Did you use any birth control after your D&C?

I had a D&C yesterday and my discharge paperwork says to use birth control until I get my first monthly period. Did anyone do this?

I have seen a lot of people try to get pregnant right away without waiting for that first period. Are you supposed to wait? What are the risks with not waiting?

My doctor didn’t explain anything to me before my D&C unless I asked specifically what I wanted to know and I didn’t even know to ask some of these things. She didn’t see me after my procedure either because I was on anesthesia. I left a message at her office but they usually take hours to answer.