First pregnancy after miscarriage-what do you need to know

First, your anxiety and fear level may be heightened and that's normal because of your history of loss. The key is to not let those fears and anxious thoughts take over your whole pregnancy and rob you of the joy in your new pregnancy. You need to remember just because you experienced one loss does not necessarily mean you will miscarry again.

The doctor may or may not take extra precautions, like early ultrasound or more frequent ultrasounds.

And I am drawing a blank so I need some help from the rest of you! :)

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8Theresa GouldChicago, Illinois
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01/16/14
8Theresa Gould
Don't read these miscarriage posts!
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    01/16/14
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    01/17/14
    8Theresa Gould
    I know, me too, especially with my sixth child. I was a mess. I was on edge with my seventh and eighth pregnancies but not like the sixth. I was bad and figured the only thing left to experience was a still birth so I was actually preparing myself for that....how morbid is that? Sigh.
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      01/17/14
      8Theresa Gould
      We've been saying, "Eight is enough." My husband isn't really on board with having anymore right now. Lately I sometimes have thoughts of another so I don't know. I lost a baby last June so I am leery of getting pregnant again for that reason and my age. I'll be 44 this year and the risk of miscarriage just goes up. We are not doing much to prevent anything from happening so who knows?
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      01/20/14
      8Theresa Gould
      No. My youngest is three and I haven't been pregnant since last June when I miscarried.
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        01/24/14
        5Natasha Raisor
        I think the most important thing is the relationship you have with your doctor. I'd had the same doctor since I was 16 (due to female problems) and he was amazing. I had two miscarriages before I carried a baby to term and I was TERRIFIED. My doctor was amazing though. He did an ultrasound at 6 weeks and then every 4 weeks to be sure baby was okay. If at any time I called because something wasn't right, he made time for me. Even if it was just to calm me down over the phone. Its important to trust yourself and your health care provider.
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