Why is it so easy to get pregnant after birth/miscarriage/abortion?

April 27th, 2011

Everyone says its so easy, physically, to get pregnant after you naturally miscarry, go through child birth, or have an abortion. Something to do with hormones…? I don’t understand. I just want to know what the science behind it is.

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8 Responses to “Why is it so easy to get pregnant after birth/miscarriage/abortion?”

  1. Mandi K

    I have never heard of that.

  2. Rob

    Hormones change during pregnancy. Right after birth, miscarriage or abortion, the hormones are still right to foster pregnancy, increasing your chances of getting pregnant.

    Carissa – you are horribly misinformed. You have all of your eggs from birth…there is no backlog of eggs. Please do not provide misinformation to concerned people.

  3. Carissa

    Hormones and if you think about it you haven’t had a menstrual cycle since the beginning of pregnancy. So when you have one all the egs that would have come out monthly have been stored adn they are all coming out. Not necessarily at once but you get the point. Also you have more of a chance of droping multiple egs at one time.

  4. Mrs.Lively-Baby#1 due 2.20.10

    Your body is more fertile right after I cant really say why cause I dont know! But you are just more fertile!

  5. caroline d

    I have never heard of that. However it’s not recommend you trying to get pregnant too soon after because the body needs rest after all the trauma it’s been exposed to ( whether it is abortion or pregnancy)

  6. I luv's my bub's

    I would say its because your body is still in “pregnancy mode” and is accustomed/ready/prepared to carry a baby, your still full of pregnancy hormones making it the perfect place for babies to grow and develop

  7. Maria

    Most first pregnancies end in miscarriages. Sometimes a woman does not know she is even pregnant and thinks it is just a very heavy period. The reason for this is that your body is carrying a foreign object in it and does not recognize it. So in most cases, it is rejecting the foreign object.

    It gets easier for your next pregnancy because your body has already registered and known the foreign object, and recognizes it the second time around, thus making your body accept the baby and the unrecognized levels of hormones.

    Also, if you are taking medications, it can interfere with pregnancy and your body is telling you that something is wrong. It is nature’s way of rejecting a potential problem.


    i thought it was because the lining is thinned out and better blood supply to suport a new one.

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