by whereowhere (56 Posts), Sun May 05, 2013 09:56 am
by iralu1 (14 Posts), Sun May 05, 2013 01:28 pm
by MomTimesThree (573 Posts), Mon May 06, 2013 08:55 am
by Guest (), Sun May 12, 2013 09:50 pm
iralu1 wrote:Hi, I haven't yet attempted another pregnancy only having recently lost my baby after delivering at 27 weeks, but I am planning to follow in your footsteps and try again in a few months. Unfortunatley I'm unable to offer advice as I have not had another pregnancy yet but I wish you the best of luck and a happy and healthy full term pregnancy. I hope you will have good news to share with us all come September. You have my support and admiration and I'm sending you positive thoughts.
by Guest (), Sun May 12, 2013 09:53 pm
MomTimesThree wrote:I made it through with most of my sanity intact (I'm sure some would beg to differ! ) through two subsequent pregnancies. It's so hard. Your eyes are so open to everything. You know too well that pregnancy is not a promise. And while those wide open eyes to everything that can happen make it all extra scary- it's also what you can rely on to provide you a little measure of comfort that you are an experienced momma. This pregnancy is different, and you are different- forever touched by your sweet twins.
I know its cliche, but one day at a time. A friend told me to "fake it, til I make it." So while I was uber scared to be excited or get attached to our 2nd, I did things anyway- took belly pictures, talked to baby, tried to do all the normal pregnancy things- along with all the non-normal things like having a spreadsheet of my care... doctors on "text" support... and the knowledge of how many days I was from viability and what my lil' one looked like at the same gestation their older sib was born. I also sought counsel from a psychologist that specialized in medical trauma and learned relaxation strategies that I credit with saving some of my sanity and a very peaceful birth.
One day- one week at a time- and lean on us and other friends and family who understand when you need.
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