I was wondering how long my body needs to recover from a delivery to be able to become pregnant again.
I lost my baby due to a blood clot in the umbilical cord.
Is it easier to become pregnant right after a birth?
Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss.
Most caregivers suggest waiting a few cycles before attempting to conceive again. How far along in your pregnancy did you lose the baby? What did your caregiver suggest? Do they know what caused the clot in the umbilical cord? I have recently met two pregnant women that have had repeat miscarriages due to clotting caused by anti-phosphilipid (sp?) syndrome. You may want to schedule an appointment with a perinatologist since they specialize in high-risk pregnancies. I strongly encourage you get a second opinion before you begin to try to conceive.Remember, I am not a doctor, midwife or a nurse so these are just suggestions from a doula. Please seek medical advice.
-- Kerry, HCHI, CHt
Kerry Tuschhoff, HCHI, CHt is a wife and mother of 6 (2 kids, 2 dogs and 2 rabbits) and has been in the birthing field for 14 years. She taught the Bradley method of natural childbirth from 1989 to 1999, at present teaches Hypnobabies Hypnosis for Childbirth classes, Pregnancy Nutrition and Breastfeeding classes, and gives seminars in her community on natural pregnancy and childbirth options, and is a conference speaker. She has attended over 250 births as a Doula and Hypno-Doula, and feels it is an honor to be asked to share such a wonderfully spiritual experience with her students.
She is also a certified hypnotherapist, trains Hypnobabies Instructors, author of Hypnobabies: Eyes Open Childbirth Hypnosis. and is Operations Director of Hypnobabies Network in Southern California. Kerry feels that the time in our lives when we are the most vulnerable and in need of support is when we are soon going to give our babies life. The support, nurturing and help that doulas can provide is invaluable to a birthing couple as they take that journey. She looks forward to helping you all have the best possible birth experience you can. Please take a moment to visit Kerry's Website.