Trying to Conceive After Stillbirth?

Trying to Conceive After Stillbirth?

Coping with a stillbirth is hard for any family, especially the mother. So, how do you know when it is time to try again? What do you need to know before trying again? Is there anything you can do to make the process less painful and any easier? Read on for the most helpful tips that we have found for trying to conceive after stillbirth. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Take your Time

The most important thing to remember when you think about trying to conceive after a stillbirth is to take your time. Make sure that you and your partner are ready, not only physically ready but also emotionally ready as well. Most experts agree that a woman is not psychologically ready to try to conceive again until at least one year after suffering a stillbirth, even if she might be physically ready before that time. Mothers who don’t wait at least a year are at a greater risk of post traumatic stress, particularly if they conceive again near the anniversary date of their loss.

Communicate your Feelings

If you have suffered a stillbirth, there are many feelings that go along with that. You need to make sure that you are communicating and getting your feelings out in a proper manner. Make sure to keep the lines of communication open with your partner, your friends and your family. Seek the advice and support of a counselor as well if you are having a hard time dealing with your feelings. It is perfectly normal and a counselor will be able to offer advice and help for you in a way that others are not qualified to do.

Take Good Care of Yourself

If you are ready to conceive again after a stillbirth, you will probably be hyper-aware of everything that you do during pregnancy. That being said, you should always make sure to avoid drugs, alcohol, and tobacco products while trying to conceive, and during pregnancy as well.

Eat a healthy diet and try to maintain a proper weight. Make sure to stay active and try to get a regular amount of exercise. Don’t stress too much, and try to take it easy. All of these things can help make sure that your next pregnancy goes well. Getting pregnant soon after birth, whether stillborn or not, is not easy as it does take the body time to heal and be ready to support another pregnancy.

Get Support

Finding a support group for other parents who have experienced loss is a great way to get in touch with other people who will completely understand what you are going through and what you are feeling. If you can’t find a support group in your area, there are lots of online support groups as well that can offer you a shoulder to lean on with people who truly do understand what you are feeling.

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Dr. Renee Hanton, MD
Dr. Renee Hanton, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Renee Hanton is ConceiveEasy's Senior Physician with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Dr. Hanton specializes in the endocrine causes of infertility, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)