When Can you Ovulate After A Miscarriage?

Short Answer: It varies, but it can be as soon as 2 weeks after loss of pregnancy.

It’s common, that after a miscarriage, couples will want to try again. A lot of the time, they will want to do so as soon as possible. The only thing that can really hold this up is how long it takes to start ovulating again. This can happen as early as 2 weeks after the miscarriage, however this does vary quite a lot.

Fortunately, most miscarriages are one-off incidents. Fewer than 1% of women will experience a second.


A lot of women will find the bleeding from a miscarriage resolves after roughly 1 week. Again this varies from person to person. Miscarriage in the second trimester can often cause the bleeding to last longer.

It’s very difficult to accurately predict when your cycle will return to normal. After about 1-2 months is when a lot of women will have their first period after loss of pregnancy. But, to put it simply, there are no strict rules on this.


So, how long before it’s possible to conceive? Well, as soon as you start ovulating again it’s possible to get pregnant. However you may wish to wait a little longer. In fact the World Health Organisation (WHO) advises waiting for 6 months before attempting to conceive again. This isn’t because it makes a second miscarriage less likely, but rather to do with the health of the mother.


It’s important to remember that most miscarriages are just one-off events. The majority of women who have miscarried will go on to have healthy babies. Doctors will generally advise that you quit smoking, attempt to maintain a healthy weight and eat a balanced diet to try to minimise the chances of miscarrying.

You may wish to speak to a doctor for advice on the matter, especially if you have had more than one miscarriage. They will also be able to help you to find support groups to help you to get through what can be a difficult time.