BONUS 296: Pregnancy After Miscarriage

January 29, 2021

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Today’s bonus episode guest is Dr. Kenosha Gleaton, an OB/GYN and medical director of Natalist.

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Dr. Kenosha Gleaton and Heather discuss getting pregnant after a miscarriage:

INTRODUCTION

  • I’d like to start by hearing a little bit about you. Tell us about your academic background and training.
  • Why did you choose a career in obstetrics and gynecology?
  • Take us through your career.
  • I understand you went through your own infertility journey. Can you tell us about that?

PREGNANCY AFTER MISCARRIAGE

  • How is miscarriage defined? Are there different ‘types’ of miscarriages?
  • How long do you have to wait to try to get pregnant again after miscarriage?
  • When is the best time for pregnancy after miscarriage?
  • Will ovulation tests work after a miscarriage?
  • When will ovulation happen after a miscarriage?
  • Is there anything that can be done to make your body start ovulating faster?
  • What are the chances of another miscarriage after one miscarriage?
  • What are the chances of another miscarriage after multiple miscarriages?
  • If your mom and sister had miscarriages, does that mean you will, too?
  • What can you do to lower the chance of another miscarriage?
  • Does drinking coffee during the first-trimester increase chance of miscarriage?
  • Are there tests you should take before trying again?
  • How can you handle the emotions that come along with miscarriage?
  • How can you handle the anxiety that may come along with getting pregnant following a miscarriage?
  • Is there anything partners can do to prevent the chance of miscarriage?
  • If someone is pregnant after at least one miscarriage, will they get special treatment or more appointments with their OB/GYN?
  • Is there anything else you’d like to add?

WRAPPING UP

  • What words of hope would you offer to infertility warriors who are worried about getting pregnant after a miscarriage?

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