Is it possible to get pregnant after an abortion? Does the termination of your baby decrease your chance of a healthy conception? These are the questions that most women have before or after opting to get an abortion. An infertility doctor in Dhaka discusses some interesting facts surrounding abortion and its relation to fertility.

Can you get pregnant after an abortion?

Answer by an infertility doctor: An abortion can bring a lot of questions in your mind. Most women wonder whether the termination of the fetus can impact their chances of future pregnancy. According to the reports of World Health Organization (WHO) more than 73 million unwanted pregnancies are aborted. So you are not alone thinking all these questions.

An infertility specialist in Dhaka stated that you can get pregnant after an abortion. You can conceive just a few weeks after abortion if you do not get your periods.

An infertility doctor stated that women ovulate within a couple of weeks after the termination of the baby. You can get pregnant before your next menstrual cycle.

So, if you engage in unprotected sex just a few weeks after the procedure, and still have not got your period, you can surely get pregnant.

However, most of the infertility doctors in bangladesh suggest waiting for a few weeks before having sex to reduce the risk of infection. In some cases, though rare, one can experience complications following an abortion.
Some of the common complications which you might face are:

  • Bleeding
  • Infections
  • Allergic reaction because of the medications used
  • Uterine perforation
  • Cervical tears.

Can termination of pregnancy lead to infertility? 

Answer by an infertility doctor: Infertility is often one of the major concerns among most women after an abortion. Studies stated that there is no risk of fertility issues following a termination as long as the procedure is performed safely under the guidance of an experienced doctor.

However, there are few studies which reported that women who got a surgical abortion during their trimester can have an increased risk of miscarriage or preterm birth in their future pregnancy. But these reports are conflicting and there is no such medical evidence proving the same.

Moreover, if you are unable to get pregnant even after having unprotected sex for an abortion, you are recommended to visit an infertility specialist. There are numerous infertility treatments in bangladesh available for patients to have a biological child.

How to deal with emotions after having an abortion?

Having an abortion might affect you emotionally in various ways. You might feel relieved, sad, angry and even stressed. These emotional experiences are normal and you don’t have to feel guilty about it.

You can share your emotions with your family, and friends to help you in your emotional and physical recovery phase.

If required, you can go for counselling and therapies to cope with your emotional turbulence.

You are advised to consult an infertility specialist to get informed about any risk or complications before planning to go for an abortion.

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