How to get pregnant after an abortion

Written by holly mccoy
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Getting pregnant after an abortion can be done. However, there are still steps that one should take to do so, for the health of both the baby and the mother. Read on to learn the best way to become pregnant after having an abortion.

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    Talk to your doctor about when it is safe to start trying to get pregnant after having had an abortion. You should always rely on a doctor’s advice about your body.

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    Make sure you had no damage done during your abortion. A legal abortion should pose no risk to future pregnancies, but if something such as a damaged cervix occurred, you may be less likely to conceive.

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    Get healthy. This means doing for your body pre-pregnancy what you would do if you were pregnant. Stop smoking, or cut down. Reduce your drinking habits and lower your caffeine intake. Stay active and increase your vitamin intake. Take prenatal vitamins.

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    Rest. Many doctors advice waiting 6 to 8 weeks after an abortion before trying to get pregnant again. During your resting period, practice safe sex while you let your body heal.

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    Start having sex often when your resting period is up. This may seem like an obvious step but it really is an important one. Without frequent sex, you are greatly lessening your chances of becoming pregnant.

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    Refraining from sexual activity for three to six days sometimes can actually increase sperm count, so although you should have sex often, you don’t have to worry if you have to take a break sometimes!

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    Buy an ovulation kit. These are generally inexpensive and available at most pharmacies and can be bought over-the-counter. Have sex during your ovulation time, which is generally 14 days after your last period. An ovulation kit can help you keep track of this.

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    After having sex, elevate your hips and feet so that the sperm can easily reach the eggs. Do this by propping your hips up under a pillow and lying this way for at least 20 minutes.

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