Just When Was It Safe to get pregnant After Stillbirth



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ttc after stillbirth vlog #4 Ovulation day

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I had a stillborn baby. How soon can I get pregnant again?

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What a Stillbirth Might Mean for Future Pregnancies

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There really is no solid medical evidence that suggests you need to wait a specific amount of time before you conceive after a stillbirth. That being said, some studies suggest that a pregnancy with a due date around the anniversary of your stillbirth might increase the risk of high levels of anxiety or post. Patients who conceive quickly after a loss, usually within 6 months, run a higher risk of prematurity,” he says. “This is usually related to a patient who has had a late loss (after 20 weeks).”.

Ovulation may happen as soon as 2 weeks after your miscarriage. If you become pregnant during this first ovulation, you may see that positive sign on the pregnancy test sooner than you thought. Waiting less than 12 months to conceive after a stillbirth brought no added risk of subsequent stillbirth, preterm birth or small-for-gestational-age birth, compared with waiting 24 to 59 months to get pregnant again, the study found. How soon after your stillbirth did you conceive again? I lost my son Sebastian Michael May 6th 2020.

I prior had a normal pregnancy, with complications being I had hyperemisis Gravardium, and placenta previa. Hes currently 3yrs old and happy and healthy as ever. My son sebastian I carried up. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), women can ovulate as soon as 2 weeks after a miscarriage, if it occurs within the first 13 weeks of pregnancy.

If. Typically, sex isn’t recommended for two weeks after a miscarriage to prevent an infection. You can ovulate and become pregnant as soon as two weeks after a miscarriage. Once you feel emotionally and physically ready for pregnancy after miscarriage, ask your health care provider for guidance. Stillbirth, or the loss of a baby after the 20th week of pregnancy, can occur with little warning.

There are many causes, and most are unavoidable. We’ll explain the causes and signs and what. I took me 12 months to conceive after a 36weeks loss.. I had lots of monitoring and was induced with a healthy baby girl at 34 weeks.. 11 months later I gave birth to a healthy baby boy at 38 weeks.. An estimated 8% to 20% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage.

In the past, women who miscarried were told to wait 2 to 3 months. Today the thinking has changed, since several studies show no.

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Although one study has suggested an increased risk of unexplained stillbirth at greater than 39 weeks’ gestation, and highest at 41 weeks’ gestation (96, 97), delivery should be guided by obstetrical indications, as there is no concrete recommendation for timing of delivery for previous unexplained fetal loss.

“Oxford Textbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology” by Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, William Ledger, Stergios Doumouchtsis, Lynette Denny
from Oxford Textbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
by Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, William Ledger, et. al.
Oxford University Press, 2019

Analysis by stillbirth subtype in the second pregnancy showed that history of stillbirth conferred 10-fold increased risk for subsequent stillbirths between 20 and 28 weeks (95% CI, 6.1 to 17.2) and a 2.5-fold increased risk for stillbirths at greater than 29 weeks (95% CI, 1.0 to 6.0).

“Creasy and Resnik's Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Principles and Practice” by Robert Resnik, MD, Robert K. Creasy, MD, Jay D. Iams, MD, Charles J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM, Thomas Moore, MD, Michael F Greene, MD
from Creasy and Resnik’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Principles and Practice
by Robert Resnik, MD, Robert K. Creasy, MD, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2013

Analysis by stillbirth subtype in the second pregnancy showed that history of stillbirth conferred a 10-fold increased risk for subsequent stillbirths between 20 and 28 weeks’ gestation (95% CI, 6.1 to 17.2) and a 2.5-fold increased risk for stillbirths at greater than 29 weeks (95% CI, 1.0 to 6.0).

“Creasy and Resnik's Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Principles and Practice E-Book” by Robert Resnik, Charles J. Lockwood, Thomas Moore, Michael F Greene, Joshua Copel, Robert M Silver
from Creasy and Resnik’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Principles and Practice E-Book
by Robert Resnik, Charles J. Lockwood, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2018

I experienced the pregnancy loss at sixteen weeks; pregnancy loss is considered a “miscarriage” before twenty weeks and “stillbirth” after twenty-one weeks.

