Q. I had a miscarriage and now trying to get pregnant. Can I travel to work during pregnancy?

Answered by
Dr. Sameer Kumar
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
Published on Nov 17, 2019 and last reviewed on: Nov 18, 2019

Hello doctor,

I have past history of two miscarriages at 18 weeks. Hysteroscopy and laparoscopy confirmed cervical incompetence and my polypoidal endometrium was removed. I conceived again with follicle test procedure during which CG 10000 was injected into my blood, but unfortunately, I had to undergo DNC at 8 weeks because of no sign of fetal pole (no yolk sac and heartbeat). My TSH value at that time was 7.44.

Now I am on medication for PCOD and TSH. After my lupus test I will be going for pregnancy again. My doctor suggested me not to do travelling, stich and complete bed rest this time. Is it necessary for complete bed rest for nine months? My employer would not be convenient with my complete unavailablility. Can you help me to make rest less stringent? Could you advise how could I attend office at least one day a week? How can I make it not necessary to spend entire 24 hours in bed? This allowing me to work from home.

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Infertility Obstetrics And Gynaecology
#

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

The fact that you had two miscarriages at 18th weeks of gestation which were spontaneous and that leech wilkinson canula went inside uterus during hysterosalpingography procedure attempted prior hysteroscopy confirms cervical incompetence here (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The third pregnancy being anembryonic pregnancy does not really qualify you for a lupus test for thrombophilia but nevertheless it is better if we rule that out as well.

Regarding your next pregnancy, I would say MacDonald's cervical stitch would definitely be mandatory at 11th week of gestation to avoid another spontaneous miscarriage, but complete bed rest is not required. You may do your daily household work but have to take care of avoiding lifting anything more than 3 kgs or avoiding any form of increased intra-abdominal pressure which can cause inadvertent pressure over uterus.

Going to office should be avoided till at least third trimester and you can easily opt for work from home. The aim is to avoid any form of inconvenience or jerks which can cause an unfavourable outcome. As long as the cervical stitch shall remain you would not deliver vaginally, but chances of preterm labor which are common in such cases would have to be countered with tocolytics, ideally in third trimester.

Ask a QueryAsk a Query Consult by PhoneConsult by Phone Video ChatVideo Chat
Also Read Answers From:

Related Questions & Answers


Where to put your penis during sex?

Query: Hello doctor,I recently got married and have a few doubts about intercourse. I am not clear about the vaginal spot. Where should I insert my penis exactly? I had a chat with my partner and she said that it is the spot where the gynecologist tested her uterus when we had a general check-up. Please...  Read Full »

Will high LH impact ovulation and healthy pregnancy in a PCOS patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 32. I have PCOS for past seven years. Now planning to conceive with Gonadotropin injection and timed intercourse. But my day two blood work shows FSH 4.7, LH 11.2 and prolactin 9. Due to high LH will I get ovulation and if so, how will be the chances of having a healthy pregnancy?...  Read Full »

What is causing frequent miscarriages?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had four miscarriages in a row. One had a subchronic hematoma. Is there a reason for this or a way to stop? I have given live births but now I cannot keep a child. What can I do?  Read Full »

Popular

Popular

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Family Physician Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.
Enter Your Health Query
You can upload files and images in the next step.

Fee:  

 


Disclaimer: All health Q&As published on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek the advice from your physician or other qualified health-care providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website.