Is it ok to get pregnant before six weeks after givin birth?

Nana - posted on 02/08/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )




I delivered my first baby about three weeks ago but he died four days after. i desperately want a new baby. i want to try and get pregnant immediately but would like to know what the pros and cons are of getting pregnant again so soon.


Krista - posted on 02/08/2012




First of all, I am SO sorry for your loss. What a terrible thing for you to have gone through.

As far as getting pregnant again, I think you need more time. You need time for your heart to heal, first of all.

But you also need time to heal physically. Pregnancy is not easy on the body, and it DOES deplete your stores of nutrients. You need time to build those back up before getting pregnant again, or else you're starting your new baby off with a disadvantage right from the get-go. I know after I had my baby, my doctor told me that I should wait at least 9 months before getting pregnant again, in order to give my body time to get back to a healthy state.

Again, I'm so sorry for your loss...


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Sarah - posted on 02/08/2012




I'm sorry for the loss of your baby. How heartbreaking that must be. Having said this, I think you need to give yourself time mentally, emotionally, and physically to heal. It's not particularly recommended to have pregnancies too close together, it's very difficult on the body physically. You're going to be healing from this physically for a while yet (not just down below, but hormones need to reregulate). Then comes the harder thing, healing emotionally and mentally from this tragedy. Having another baby won't change what happened to your other one. It won't bring him back, nor is it necessarily fair to have another child as a substitute. Give yourself some time to grieve, seek out the advice of a councilor, and heal. Then you can think about having another child. I pray for healing for you during this difficult time.

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I'm so sorry for your loss. :( ♥

It is probably possible to get pregnant soon, but I agree w/ Krista. You really need to give your body (as well as your heart) some time to heal.

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