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Just can't seem to let go off the past and move on after stillbirth. Should I try to get pregnant like they say?

Just can't seem to let go off the past and move on after stillbirth. Should I try to get pregnant like they say?

Perinatal loss: Women vary in the time that they take to grief after a stillbirth. Some women want to try again as soon as possible, while others wait for months to try again. Since we're all different, you have to be the judge of when you're ready. You might try counseling to help you. ...Read more

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Stillbirth (Definition)

A stillbirth is a condition in which fetal death occurs after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Most cases are due to unknown causes, but some possible causes include bacterial infection, genetic defects, recreational drug use by the mother, physical trauma, ...Read more


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I haven't gotten out of bed or stopped crying since a diagnosis of GD on Thursday. Is this a normal response? So defeated. Worried about a stillbirth.

Peripartum depressed: While GD (gestational diabetes) is not a gr8 diagnosis & does increase the risk of stillbirth, it is not fated or certain. In the right hands, GD can be treated & the majority of babies are born with minimal complications. See an endocrinologist. Is this your first child? Have you had GD b4? How far along are you? Your other symptoms sound like peripartum depression. Discuss w/ your Gynecologist. ...Read more

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I delivered stillbirth on may 21.I got first period on june 28.I didn't get my second period...Is it any problem?

No: I'm so sorry for your loss. Sometimes after a stillbirth the periods might not be regular for a couple of cycles. As you likely know, you can get pregnant right away again, so if that's a possibility, you may want to check a home pregnancy test. Give it 2-3 months to return to normal cycle. Again, i hope you are doing well. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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After my stillbirth at 34 weeks how soon can I try again for another baby? I really don't want to wait a year. Will this happen again if I get preggo

Discuss with doctor: The answer depends on the reason for the stillbirth and the underlying cause. If no cause is known then there is likely no benefit to waiting. Schedule a visit with the doctor who cared for you who knows you history to clarify the plan. ...Read more

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I got 1st period june 28 after stillbirth.I didn't sex with my spouse.Can start for ttc yet 2nd period is not come till nw.If no, when can start for ttc?

I got 1st period june 28 after stillbirth.I didn't sex with my spouse.Can start for ttc yet 2nd period is not come till nw.If no, when can start for ttc?

Now: Most physicians recommend not ttc for three months after a pregnancy ends in any fashion (miscarriage, stillbirth or normal pregnancy). Once menstrual periods resume, you are probably ovulating and can resume attempts at conception. ...Read more

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What are the tests for stillbirth?

What are the tests for stillbirth?

Ultrasound: An ultrasound of the pregnancy is the most definitive. Lack of fetal cardiac activity confirms the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How often does toxoplasma cause stillbirth?

Chances: If you become infected during around the time of conception there is a less than 5% chance that your baby will also be infected. During the 3rd trimester there is a 65% chance your baby will also be infected. However, babies infected duirng later pregnancy are less likely to develop serious health problems. ...Read more

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How long do you stay in the hospital after a stillbirth happens?

How long do you stay in the hospital after a stillbirth happens?

It depends: There are many reasons for stillbirth- -some are related to mother's medical illness which may require continuing treatment after the birth. Others are only related to baby-- these will require a shorter hospital stay for mom. ...Read more