Fertility news: No need to wait after miscarriage

New research suggests women's health does not necessarily need six months to recover after a miscarriage, as advised by the World Health Organisation (WHO), before they try again for a baby.

Researchers at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, studied hospital data of 30,000 women between 1981 and 2000 who had a miscarriage on their first pregnancy.

The study, published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ), found 85 per cent of women who got pregnant within six months of a miscarriage were more likely to have a healthy, live birth.

Women have been advised since 2005 by the WHO to wait until six months after a miscarriage before trying to conceive again.

The findings, which challenges the WHO's guidelines, still held true even after consideration of age and demographic status of the women, stated Reuters.

Last week the WHO recommended women breastfeed infants solely for the first six months of life as it helps the body's immune system and could reduce the number of infant deaths globally.