#HLWDK Daily Health Tips: When Can I Start Trying For Another Baby?


Q: Hello Doc, how are you doing? Kudos to you for the way you help people with various issues. Please Doc I would need your help in tackling my issue. I gave birth to my 1st child 3 weeks ago and unfortunately we lost her the next day. it was a natural birth…..it was really devastating but I am strong
now. My hubby and I would like to try again and I don’t know how soon we can
begin the process. Thank you ma’am and looking forward to hearing from you. God
bless

A: Condolences on the loss of your baby! I can’t imagine what it must have felt like going through this experience! I’m glad you feel much better and I’m rooting for you! By His grace, you will soon have a precious bundle of joy in your arms J

There are no standard answers really, as to when to start. Some doctors still advice people to wait 3 to 6 months before trying again so that it’s easier to date the pregnancy etc. Others will just ask you to wait until you’ve had one menstrual period. Be sure to ask your doctor to explain the reason for any recommendation he eventually comes up with so that you understand every step of the process.

What to do before you start trying again? Be sure to eat healthy…lots of fruits and vegetables and exercise. Limit caffeine and keep your weight within normal limits. You can start taking folic acid supplements now, even before you get pregnant.

The basic rules of trying to get pregnant also apply: make sure you have sexual intercourse at least 3 times a week (with ejaculation of a significant quantity of semen).

It is normal to feel worried and a bit scared going into another pregnancy, but you have to trust that all will work out well this time. Surround yourself with good professionals (OBGYN) and loving family/friends. Then relax and enjoy the ride J

Please write in anytime and let me know if there are other questions you have.

Have a great night y’all 😀

 

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