Jump to content

Expecting after Stillbirth or Neonatal Loss #48

  • Please log in to reply
30 replies to this topic

#1 ~A2~

Posted 31 January 2012 - 07:56 PM

Hi all

New thread time

Previous thread



#2 my*little*poppets

Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:00 PM

Just checking in to see if there is anyone still active in this thread? The previous one seems very quiet..

#3 Guest_Starletta_*

Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:07 PM

I lurk...

#4 my*little*poppets

Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:09 PM

Aaaah, hi there stranger, not sure if you realise who I am or not...

#5 Guest_Starletta_*

Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:17 PM

No... I'm off to do some stalking!

#6 Guest_Starletta_*

Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:24 PM

Ok now I know! Hi gorgeous x

#7 3cubs

Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:27 AM

Hi starletta

I saw your pictures of Harry the other day and he was beautiful. He reminded me of my own little harry when he was born. He was a beautiful boy.

#8 Nicola67

Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:51 AM

This is difficult for me and my first post for quite some time. I used to be around on these boards in 2006 - 2008 when I needed help the most.
I have 2 beautiful healthy children.  I also have 2 buried children.  
Eliza is 8 and perfectly healthy (Born 2003)
Sophia was born at 38 weeks in 2006 (full gestation) but was technially stillborn. They revived her and she was on a ventilator for 4 days whilst they ran tests. It was hopeless and she died in our arms on the 4th day.  
Archer was born in 2008 via IUI, a perfectly healthy boy.
Then I miscarried Harley at 16 weeks in 2009.

I need to chat for a number of reasons.......  I am now 44 and pregnant again (8 weeks).  I am considered 'high risk' and am very scared.  I truly thought I could have no more children and when I missed my period I thought was starting Menopause!!

Posting on this forum a few years ago helped me so much emotionally I'm hoping I can again use 'strangers' ears to lean on.  

Funny thing is I wasn't sure which topic to post under..... older mums, pregnancy after miscarriage, due in October or Pregnancy after Neonatal loss!!  LOL

We are not telling ANYONE about the pregnancy until we know that things are ok.  So getting this off my chest for now will relieve some of the pressure.  In 4 weeks I will be having a CVS so that milestone will be a big day for us.

Thanks for reading and I will be in touch.

#9 szj

Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:00 PM

Hi ladies,
I have 'visited' this forum twice, after losing our son, Levi, at 26wks, we have had 2 beautiful little boys. And a precious daughter, our first born.
Our desires to have another child outweighed our fears and I am just 5 weeks, or so now....!
I found this little group PRICELESS, esp with our 1st preg after losing Levi.
Nicola.... HI!! I certainly hope your little blessing is a blessing to take home and hold...hoping the time flies for you xxx

#10 weepingangel

Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:29 PM


Edited by pukeko~ponga~tree, 19 March 2012 - 11:25 AM.

#11 flyingfree

Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:57 PM

Looks like I might be joining you all a faint  BFP.gif , had blood tests today, get the results tomorrow.

Congrats szj on your pregnancy

#12 shelbysmum

Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:02 PM

OMG a familiar stalker who has just about fallen off her chair!!!!!


So excited, remember: a line is a line...

#13 Guest_Starletta_*

Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:03 PM

Oh my god M!!! I just burst into happy tears.

lol snap K, I nearly dropped my laptop!

#14 my*little*poppets

Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:07 PM

Love a good news story! x

#15 3cubs

Posted 28 March 2012 - 11:51 AM

Thats such good news. I just had to come in and read it for myself!!  biggrin.gif  biggrin.gif

Szj: Congratulations on your pregnancy too!! Ive often wondered about how you were getting on as im having my second pregnancy after losing Lewis now and there are not many of me out there.. now your third!! yay for u!!

#16 szj

Posted 30 March 2012 - 11:20 AM

Today I am finding it hard to breathe, I am 7 weeks and SO fearful of what we have to face again, seriously I thought it was going to be different, but I spose I have to accept that this is what pregnancy is like for me after losing Levi.
Every time I go to the toilet I imagine having to tell DH things have gone pear shape. My mind is in overdrive.
I am SO sick, getting Zofran to help
I am SO tired
I am facing all my Levi emotions again

#17 flyingfree

Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:26 AM

How are you feeling now szj, hope the zofran has started to kick in an you had a lovely easter

#18 Nikki~Noo

Posted 10 July 2012 - 10:16 PM

Hi ladies.  I was lurking here this morning to see if this group was still active.  I was here a few years ago with my first rainbow baby in 2010.  

I'm thrilled to say that I am pregnant again, with a little one due in March 2013.  I had a blood test this morning to confirm my suspicions.  Funny thing is I was actually taking Neriah into see the dr for a suspected case of Shingles.  Dr said if it was shingles that she will be fine to take around other people, unless they were pregnant!  So I had no choice but to say "um, I think I might be pregnant"  The lovely dr ordered me a blood test right then, being only 4 days over my AF date, and results were back this afternoon.  It's all happened really quickly.  I have PCOS, and falling pregnant has been a bit tricky for us, especially after losing Oliver to Potter's in 2006.

Anyway, it's nice to see some familiar names here with new pregnancies too.  Trust that you are all doing really well.


#19 flyingfree

Posted 11 July 2012 - 12:14 AM

HI Nikki
Congratulations on your pregnancy
Everyone has moved across to a facebook group I can add you to it is you like.

#20 Nikki~Noo

Posted 11 July 2012 - 05:13 AM

Yes please Mandy!  Thanks xo

#21 szj

Posted 10 September 2012 - 01:52 PM

very quiet in here, MAndy, could I be added to the FB page? I am now 30+ wks, feeling the anxiety rising at times

#22 flyingfree

Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:01 PM

I can sure  add you is you look for me under Clement with stillbirth saying as pic on facebook I can add you since it is a secret group.
Been wondering how you are going, hope all is good

Edited by rubylilysmum, 12 September 2012 - 05:08 PM.