“Voices from the Ancestors: Xicanx and Latinx Spiritual Expressions and Healing Practices” by Lara Medina, Martha R. Gonzales
from Voices from the Ancestors: Xicanx and Latinx Spiritual Expressions and Healing Practices
by Lara Medina, Martha R. Gonzales
University of Arizona Press, 2019

T here’s no definitive answer to the question of when you can try to conceive again after a miscarriage, simply because there are no definitive rules.

“What to Expect: Before You're Expecting” by Sharon Mazel, Heidi Murkoff
from What to Expect: Before You’re Expecting
by Sharon Mazel, Heidi Murkoff
Simon & Schuster UK, 2010

In women with one previous caesarean delivery, the risk of unexplained antepartum stillbirth at or after 39 weeks gestation is about double the risk of stillbirth or neonatal death from intrapartum uterine rupture.

“Joints and Connective Tissues: General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series” by Kerryn Phelps, Craig Hassed
from Joints and Connective Tissues: General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series
by Kerryn Phelps, Craig Hassed
Elsevier Health Sciences APAC, 2012

For losses after 27 weeks, in the absence of any identifiable cause for stillbirth, parents should be reassured that the risk of recurrence is no greater than 3%.183 The risk of recurrence is greater for women with losses at less than 27 weeks’ gestation.

“Creasy and Resnik's Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Principles and Practice E-Book” by Robert Resnik, Robert K. Creasy, Jay D. Iams, Charles J. Lockwood, Thomas Moore, Michael F Greene, Lesley Frazier
from Creasy and Resnik’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Principles and Practice E-Book
by Robert Resnik, Robert K. Creasy, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2008

After an uncomplicated pregnancy and vaginal delivery, your doctor may advise waiting three to six months, enough time for the uterus to get back into shape so that it can sustain a healthy pregnancy.

“Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby” by Deborah L. Davis
from Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby
by Deborah L. Davis
Fulcrum Pub., 1996

• If there are three early, prior pregnancy losses, a workup and treatment for recurrent miscarriage should begin before next conception.

“Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2020 E-Book: 5 Books in 1” by Fred F. Ferri
from Ferri’s Clinical Advisor 2020 E-Book: 5 Books in 1
by Fred F. Ferri
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

In one study, mothers who became pregnant again within 6 months after a stillbirth had fewer depressive symptoms at a 3-year follow-up than those who did not have a subsequent pregnancy (Surkan, Rådestad, Cnattinguis, et al., 2008).

“Maternal Child Nursing Care in Canada E-Book” by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Lisa Keenan-Lindsay, David Wilson, Cheryl A. Sams
from Maternal Child Nursing Care in Canada E-Book
by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016

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  • Tammie I am so happy for you I know it was hard losing Jackson but you’re the strongest person I have ever met and you kept on going instead of thinking about the past congrats and keep on going
    Love you so much bye

  • We lost my aurora may of 2017 and 8 short weeks later in July we found out I was expecting again. I felt all of these things that you have shared in this video. People made me feel so guilty but I’m greatful for my sweet rainbow ella. Congrats on your beautiful little boy! And thank you again for sharing this❤❤❤

  • Thank you for sharing your story! I just gave birth to my rainbow baby girl 7 weeks ago, after we lost our first baby. I was also 22 weeks along when my daughter passed, I know how you feel. Hugs mama!

  • Lorraine your honesty here is so beautifully raw. You don’t need to explain anything but we completely understand why you felt you had to. We can’t imagine how difficult those 9 months were but you are a true inspiration, your darling Primrose would be so proud and your sweet sweet boy is so loved and wanted, a true gift x

  • It will get better. I too lost a son at 34 weeks and got pregnant around 5 months I got pregnant again with now my 3 year old daughter and the pain of your loss won’t ever leave but it will get easier. God bless you

  • Aw honey my heart breaks for you. I am so sorry about your previous pregnancy. But i am so happy for you too! Such a blessing a d I pray a healthy baby! ��❤ just subbed. Would appreciate the same I am a smaller channel. Can’t wait to see your journey!

