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Confused about when to try again

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Kaate2497
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Confused about when to try again

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So I know they say wait 2 cycles, or 3 months.. but is it 2 periods and then you can try after the 2nd period? Or is it the 3rd period? Its confused me.

I just want to try again. I had my first period since my levels reached 0, after having MTX on the 30th of April. As soon as my numbers reached 0 I started to take pre natals again.

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Re: Confused about when to try again

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Dear Kaate,
I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy loss,
If you have had methotrexate, regardless of how many periods you have, you need to take folic acid supplements for 12 weeks before trying to conceive.

We say 2 proper periods some people mistakenly think the first bleed after treatment is a classed as a period. This generally takes people up to a three month mark, which is why we use this as a general rule.

I hope this helps,
Sending much love,
Karen x
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