My husband and I had just decided to TTC our next child when I found out I have to have a LEEP procedure done due to precancerous cells showing up consistantly in my endocervix and changes in hpv cells. From what I have heard and researched the chances of having a miscarriage are increased as are the chances of going into labor early (as early as 25 weeks). My last child came 6 weeks early and she faced a lot of health issues because of it. So the thought of another early labor is a bit daunting to say the least. I'm wondering if I should put the LEEP off until I have one more child or if I should go ahead with the LEEP procedure and wait another month to TTC as the drs office reccomended. I did call the dr back this morning and left him a message asking him if he thinks its ok to wait or not. But, I want to hear from other women who have actually had the LEEP done and went on to conceive. What was the outcome? Was it a painful procedure? And were you able to drive yourself home? Thanks so much for sharing your story with me.
Hi - I had a LEEP back in July 2006. Since I was completely sedated, I didn't feel a thing, and I had no pain afterwards. Some women experience cramping after. You will feel fine in a few days, but your body needs more time to heal. I did not drive myself home, but I probably could have. It depends on if you are getting anesthesia or not. Make sure you follow all the restrictions your dr gives you.
I was able to conceive and carry another child (born Feb. 2009) normally. The research you've most likely read has to do with multiple leeps. I'm surprised the dr's office told you that you could TTC one month post LEEP. More realistic is 6 mos (minimum). Since I'm limited with my answer here, you can message me or join my group 'Abnormal Moms' for more info. Good luck!
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