#23 crazzy4y0u

Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:47 AM

How do I join the facebook group?

#24 Nic'sgot4

Posted 25 May 2013 - 09:25 PM

Hello  waves.gif

Does anyone still post in here?

Nic original.gif

#25 Stacey14

Posted 22 August 2013 - 10:09 AM

Hi Nic
I was just trying to figure out the same thing. Did you get any replies?

5 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 5 guests, 0 anonymous users


First look at Renee Zellweger in Bridget Jones's Baby

Bridget is now in her 40s and is a successful publishing executive - but also has a pregnancy to contend with as well.

Newlyweds send bill to no-show guests

Planning a wedding can be stressful – and, as most newlyweds can attest, it can be very costly, too.

Claire Danes: acting out postnatal depression was difficult

Actress Claire Danes found it difficult pretending to have postnatal depression in Homeland, as she had just become a new mother herself.

Sneak peek: Geleeo self-cooling pram & high chair liners

We just spotted Geleeo, a brand new self-cooling pram liner you can buy in time for summer.

The moment a 92-year-old meets her great grandaughter

It's a heart-warming photo this family will treasure forever.

How to prepare for breastfeeding when you're still pregnant

While every woman's breastfeeding journey is different, many hurdles are shared. Knowing what to expect will enable you to make informed decisions if - or when - you meet challenges along the way.

Sneak peek: new Love Mae bamboo dinnerware designs

We do love ourselves some brand new designs in tried and true products. The renowned bamboo dinnerware from Love Mae has just had several more members join the family, in addition to a brand new website.

Mum who killed paedophile gets reduced sentence

A mother-of-five who killed a paedophile has had her jail sentence reduced by a judge who described her case as a "truly exceptional" one.

Toddler's silent debate with mum about naptime

He might not utter a single word - but this toddler is having a great debate with his mother about nap time.

Silence is golden ... or is it?

Silence is golden, or so the saying goes. But when it comes to children, quite the opposite is true.

Awards 2015: Vote now for a chance to win $2000

Vote for your favourite pregnancy, baby and toddler products for your chance to win your share of $2500 in cash prizes.

Scientists identify potential birth control 'pill' for men

Two drugs that help suppress the immune system in organ transplant patients may have a future as the long-sought birth control "pill" for men, new research suggests.

Running for beginners: taking the first steps

It's that time of year when the weather warms up and there's more opportunity to get out and go for a jog.

Tips for turning yourself into a morning person

Mornings are a great time to spend time in reflection or to get outside and get moving.

Thousands sign petition for unborn babies killed by domestic violence

Almost 8000 people have signed a petition calling for a law to recognise unborn babies killed by domestic violence in NSW.

Pregnant Sarah Harris tells body-shamers to 'get stuffed'

Television presenter Sarah Harris has a message for anyone who tries to body-shame pregnant women or new mums.

In defence of 'brexting'

Mums spend literally hours a day with a baby attached to their boob, or giving them a bottle. Surely they don't all need to be spent looking at the baby?

How a fellow passenger made a mum's day on a flight

As any parent who has ever travelled with a baby knows it can be a daunting experience. The stares and attitude of unsympathetic fellow travellers only serve to make the journey even more stressful. 


What's hot on EB

Stella McCartney honours mum with lacy bra

Fashion designer Stella McCartney has honoured her late mum, Linda McCartney, by designing a special bra for post-mastectomy patients.

Don't panic: A granddad midwife's guide for dads-to-be

Mark Harris has helped deliver 500 babies. And he's now telling fathers what to expect.

How to be a calm parent when you're feeling anything but

Being a calm parent takes a lot of work, sometimes more than is obvious to those around us.

The joy and isolation of being a stay-at-home dad

It's cool, kind of like a second childhood. I love him to bits and think, on average, I'm an okay dad. But I also want to talk about the other stuff.

How baby Teddy's short life is helping save thousands of lives

He may have only lived for 100 minutes, but that didn't stop baby Teddy from saving the lives of others.

A heartbreaking trail of missed chances in death of baby forgotten in car

A haunting reminder to stay mindful about babies in cars, especially as we approach summer.

What to do if your baby has tongue-tie

Tongue-tie can cause feeding problems. However once it is diagnosed, the condition can be easily treated.

How to move house without losing your mind

Some people move frequently, while others like to stay put. But everyone finds it stressful.

'She had nowhere to go': how new mum's life began to unravel

The birth of her first child should have been happiest of times for Campsie mother Phuong Cao, but friends say it marked the beginning of when her life began to unravel. 

Women giving birth to a son keep some of his Y chromosomes

It was an experiment doomed to failure - they were looking for male cells in female bodies. And their search was stunningly successful.

Photos: How babies fit in the womb

A gorgeous photo series shows babies in the first hours after their birth - as they were positioned in the womb.

Baby tries to persuade stubborn bulldog to walk, fails

We don't know what he's saying, but this baby has a very clear message for his bulldog pal: let's walk - NOW.

The best toddler gift ever? Nine gender-neutral play kitchen picks

Without a doubt, one of the best gifts for a toddler turning two or three is a play kitchen.

9 easy steps to improve your baby photography

With a few simple tips you can take your images from random happy snaps to lovely clean images that create beautiful lasting memories.



What are your favourite baby products?

The Essential Baby Awards are on now, and we need your help! Have your say on your top picks and you'll go in the draw to win a share of $2500.

Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.