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A 22-year-old female asked:

Did an abortion 3 months ago regret it to my heart. want another baby but second period is late and no pregnancy what's wrong? i need a baby badly

2 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Stability first: Discuss your medical concerns with your pcp. Having a baby causes a profound shift in a person's life. It requires a huge, life-long commitment. Being a parent can add to life satisfaction over the long-term, but it is one of the most challenging endeavors that people ever take on. Your question suggests that therapy might allow you to get some increased clarity about your values and goals.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 50 years experience
Therapy first: Whether a medical or spontaneous abortion, at whatever week gestation, we all grieve at the loss of a fetus. Allow yourself time & therapy to quit beating yourself up. You did what you thought was right at the time. An infant or child cannot fulfill a parent's emotional needs & cannot replace another child. I agree, re-examine your readiness & reasons to parent.

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Last updated May 11, 2016

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