  • Wow triploidy is 100% fatal? Im so sorry for you guys’ loss. I had a miscarriage last year in november from severe spina bifida because i have spina bifida and i didnt know i was pregnant so this is my 1st october with it. I am 11 weeks again (12 weeks on Tuesday) and i am so scared that it will happen again…

  • No Baby could replace your beautiful girl. Your heart told you not to avoid a pregnancy here is the gift God and primrose gave you! You are blessed and no one can judge

  • Ahh Lorraine we are all overjoyed about Teddy,he’s a blessing sent from primrose. We all know you think about primrose every minute of every day. You should never of felt worried or bad,you deserve happiness and primrose would want you to be happy. Lorraine you really are a lovely human being. Xx

  • Thank you as always for sharing your story �� as painful as it is you are doing so much good helping others! You give me strength every day as I carry our own rainbow baby.

  • Darcy was meant to be yours after this loss. God truly has a plan. I love how genuine you are, sharing your journey with all of us. I’m so sorry for your loss and for this tough month. You’re amazing! ��

  • I can totally relate I had a stillborn at 38weeks, my first and only child I was devastated, 10weeks like you say I couldn’t take pill, we needed each other, it happend without protection, pregnant first time, its so soon and it’s a mixed of emotions I just have to hope and pray everything will turn out well x

  • You are so spectacularly genuine and beautiful. Your composure and honesty is a real breath of fresh air. Thank you so much for sharing your story with me ��

  • Rest in peace little angel. God bless you and yours. Amen to that Amen. The Sweder Family (Steve, Amy, Benjamin, and Meeko the cat).

  • Here’s a thought…. don’t. Were over populating. We are losing some of our beautiful natural habits to build houses to accommodate our growing populations.
    Also, my condolences ��

  • I know you have mixed feelings about Teddy (which is 10000% understandable).. just remember sweet girl that God makes no mistakes and sent him specially to you… and I have no doubt that your beautiful Primrose had a hand in it aswell. ❤❤❤ remember you TRULY ARE one of the STRONGEST women I’ve ever come across. DON’T EVER forget that ❤❤❤

  • You are so strong. It is so hard to be pregnant directly after a loss and be happy because you also feel guilt for being happy when still trying to grieve. I’m prone to miscarriage. We lost our first at 12 weeks and got pregnant 3 months later. Now I just had a miscarriage on October 19th and I got a positive test yesterday. Such a whirlwind of emotions. You give me so much hope

  • I don’t know how imma deal with Dec 6th my due date and August 5th the day I gave birth…. it’s so hard I just miss my baby boy….I thought I never could get pregnant and it finally happened and I was so shocked,excited and scared….I don’t kno how imma handle another pregnancy cuz I’m beyond scared that it might happened again. I’m sooo happy that you are doing so well

  • Of course u needed you’re partner, u needed to feel love, I can’t imagine! You’re brave! Huge hug teddy and all your babies are beautiful xx

  • I found you on my recommendation and iv subscribed to you!! Don’t beat yourself up.. I say things happen for a reason in life and maybe you needed that bit of happiness you deserve!!. ❤️

  • I know im late watching this but your a good mother don’t think about what others say, last march i lost my bby when i was holding him in my arms. He died due to premature. If I didn’t had a c section I would have tried immediately. Not to replace him but because I always wanted to be a mother.

  • I had a placenta abruption at 22 weeks 4 days and lost my daughter on Oct 15.

    How long do i need to wait before I can try ttc again?
    Also what’s the risks of it happening again?

