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Pregnancy after miscarriage: Surviving the first trimester

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Now I am 20 weeks pregnant, I find it easier to look back at the first trimester of my pregnancy.

It was a tough time. I was worried and anxious every second of every day. I had bad dreams, cried lots and generally didn’t want to do much more than sit on the sofa or sleep.

It is probably wrong to say that I survived the first trimester of this pregnancy.

I somehow managed to drag my way through it. And although I still won’t feel relaxed until I have my little boy in my arms, I do feel better now we have had the 20 week scan.

If you are going through the same experience or if you are trying for another baby after baby loss then I thought that I would share some tips on how I managed to survive the first trimester.

Pregnancy after miscarriage

Surviving the first trimester

 

1. Be kind to yourself

This is a piece of advice that I was given when I attended Cognitive Behavioural Therapy years ago. And although I am not always great at following it, it is a brilliant lesson for life.

Imagine how you would talk to your best friend if she were going through a similar experience.

You would be sympathetic and supportive. You would let her air her worries as many times as she needed to. You would listen to and comfort her when she was upset. And you would never admonish her for feeling a certain way.

You would advise her to make herself a priority and to be gentle on herself.

You would tell her to go to bed early, have a long bubble bath, read her favourite book, eat chocolate or go for a walk. Anything that could help her relax and put a smile on her face.

Please, remember to be kind to yourself and be your own best friend.

2. Telling people

There is no law that says you have to announce your pregnancy after the 12 week scan.

We decided that there wasn’t any reason why we should hide this pregnancy.

Everyone knew that we wanted another baby, that I’ve had many miscarriages and that another miscarriage was a possibility.

I also know that I need a wide support network to help me cope when times our hard. And so Mr H and I told close friends and family.

If you feel that you need support to help you through this nerve-wracking few months, then tell people. However, you are also well within your rights not to tell anyone until you feel entirely comfortable to do so.

You need to do what is right for you. Your partner. Your family. And don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

3. Avoid pregnancy forums

Visiting an online pregnancy forum at this time in your pregnancy is one of the worst things that you can do.

During my first pregnancies, I was constantly on forums trying to find out what every twinge or pregnancy symptom meant.

But I never got the reassurance that I so desperately wanted. Instead, my anxiety levels sky-rocketed as I read various horror stories.

The only real reassurance you can get is from a medical professional and an early pregnancy scan. And even that might not be enough to stop you from worrying.

4. Get professional support when needed

If you are worried about spotting or pains then go to see your GP or midwife. Talk to them about how you are feeling and if it would help you then ask for them to arrange a scan.

Your GP and midwife are there to help you. If you have experienced baby loss then they will understand why you are nervous. And if they don’t then ask to see someone else.

There are also some amazing charities which provide resources and support for anyone going through a worrying pregnancy.

  • Tommy’s funds research into stillbirths, premature births and miscarriages. They also offer advice to parents-to-be. The pregnancy information pages on their website are written by midwives and are packed full of practical advice. Their Facebook page is also run by midwives. Or if you would prefer to speak to a human being then you can call their midwife run pregnancyLine on 0800 0147 800.
  • The Miscarriage Association is a fabulous charity devoted to supporting those who have experienced miscarriage and it is definitely worth looking at their website. They have produced a very helpful leaflet called Thinking about another pregnancy. Which has lots of hints and tips on how to look after yourself and reduce your risk of having another miscarriage. They also have a helpline on 01924 200 799, which is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.
  • MAMA Academy is a charity which supports mums and midwives to help babies arrive safely. All the content on their website has been approved by The Royal College of Midwives. They also produce Wellbeing Wallets which are full of easy to understand information that will guide and help you in your pregnancy.

5. Avoid pregnancy updates

This was something I learnt the hard way.

It is natural to be excited and want to know how your baby is developing.

But there is nothing more devastating then being receiving a pregnancy update a few days after miscarrying. It is heartbreaking .

With this pregnancy, I avoided pregnancy websites, forums and development updates. And I was so much happier as a result.

6. Do whatever you need to do

It is natural to be worried and anxious during this time.

I wish I could tell you that it will all be okay, but I can’t.

However, every pregnancy is different and every baby is too. Just because you have miscarried before does not mean that you will again.

Getting through the first trimester after experiencing baby loss is extremely difficult. Some women may find it easier than I did. Others may struggle more. How you react is completely personal and natural to you.

