• Pregnancy after Chemo?

    Asked by WonderKitty on Thursday, January 17, 2013

    Pregnancy after Chemo?

    I finished my treatment for Hodgkin's Disease more than 3 years ago, and my husband and I have been trying for about 7 months. I found out I was pregnant around Thanksgiving last year and then after Christmas found there was no heartbeat. This is the first time I have ever been pregnant, and I am worrying now that I will have more problems than I thought. Is it common to have trouble getting pregnant this long after Chemo?

    3 Answers from the Community

    • TinaJacques' Avatar

      I am so sorry for your loss. My first pregnancy resulted in a miscarriage also, but that was before cancer. Miscarriage happens more often that most of us know, and as sad and painful as the experience was for you, it probably was not due to the chemo (assuming your regimen was ABVD). I have known a few women who have gone through ABVD and gone on to have beautiful, healthy babies after treatment with ABVD, and it is very uncommon that this regimen causes problems with fertility. The fact that you did manage to become pregnant is a great sign. I went on to have two beautiful daughters after my miscarriage.

      Good luck and baby dust to you!

      almost 5 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      I know several women who have had healthy pregnancies and babies after completing chemo. As Tina Mentioned, many pregnancies end in early miscarriage, for reason unknown, mostly in healthy women with no history of medical issues or cancer. Hugs to you and DH and wishing you the best going forward.

      almost 5 years ago
    • valpack13's Avatar

      Sorry for your loss. I am also a Hodgkin's Lymphoma survivor who went through ABVD, ICE, radiation and a bone marrow transplant. I ended up using donor eggs to conceive. I got pregnant 4 years after my transplant. I am now the busy mom of 3 year old twin girls. So, pregnancy can happen and children can be born. The path might take a little longer and take unexpected turns.

      almost 5 years ago

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