A common question for providers following an early pregnancy loss is how long to wait before trying to conceive again. The authors performed a secondary analysis of a previous randomized controlled trial (RCT) to determine if there is any benefit to waiting after miscarriage by comparing time to pregnancy and live birth among couples based upon the time interval from fetal loss to attempting to conceive.
The authors found that in women who tried to conceive within a 3 month interval rather than waiting:
The authors of this study (Obstet Gynecol, 2016) analyzed data from a well designed RCT that looked at the effects of preconception-initiated aspirin in women with prior losses (Lancet, 2014). In this present study the authors were able to compare 765 couples who attempted conception within 3 months to 233 couples who waited longer. The authors did adjust for aspirin therapy, although results did not show any significant effect.
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