4th July 2012 | by MFC Team
If you had an abortion in the past, it doesn’t mean you will have fertility problems if you want to get pregnant in the future.
The majority of women who have had a therapeutic abortion (TA) do not have difficulty getting pregnant and carrying a pregnancy to term. The fact that you have achieved a pregnancy in the past can be a good indicator that you ovulate and your fallopian tubes are open.
However, in rare cases, the cleaning out of the uterus (dilation and curettage) can cause some scarring in the uterus and the dilation of the cervix during a TA can weaken the cervix. Both of these relatively rare complications may make it more difficult to become pregnant and carry a pregnancy to term.
If you’ve had an abortion in the past and are having difficulty becoming pregnant, you may want to ask your doctor to refer you to a fertility specialist. A procedure known as a hysteroscopy can be done to examine the inside of your uterus and assess your current fertility.