Boone's Blessing

TTC after Loss

  • Hi and thank you for sharing. I haven't had this exact experience (I had a daughter who was born at 25 weeks), but I just wanted to say that I know you'll make the best decision for you and I'll be cheering you on!

    -Deanna

  • I had other health issues that prevented me from TTC again so soon.  However,  I wish you luck with what ever decision you choose to make.  We will be here to support you and cheer you on every step of the way.

    Samantha  

  • I’m so very sorry to hear of your loss. I lost my first baby, my son Marco, 8 years ago at 29 weeks due to a rare genetic condition.

    My situation was different than yours in that I didn’t have preterm labor. I wasn’t told to wait a year to TTC...but it took me over a year to conceive again...mostly because of the fact that my period was very irregular and took a long time to come back after my loss.

    All this is to say that, though my situation wasn’t exactly like yours, I know what it’s like to have to wait to get pregnant after a loss. And it’s very hard. I think in some ways, though I wouldn’t have wanted to admit it then, it helped emotionally because by the time I was pregnant again, my loss wasn’t quite as raw, and I was in a bit of a better place. Eight years later, I now have 2 healthy girls, 6 and 2 years old. The journey to get them here seemed, as I was going through it, to last for ions...but I lived to tell the tale.

    Know that you’re not alone. SYS is a wonderful place to get support. It’s so hard to get through this, but you will. One day at a time.

    Hugs,

    Libby

  • Hello, and welcome to Share. When I lost my sons at 22w5d, my doctor told me to wait at least three months before trying again. However, my loss was unexplained, so that may be why.

    You will make the decision that works best for you.

    Erin