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Timing of pregnancy after stillbirth ?

I had a stillborn son (Logan) of 34 weeks gestation on the 15th October 2009 and my fiance and I were hoping to try for another baby as soon as humanely possible.

We're not looking to replace our son, but almost feel like we need to fill our hearts and hands with something to ease the pain gradually.

Is there a certain time limit on when you can fall pregnant again, or is every body different and its just the luck of the draw?


Also, if anyone has fallen pregnant after a stillbirth, how soon did you do it, and if given the chance all over again would you wait longer or do it sooner? I've heard a lot of people say they wished that they had waited, but I'm quite unsure.
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replied December 3rd, 2009
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I too had a stillbirth in September and we are trying to conceive again, but nothing yet.
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replied December 4th, 2009
I am very sorry for your loss.I dont have any advice on this so I just googled some information for you If you've lost a baby or given birth to a stillborn, then the guidelines are the same as if you'd had a live birth, unless the stillbirth was because of a health condition such as chromosomal abnormalities, hypertension, placental issues or congenital problems as researched by the Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network. In the case of a health condition, you should speak to your doctor and work with her to find a solution before attempting to become pregnant again.
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replied December 17th, 2009
My husband and I lost our baby girl(Clairabelle Katherine) on the 23rd of October, my 6 week check up went fine, everything is back to normal. They recommend 3 cycles before trying again. My husband and I are trying this cycle. I feel that I know my body!! You are right it is not replacing your baby you never could!! I feel the same way. It is giving our baby that is in heaven siblings! Best of luck to you!
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replied February 24th, 2010
i had a stillborn in jan 4th this year and im now trying for another one as its the only way i am going to get through losing our daughter is to another one. i need to fill the empty gap in my life and have a baby to hold and my b/f agrees with this i think it when you are redy to have another one.
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replied March 20th, 2010
My daughter was stillborn on March 10, 2010 at 25 weeks gestation. It's been a very painful experience. We would like to try again very soon, but I'm going to wait until my 6 week check up and until my sadness and anger dissipates (at least a little). While I know I'll never relive the lovely pregnancy I had with my first born, I would at least like to be calm and present and not too strong on anxiety.

My doctor also recommends that at least 3 cycles pass before trying again.
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