Do contact your GP, midwife, Early Pregnancy Unit or Accident & Emergency department if you: The best time to have a scan is from about 7 weeks’ gestation when it should be possible to see the baby’s heartbeat.
But it can be hard to detect a heartbeat in early pregnancy and it can be hard to know whether the baby has died or not developed at all, or whether it is simply smaller than expected but still developing. The fetal pole is the first visible sign of a developing embryo, with the embryo’s head at one end and what looks like a tail at the other end.
It is also a good plan to try for a first pregnancy if you want to do something serious to increase your chances before finally going in for a doctor visit about fertility.
Many early miscarriages happen because there is something wrong with the baby, such as a chromosomal abnormality.
There can be other causes of miscarriage, such as medical problems.
Even if you have had an easy time getting pregnant in the past, pregnancy tends to change your hormonal makeup, so sometimes timing is not the same as it was before. Whether or not a viable pregnancy results (the odds are about 1 in 4 even if you time it right), is up to nature. Statistics coming in from women who write me show that about 40% of post-miscarriage women will get pregnant on the first try if they are faithful to the plan, about double the number of the normal population who are not on the plan.
This assumes, of course, that you waited for a normal cycle to begin after your loss, and did not begin trying before having a period after a miscarriage. On day 8 of your cycle, counting from the first day you bled, begin “trying” every other night.