Do whatever will help you get through these first few months of pregnancy.

It is hard. But whatever happens you will be okay.

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If you have had a miscarriage or you are pregnant after baby loss then please feel free to get in touch. You can reach me via my contact form, twitter or Facebook.

I would love to hear from you and will always lend a sympathetic ear.

Hugs

Lucy

xxxx

64 Comments

  • Reply
    Khan
    February 13, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    nice tips, will sure follow these
    😛

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    Amy
    December 11, 2016 at 3:57 am

    Thanks for writing this, I had a positive test this morning & I’m terrified of whats to come! My first pregnancy was a dream & I have a beautiful almost 8 year old girl, my second I misscarried at 7 weeks then my third was ectopic & a nightmare. I’m trying to distract myself & I’m going to try to not stress over every little thing, but it’s going to be tough since I’m a worrier by nature. I’m still in shock & a bit detatched not wanting to be happy about this new possibility, but we have been trying for over a year so I have some excitement I’m trying to suppress. Thanks again for the advice. ❌⭕❌⭕

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      Mrs H
      December 11, 2016 at 3:08 pm

      Oh Amy, good luck. I completely understand the feeling of being excited but trying not to be because you don’t want to be disappointed. But finding out that your pregnant is great. Because it is one step along the way to having your second baby. I really hope that you get there. Be kind to yourself. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Single Mum Speaks
    December 8, 2016 at 7:41 am

    Just saw this on Twitter and wanted to say I felt the same way during my pregnancy after having a miscarriage previously. Hope everything went well for you.

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      Mrs H
      December 9, 2016 at 12:23 am

      Thank you for your lovely comment. Pregnancy after a miscarriage is so tough. Thankfully Little Mister H was born safely in July. He is a cutie. And to have him makes everything else worth it. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Sarah Quell
    November 19, 2016 at 8:23 am

    This is really good advice. And yes I felt nervous until I held a healthy baby in my arms. Unfortunately I had unsupportive partner. Congratulations on sharing & helping others

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    Shannon
    October 16, 2016 at 2:25 am

    Thank you so much for this. I am currently 6 weeks pregnant after 2 miscarriages. This really helped a lot. Never realized how scary being pregnant was until I lost 2. Thank you again.

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    Amber S
    September 19, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    I found this blog on Pinterest. I just found out on Saturday that I’m pregnant. This is my fourth pregnancy. I had a molar pregnancy in 2013, a miscarriage early last November, and an early miscarriage in May. I am terrified. I know that the Lord has a plan for me, but I just want this baby so bad. I haven’t let myself get excited yet and that makes me sad. Anyway, thank you for this blog (and I’m keeping off the pregnancy blogs!).

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      Mrs H
      September 19, 2016 at 11:27 pm

      Oh Amber, thank you so much for commenting and reading my post. I really feel for you and I hope so much that you have a successful pregnancy. It is sad not being able to get excited about being pregnant but it is a form of self-preservation. I found that hoping that this pregnancy would be okay only made the heartbreak harder to bare. Just try to take one day at a time. And remember that this is a different pregnancy and a different baby. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you. And please feel free to contact me if you want to talk to someone. The fear of the first three months can be so lonely. But I really would hate for you to feel alone. Massive hugs to you. Lucy xxxx

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    Lex
    July 28, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    Lovely tips to help someone going through an immensely difficult period of their live. I 100% agree with staying away from pregnancy forums and isolating yourself off from those pregnancy updates until you are emotional ready and stable – grief is a tricky, unpredictable thing. Really commend you on posting about such an emotional, upsetting part of life to help others. Oh and sending big hugs! xxx

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    Emily @ PurelyDiligent.com
    July 18, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Thank you for addressing the “Telling Others”. For my first pregnancy, we told people right away at 5 weeks. Friends literally gave me blanks stares before being excited and asked, “why are you telling us so early?” I made two comments in my reply:
    1)We want support if something were to happen.
    2) We believe human life starts at conception, thus every life should be celebrated no matter what.
    3) It is our baby, we don’t have to follow that “rule” if we do not want to.

