How soon after?

Are you considering having another child after preeclampsia? Trying again after preeclampsia can be an emotional challenge. You can find support with others who share your concerns here.
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Re : How soon after?

Postby suleaf » Fri May 31, 638289 4:41 am

oh finah i am so sorry. i lose mira... my baby girl... just days before you lost austin. so i hope they've found each other and are watching over us....

we started trying again in jan. it's been really hard emotionally but also helpful.... i felt ready in jan, i guess, and there is no clear cut answer.... i wanted to be medically cleared of underlying disorders etc and then i got the green light.

good luck to you!

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Re : How soon after?

Postby fionahk » Fri Feb 04, 638287 5:31 am

Thank you to all the wonderful people who replied to this post. I haven't been back to the doctor yet for additional checks to do so. I am just so worried Papua New Guinea doesn't have the facilities to cater for premmie babies. Austin was born with no congenital defects but dies of hyperthermia because he wasn't in a humidy crib.

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Re : How soon after?

Postby mrs. sagara » Sun Oct 07, 638283 7:52 pm


I am so sorry as well for your loss. I have lost 3 children and was told to wait between 6 months to 1 yr. to TTC again.
I had a physical done after 3 months and was told I had gallbladder stones. I had my gallbladder removed.
I started trying to conceive thereafter. So far I know physically I am ok
However, I think you also have to be emotionally prepared to TTC again.
Good luck and Take care.

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Re : How soon after?

Postby rsgeller » Sat Sep 15, 638283 10:52 pm

I am so sorry for the loss of your little Austin. I lost my son on 6/2/07. I was told to wait 6 weeks pp before trying again. I waited for 2 cycles and then got pg again. I'm due with our second child on 5/22/08. However, I had a vaginal delivery and I was told that the waiting time differs for c-section. I just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking of you. Take care.

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Re : How soon after?

Postby julie f » Fri Aug 10, 638283 11:33 pm


I too am so very sorry for the loss of your son. I lost my first son after delivering him at 26 weeks, my heart breaks for you. My OB asked us to wait six months, my peri a year. We ended up somewhere in the middle. Like the others have already suggested, my best advice would be to meet with a high-risk OB for a preconception consult.

Thinking of you,

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Re : How soon after?

Postby for faith » Tue Jul 31, 638283 9:34 pm

Finah - So, so sorry for your loss of Austin. I agree with what everyone said. I had a normal c-section and drs. only recommended we wait 6 months for that to heal. I ended up getting a lot of testing done (with no answers though) and we decided to try 8 months after she was born. I got pregnant right away and had a perfect pregnancy which I thought I could never have.

Take care, wishing you the best in this journey.

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Re : How soon after?

Postby ud0r1234 » Tue Jul 31, 638283 12:37 pm

Finah, so sorry for you losing Austin. I lost my son on Nov 28th of 2007. I struggled with wanting to try again and how soon. I talked with my peri and he had me tested for underlying disorders. I happen to have a bloodclotting disorder that predisposes me to pre-e. He wants me to wait until my bp is back to normal and then wait at least 3 menstrual cycles which would land me at March. My Ob-gyn would like me to wait until 6 months which would land me at May. So once i get the greenlight from my peri - we plan to start trying in April - once the pregnancy reaches about 8 wks he plans to put me on Lovenox(blood thinner). Hope this was helpful. - Dee

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Re : How soon after?

Postby joker » Fri Jul 20, 638283 12:17 am

I am so sorry for your loss. My peri advised me to wait six months and my regular OB advised we wait a year. We are planning to TTC beginning in April, wich would put us right at 10 months since we lost our daughter. We decided to wait closer to a year, because I don't want to be on the same timeline I was with Abby. Hope this helps.

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Re : How soon after?

Postby crystalw » Thu Jul 19, 638283 9:12 pm

Finah, I am sorry for the loss of your precious angel. My peri advised me that there needed to be at least 18 months between Addison's b-day and my next "due date" For me.. I'm just not sure because of the emotional healing that I just don't know when it will be healed. Are you ever completley "healed"? I don't think so. I know I have heard this.. you can't replace your lost child, but another one is a darn good painkiller. I'm not sure how I feel about that. On certain days thats all I can think about is having another child and then on other days I'm so incredibley scared that I may be making the wrong decision. I think everyone is different and I agree with Anne, you should have a meeting with a high-risk specialist and see what he thinks. I also had the classical (vertical) incision... otherwise he said I could be trying after 2 normal cycles.

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Re : How soon after?

Postby annes » Thu Jul 19, 638283 8:49 pm

I am so sorry for the loss of your baby. After losing my son I was advised to wait at least six months, although my ob thought a year would be better because of the classical c-section. For various reasons, some health related, some emotional we waited almost two years and here we are with our fingers crossed. Before we started trying I met with a high-risk specialist and talked about my history and medical issues. That was a good place to start, and helped me get ready for the journey. Good luck to you, take care of yourself.

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