    Plz answer ��

  • Stay strong and know one day you will see her again. I lost my son at 17 weeks to a cystic hydroma last year and not a day goes by that I don’t think of my angel baby. Your helping so many women with this video

  • I love hearing people talk so openly about pregnancy and infant loss! Thank you! Video like your helped me so much when I was going through my miscarriage at 11 weeks in October of 2015

  • Sex is a deep connection with your partner, there’s nothing wrong with having sex while healing from loss. Prim sent you an angel, and she’ll be watching over this little one for however long she’s in this realm.

  • You guys are so strong and so wounderful. I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ve only felt with early miscarriages, but I wanted to say I’m glad there is a month to remember angel babies.
    I’m so happy you have your son, and soon to be baby girl here to comfort you until your with baby girl again.

    My birthday is the 14th! And I’m due December with my third baby girl. ❤�� So we have alot of similarities

  • What other people think does not matter. Missing Primrose & living her is natural. I wish I could hug you. All will be ok. God has a plan for you. Go with it. With God’s grace your rainbow baby is on the way. Lots of love,hugs & prayers your way.

  • I just lost my baby last Monday. I’ve always watched your videos. And now I 100% understand you. You were the 1st person I thought of. I’m so broken and devesated. I’ve been rewatching all your old videos. And your words are helping me get through it as much as I feel like I can. Thank you Lauren. I wish I could hug you ❤️.

  • I had a still birth 7 years ago due to uterus ruptured.He was born around 42 weeks.Its still hurt up till now.hugs and kisses to you

  • Just found your channel. I also lost my daughter to Triploidy in 2016. I definitely get emotional over my daughters loss to. Our story seems to be actually pretty similar. After Lorelei (Triploidy baby) I had another daughter named Harper in 2017. Then 4 back to back chemical pregnancies. Currently pregnant again (5 weeks) also a military family! Hugs mama this journey is definitely hard. I never heard of the place you donated to. That’s seriously amazing that they have places like that.

  • Thank You for sharing your story. I had a still born on July 18th at 24 weeks and it was a devastating blow��. I also was pregnant with a little girl “Charlie”. It’s amazing how much you can love a child without meeting them. I’m looking forward to trying again, watching your video has given me hope. I pray that you and your family are doing well❤️��

  • Bless you I can’t imagine what emotions you are going through, I suffered 2 early miscarriages at 13 weeks I was lucky enough to have 2 daughters now 14 and 16 years and so thankful for them. I wish you all the very best in this pregnancy and for the future you are such a lovely and strong women ������

  • Gosh…I couldn’t help but to cry with you while watching this video. We lost our daughter Madison to stillbirth due to placental abruption the day after my birthday. 11-12-2018. We were 35 weeks along. She was perfect. Perfect pregnancy. I was and still am shattered over it. I’m currently on here searching for videos on how to possibly cope because I too, also think I could currently be pregnant at just 8 weeks after losing her. I too, have wondered what people would think. I am afraid people will think that I am replacing my sweet girl. That’s not the case at all. My Madison is also in an urn and everyday is a heartbreaking reminder that she isn’t here. When you said, “I’m not empty” I knew exactly what you meant. My thoughts and feelings are with you entirely. I wish you the absolute BEST in this new journey. Prim is loved. ��

  • I just watched your video talking about your experience with Primrose yesterday, and this came up today. Your raw vulnerability and willingness to be so honest about this is much-needed and much-appreciated. I’m excited to be a new subscriber and keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers xx

  • Lorraine I don’t think that it’s not replaceing, it’s also beautiful as well as sad you know prim went n searched for a baby for you in a way not to replace but to join your family it is lovely as well as tearful prim understands in ways she is looking down on you and this proves it you’ve done nothing wrong none of you have just look after yourself, it’s nice as sad as you feel that you are pregnant just don’t stress yeah prim is your guardian angel whatever happends for the good then it’s happening congrats hun big hugs I know it’s scary just take it easy xxx

  • This is just so relatable!! I’ve just given birth to my beautiful baby boy and I found out I was pregnant 6 months after loosing our little girl who was born prematurely at 23 weeks 3 days I was 3-4 weeks postpartum when me and my husband had sex again and it was very emotional and comforting for us both but mainly for me! I understand that feeling of not trying to replace Primrose and wanting that connection with your other half! It’s normal no judgement here Mama, just my condolences and biggest congratulations and blessings to you and your family!

