Does my previous pregnancy affect my fertility?
If you have been pregnant before, it is a good sign that you will be able to conceive again – even if you didn’t carry that pregnancy to term. There are some other factors you need to take into account, such as conceiving with a different partner, and your ages.
Unexplained secondary fertility can occur, whether you are still with the same partner or with someone new. This happens more often than you might think, so see one of our Fertility Specialists if you think this could be an issue.
Conceiving after a termination
Provided there were no complications with the procedure, a termination should not affect your chances of having a baby in the future. Injuries to the uterus, cervix or fallopian tubes, or infections through termination, are very rare.
Conceiving after a miscarriage
Miscarriage, or a pregnancy loss before 20 weeks, occurs in as many as one in six pregnancies. Many miscarriages are due to abnormalities in the embryo development, and your body recognises this and stops it from growing.
While it is heartbreaking at the time, it doesn’t mean you will have the same problem in the future. Keep a positive outlook, as most couples go on to have a healthy family.
If you experience two or more consecutive miscarriages, we can help you find out the possible causes, and offer advice and treatment.