Pregnancy after still born

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  • #20993

    S. FLANAGAN
    Participant

    Hey guys new to the site.

    My partner is 7 weeks pregnant. This our second pregnancy. We unfortunately suffered a stillbirth at 37 weeks 6 days. In January 2018 she was both our first child. Since her passing I’ve had quite bad depression and anxiety. We had a holiday that was a gift from a family Member. We came back a bit. More de stressed and looking forward to getting our life’s back on track in 2019. Then we found out she was pregnant. I am over the moon but my anxiety is now at new levels. We are in a great position for a new baby. We obviously have a bed room all done and more baby things than you can imagine. We have nothing else to purchase. But We are both stressed to bits. Has anyone had a similar experience (if you have my heart goes out to you) and if so what helped you and your partner enjoy the pregnancy and relax.

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    Pete M
    Participant

    We lost little Jessica at 30 weeks on December 4th 2016. It was the most heart wrenching experience of our lives. As I’m sure you know, nothing but time really helps. We still light a candle for her every night.
    We were both committed to having children, and got pregnant again very soon after. A couple of months ago, we celebrated little Eva’s first birthday.
    I’m not sure if I can offer any help in coping until the little one makes an apperence. We had a basic post mortem that didn’t flag up anything obvious, so we just treated the second pregnancy as normal as possible. As we approached 30 weeks we got a little more anxious, to the point where during a routine check up, my partner was so anxious that they decided to induce her a couple of weeks early.
    So my advice would be to try and enjoy the pregnancy as much as possible, and I hope you both get to hold your little one and enjoy parenthood as much as I do.

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