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      Mrs H
      July 18, 2016 at 8:19 pm

      Hi Emily. Thanks for your comment. I totally agree with you. I really don’t think that there should be a rule. You should feel allowed to tell people as and when you want to. With my first pregnancy in 2012, we didn’t tell anyone. But then when I miscarried at 11 weeks, had to go into hospital and had time off work, it was heartbreaking telling people that I had lost a baby they didn’t even know I was carrying. And I think many of my friends and family found it difficult to empathise. After that we told people as and when we felt like it. Losing a baby is tragic. Heart breaking and life-altering. But it is not shameful and therefore should not be something that you need to hide. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Caity
    April 6, 2016 at 11:10 am

    I needed to read this. I don’t know how I am going to get to 12 weeks. I am currently 9 weeks; saw and heard baby’s heartbeat at 8w5days and still very anxious. We had 2 back to back miscarriages last year. I have two little girls to chase around but it doesn’t seem to get me through the days faster. I am constantly analyzing everything. I know this is a different baby with a different story but it’s hard. Any other advice?

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      Mrs H
      April 6, 2016 at 12:10 pm

      Awww, Caity. Thank you for your comment. And I hope this post helped. I wish that I could give you a big hug. It is so hard and I am not sure how I got through those first 12 weeks. It is all a blur. I know that there were a lot of tears and repetitive conversations. And even though I had two scans before my 12 week scan, I was still constantly anxious. I think that my only big piece of advice is to just be kind to yourself. Accept that it is not going to be an easy few weeks but that you will get through it. And do what you need to, to survive. Ask for lots of love and support from those around you and try to distract yourself as much as possible. I know that this is all easier said than done and I really understand how you feel. I wish I could tell you it will all be fine. And I hope with all my heart that you have a successful 12 week scan and that you get your happy ending. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Michelle
    March 19, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Oh I love this – thank you! It actually made me cry a little bit. I’m 13 weeks pregnant after two miscarriages last year and I agree with everything you’ve said, dragging myself through the first trimester has been tough. I really did just want to sit on the sofa the whole time (no chance with two busy boys though!)
    I told friends but not family, this was right for us and I got so much support from some lovely people around me, which was a massive help.
    It is sooooo lovely to know I’m not the only one with all these thoughts and worries, so thank you. The advice here is brilliant and will really help some people who are struggling their way through this at the moment.
    Take care and keep being kind to yourself xx

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      Mrs H
      March 25, 2016 at 10:20 pm

      Dear Michelle. Thank you so much for your lovely message. I am sorry that this post made you cry. But massive congratulations on your pregnancy. Reaching 13 weeks is an amazing milestone. Even though it may not seem it. I am now 23 weeks pregnant and I am still struggling to relax. And I don’t think I will fully until Little Mister H is lying peacefully in my arms. I hope that the rest of your pregnancy goes well. And please email or message me if you would like to chat. I know how important it is, to not feel alone at these times. Massive hugs to you and your family. Lucy xxxx

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    Heledd - Running in Lavender
    March 15, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    Ah Lucy I’m so thrilled form you! Sounds like you’re doing all the right things. My main advice would always be to be kind to yourself – and of course look after yourself. You deserve this so much, try and enjoy your pregnancy a little now. #sundaystars
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      Mrs H
      March 25, 2016 at 10:23 pm

      Thanks for your beautiful comment, lovely. I am now beginning to relax and enjoy the pregnancy. But I am still being kind to myself and I just can’t wait for July and the birth of my baby boy. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Mum in Brum
    March 15, 2016 at 11:22 am

    This is such brilliant advice and will be so reassuring to anybody who is pregnant after having a miscarriage. I had a miscarriage early on and when I got pregnant again I really did find it so hard to get excited and start thinking about having an actual baby until well into the second trimester. I really didn’t feel truly at ease until after 30 weeks. I think people forget that not everyone has the same exciting experience of pregnancy. xxx #SundayStars

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      Mrs H
      March 25, 2016 at 10:26 pm

      Thank you for your comment. It is so true – people do forget that pregnancy can be such a nerve wracking and difficult time for some. When I told people I asked them not to congratulate me. Because until we were past the 12 week mark, I really didn’t feel that there was anything to celebrate. But I really hope that this advice will help anyone going through a similar experience. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Laura
    March 15, 2016 at 8:25 am

    What a beautiful, honest and informative post. Thanks so much for sharing this x #sundaystars

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      Mrs H
      March 25, 2016 at 10:28 pm

      Thank you for you kind comment. I really appreciate it. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Hayley @hayleyfromhome
    March 14, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    This sounds like such good advice, I know how hard it has been for you and I think you have always got to do what is best for you. I hope the rest of the pregnancy is better for you, keep growing strong little baby H xx