  • your body is amazing..got pregnant very quickly even after stillbirth.I also had stillbirth 32 weeks but struggling to conceive since then.Go on strong lady..

  • After giving birth in your 1st baby. When is your first sex in your husband? I had my baby this june 18, 2019. And he died after 3days… when can i have sex with my husband to get pregnant again with baby boy?

  • Thank you for sharing, I’m currently in the same boat, though I’m just approaching 20 weeks, this video was oddly comforting and helped me feel like my feelings and pause on action for example buying baby things was normal. Thank you again!

  • I just recently found your videos and I just want to tell you, YOU ARE A VERY STRONG WOMAN, beautiful inside out. You remind me Emilia Clarke/Daenerys from Game of Thrones and not just physically but also mentally. She was broken but she kept fighting and that was what made her so strong. I admire you for that and I want to share with you some words from a spiritual teacher about miscarriages, stillborns. “….What energy essence is experienced in the time that was experienced in the womb was all that that entity (baby) needed to extend, of one of its tiny fragments into physical reality, let us say. To test the waters of physicality for itself, to experience just that much of physicality and the purpose has been served…. When the purpose is served to be born, it will be born. When the purpose is not served, there will never be even the beginning of the creation of a birth.”… so in other words, all your children came here to experience this reality including you, so don´t be afraid, trust yourself and know, just know that this baby is going to be ok, no matter what happens. Stay strong dear soul, <3 you

  • Omg best news ever. This is a sign from Jackson saying you can do this mummy I believe in you. Congratulations. Just seen your recent Video I am sooo sorry. Xx ❤❤❤❤❤❤����

  • Oh Lauren sweetheart, my heart breaks every time I hear what you’ve gone through with Blair. I hope Darcy will fill that hole in your heart of being a girl mom. Blair will never be forgotten… you are such an amazing mother to both Blair and Brody (and soon to be here Darcy). I wish with all my heart that both your kids on earth will always be healthy and happy. So sorry for your loss, it will never be ok…

  • This is heartbreaking, your perfect little baby girl picked another perfect little baby for you and a prefect little brother for her to watch over stay strong hunny x

  • a xwww you are so sweet, CONGRATULATIONS x your little primrose will be dancing in heaven with love. joy and happiness x you can do this x i see the happiness in the latter part of this video x thats the way she would love to see you x look after yourself x cant wait to see your happy ever after x lots of love x marie xxx

  • Your a Beautiful strong mother! my sister unfortunately gave birth to a beautiful stillborn girl and went on to get pregnant with a boy 2 month later she now can’t imagine life without him, it’s so hard to process sometimes that if her daughter would have been born full term and lived that her son would of never been born are family really struggle with that concept, but a baby born sleeping is loved just as much as one that is alive and are little girl is the apple of are familys eye we think about her every day and sometimes it gets hard and we’ll cry, other days we’re okay but it gets easier with time… I hope that you can find comfort in your little rainbow baby boy �� primrose is so lucky to have such a caring mummy she will be so proud xxxxx

  • My hearts breaking for you while watching this. The mix of emotions is so apparent and I’m feeling them for you through your words. I feel so pleased for your family and life really does work in funny ways sometimes xxx

  • Rachelle and Justin did this last year but they actually donated a Cuddle Cot in their baby girl’s name to the hospital where she was born because they didn’t have one when they lost Brynn and not a lot of hospitals do.

