I know many are scared to have another child after a loss, complication and/or experiencing NICU. I'm here to say I completely understand how scary it can be, the thoughts that come to your mind. Use your support system, feel free to talk to many of us here, talk to your doctors and most importantly, listen to what your body says and heart says.
I lost my baby 1 week ago through premature birth. He was at NICU and they couldn’t make him feel better. I’m scared of having another baby.
I completely understand how you feel Tabby. I was scared to have another one but knew how much we wanted a child. We took it one day at a time, I had a great support system and my doctors were a big help as well. Prayers to you.
My doctor told me to have another baby after 3 months of loss. Now I'm going to wait since I'm very eager to have another baby.
Tabby, I was very eager too. We had our wonderful rainbow baby.
I know that feeling. I still question till this day, 11 years later. Prayers to you.
I lost my baby boy last Sunday at 30 weeks. It was due to an inexplicable hemorrhage that caused the placenta to separate during the night. It's absolutely unreal. The doctors have no answers for why this occurred in an otherwise "perfect pregnancy" (as my OB described it). My husband and I are so confused and devastated. I'm 37 years old and hope to have another chance. I wish I could have an immediate do-over but know that it will take time. Instead of counting the days to my baby's arrival, I'll now need to count the time it takes to recover and get myself to a strong, healthy place to try again.
LAURIROSE, I’m so sorry for your loss. On 5/12 I lost our little boy at 28 weeks. He lived 4 days in a NICU but ultimately passed due to a bleed in his underdeveloped lungs. It’s such a devastating loss and confusing loss. Figuring out how to navigate this horrible pain. I sympathize with your counting of the time. I’ll be 39 next month and alsoand getting to a place we can try again too
laurierose and LMP, many prayers to you both. The loss was one I’d never want anyone to endure.
Ombulo, I completely understand how you feel. Many prayers to your journey on conceiving again and prayers for a full term.
We lost our little boy 3 weeks ago now at 24 weeks. It has been the toughest thing we have gone through, we were so excited for another baby and then finding out he no longer had a heartbeat and telling our 11 and 8 year old that their little brother is an angel, it's just heartbreaking. I feel bad thinking about wanting another baby, but really want one and our kids talk about having another sibling they can hold in their arms not just their hearts. I'm scared and feel as if our angel baby will be overlooked if we do.
We lost our beautiful baby boy 6 months ago due to a heart condition. We got to spend 17 days with him in the NICU and he didn't make it our of heart surgery. My whole world came down on me and I am still recovering although it is just so difficult. Some days are better than others but every day sucks. I had a c-section so I was told to wait at least 6 months. Due to the virus we will wait until the end of the year and I am totally looking forward to it. These have been such difficult months for us
I'm so sorry for your lost. September of 2018 I also lost my baby girl at 20 weeks ,I was so devastated, I know its hard. I also thought about having another but I'm scared, I have a 7 year old so I'm trying to be strong for her. It will work out for us I have faith it will.
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