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Conception after miscarriage (January 2016)

The ratio of soluble fms–like tyrosine kinase 1 (sFlt-1) to placental growth factor (PlGF) is increased in the serum of Although data support the benefits of delaying conception after a live birth, it is not clear if such a delay benefits women after miscarriage. In a study of nearly 1100 women who had a miscarriage at less than 20 weeks of gestation, women who attempted conception within 0 to 3 months of the loss were more likely to achieve a live birth, had a faster time to pregnancy that resulted in a live birth, and had similar pregnancy complications compared with women who waited greater than 3 months to try to conceive [22].

     We advise women who have completed a miscarriage that they may attempt conception as soon as they are psychologically ready. (See "Spontaneous abortion: Management", section on 'Interval to conception'.)



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