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      Mrs H
      March 25, 2016 at 10:29 pm

      Awwww, thanks lovely. It has been tough and I really wish that I had been able to enjoy the pregnancy more. But I am now making a conscious effort to enjoy it and appreciate every day. But I still can’t wait for the day that I get to hold my baby boy in my arms. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Mummy here and there
    March 14, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    I miscarried then had a successful pregnancy. Then miscarried and then had my second son. It is hard thing to go through but knowing that every baby is different and that what happened once won’t happen the next. Spending toy.lots of love and remember feeling so glad that the second trimester arrived. It ws get a hell of a lot easier when you.feel the baby kick etc. I wish you all the best with this pregnancy X #Sundaystars

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      Mrs H
      March 25, 2016 at 10:35 pm

      Awww, thanks so much for your lovely comment. I am so sorry that you have experienced miscarriage. It is a tragic thing to go through. But you are so right, it is very important to treat each pregnancy differently. I am now 23 weeks pregnant and starting to enjoy the pregnancy. Although, I won’t relax fully until I have our baby at home with me and we are a family of four. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    My Petit Canard
    March 13, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    Hi lovely, its so great to hear that you are feeling a little more relaxed now that the first trimester has passed. These are some really great pieces of advice that I think would stand any woman that feels anxious about their pregnancy in good stead. I think the links to the charities are particularly great as sometimes you just arent sure where to go, who to talk to or how to get help. Hopefully you’ll enjoy and settle into the rest of your pregnancy and it’ll start to fly by 🙂 Emily x #SundayStars

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      Mrs H
      March 25, 2016 at 10:38 pm

      Thanks for your message, beautiful Emily. I think knowing that there are people that you can talk to is so important. And calling on charities is important at this time. These are trained professionals and are there to help. I am now enjoying my pregnancy. Although, I know that I can’t relax fully. But what pregnant woman can?!?! I do love being a member of the blogging bump club with some other gorgeous bloggers. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Everything Mummy
    March 13, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    I think the first one being kind to you self is just so important and I hope you continue to do so for the rest of your pregnancy and beyond, so happy for you and your growing little bump! xx

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      Mrs H
      March 25, 2016 at 10:41 pm

      Thanks darling. I really struggle to be kind to myself but it is definitely important in this pregnancy. And will still be important when I have two children. I still can’t quite believe that. I will have two children! Argh and yay – all at the same time. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Megan - Truly Madly Kids
    March 13, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    You are providing such a wonderful resource for other people in your position. I really admire how you’ve turned this into such a positive force. You first point is so important and so very true #sundaystars

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      Mrs H
      March 25, 2016 at 10:43 pm

      Thanks for your gorgeous comment. You are so lovely. I really feel it is so important that other woman experiencing pregnancy after miscarriage know where they can turn. I don’t want them to feel alone or that their feelings and thoughts are wrong. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Sarah Howr
    March 13, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    Really good advice Lucy. I can imagine with your worries and all the shitty symptoms of the first trimester it has been so hard!! I think telling people for support and looking after yourself is so important. So pleased you have hit 20 weeks and all ok xx thanks for hosting xx

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      Mrs H
      March 25, 2016 at 10:45 pm

      Awwww, thanks lovely. It certainly didn’t help having all my hormones running riot in the first trimester. I was a bit of an emotional mess. And so I did what I needed to, to get through those first few months. Hopefully, by sharing, some of this advice it will help other woman also struggling during this time. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    jeremy@thirstydaddy
    March 13, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    A lot of great advice here. I remember the level of anxiety that I had when my wife first got pregnant. I had been through years of multiple miscarriages with my ex and didn’t want to explain that to my wife, but it was a difficult time

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      Mrs H
      March 25, 2016 at 10:49 pm

      Thanks so much for your comment. I am so sorry to hear that your ex-wife went through multiple miscarriages. It is a tragedy for a couple and can put a huge strain on a relationship. And it must be so hard to stop those memories and fears influencing your present and future. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Kat
    March 13, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    I can only imagine how tough your pregnancy has been on you. A friend of mine went through something very similar and she confided in our little group a fair few times for support. A strong support network is key in any hardship or difficulty and can help make those harder days just a little bit simpler. #SundayStars

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      Mrs H
      March 25, 2016 at 10:53 pm

