A novel British study has annulled earlier claims made by the World Health Organization (WHO) that women should wait for at least six months following a miscarriage before conceiving for another pregnancy.
It has claimed that women who opt for a second pregnancy within a short time period following a miscarriage have a boosted likeliness of witnessing a healthy pregnancy.
The research involved over 30,000 women, all of whom have witnessed a miscarriage and subsequently opted for a pregnancy. The study segregated its participants in two groups-one conceiving within six months of an initial miscarriage and other opting for it after a six month’s span.
“We would never tell a patient to delay, but all advice needs to be individualized. Physically, the body can recover quite quickly, but psychologically it may take longer”, posted Dr Cathy Allen, a Consultant Gynecologist at Holles Street hospital.
The study findings claimed that the former were less likely to witness complications during their second pregnancy, including miscarriage, and are 52% less susceptible to have an ectopic pregnancy.
In addition, the researchers concluded that women who became pregnant within six months faced less chanced of undergoing a Caesarean section, witnessing a prematurely delivery or giving birth to low weight babies.