When your only child(ren) dies, it is natural for one of the big questions to be “would I like to have another child? Not as a replacement for my child who died, but to fill my arms with love and hope once again.”
For some people, their child(ren) who died would have been the oldest sibling. For others, the death of their only intended child might lead them to want to have their child’s younger sibling to love.
Making the decision about whether or not to Try to Conceive (ttc) after your only child(ren) has died is incredibly personal – a decision that only you can make, along with your spouse or partner.
If you are thinking about starting the ttc journey again, or are already ttc after the loss of your only child(ren), we invite you to read through the resources below, and to join us at the Still Mothers TTC Support group.
- Pregnancy After Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Infant Death by Ann Douglas at pregnancy.org
- Conception after loss: When should you try to get pregnant again? by Jennifer Newton Reents at SheKnows Pregnancy & Baby
- Are You Ready? Trying to Conceive after Stillbirth by Janel Atlas at babble
- After A Miscarriage: Getting Pregnant Again by American Pregnancy Association
- Pregnancy after miscarriage: What you need to know by Mayo Clinic
- Trying again by Miscarriage Association
- Trying Again: A Guide to Pregnancy After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Loss by Ann Douglas
- Pregnancy After a Loss by Carol Cirulli Lanham
Baby Center USA
- Trying to Conceive after Miscarriage
- TTC after a 2nd/3rd Trimester Loss
- TTC After A Stillbirth/Neonatal/Infant Loss
Baby Center Canada
Baby Centre UK
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