      Oh gosh, you are completely right. Having a support network at these times is so important. I am very lucky to have some really wonderful friends who have been the most amazing support throughout all my pregnancies, miscarriages and this pregnancy. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    teacuptoria
    March 13, 2016 at 9:18 am

    This is such a helpful post Lucy, it’s going to be valuable to so many people. It’s not easy talking about the tough times but you’ve found a way of helping others by sharing your own experiences. I’m super thrilled that everything is going well for you!! I’ll be following your journey and thinking of you. Lots of love xx

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      Mrs H
      March 25, 2016 at 10:57 pm

      Oh honey, thank you so much. I find it really helps me to talk about these experiences. And to try and turn these issues into a positive by reaching out and helping other people going through a similar situation. I hate to think of people feeling isolated and alone when there are support networks out there. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Sammy
    March 13, 2016 at 9:01 am

    This post is so helpful and has some really amazing resources on. We have suffered multiple miscarriages and an ectopic and I completely agree that after having something like that happen receiving a pregnancy update email is so heartbreaking. I am pleased you are feeling better after the scan and very excited to hear you are expecting a little boy! loved your baking reveal post. xx

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      Mrs H
      March 26, 2016 at 6:19 pm

      Awwww, thank you so much. That is very kind of you. I am really sorry to hear about your miscarriages and your eptopic pregnancy. That is heartbreaking. And pregnancy updates are the worst. I haven’t signed up for any this pregnancy and I feel so much better as a result. Sending lots of love Lucy xxxx

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    Nat Halfpenny
    March 13, 2016 at 8:38 am

    Great writing Lucy about such a hard subject. I am so happy that things are going well for you now, I completely empathize about you not relaxing until your little boy is here. Very understandable. Take Care!

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      Mrs H
      March 26, 2016 at 6:20 pm

      Thank you for your lovely comment. I am finally beginning to relax a little. But I am having to make a very conscious decision to do that. I will feel so much happier in July. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Crummy Mummy
    March 13, 2016 at 8:36 am

    These are all great tips. I felt 20 weeks was a milestone when I was expecting Little B and started to relax a little bit more, but not much! It was reassuring to finally feel him moving a lot every day by then, whereas earlier on in pregnancy there’s not a lot to tell you whether everything is ‘ok’ or not… #sundaystars

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      Mrs H
      March 26, 2016 at 6:24 pm

      Thanks for your lovely comment. You are completely right, feeling baby boy move regularly is very reassuring. And 20 weeks did feel like a milestone. I will feel even happier when I get to 24 weeks on Thursday. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    mackenzie glanville
    March 13, 2016 at 7:07 am

    This is such fantastic post. I wish I had read this when I was going through my pregnancy after miscarriage. It was both the best and the most terrifying time of my life. The internet can make you worry so much, like you say you look up a symptom wanting to be reassured and end up worrying 100 times more! I agree with your advice, be kind to yourself, really kind! I also found I needed to still allow myself to grieve my loss as well as celebrate the gift of life growing inside of me. Get lots of hugs from your partner too and a foot massage is always nice!! #SundayStars

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    Lindi Mogale
    March 13, 2016 at 6:24 am

    I just want to give you a hug congratulations on your pregnancy and our prayers are with you and your family as you wait for baba. Thanks for hosting the Sundaystars linky

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      Mrs H
      March 26, 2016 at 6:21 pm

      Thank you so much. That means a lot to me. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Hannah Budding Smiles
    March 13, 2016 at 5:45 am

    Big hugs lovely, this is a really good post that will help a lot of people, bereaved parents as well as those wanting to support friends and family who are pregnant again after a loss xx

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    Kellie Kearney
    March 12, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    I’ve been very fortunate and never miscarried. I’m on baby number 4 now. I’ve had some friends who have had several and it hurts me so bad inside.
    One thing you mentioned was the update (apps) and forums. Two friends mentioned it before, to avoid them.

