a miscarriage, a stillbirth or the death of an
infant, well-meaning friends and family often
advise, "You can always try again."
But for a woman who has experienced such a heartbreaking
loss, conceiving another child can be fraught
with mixed emotions. Along with joy and hope come
worries, questions, and often, renewed sorrow
at the memory of her previous pregnancy. This
guide, filled with up-to-date medical information
and written by a woman who herself experienced
a successful pregnancy after the loss of her first
baby, can help. It offers guidance for women asking
such questions as:
- Why did it happen - and how can I make sure
it doesn't happen again?
- Will my next pregnancy be considered high risk?
- How long should I wait before getting pregnant
again? And once I'm pregnant, should I put off
sharing the news with others?
- Should I keep the same doctor, go to the same
hospital, use the same baby things?
- What can I expect at prenatal exams?
- How can I cope with my anxiety?
- Will I ever be able to love anotyher baby as
mush as I loved the one I lost?
Pregnancy after a loss can be a time of great
emotional upheaval - but also, a time of healing
and hope. With this sensible guide, you can ease
your anxieties - and learn to look forward to
the future as you make peace with the past.