNANT SHORTLY AFTER AN ABORTION COULD BE DANGEROUS
Experts advise that a pregnancy too early after an abortion, meaning within three months after the procedure, could be harmful. In case of a medical abortion, the uterus softens due to the effects of the medication, inducing the contraction to expel the fetus out.
This is followed by excessive bleeding on some occasions. On the other hand, a surgical abortion is performed through evacuation by suction followed by curettage, that is, the sealing of the cutting blood vessels within the uterus to reduce heavy bleeding. It is ideal to wait at least six months after the abortion before trying to get pregnant.
MEDICAL ADVICE IS NECESSARY
Even if you’ve waited long enough for your uterus to be healthy again after having an abortion, you will need to talk to your doctor before you get pregnant before planning your pregnancy. You may have some diagnostic tests done before conception to give you an idea of whether you are ready for a new pregnancy or if your uterus needs to heal a bit more to be able to safely nourish the baby.
Dr. Tabriella Perivolaris, Sara's mother and fan of fashion, beauty, motherhood, among others, about the female universe. Since 2018 she has been working as a copywriter, always bringing to her articles a little of her experience and experience as a mother and woman.