    Great tips considering the circumstances. Hope the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly

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    Alice
    March 12, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    This is such a great post one in sure many women will find of great comfort. So good of you to open up and be so honest. I’m really pleased your feeling a bit more positive xxx

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    Right Royal Mother
    March 12, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    This is a very kind, thoughtful post and I am sure anyone reading it who has gone through miscarriage will find it useful. I’m lucky enough not to have lost a baby but know several women who have and I don’t think it’s talked about enough. Thank you for sharing and all the very best for your July baby (my first born has a July birthday – lots of picnics ahead!) 🙂 #SundayStars

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    Lucy Melissa Smith (Hello Beautiful Bear)
    March 11, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    What a brave post sweetheart 🙂 Well done for sharing this.
    I’m sure that this will help lots of other people in the same or similar situation and it’s a comforting read, it really is.
    You are looking wonderful and I think you’re so right to say to care for yourself like you would a friend, to tell who you want – whenever you want – and especially if you need support and to do whatever you need to. So very true and important, these really are such thoughtful tips.
    X

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    Ally Mother Under Measure
    March 10, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    Oh lovely, I’m so sorry you had a tough time with it, but your baby boy will be worth it all when he arrives. These tips are great, and although I have never had the misfortune of a miscarriage, I did suffer from hyperemesis gravidarum and although it’s nowhere near the same experience, I found that these tips could also be carried over to dealing with that also. Thank you for a wonderfully open post as usual. Sending love and hugs x
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    Life as Mum
    March 10, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Oh bless you hun! Was sad reading this but I am so glad you have reached 20 weeks! Just another 20 to go lovely. Crossing my fingers for you! Wishing you all the best for the rest of this pregnancy.

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    Mini Travellers/Mini Ventures
    March 10, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Really brave of you to be getting all this out there Lucy and I’m sure some will find some support and hope in your posts.

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    m williams
    March 10, 2016 at 9:45 am

    Sound advice. I think being kind to yourself is very underrated. Looking after yourself physically and mentally is so important at this time.
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    Laura @ Life with Baby Kicks
    March 10, 2016 at 9:23 am

    I totally agree with all of this – especially the pregnancy forums one. I know a lot of people go on for a glimmer of hope and the “my sisters husbands brothers goldfishes cousins wife had that and now has twins” but if the happy ending doesn’t happen to you it can be even more devastating.

    Oh and eep – a baby boy!!!!!

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    Becci
    March 10, 2016 at 9:09 am

    I’m 19 weeks pregnant after 2 miscarriages last year. Completely agree with all your tips. Online forums are the worst for reassurance.
    The first 12 weeks felt like an absolute age & whilst an early pregnancy scan confirmed there was a beating heart in there (further than I’d got before) it was only reassuring for a short time. My closest friends & family knew what was going on and I also think it’s important not to go through miscarriage all on your own. The 12 week scan was a turning point for me & I started feeling much more confident & relaxed about my pregnancy. Still find myself worrying sometimes though & always on the look out for bleeding. I can’t wait till 20w scan next week to be sure all is well. Hearing heartbeat at midwife & starting to feel some movement makes it easier to feel some confidence. I can’t help feeling envious of those mums who never gave miscarriage a thought & sailed through their pregnancies. But everything we’ve been through makes us both appreciate where we are now, and this little bubba is definitely much wanted.
    Congrats on making it to halfway. Wishing you a healthy, happy rest of your pregnancy X

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    Mummy Lala (Laura)
    March 10, 2016 at 8:51 am

    I’m absolutely terrified of a miscarriage happening again if we luckily fall pregnant. I think I’ll be a nervous wreck in those first few months.

    Although I need to get past the stage of thinking we’ll never be able to have another baby! I can actually now start envisioning another baby for us and for weeks I’ve not been able to see that. I think I’m getting past the negative thinking stage!

    Anyway, these are great tips and I’ve learnt from experience not going on pregnancy forums as they really do cause a lot of anxiety. You have to remember that each pregnancy is a completely different experience.

    Laura x
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      Mrs H
      March 14, 2016 at 11:17 pm

      Oh honey, thank you for your lovely comment. And it is only natural to think as you are. I had really convinced myself that I was going to have to experience a lot more miscarriages and that maybe we would never have a second baby. Although it seems negative, I also think that it is preparing yourself for the worst possible outcome. When you do start trying again or indeed become pregnant again then please don’t feel you have to go through all the anxiety alone. You can always email me and I’m happy to chat or just lend a sympathetic ear. But do stay of the pregnancy forums and hard as it is to remember, try to tell yourself that every pregnancy and every baby is different and the baby that is meant to be will be. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Katy (What Katy Said)
    March 10, 2016 at 8:36 am

    Great tips lovely. Pregnancy updates are the worst aren’t they? I learned that the hard way too. Are you going to Britmums as I want to give you a huge squeeeeeeeeze xxxx

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