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Parents of lost babies and potential of all kinds: come here to share the technicolour, the vividness, the despair, the heart-broken-open, the compassion we learn for others, having been through this mess — and see it reflected back at you, acknowledged and understood.

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ttc | pregnancy | birth after loss > Trying again after C-Section at 24 weeks.

Hi lovely folk,

I gave birth to my beautiful baby girl Hallie on 16th July. I went into preterm labour at 24 weeks and she was born by emergency section and lived for 3 hours before passing away in my arms. Husband and I are keen to try for another baby but keep reading conflicting information on how long we should wait before trying again after the section.

We are hoping that Christmas time will be a good time to start? Please let me know of any experiences you've had.

Many thanks,
Rachel x
September 12, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterRachel
Rachel, I’m so sorry to hear about your sweet Hallie. My daughter was stillborn at 28 weeks but she’d stopped growing at 24. Then 18 months later I had a healthy baby boy via scheduled c at 37 weeks. My maternal fetal medecine specialist said I should wait a year between deliveries and that a future baby would have to be delivered at 36 weeks and change. Have you consulted with an MFM? I would see one if possible and see what they say...sending you peace mama.
September 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAB
Rachel, I"m so sorry to hear about your loss. I delivered my son at 34w pregnant via a c-section. My doctor first said 3 months was enough but later said he suggested waiting at least 6 months. Like AB stated, I was told I need to have at least a year between deliveries. I've hit my 3 month mark and my husband and I have started trying again. We aren't planning like we did before, we are just trying to take it slow and let whatever is supposed to happen, just happen. Very hard to do that because I want to be pregnant very badly.
September 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterB
Thank you ladies. I'm so sorry about your losses too and hope you're doing okay. Everyone seems to be told a different time period to wait. My Consultant's answer is always a bit wishy washy. He tells me a 6 month wait would be advised but if we happen to get pregnant before then he said it wouldn't be an issue. My midwife friend tells me that they freak a bit when a women is pregnant less than 18 months after a section! 18 months would be an impossible wait for us. We aren't getting any younger and can't afford to wait so long. I'd like to start trying around Christmas as there's a chance it could take a while to conceive again!
September 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterRachel
I am so sorry for your losses. Did any of you ladies conceive and how did your pregnancies progress? It's been 6 months since the loss of my son due to preeclampsia and I would like to try again. However my loss has opened up a can of worms of fear. Now I fear uterine rupture, placental abruption, placenta acreta and of course preeclampsia
June 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterM's mum