Will I have Difficulty getting Pregnant after Miscarriage using Cytotec?

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Cytotec is a medication that is sometimes given by doctors to medically induce a miscarriage. Many women who take this medication are concerned about getting pregnant after using Cytotec, and how their chances will be affected. While it is true that it might potentially take a bit longer to get pregnant immediately following having a Cytotec miscarriage, it is definitely possible to get pregnant again and most women go on to have a healthy pregnancy afterwards.

The majority of women say that it took them between 3 and 6 months after using Cytotec to conceive again. As far as this goes, there are no long term effects from Cytotec that would affect the ability to conceive on down the road.

Many-women-are-concerned-about-getting-pregnant-after-using-Cytotec-and-how-their-chances-will-be-affectedOf course, you should always talk to your doctor to determine when he or she recommends that you resume sexual intercourse and trying to conceive after a miscarriage, but rest assured that if you are prescribed Cytotec, you should have no trouble getting pregnant on down the line. Most women who take Cytotec for a medically induced miscarriage actually get pregnant very quickly afterwards with no issues.

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Dr. Karen Leham is double board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocronology and Infertility. Dr. Leham completed her residency at Loyola University, followed by a fellowship at UCLA.
  • Brooke

    I’m calling bull crap on this answer. I found out at my 16 week appointment with my 7th baby that we’d lost him at 13 weeks because he got the cord around his neck 7 (!) times. Because my body didn’t miscarry I needed to be induced. I’m very educated on birth compared to most and told them EXACTLY how I wanted to be induced. (Prostaglandin gel, balloon Foley catheter and if necessary, pitocin.) Even though the hospital couldn’t get me a bed for nearly 48 hours, when I got there they had no prostaglandin and said they would send me home until at least the next day so they could get some in stock and get another bed for me. The doctor backed me into a corner and said that I had to use cytotec or go home, even though I fall into two explicit warning categories against the use of cytotec; multiparity, and a prior c-section. Emotionally I couldn’t handle leaving, so I finally agreed to use a very low dose of cytotec. I took 3 doses and my baby slipped out in the sac. The doctor looked at the baby and called it complete without ever looking at me. I passed a large piece of tissue that night and showed it to the nurse, who confirmed that it was tissue and not a blood clot like the doctor tried to claim. I went home the next morning. That night, about 24 hours after the birth, I started having the psycho, ineffective contractions exactly like I’d been having from taking the cytotec. I wound up back at the hospital because they were painful and I was afraid something was retained. Without even seeing me, another doctor told the nurse to give me a percocet and send me home. At that point I got pissed and told her that I didn’t want a percocet, I wanted to know what was wrong, because what I was feeling was NOT normal! She argued with me that it was. I asked if she’d ever used cytotec and she said yes. Hmmmm… I finally convinced them to do an ultrasound, which came back fine. I was sent home. Two days later I passed ANOTHER piece of tissue at home. Because of how crazy things had been, my midwife suggested waiting for my body to have two normal periods before trying to get pregnant. The second period was in January 2014. It’s now February 2016 and we haven’t used any contraception in that time and I haven’t become pregnant in all that time. I’ve never had trouble becoming pregnant before in my life and I’m still in my 30′s, so I’m definitely not too old. The only thing different is the use of cytotec. Three small doses to induce labor in a missed miscarriage. I finally wondered if infertility could be tied to cytotec and googled that topic and lo and behold, I’m not the only one researching the issue! That tells me that I’m DEFINITELY not alone. There is definitely a connection, and as in so many other ways, it’s being covered up and we’re being lied to.