Miscarriage can be emotionally and physically traumatic, raising the concern about a subsequent pregnancy and the appropriate time interval to wait prior to conceiving again. It is certainly important to take appropriate steps to minimize the possibility of a recurrent miscarriage, but the appropriate interpregnancy interval has also been a concern. Until now, the current World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended waiting at least six months before conceiving again. This recommendation has long been based on an older study from Latin America.
Today there is evidence, through a large, 30,000 patient study, which showed patients that waited less than six months had a lower subsequent miscarriage risk (Love).
This is in-fact important information, especially since there is now a trend to wait longer before initially conceiving.
Love, E.R. (2010). Effect of interpregnancy interval on outcomes of pregnancy after miscarriage: retrospective analysis of hospital episode statistics in Scotland. BJM, 341, e3967. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c3967