  • You were so beautifully eloquent and honest in such a confusing time of grief and going through every emotion under the sun. You should be exceptionally proud of yourself, not only to get through all of the heartache you’ve had to experience on this journey, but also for sharing your feelings so openly and showing others in similar situations that it’s ok to go through so many emotions. I know you’ve helped me get through 2 miscarriages and I’m sure there are countless others like me. Thank you.

  • I understand your pain. My son was born sleeping at 22 weeks 3 days on January 22nd, 2010. I didn’t have time with him or said goodbye. Wish someone would have told me to hold him tight because if not I would regret it. I feel your pain and even though I have two beautiful kids now I think about my Angel often ❤️Blessings on your new pregnancy!! Hugs

  • Hun I don’t really know what to say I don’t want to repeat what others have said, but in terms of your worried by othera judgement please don’t waste ur time with that. Like you said look after yourself!! Maybe even come off YouTube for a bit just so you look after yourself and baby l, I don’t know it’s just a thought! Give yourself time to adjust to everything going on xxx

  • How long you wait to get pregnant after your stillborn baby, I recently I lost my baby at 20 weeks and 5 days, it’s so painful I miss my baby so much, I’m so scare that I’ll no be able to get pregnant again because of my age 39.

  • I’m watching this video 8 months late but I’ll just say, nobody would ever be angry at you for getting pregnant again so soon. See it as a blessing from Prim, she saw how broken you were and sent you a special gift to make you happy again. I’m not a religious person at all but I am spiritual and believe everything happens for a reason. <3

  • I too got pregnant soon after losing a child. My baby, Angel, passed shortly suddenly after birth. I now have a 10 year old daughter, Alana, who is perfect. I’m so happy for you. Well wishes and love. ♥️♥️♥️♥️

  • Prayers that you have a baby thats healthy. Its ok… i hope you are ok and you can get through this. You got this. I hope you are ok.

  • This video will not only help mums to angel babies but hopefully it will help people who haven’t been through this awful loss understand. Primrose hasn’t been replaced Primrose now has a baby brother to watch down on from heaven. I lost a baby at the end of my pregnancy and wanted another baby as soon as I could, not to replace my first born. Many people don’t understand this though. I delivered a healthy baby earlier this year and I tell my baby all the time about our first born. Congratulations on the birth of Teddy x

  • Praying for your heart as I know this is not been easy. I lost a baby before I felt movement, only saw the heartbeat and that has been so painful that your experience was so much more painful. So glad you are getting a baby girl!

  • I know how you feel lovely <3 my daughter was stillborn in June this year, and I found out I was expecting again in October. I sadly miscarried when i was nearly 5 weeks. still not losing hope, but it's definitely made me more scared to try again now <3 best of luck to you xx

  • My William was born 10/6 @ 24 weeks gestation. He lived for 4 hours. He would be 20. James was full term stillborn in May and he would be 25. Holes in the heart that cannot be filled, that still cause me to cry.

  • I completely feel this… my situation is different to yours but I felt the same emotions when i got that line 8 months after a miscarriage… today im 31 weeks & still panicking that something is going to go wrong:( i have 2 boys already so i could not understand at all why i couldnt carry the one i lost, it broke my heart & it was the hardest thing to do to look after my other 2 while i was hurting so much �� congratulations on baby Teddy though, they heal your heart a little bit ��

  • I love watching your video on Teddy’s pregnancy update and th struggle after a loss. ❤️ I’m 14 weeks pregnant after my son passed away due to Potter syndrome and it definitely has been a roller coaster of emotion. I always try to look on the bright side and pray for a healthy baby ������

  • Awww hun you NEVER need to explain yourself. No sane person would ever think you are trying to replace Prim thats just ridiculous reasoning on their behalf. And explaining why you and your husband were intimateyou dont need to explain. I’ve just seen your birth blog so know this all ends well. Teddy was meant to be and I am SO happy for you x

  • Omg this actually broke my heart!! Stay strong and do not let anyone’s thoughts about this ruin this sparkly moment for you ♥️.. god’s plan and god knows you deserve the best..