Another pregnancy, late miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death

Deciding whether or not to try for another baby after a late miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death may not be easy. The decision may depend on many things, such as the mother’s health, her age, the couple’s relationship, and how each of them is feeling. Parents who have had IVF may need to decide whether they have the emotional and financial reserves to go through the process again.

Sadly, for some parents, there is no chance of having another baby. Sands is always here to support you.

If another pregnancy is an option for you, we hope that you will find the information in this booklet helpful, and that it will prepare you for some of the feelings and experiences you may have before and during pregnancy and when your baby is born.


Contents

Introduction

How soon to try?

Pregnancy

  • Being pregnant – how you may feel
  • Telling other people
  • If you have other children

Antenatal care

  • Marking your notes
  • Special dates

Preparing for your baby’s arrival  

Antenatal classes

Labour and birth

  • Writing a birth plan
  • Meeting your baby

Life with a new baby

  • Other people’s reactions

As time goes by

How Sands can help

  • Sands support resources

Useful addresses

Notes